Newlands vs Portswood
TEAM: Drew, Josh, Caiden, Isshak, Liam, Harvey-Lee, Cameron, Bailey and Molly
Our second game was against Portswood. The team, already to go out and prove themselves again, had a player’s only huddle before the match. myself and Mr Giles had no involvement in this but whatever was said, the players came out with a bang. The whole team played the ball to feet every time a pass was made, fought for the ball back and played slick, smart football from the first whistle. Portswood’s chances were very few and far between, but with LR, CA and CC in defence, NO-ONE was getting through. They read nearly every through ball from their opponents and when one did slip through, DC in goal was outstanding, using every body part going to stop the ball. In attack, IA, JE,MA, H-LH and BG (when they were all on the pitch at different points respectively) played some of the best football I have seen a Newlands football team play. They made runs down the wings, got balls into the box and attacked everything. When they lost the ball, each and every one of them worked their socks off to get it back. The team spirit was tremendous. Goals from JE, IA, CA and two from H-LH including a free kick from the far touch line that rifled into the top corner, topped of this great performance with a 5-0 win!! I feel I can speak on behalf of Mr Giles, myself and Mr Harris when I say that this team that we have is the one of the best football team Newlands has had and we are very proud of them and hope their teamwork continues all season.