Great effort today - a 5-1
victory against the 2nd placed team was more than we could have asked and
sets up well for the run home.
Again, it was the strong
defensive line of Andy, Rob, Jack and Tom who under-pinned our win.
They are playing cohesively with good sense of each other's play and
positioning. Often the defence goes un-recognised in good wins but you guys
deserve collective praise again today - our cumulative goal difference this
season is down to you.
These defensive efforts released
the mid-fielders and forwards to share 5 goals amongst them with
Raph, Ollie, James H, Martin and
James G all enjoying
their moments of glory. As always, a few fun moments with our team (well
they are now…) with
James H managing to
bounce the ball off both posts without scoring and
doing his best Beckham/Wilkinson impersonations by sending the ball high
over the cross bar several times.
Man-of-the-match today was
another game where he was everywhere, made some crunching/never-give-up
tackles and some delightful through balls to set up the forwards - an
inspirational and gutsy effort.
The best thing about everyone's
performance of late is you are making my job very difficult in terms of team
selection and substitutions. You (including the rested players today) are
all playing very well - so as we make each week's selections - don't be
overly concerned about some rotation - it is just ensuring a decent run for
all the players. If you are carrying any niggling injuries, let me know so
we can optimise the rests.