The game was played on a fantastic 4g pitch in great weather, the perfect recipe for fast flowing football.
From the outset, the Spartans team were dominant, creating many more chances than their hosts throughout a frantic first half.
By half time they were 3-0 ahead courtesy of a Nathan double and Alex (McLaughlin) in on the goals too. Many more opportunities could have been converted had the boys moved the ball quicker and been more composed in front of goal. It should also be noted too, that the opposition keeper had a fantastic game and made many good saves keeping his team in the match.
After a team talk at half time the boys moved the ball with a greater sense of urgency, using one and two touches with width and depth. This flowing football put the opposition under pressure resulting in a further seven goals scored in the second half.
It wasn’t completely one way traffic however with the opposition scoring twice. With the outcome of the game looking a formality, it was time for the Coaches to improvise by moving players around in the last twenty minutes to challenge them.
FT: Currie Star Colts 2-10 Spartans 2002 Colts
Nathan (16 mins)
Nathan (25 mins)
Alex Shirlaw (53 mins)
Ethan Russell(55 mins)
Joshua Wood (58)
Innis Skinner (67)
Jude Mathieson (72)
Jude Mathieson (78)
Alex McLaughlin (80+1)
Words: Robert Russell Photo: Douglas Shirlaw