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FC Aztec U9 Phoenix x - x Mawsley Thunderkicks

  • Harry A
  • Humphrey B
  • Jacob B
  • Daniel B
  • Tomas B
  • Anthony C
  • Lewis C
  • Louie M
  • Noah M

Having briefly watched the Under 7s on the North Park pitches, and marvelling that our boys really were that small just two seasons ago, the Under 9 Phoenix took the next step on their football journey when they moved up to 7v7 on a larger pitch on 'the other side' of North Park.

And how far they have come. Every one of them has improved their skills and their decision-making. Seeing the confidence they have on the ball, keeping it, running with it and getting it back, is just brilliant to watch. There is obviously lots more work to do, but the development over the past two seasons is very promising.

The boys started very brightly, using the extra space that we have on the larger pitch and spent a lot of time in the opposition half - forcing some great saves from the 'keeper. They kept up the pressure in a great first half performance. We took a little longer to get going in the second half - especially as everyone had different positions to get to grips with. But they did get to grips with them and the performance settled down and they looked very good.

All-in-all, a very pleasing start to the season, with very encouraging signs. Keep it up boys!

Man of the match: Noah - a great debut performance; tackling, support play and some real attacking threat.