The following report was written by CSFC u16s Centre Back, Joshua Wilson.
Today saw Continental Star under 16’s play Cadbury Athletic. What a marvellous game to be a part of, but it had a down beat nonchalant casual beginning; as we underestimated the effects that the festive period would bring. The game went under way; the poor beginning put the Star behind due to a wonderful floated ball from the opposing centre midfielder, that deceived the defence, and the cool calm collective Cadbury striker, casually put the ball into the bottom left corner.
As the game restarted we noticed that there was a problem with our lack lustre performance, and noted our errors and promptly corrected them. Mistakes eradicated, we then managed to play the ball out from the back, to Shaquille, he skilfully cut inside and played a Messi ‘look-away’ through ball to Kieron, who was making a cross field run behind the opposing back line; he has a striker’s instinct and calmly slotted the ball home to level the game. Ironically, the roles were reversed as we scored our next goal: Kieron played Shaquille through and he smartly sent the keeper the other way, before slotting the ball home to put Star into the lead; sealing off the first half.
As the second half got back underway, we had an inspiring team talk from Daniel and Casey (Coaches) which motivated us to shine like stars, and put the game to bed; their wish is our command, so we did our duties. The third goal was tremendous in my opinion, Man of the match, Shaquille took the game by the scruff of the neck, and showed everyone his talent by producing an indescribable piece of skill, cutting in from the left wing, committing two defenders along the by-line and finishing home underneath the Cadbury keeper.
Then for the final goal to settle the game, the athletic Joshua Wilson (Me) had taken the ball the whole length of the pitch, breaking through tackles, beating players at will, to finally get fouled at the edge 18 yard box; resulting in a player being red carded for the losing team, just to rub salt into the wounds. The resulting free kick was taken by the confident Shy who had the audacity to stroke the ball into the top right corner, to end the game 4 – 1.
Report by Joshua Wilson – future First Team Captain! (6/01/13)