Against a very strong Aston team (physically and technically) containing 5 academy players the lads battled hard all game and unfortunately came out losing 7-0. We were under the cosh from the start as Aston won the toss and kicked down the hill, with the wind and Sun in our faces. Some valiant defending couldn’t prevent Aston from scoring 5 unfortunately.
Second half was much more even with the hill and wind advantage helping us attack much more frequently. We had a few chances but failed to capitalise on them and two superb Aston goals resigned us to a 7-0 defeat.
Some real positives not least the character of these lads who, despite poor results are really starting to get a team bond and work ethic going.
Saturday against Swinton should prove somewhat less demanding and hopefully our first away match will bring our first win of the season.
Please gee up the lads if you see them tomorrow.
Lewis Richardson (man of the match)