Under 23s

Under 23s Under 23s
Sunday 2nd October '22
SRS YFC U23s v Eaglescliffe Elimentis
It was obvious that the away team had rebuilt their team from the one we played last season.
We have so many new young players still bedding into the team and still finding their feet, I know Darren is working hard to find the right formula to get the team to gel.
This afternoon’s game started well and our young guns were giving the Eaglescliffe defence a good testing, we put together some lovely passing moves which saw us take a two goal lead at half time
Eaglescliffe game plan changed in the 2nd half and we found ourselves under more pressure, the lads at times looked to be tiring and along with some poor refereeing decisions, Eaglescliffe got a goal back and this sparked our lads back into the game, several times we were adjudged offside or fouled and not even given a free kick, it started to go from bad to worse when a player punished for dissent was yellow carded & sin binned reducing us to 10 men, further dubious decisions by the ref saw another player sin binned, it was becoming embarrassing to watch as the lads tried to keep going but were struggling to stem the push by eaglescliffe and not getting support from the referee when fouls were committed against us, it was only time that saw the opposition get their equaliser
The game ending 2-2, but a game which was there for winning.
All the lads played their part and deserved more, from an outstanding goalkeeper through to our goal scorer
Sunday 18 September '22
Sadly the result didn’t go our way this afternoon but for a team playing it’s first game of the season and with so many new faces in the squad, I believe that there were plenty of positives to build on, we lost 2-3 at home but played plenty of decent football, we have young players stepping up to another level and once they can acclimatise to playing together as a team and getting used to new team mates, we will see a change to how we can score and keep a winning streak going.
Well done lads, better days to come