Tonight was our first 11 a side fixture again last years cup winners Aston, which saw a few new faces line up for Clifton.
We started the game well on a very large pitch for the lads, Aston quickly got in their stride being a larger and stronger team. They soon made that pay going into a 3 goal lead. From the kick off we decided to start playing some football. A series of one touch passes saw Josh one on one with the keeper, Josh confidently went around him and placed the ball into the net. 3-1 at half time.
After a rousing team talk the lads went out confIdently and soon scored through a cross from Owen landing at Finley’s feet who placed the ball into the top corner 3-2. We started pressing further and made their keep make a couple of saves. Pushing for the equaliser we left gaps in defence and Astons quick strikers made us pay with a further 3 goals against a tiring team. Resulting in a final score of 6-2 to Aston, the lads played really well against a very strong team. On wards and up wards for this team who will only get better during the coming weeks!
Special mention to Nader Ali, Henrik Olah, Mohammad Cardesa and Roland Varady who made their first appearance for Clifton tonight and impeccably represented Clifton. Another mention for Kurtis Rich who put in a Man of the Match display in despite being injured.
Well done to the students on their efforts.