The Parkside KS4 team, on the back of their previous win, and with some players returning to the squad were eager to peruse another win. Whittington Green took an early lead, and the Parkside team had to quickly focus to give us chance of a win. Farrell R, back in the squad, following illness, kicked off the scoring with a long range effort that left their goal keeper unable to do anything about. Mackenzie M scored two further goals, one as a result of a cross, and the other a long range effort. Connor R created both his opportunities from broken play, and after a skilful run, he kept his composure finding the back of the net on both occasions. Kane L received a long ball over the top of the midfield but he still had a lot of work to do, spotting an opportunity with the goal keeper off his line, Kane took his chance, the ball found the back of the net.. Man of the Match, Farrell R. Final score 6-1 Parkside
On the back of the last weeks win, the atmosphere on the Year 7 team was of apprehension and excitement about game away at Whittington Green. Tommy W scored the opening goal with a lovely volley, followed by two goals from Alfie M, the first a self-created goal, the second came from some great vision by Yeni S and a lovely long ball. Alfie took a couple of touches, and with a decision made, Alfie sent the ball in to the back the net for a 3-0 lead. Kian J stretched his legs down the wing, out pacing his opposing players, he whipped in a long range cross, Alfie this time swinging but missing the connection, luckily Islam had support this attack and was able to slot a sweet right footer in to the back if the net. Man Of the Match was Yeni S. Final Score 4-0 Parkside.
The first match for the Year 8 team against Whittington Green School saw a scrambled team, due to absence put players out of position and left the boys trying to find their stride. Whittington Green scored a couple of early goals whilst the Parkside team were trying to settle their nerves and fill their role. A reshuffle in positions, moved and Alfie R to goal and Lee S to midfield, this kept Whittington Gren from scoring whilst Parkside launched a series of attacks. A lovely chip by McKenzie R over their last line of defence, saw striker Will S take a lovely touch, and followed up with a powerful strike, the ball rattled the right hand post but the rebound couldn’t be followed up. Whittington Green went on to seal the match. Our next match is at Netherthorpe on Monday 18 October. Man of the match was Alfie R for his evolving and adaptive role within the team.