A New Season and a New Challenge
By Andy Grimes
A great start for the boys
With back-to-back promotions and a league championship in the last 2 years todays debut in the NBJFL Premier League was the reward for the continuous improvement and hard word work the lads have put in.
Moving up to 11-a-side this season and with the addition of 3 new players, Matty, Kian and George we were about to find out just how the lads would adapt.
Up against Unsworth Juniors, a Premier League team last season, on a rain sodden morning the lads got off to a great start. An early goal of the highest quality came from Denzel just 5 mins in and from there the boys played some lovely football, moving it quick and with confidence.
Unsworth didn’t go down without a fight and competed with enthusiasm and energy from the start, however a goal just before half time from Jacob put Roach in a commanding position.
The lads continued to play their game in the 2nd half and a great headed finish from Tom furthered the lead. Unsworth kept at it and snatched a goal back rifling home through a sea of bodies on a corner clearance. Roach finally put the game to bed with Jacob scoring his 2nd of the game 10 minutes from time.
Overall a great start to the new season and encouraging signs.