Saturday 21st March 2015 @ Braemar Road
Erdington and Saltley 2 -0 Gloucester
Team: Harvey, Shaun, Brandon, Sam, Teon, Hayden, Marc, Tyrese, Troy, Kruize, Jermaine, Tristan, Cameron, Shilo, Kane
Goals – Troy and Tyrese
Braemar Road…we had started to forget what the place looked like! Yesterday was the first time that we’d played at “home” since December! It was good to be back, after all, we’d missed the luxurious surroundings! We’d been spoilt at Heartlands. Running water?! Anyway, back to the game…
With a lovely warm feel to the spring air, The Ton kicked off the first twenty minutes, choosing to play up hill first. Just like last week, we threw caution to the wind and played with an extra man up front, with Troy supporting Shilo in attack. Despite having much of the ball, we couldn’t make it count and the first third ended all square, with Gloucester proving a threat down the right, through their pacey winger.
We explained to the lads that we needed more fizz, more effort and more energy. Marc moved from defence to midfield to partner Kane, whilst Jermaine came in on the wing. These changes seemed to do the trick, with Jermaine causing havoc down the left and Marc and Kane controlling the centre of the park. At the back, Biggy slotted in next to Brandon and the two lads did a sterling job shutting out the quick and tricky Gloucester forward. Midway through the third, Jermaine wriggled his way down the left and swung the ball in. Arriving at the back post, Troy nipped in front of his marker to poke the ball away.
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