Edukick Manchester v Staylybridge Celtic
21st September 2016
Edukick Manchester 2-1 Staylybridge Celtic
Looking to build on a positive performance and result from last week, the Edukick side welcomed Stalybridge Celtic to their home ground as the sports village.
The Edukick team had continued to work hard in training and had an excitement about them going into the game. Compete and play the ball quickly were the instructions before kick off against what looked a physical Stalybridge side.
Early in the game the home side conceded a penalty and from the resulting spot kick were slow to react after the initial shot hit the post with the rebound being finished off by their striker. The response was crucial from the squad and they showed their strength in character and team work by continuing to play the better football and cause problems for the visitors. The hard work paid off when after a nice flowing move Ibrahim was brought down in the box. Ibrahim calmly picked himself up to convert the kick off the underside of the bar to draw the sides level going into the break.
At the break the home side came in, looking relaxed and in control and were by far the much better team. In the second half the football continued starting from the keeper who moved the ball quickly looking to play in behind the visitors defence. Possession was key and this led to the winning goal, the visitors pressed high and a through ball for Kershan to run onto led to him lobbing the ball over the keeper. The lads celebrated like the team they have become and kept to their jobs to see the game out. 2-1 victory and a very positive, footballing performance showing that hard work pays off.