“Football is about taking risks and if you don't play a risky pass, try skilling on a player or shooting with your weak foot, you'll never reach your full potential as a player ”
Today was Beeston's first game in 5 weeks as they have been given permission from the manager to have fun in the sun but not to eat too many cupcakes or jam doughnuts!!!
Beeston was against Sherwood today with both team having new players in the squad, Debuts for Beeston was midfielder Jack and Goal keeper Ricky.
the first 20 minuets was a very scrappy affair as neither team could get any passing going and could keep possession for more the 2 minuets at a time. Then the game was bought to life when Oliver scored the opening goal from just inside the right side of the box. Sherwood the replied with a goal coming from a corner, the teams went in at half time even.
after a lengthy team talk and some points made by the players Beeston began to play their famous passing football. This was shown through out the squad from defence right to the strikers, I am very impressed with how the lads picked their heads up and played the simple pass or tried the inventive/slightly more risky pass to keep moving forward when attacking.
Beeston made the Breakthrough when Luke made a run down the right wing, took a touch inside the box and slotted it home to put Beeston back in the lead. Beeston was now in control and going through the gears but never really made to the highest standard we are used to seeing. Next came a goal with some quick thinking, a brilliant pass and a well taken goal as the Ross brothers linked up. Zac took a quick free kick from just inside Beeston's half and curled it into the path of Ellis whom managed to catch the defence sleeping and curled the ball round the keeper.
Joe was the next player to see a good sight at goal with intelligence to take the shot on first time but his technique let him down. He then delivered a great cross in after receiving the ball on the left wing from Harvey but the strikers just couldn't get a touch on the ball. Luke went on to score his hat-trick as he latched onto a bouncing ball and passed in through the keepers legs, he then ran onto a loose ball and managed to take the ball round the on coming keeper to slot it into an empty net.
All credit to Sherwood who was experiencing a bad day in front of goal hitting the woodwork and shooting just wide of the goal but deserved to have scored a few more than they did.
Well done Beeston a great uplifting performance as the season start next week with a home game against Notts County girls
Updated 14:01 - 1 Sep 2018 by Josh Towlson