Shelfield United under 9 sponsored by Knight Frank hosted Whittington today on a great morning for football.
After a very difficult start to the season in which the boys have faced some real good sides, we where positive going into todays game after a spirited performance last week.
However we had just 8 players at our disposal as Charlie and Phil were ill and David who has been instrumental in the last few weeks in midfield has suffered a nasty injury that will keep him out for a while.
We started superbly and had our opponents under pressure constantly in the first half thanks to the endeavour and energy of the front 4, Michael, Moo, Seth and Kieran.
Whilst the few chances Whittington had where snuffed out by the solid back two of Joseph and Alex, whilst Byron in goal looked comfortable.
We took the lead after a corner from Moo wasnt cleared and Alex smashed it home, Whittington equaliser after catching us out at the break.
Second half and same story good possession and all round teamwork created us a few decent chances, however a shot from outside the box deflected of Michael and crept past Byron to leave us 2-1 down with 7 minutes to go.
But as in previous weeks our boys dug in and got the deserved equaliser thanks to a good run from Seth who fed Moo he beat his man and played in Michael who smartly beat the gk.
An all round solid effort from the boys today and deserved a win.
Thanks to all parents and grandparents for the fantastic vocal support for the boys and for the help at the final whistle.
Parents motm went to Alex for another dogged didplay at the back.
Manager's motm went to Seth for an energetic and hardworking effort.
Shelfield United v Red Star - 2nd December 2018
Sufc under 9 sponsored by Knight Frank hosted our near neighbours from up the road this morning Red Star.
Usually all of our games are close encounters however todays was far from that.
A very disappointing display from the boys today where the plain and simple basics of the game where not adhered to.
One bright spark on a really bad day at the office was the performance and goal from Seth who battled and continued to try his best.
One game left before the xmas break and we told the boys we need a massive improvement next week.
Watch this space...
Thanks to all parents for their support today and help at the end.
Parents vote for motm went to Seth whilst Kieran got the managers vote for his efforts.
Shelfield United v Chasetown - 9th December 2018
Shelfield United under 9 donned our Red kit sponsored by JS complete installations today for the visit of Chasetown Colts.
After the hugely disappointing result and performance last week we asked the boys in training yesterday to put on a show today, and boy they did!!
We only had 7 players available today with no subs to call upon, we told the boys beforehand it was going to be tough and they needed to dig in and work hard.
They certainly did themselves justice as they where awesome to a man.
Battling for every ball, fantastic football and great teamwork to get back and help out when needed.
Joseph and Alex at the back where defending for their lives with full blooded challenges and good blocks, whilst Byron in goal did his job when called upon.
The midfield 3 of Michael, Moo and Seth worked tirelessly to get up and down whilst Kieran battled away upfront.
The only goal of the game was a fine solo effort, after a great tackle from Moo he played in Seth who beat 3 players down the left to slide it home past the on rushing gk.
We could have had more with Michael, Alex and Seth all coming close.
All in all a superb effort from the lads today to grind out a first win of the season and positives to hopefully take forward into 2019.
Parents and Managers agreed that it would be a unanimous vote for motm to award it to the whole team.
Thanks to all parents and grandparents for the tremendous vocal support and help at the end.