Blue reach league cup semi final
Blues defeat Notley to finish top
Today we visited Notley to play our final group match in the league cup, having mathematically made it into the semi final the boys wanted to make sure they finished top of the group to make 100% sure they made the semi finals.
With other games being called off Notley managed to get the pitch playable which was great news as the boys had only played twice since beginning of December .
The boys started on the front foot and tried to play their passing games on a sticky pitch and could have gone in front early on with chance from Bobby, Kain and James but found the Notley keeper in good form to keep the boys out along with help from the Notley defence.
With the blues working hard all over the pitch they finally made the break through on 22 mins whan a good run from Alfie was cut back to Kain to put the blues 1-0 up.
The back line of Nathanael , Louis and Tom working hard to keep Notley from getting a sniff on goal, supported by the hard working midfield of Noah, Fletcher, Callum O, Alfie and Kain , plus Nilavan and Callum D Notley where reduced to one real good opportunity which was superbly dealt with by Matthew in goal.
Within 3 mins of the second half starting the blues had to make a change after Callum D took a knock that meant he couldn't carry on finger crossed its nothing to serious, then 5 mins later the blues suffered a second injury this time to Louis tweaking his knee in a challenge again hope its not to serious. Having to make slight position changes with Nilavan filling in at right back and Alfie at centre back and both doing a great job, this didn't upset the blues play and they kept pushing forward and playing some nice football the blues scored a second after a nice pass by Ewan found Fletcher to score his first goal of the season to make it 2-0.
Notley was starting to have more of the ball and pushing the blues back but again good defending from the blues kept them at bay, the blues front line and wide men was making some nice run and a good run from James was stopped by a Notley defender just before he could get a shot away, Ewan then linked up with Bobby who beat his defender and tucked the ball under the advancing goalkeeper but his shot just went past the far post.
The blues was having the better chances then on 53 mins Fletcher scored his second after a lay back from Bobby inside the Notley box to make it 3-0. Ewan an Noah then played a one two and Ewan weaved his way into the box but just run out of space as the ball went out for a goal kick .
The blues could have gone further in front with tom having a good chance and one cleared off the line and again the Notley Keeper making some good saves to keep the score down to 3-0.
Excellent boys today you gave a great performance and we now move onto the semi finals, credit to how you dealt with a sticky pitch to keep to your game plan well done.