Sirius 1 vs Trinity 1
Jak Langley (captain) Joe Boxall Adam Kelsey Alex Appleby Charlie Morriss Martin Jude Harry Knight Alfie Pougher Josh Jarvis Callum Baker Dominik Llitwinski Jack Best Nathan Voakes Connor Morgan-Hanson Stephen Pougher, Represented the Academy last night in a hard fought 1-1 draw.
The wind was up from the start and this effected the game. Sirius did not play to their full potential but at no point give in.
Sirius started again slowly against a spirited and taller Trinity side who tried to use their height advantage to good effect but the back four stood strong with Callum Baker (MoM) and Josh Jarvis being outstanding.
Just as Sirius were starting to get on top and playing some attractive football Martin Jude suffered a foot injury and had to be replaced by Charlie Morriss up front. This knocked Sirius off their stride a little but the boys created a number of good chances with Harry Knight, Alfie Pougher and Dominik Llitwinski all going close and testing the keeper.
Sirius ended the half on top with Adam Kelsey having very little to do at all in the first half.
The second half started at 100 mph with both sides going for it. Trinity had the better of the opening exchanges with Adam Kelsey making one outstanding save.
Charlie Morriss, Dominik Llitwinski and Alfie Pougher continued to test the Trinity resolve at the back with some good forward and wing play. Sadly Sirius just could not get the goal they needed. Connor Morgan-Hanson had an excellent effort well saved by their keeper.
Indeed Connors introduction to the game sparked Sirius on. He won some excellent tackles and distributed the ball well from midfield. It was one such tackle and pass that lead to lead to the Sirius goal. Captain Jak Langley shot from just outside the area beating their keeper with only 5 minutes to go. The relief amongst the boys measurable but was sadly short lived.
Sirius lack of height proved to be their undoing and a long ball over the top which held up in the wind caused confusion at the back allowing a Trinity forward to “nip” in a score in the last minute.
Sirius didn’t let their heads drop and drove forward looking for an unlikely winner. Sadly the ball just would not drop for anyone in the area.
As the final whistle went the team were disappointed not to have won but gave their all during the game and never gave up and for this they deserve huge credit.
NEXT WEEK KELVIN AWAY