On a gloriously sunny, yet chilly Sunday morning, Rugby Town U10 Puma’s sponsored by Ideal Factory travelled to play Leamington Brakes Gold.
With a bare 7 players we knew this was going to be a long hard day for the boys but starting off with the wind and playing downhill, we started strongly, playing some excellent football by bringing the ball out from the back and also playing the ball the way we were facing (rather than trying to beat every member of the opposition with skill). This led to some fantastic passages of play that were only marred by excellent goalkeeping by Leamington or shots just wide of the post. The front 3 of Charley B, Charlie M and Jamie were creating space by passing and running off the ball, and when they did lose the ball there were Lowan, Giane and Charlie P all following up and supporting play.
The match was not one-sided and Leamington created several chances, hitting the post and calling Ollie in The Puma’s goal into making some great saves, but The Puma’s with arguably their best performance of the season saw their efforts rewarded with some great goals and the applause of the crowd!