Sharon Lavender is the Secretary and Manager for City Knights FC and when we caught up with Sharon we started by asking for her take on events at Concord Sports Centre on Sunday.
“Our first home match in Division 1 was against Bradford City Claret,” Sharon told the SYACL Website. “The game ended 3-3.
There was a great debut from Grant Chapman and a super hat-trick from Kyle Hancock, with great assists from Warren Foster and Jordan Bratby.”
“It was our first game of the season and we were playing one man down,” Sharon added. “I was really proud of the lads; they showed grit, determination and passion throughout the game. We opened up the score sheet with a great volley from Kyle Hancock and not long after he scored another great goal. Bradford came back and the pressure was on – but the game ended in a draw.”
“Well done to all the lads and thank you to Bradford City Claret for giving us a good game!”
Our Second home game in Division One was against Club Doncaster Titans Red, and this finished 1-1,” Sharon told us. “We started one man down – and later ended up 2 men down due to injury – but Michael from Titans Red was a good sport and removed a player, so we played 6 v 5. Great defending from David Barker and Grant Chapman; Warren Foster held midfield up well and Kyle Hancock and Jordan Bratby were great upfront – they worked so well together, and Jordan Bratby ended up scoring a pearler.”
“It was a great match from all sides. Adam Wyatt made some super saves while he was on the pitch, but due to injury he had to come off. We are so proud of the lads; they kept going, and it was great team work.”
“Thank you to Titans Red for giving us a good game and thank you to Sean for being a great referee.”
Sharon then turned her attention to a winning weekend for Knight’s Premier Division side.
“Our first home match was against Sheffield Black and this finished 1-1,” she told us. “Well done to Chris Ward and Stephen MacDonald on their debut matches; they played a great game. Chris Senior scored a brilliant goal assisted by Gavin Foster.
We are so proud of the guys; they communicated well together and showed grit and passion and determination on the field, with our goal keeper Michael Moxam making some wonderful saves with the game ending up level at 1-1.”
“In our second match away to Sheffield Black, we put the pressure on from the start,” Sharon told us. “We opened the score sheet through a great goal from Steven Gould, assisted by Gavin Foster.”
“In the second half, Sheffield Blacks equalised – followed shortly by Dan Purdy smashing one in the net assisted by Steven Gould.”
Great control and speed from Gavin Foster and Dan Purdy; Steven Gould was solid in defence with Chris Ward, and Steve was a great Captain. Wonderful support from Stephen MacDonald, super saves from Michael Moxam.
We are proud of our guys abilities and attitude on the pitch. Well done!
Thank you to Sheffield Blacks for giving us two good matches.
Thank you to Sean for being a great referee.