U13 - Midlands East Division
- competition : U13 - Midlands East Division
- date : 15/12/2018
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Diamonds v Grantham
A tough day for Diamonds today as they faced a top of the table clash with Grantham. With 3 starters ruled out by injury or illness it was always going to be an uphill task. Which was was made even tougher when another player pulled up in the warm up leaving no available subs.
After the 1st quarter Diamonds found themselves 1-0 down but playing some good football and still very much in the game.
In to the 2nd quarter and some good play down the right Diamonds forced a mistake from the defender to score an own goal 1-1 at half time.
With the 3rd quarter under way some errors started creeping in, possibly some fatigue and quickly Diamonds found themselves 4-1 down at hens of the 3rd quarter
In to the 4th and with Diamonds pressuring Grantham in their defensive 3rd a long ball found its way through to make it 5-1. The lads kept going but were really chasing the game and conceded 2 more to make the final score 1-7.
Perhaps a little harsh in terms of result, but the lads gave all the effort they could but just run out of steam. Perhaps on another day with a fully fit squad they might have pushed Grantham harder, but just wasn’t to be. And unfortunately with that result will miss out on going up to midlands national. But the the boys willl learn from it and come back stronger in the new year. And reset themselves for their next challenge
Good luck to both Peterborough and Grantham going up to the midlands national.
- AFC Rushden & Diamonds
- match summary
- Grantham Town FC