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Match report NMJFC Under 11s - 25/03/23

Match report NMJFC Under 11s - 25/03/23

The Mini Millers played the knock out cup semi final today. On a good run of form recently so a close entertaining game was expected and that is exactly what  the parents got.

Both teams well organised defensively and both with real attacking intent down the wings meant this game was as close a contest as it could be.

Cole, Alex, Dan F and Darragh defended superbly against the sustained threat from Adswood.

Indi, Bobby, Fred and Bert were all battling for possession in midfield and Dan W worked hard to create openings for the team.

Both teams created some half chances in the first half but failed to convert any of them so the teams went in all square at the break.

This tense affair was starting to open up and both Mayson and Harry went on to try and energise the team and try and make a difference.

With the game approaching the final stages Adswood number 8 scored an excellent goal high into the net which Cole couldn’t quite reach on this occasion. 

The Mini Millers reaction was strong as the team went to a back two and Mayson was added to midfield.

Several left wing corners were won with New Mills players struggling to connect with superb deliveries from Bobby and Darragh. With only seconds remaining the Mini Millers got one final corner….. the delivery was on the money and this time Bert powered home a superb header to equalise with virtually the last kick of the game. The goal was a just reward for the pressure applied in the last ten minutes of the game.

The ref then blew the final whistle and penalties were to decide the game.

The improvement in this group has been huge this season which has been a joy to watch.

Liam, Rick and Rob are very proud of this team and the development made over the course of the season and the fantastic never say die effort out into the match today.

Adswood are an excellent grassroots team who are a credit to their club.

The Millers have more big games to come where they will keep bringing lots of entertaining football with them.

The team were awarded player of the game this week for the fantastic effort they all put in today 👏👏


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