Due to the Manchester marathon, the planned game against Ashton-on-Mersey was called off so a training session on the Astroturf at Gorton Street was the order of the day … or was it! Unbeknown to the U7s and U8s, a football match (yes, football!!) had been arranged on the Astroturf so a change of location had to be made.
This week, Issy, Josh’s sister joined in and we had a new starter in George. Welcome both. In addition it was good to see Oliver back at Eccles after a long absence due to illness.
The session included some Fox&Hounds, Reds&Blues and some slalom ball drills. The session ended with the numbers game that threw up some interesting 1-1 matches.
Sandy vs Michael
An intriguing battle with Michael attempting the spectacular and Sandy waiting for the mistake before pouncing.
Peggy vs Issy
Impeccable mannered approach combined with ruthless lady-like aggression from them both. Wow
Sam vs Lola
The cheeky imp showing no signs of chivalry in this match. Lola was as polite as ever!
Oliver vs Josh
Oliver back with a bang showing no ill effects. Josh getting stuck in!
George vs Jaye
Total mismatch in speedster George’s favour. Jaye took to trying to catch the ball high above George’s head. Is that not cheating Jaye?
STAR OF THE WEEK. This week it goes for his performance in the numbers game. For a cool, calm and measured approach then waiting for the perfect moment to pounce on the ball. STAR OF THE WEEK goes to Sandy. Well done.
On Wednesday we held our first midweek session, which was very well attended. In a change to the planned session, the tackle shields were out giving chance to let off some steam. Hope you enjoyed it.
Next Sunday, 26th April, we have the final game of the season. We are away at Broughton Park with the usual start of 10:30. The ground is just off Mauldeth rd (opposite the petrol garage)
Broughton Park RUFC
Address: 2 Houghend Crescent, Manchester, Lancashire M21 7TL
Tel: 0161 861 0854
See you next week