First VIII Football tournament at Ardingly

Our season kicked off with an 8-a-side tournament at Ardingly.  Our first match started well, against Ardingly 2s who ended the tournament as runners up to Brighton.  We dominated the first half and altogether hit the woodwork 4 times in the game without actually scoring.  Everything went wrong in the second half however.  We conceded two goals from headers off corners and also lost 3 players to injury.  With only one sub, this effectively meant we were fielding 2 injured players in every subsequent match.  The team still showed some good character through the course of the afternoon, but it was no surprise when we lost in the semi final of the plate competition.  Morgan managed 2 goals in spite of his injury and Andrew also found the back of the net.  Nils and Edward put in a tremendous amount of work under difficult circumstances.  Hopefully our boys will recover soon enough to play next week.


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