The Sirius Academy Year 9 Football team secured an impressive win after their disappointment against St Marys with a 10-2 victory over Kelvin Hall. The victory was a great boost to the boys who now turn their attention to the ESFA National Cup 2nd Round match away at Driffield High (East Riding) on Thursday night.
The team started well, playing to a different formation with Joseph Wood and Kenan Stephenson working tirelessly to support both defence and attack. This extra work created time and space for the talisman Luke Salas to push forward, with the excellent Callum Magee using the ball effectively. An early opportunity fell to Lukas Mikoliunas who made no mistake to fire Sirius 1-0 up. Next up was Salas who dribbled through to space before placing the ball home for a 2-0 lead after nine minutes. Credit to Kelvin who made Sirius pay for a defensive mistake to pull one back. This sparked Sirius who controlled the next twenty minutes, creating countless opportunities, and when needed, Robbie Hird, Jordan Wardell and Brandon Leigh thwarted any Kelvin breaks. Stephenson was next on the score-sheet, poking home on the re-bound, before a delicate Salas cross was met by Oliver Russell who headed home for 4-1. On the stroke of half-time Stephenson grabbed his 2nd with a cool finish after good work from Luke Collingwood for a 5-1 half-time lead.
The 2nd half saw a change of formation with Chris Brown coming on to provide protection for the defence, allowing Magee and Salas more time to push forward. Younis Al Shimmiri came on to impress on his Academy debut with some strong, fearless tackles. Mikoliunas was again the 1st scorer with a composed finish for 6-1, before a Salas cross who tapped in by Brown for 7-1. With Sirius flooding forward they should have had more but were made to wait before Magee grabbed a deserved goal and his 1st for the Academy after 3 years, before Salas played through Russell for a 9-1 lead. Again Kelvin continued to battle and played another back, before Mikoliunas grabbed his hat-trick and the final goal for a 10-2 win.
Special thanks and praise to BTEC Sport 6th Form student, Liam Gordon for refereeing the match with great skill.
Please congratulate the following boys on their performance, attitude and behaviour:
Kieran Bartlett, Jordan Wardell, Robbie Hird, Brandon Leigh, Kenan Stephenson, Joseph Wood, Luke Salas ©, Luke Collingwood, Callum Magee, Oliver Russell, Lukas Mikoliunas, Younis Al Shimmiri, Chris Brown, Tom Greenham.