by Luke Cottage (U17) and Kieran Hunt (U15) Stoke City FC at WISS coaches
Weekend Recap – U17 Match Against the BISS Lions
As a team, Stoke did a good job controlling the game and obtaining possession. Yet, at times, we were unlucky trying to finish the chances we had. After a long ball, the opposing striker broke through the back line to put Stoke defense under some pressure and ended up conceding a penalty. After conceding and going behind, we showed great character and drive to get ourselves back in the game and our competitive edge to control the game and play our style of football. We started off the scoring with Zach, followed by another 2 from Oskari to finish the game Stoke 3 and Lions 1. Goals and assists include: Oskari – 2 goals, Zacharias – 1 goal, 1 assist, Maximillian – 1 assist, Tomasso – 1 assist
Weekend Recap – U15 Match Against Ebbesand
Turning up to the pitch covered in snow, our warm up involved clearing the lines so the ref could see the pitch. The game started and was not an easy game for us to play our normal quick passing game due to the very slippery and fast-paced pitch. However, with our high press, we managed to cause Ebbesand problems and got 3 quick goals (all from Max). Our set pieces from corners were great and a number of times we had great chances to score. Our smallest player on the pitch (Emile) managed to score and hit the crossbar. We continued to work hard with their keeper having to pull off a number of good saves and us hitting the post and crossbar a number of times. The second half was much of the same. It was a well fought game between two teams in harsh weather conditions. Overall a very good win on a very cold and snowy Saturday. Stoke City 7 – 0 Ebbesand. Max- 4, Josh-1, James-1, Emile-1.