Under10s FMR Mambos v FMR Scorpions, LNJSA 07/06/14
This derby was what young football is all about, with both sides building on skills learnt in training and all players showing energy and enthusiasm, and enjoying the game.
Mambos came out strong with Chips hitting the post within minutes, Felix pushing forward and Nick opening the score with a lovely goal. Reina made the most of some great passing in midfield with a solo run and goal for the Mambos who kept up the attack with Ben scoring a hat-trick with confidence.
Scorpions didn’t give up, attentive goalie Jasmine making several strong saves and plenty of good passing in midfield but Mambos defence, Keanu, Mikey, Parkin and Lilo stood firm. Chips scored almost from the centre line with a lucky strike that ended the first half with the Mambos grinning.
The second half saw the hardworking Scorpions defending well and working together which kept the Mambos at bay for the remainder of the game. Jaspa and Justin made some great breaks but the Mambos kept their cool and a clean sheet.
Player of the day for the Mambos, Parkin, made a welcome return to his team with non-stop running and some fancy footwork. Great effort Parkin, and well done to both teams.