Super 6s Slot Seven!
By Richard Witte
The Squad: Andrew, Connor, Craig, Ian, Marcus, Nairn, Rich, Sam
The Plan: From the back - Rich in goal. Andrew and Ian anchoring Defence. Connor providing the engine room and creativity in Midfield. Craig, Marcus, Nairn and Sam dragging the opposition Defence all over the place.
The Goals: Four from Sam, two from Connor and one from Ian.
The 'So What?': This was an awesome performance from a new, young (with a couple of exceptions!) and skillful Squad. Look at where the goals came from - 4 from a Forward, 2 from Midfield and 1 from Defence. This Squad looks really well balanced in Attack. Encouragingly, the Defence also looks solid with Ian spreading the ball brilliantly and Andrew providing an added layer to attack from Right Back. Week-on-week this Squad has stepped-up its game. Craig and Ian's pre-match team talks are really positive and full of great advice for the Players. The style of play and shape of play is set by Craig and the individual development points are set by Ian. Their balance as Coaches was mirrored on the pitch by this well-balanced performance today. As we recognised last week - there is lots of potential at all levels in this Squad. Their collective spirit is also worth mentioning as their attitude on and off the pitch is terrific. And, just think, we were 6 Players short of our full Men's 6s' Squad!!!! Imagine when Fraser, Logan, Callum, Angus, Joey and Alistair link up with the Squad??
The Mentions: No MOTM this week as this was a whole-team victory. However, there are mentions for Sam who slotted 4 cracking goals. Fantastico! And a mention also for Nairn who was punching above his age and weight again! Great job guys.
The 'Thank you': Thank you to Abbi for running the desk. Thank you to Harry for running the line. Thank you to Stephen for the chocolates. Thank you to the GM 5s for supporting the 6s (hope you guys had a good second match today).
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our Supporters. Looking forward to seeing you all back at Douglas for our next match against Wandy 5s on 6th January at 1.30pm.