Wilsden Bantams FC -vs- #ANDYSMANCLUBFC
Sunday 22nd October @ 3.00pm – Dixons Allerton Academy
Everyone in both camps had been looking forward to this fixture for at least a month now, the buzz was here and it was match day!! Storm Brian was not going to get in the way of this highly anticipated day!
As the players from both Teams turned up it had stopped raining but the winds were stronger than the Gaffers IBS!! Game on!!
Lads from both teams were entering their respective changing rooms with a cheeky smirk on their faces…… why?? Well the Faxettes Cheerleading Squad were greeting supporters and players on arrival, this added to the excitement to the game approaching.
As both teams was getting ready and warming up on the pitch, the supporters and families of both teams were keeping warm in the school hall playing 5 aside and jumping up and down on the bouncy castle. Great fun!
It was 14:45 and time for Chris Moralee The Gaffers Team Talk, it was simple instructions today due to the weather – play it Short, pass it about and keep it on the ground but most importantly go enjoy it and win it.
Then El Capitan Daniel Kuby pumped the aggression into the team with a very strong motivational team talk. We then suddenly remembered Striker Sam Sunter’s birthday a few days ago, he was ordered to get up and sing a song …… in the end it was Baa Baa Black sheep (oh dear)
All of a sudden the room broke into another song “we all hate Leeds scum” directed at Wilsden Bantams Defender David Taylor who’s actually a Leeds fan – but hats off for playing and representing our charity football team, followed by the classic “midland road”
The ref called for both teams to enter the corridor, now it got serious! As both teams lined up and started to walk out the Faxettes Cheerleading Squad were on hand to escort both teams upto the pitch, a round of applause could be heard all the way up! Match time!!
Handshakes in the centre circle followed by the standard teams photograph including the cheerleaders took place.
Starting 11 – Jamie Lofthouse, Karl Cunningham, Thomas Gadd, Nick Hahn, David Taylor, Luke Gallagher, Daniel Kuby, John Rossiter, David Keogh, Zeeshaan Tariq, Marc Dempsey
Subs – Brian Allinson, Martin Adair, Kerry Dooley, Declan Holmes, Dom Lawler, Eddie Ratcliffe, James Fearnley, Joe Davy, Liam Towriss, Sami Khan, Saiful Khan, Sam Sunter, Andy Clements.
Manager – Chris Moralee
It was kick off!!
From the first whistle The Wilsden Bantams midfield 3 of Gallagher, Rossiter and Kuby were playing little triangles between each other before unleashing the balls through to The very pacey Zeeshaan. Zeeshaan could of had a hattrick in the space of 5 minutes but some sublime goalkeeping from Andys Man Club Goalkeeper kept it at 0-0.
With the wind behind Andys Man Club they were utilising it and playing the ball over the top but some great reading of the game and defending from Hahn, Taylor, Gadd and Cunningham they just couldn’t create a clear cut chance, and Jamie was looking relaxed yet cold in goal.
Wilsden pressed and dominated the midfield sending keogh on a run down the wing, he turned the defender and shot….. wide! The lads on the sidelines were laughing at the chances being created but no one could seem to score. Dempsey was through… missed! Zeeshaan again… missed!! Keogh… missed!
wholesale changes were made after 30 minutes, on came Brian Allinson, Martin Adair, Kerry Dooley, Declan Holmes, Dom Lawler, James Fearnley, Joe Davy, Sami Khan, Saiful Khan, Sam Sunter, Andy Clements.
Sami Khan first involvement was a 50/50 tackle which ended his debut of 17 seconds!!!! He had to come off! This must be a record!
The attacking threat was the same story, Team Joker Joe Davy was put through after some great work from Andy Clements on the wing, the keeper once again was like a man on a mission!!! Not getting past him!! Davy looked annoyed and shouted to the sidelines “next time” and then he was put through again and he hit it wide!!! What was going on??
The whistle blew for half time! 0-0
Both teams left the field to a round of applause, this was to the cheerleaders who were doing their magic not us!
As the teams came back out all the Supporters, families and players joined together to watch The Faxettes Cheerleading Squad perform one last time in the school hall. This seemed to perk up the Wilsden Bantams especially (single and looking) Joe Davy.
The match kicked off for the second half with new tactics 3-4-3 formation. This paid off early on, Marc Dempsey was through and Cooley slotted it to the Keepers left 1-0 To Wilsden! The crowd clapped and cheered!
AMC were defending well with a couple of their players catching the eye on their performances, especially the left back with the same colour hair as City Legend Stuart McCall! His interceptions and surging runs were energetic and consistent!
Wilsden Bantams Midfield were bossing the play with quick short passes between the lively Rossiter, the skilful Gallagher and calm in possession El capitan Kuby they kept on creating chance after chance. Wilsden won a Free kick on the edge of the box, Gallagher had this lined up, up he stepped and curled it over the wall and marginally over the bar. Close!!
Penalty!!!! Wilsden Bantams has been awarded a penalty from a clumsy challenge in the box on the very tricky David Keogh. Eddie Ratcliffe was on penalty duties! Up step the cool, calm Eddie and slotted it into the top corner!! 2-0!!
AMC tried to play on the counter but struggled against the wind, although there was a pacey lad up front who never gave up and nearly created his own chance.
Wilsden Bantams continued to press and Zeeshaan found Luke Gallagher in space, where he had time to pick his spot and curl one in the top corner from the edge of the box!! What a goal and what a performance from the man! 3-0!
Soon it was 4-0, a corner from Joe Davy somehow luckily found a man, this was Nick Hahn, he got the ball out of his feet and curled in a lovely goal from way outside the box into the bottom corner!!
The Ref blew the Final Whistle!! It was all over 4-0 To The Wilsden Bantams in a really well played Charity match from both teams.
Man of the match: Andys Man Club Goalkeeper
The amount donated is £309.67 – This will all be donated to the great cause and fantastic work they all do at #Andysmanclub
Thank you to everyone who played, supported, volunteered, The Faxettes Cheerleading squad and everyone within Andys Man Club for making this happen.
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