This was billed as the return leg v St Cadoc’s and originally scheduled for the Battery Grass.However, due to so many requests 🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥from the Clydeside parents, stating their love ❤️for the cage, it was decided, they would return to Newton Mearns !!!
Could this talented young team repeat their splendid performance from the previous week ! Of course they could !
They travelled with a full squad, minus young Carter, who’d hurt his foot. Apparently all week he’d been reading a book about ankles, and didn’t realise the story had so many unexpected twists and turns ! 😫😫😫
St Cadoc’s had installed an airport style scanner at the ground to prevent unauthorised access to the cage ! Several sets of bolt croppers and various wire cutters were discovered and confiscated from the Clydeside camp !😀
After a cagey start , the Inverclyde youngsters continued where they had left off from the previous week ! A solid start from Robin gave confidence to the whole team with Kieran, Rory James & Luke working hard !!Young Kaiden showed his predatory instinct when he netted from close range, after good work from Ethan and Tyler.St Cadoc’s were well in the game but couldn’t find a way past young Robin in the Clydeside goal !This lead was extended when Josh fired in a rocket shot that his dad, Mick Kerr would be proud of.
Speaking of which, Mick had misinterpreted a few parents comments on WhatsApp! They had mentioned that it would be a fight to get inside the cage after last weeks ban on parents !
However, Mick had read it as there would be a fight inside the cage.With him being a huge UFC fan he had turned up in his full MMA outfit, ready for action ! Once the correct story had been established Mick was able to submit, tap out and watch the game through the wire! 😂
The coaches continued to rotate the squad and positions with Robbie, Leo, Connor & Cameron playing well, and helping their teammates !Good encouragement from the sidelines had the team working tirelessly !
The half time whistle gave the players a chance to catch their breath and take some much needed refreshment. The coaches were a bit concerned when a lot of the boys were pulling some really strange faces and expressions! 🤔
It soon became clear the reason for this when they realised that the half time oranges, had been replaced by lemons, and were literally leaving a bitter taste !😫😫😫. It was just as well CAFC had a qualified First Lemon-Aider on standby to assist those that were affected ! 😉
Back to the game, and Clydeside looked to press home their advantage from the first half, with St Cadoc’s looking to get back in the game! As the game ebbed and flowed it was down to young Lewis to grab a third goal ! Anticipating a pinpoint corner from Connor, he leapt like a Tay salmon to bullet a header home and watched the poor St Cadoc’s goalie fish the ball from his net!!!
St Cadoc’s managed to score a consolation goal that their efforts deserved, but it was the Clydeside lads and coaches who exited the cage, in a delighted frame😀 of mind ! All that was left was to ensure no kit, balls , bottles or hackers were being left behind before heading home !
The coaches have discussed the idea 🤥🤥 of getting the boys these new reversible jackets and are very excited to see how they turn out !!!😫😫😫😫😫
Great effort from the boys, parents and coaches that attended and we look forward to our first 11 a side game on Sunday 12 May.
Thanks to match kit sponsor:-NCT LangTraining kit sponsor:-Escutcheon Security Plus our other contributors :-Rodgers & Johnstone, Baronial Consultancy ,ITCP Gourock, Abbey Vets, R Boyle👏👏⚽️👏👏