The 2007 squad started off 2016 in fantastic form this weekend at our first of three 5-a-side futsal tournaments scheduled for the first quarter of the year.
We continued our high standard of 5-a-side performances to date with a great set of results which saw us win all 5 games against COCKENZIE, 2 NORTH BERWICK TEAMS, ABERLADY, and last but far from least HADDINGTON.
With a squad of 8 including the brothers Stemp (Harry & Ollie), Harry O’, Cameron F, Josh MC, Benji B, Christian L & Charlie G we rotated Goalkeepers in each game and spread out our game time fairly evenly, we also received a few plaudits from rival coaches (which is always nice). A big plus was seeing that great fun was had by all involved with big smiles all round.
Performances worth mentioning by all the kids with Harry S getting some great touches and being a real predator at the edge of the box, Harry O’ putting in some real hard work along with Benji, Ollie S for performing above his age group admirably in goals and outfield, Christian for his usual show of strength on the ball coupled with a truly lethal strike at the end of the first game to clinch the tie and a really nice bit of sportsmanship to top it off in the last game, Charlie with bags of energy, a fine precise goal deftly placed into the bottom right corner, some fine defensive work and his usual enthusiasm, Cameron with some great goals, attacking play and some patient goalkeeping too, Josh with one particularly strong goal, great defensive work, sublime passing and with a show of truly great interplay between himself and Cameron (we may have a little partnership about to flourish there) it really was a great showing from everybody present.
Its the start of a big year for our 07’s as we look to move on to build an equally talented 7-a-side team in the second half of the year. We also hope to up the ante trainingwise when daylight comes back on our side in the coming months. As always a huge well done to the team and a big thank you to all the parents for coming along, it’s great to see you take the opportunity to see the fruits of our efforts.
With our next two futsal tournaments hot on the heels of this one (Sat Jan 30th 11.30 til 13.30 and Sat Feb 13th in the same time slot) we look forward to a similar level of turnout and hopefully just as much fun and success. Here’s to another good year for G.A.A.F.C.