Our biggest game of the season was upon us. Down the lane, one our pitch, our home ground, using our ball. Lets make it hard for them'. That was the our message on the Saturday in training and we said to the boys that we wanted a huge session on the Saturday which we got- the boys were superb and we could see how much they wanted it.
Having played Pettswood twice already we knew what their threats were and training ons Saturday was based on nullifying their threats as well as making sure we are a threat of our own.
We went with my a 4-1-4-1 formation with Naser making his debut and being thrown in at the deep end as his job was to man mark and get in the face of their playmaker to stop them playing. After a big team talk in the dressing room the boys were ready and up for it and you could sense the tension round the place as it was a game thy neither side wanted to lose.
We started off just as I had asked with the first ten minutes getting our tackles in, wining headers, putting ourselves about and working hard for one another.
Pettswood took the league as we were caught napping at the back post where their player was allowed to creep round the back and tap-in at the back post for them to take an early lead.
Our U10 Lions are looking for talented A league players to join us for next season. The team will be stepping up an age group and into 9-a-side football and are looking now to begin to build the squad.
If your child is of A league standard we are offering them a chance to trial for the Long Lane U10 Lions, train with us for the remainder of the season and play for us next season at U11 (year 6).
Please contact the manager, Andy, directly on 07884 477697 to arrange trials.
A busy weekend of football for the Tigers with our friendly 9 aside against the Lions & our match Vs Park Wood Rangers. These are great times for the Tigers as we carry on with their development. The more training & matches we do the better they will become.
The Tigers were back at the Lane for an early KO against Park wood. This game was also chosen to be covered by the new soon to be released club magazine! With a reporter & photographer both present.
The Tigers started brightly & we're having the majority of the play. Some neat passing once again was on display. Eventually the Tigers pressure lead to them taking the lead through Alex.
So, on to our second game of the weekend and back to 7-a-side, a big ask for these little men but they love it.
An afternoon KO for the boys and historically we never perform very well in the afternoons! This was another cracker of a game, 2 in a weekend - love it!
This was a full blooded encounter, there were massive tackles, some great passing and loads of passion. Eltham Lions came to stop us playing football and they were hitting some great tackles and putting loads of pressure on the ball, the Lions responded by playing the same way, not our usual style but we got ourselves in to a battle and couldn't get our game going.