Etone Football Academy 3-0 Win Vs Derby.
With a few players missing through injury it was always going to be a tough ask going into the match however, our team rose to the occasion and played very professionally against a Derby side who had made a few changes since we played them in the previous fixture. A solid start to the game with a few chances created and dealing with the Derby attacks with ease. Even better when N Bown leaped above everyone else within the box from a corner and made it 1-0. The half fizzled out with some great play at times however no finishing touch.
During the second half, it was more of the same with the back line and Zain dealing well with the few chances Derby created. The lads stayed fixed to the task and made it 2-0 thanks to T Stenton, to partly put the game away. The change of positions and change of formation from Derby didn’t phase the players and they kept creating chances throughout the rest of the game. The game was finally put to bed when Tom Stenton scored again, this time from the half way line after the opposition GK went in for a corner. 3-0.
The team came away with 3 points and a clean sheet.
Etone 2-0 Win V’s Sandwell
Our second fixture this week saw Etone Football Academy take on Sandwell Academy at the Pingles Stadium in a must-win game for the home side. With a squad of 11 players due to injuries, the pressure was on for the team to work hard and be resilient for the 90 minute period. Chances were to come and go during the first half with a frustrating number of misses for Etone. A goal just before halftime after a well worked move down the right side of the pitch saw C Baker make it 1-0 at the break. The second half was more of the same with opportunities at the Sandwell end. Nerves were eventually settled when we made it 2-0 with a near post strike from the edge of the area. A couple of injuries could have been enough to take Etone down to 9 men but the lads fought on and won the 3 points in return. 2-0 W v Sandwell Academy.