Today it’s the final 5-a-side matchday at Goals Sheffield and the chance for the 5-a-side teams to celebrate the life of our late secretary Darren Warner. Once again his widow, Sharon and family will join us to present the prizes. Join us later in the week for a complete roundup of all the games.
We have received the missing City Knights 7-a-side match reports, so as a pre-cursor to this afternoon you can relive last weeks games.
Sharon Lavender, secretary/manager of City Knights, began with a thank you to Sharon Warner for presenting the City Knights with the 7-a-side Premiership WINNERS CUP!
Sharon continued, “thank you Colin for all you and Margaret and Mike have done for us to keep this league going and keeping us safe.”
“I felt so honoured to have been asked asked to say a few words in memory of our dear friend Darren. It was lovely that Sharon and Jordan were there to hear how much Darren did for us and meant to us, also to let Sharon know she isn’t alone we are a football family and we stick together and support each other, and we are here to support her and her boys too. We appreciate it wasn’t easy for her to be there without Darren.
We had 3 matches our first was against Bradford City Claret.
Final score 4-0 to The Knights.
Our Second match was against Bradford City Blue.
Final Score 4-0 to Bradford.
Third and final match was against Bradford City Blue.
Final Score 6-0 to The Knights.
Sharon continued, “our first match for the 7-a-side Premiership was against Sheffield Red and we were playing to win the League Cup and the guys certainly played their hearts out!
The first match the guys put the pressure on straight away. Kyle Hancock with a great assist for Stephan MacDonald who ploughed in a great goal. Then the next 3 goals were assisted well by Jordan Bratby for Kyle Hancock to get his hat-trick. Adam Wyatt did well in goal ending up with a clean sheet. Great team work guys!
Second match against Sheffield Red they seemed to have put all their energies into the first game, but by the third match they had recharged their batteries and it showed on the pitch. The first great goal was from Warren Foster and assisted by David Barker, the next one was assisted by Jordan Bratby and scored by Kyle Hancock. The next one was a great one, two pass by Kyle Hancock to Warren Foster to score a great goal, the next goal came just before the first half with a great assist by Jordan Bratby and a great volley by Kyle Hancock. This was the start of another hat-trick for Kyle Hancock, with assists by Jordan Bratby, Warren Foster, David Barker.
Grant Chapman, Adrian Bingham did a great job in defence, another clean sheet for Adam Wyatt. David Barker and Liam Bingham supported well. Jordan Bratby did great on the wing ended up assisting 2 goals. The captain Warren Foster gave great support to his players, whilst scoring 2 goals and assisting one. Steven MacDonald did a great job supporting his team.
They all played well together. Well done guys, we are all proud of you.
Still with the passion in their hearts from winning their last game, they showed all they had got in this game. They played amazing! Classic team work, great ball control, great communication amazing defending and fantastic attacking. Well done to Asa Wilson for his fantastic hat-trick plus 1 and Chris Senior for his 2 amazing goals, Dan Purdy for his great goal, and Gavin Fosters’ amazing final goal.”
Captain Stevie G sent this message.
The first game was good as we all concentrated well to get the job done for the title. A solid performance to get the 4-0 win which allowed us to be more creative in the second game. We were able to play a bit more relaxed game and try new things. All this extra freedom showed in the result with an 8-0 win; despite them having an extra player in the second game.
I think mentally we did well, as they were trying to get in our heads, but we didn’t allow them.
All in all I’m very proud of the lads; we thoroughly deserve the title and every single one of the lads should be proud of themselves.
Thank you to Tim Savage and the management.