It’s been a challenging time for our U23s, but the lads are showing what they’re made of. Our match last Saturday had to be called off because of a waterlogged pitch, a real disappointment. “It’s a setback, but we move forward,” said U23s manager Craig “Jimmy” Brown, staying focused on the team’s progress.
We had a solid win against Long Melford U23s the week before, even without our top scorer Elliot Ballard. “The team pulled together, and that made all the difference,” Craig noted after we brought home a 4-1 victory. It wasn’t just about the goals from Simmons, Taylor, Nunn, and Grabowski but also about everyone’s hard work.
The real test was the Chell Trophy quarter-final against Lakenheath U23s. We were down early with a penalty, and things got tougher when Fernandes had to leave the pitch. “We had a bit of a mountain to climb with ten men,” Craig admitted. But the lads didn’t fold. We kept it together, with Ballard hitting close and everyone digging deep.
Second half, we turned it around. “The boys stuck to the plan, and it paid off,” said Craig, clearly proud of the team. Ballard got the equaliser, and Simmons put us ahead right at the end. It was a tough match, but we came out on top, even with ten men for most of the game.
Photo credit: Lakenheath
We now shift our focus back to league this afternoon, facing a challenging match against Harwich & Parkeston U23s. It’s going to be tough, but we’re prepared. ‘We’ve demonstrated our abilities,’ Craig told the team. ‘Let’s maintain this momentum.'”
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