Match report: Sheffield FC’s Disability team v Brunsmeer Awareness FC
Playing 30 minute halves, the game was fast paced and a closely fought contest ensued. The passion, commitment, drive and energy from all players was phenomenal.
Sheffield FC made a fine start of it, scoring first through number 10 George Allinson, who also scored their second goal. Their third goal came from Robbie Fairhurst Clapham and the score sheet could have risen again if it wasn’t for some great saves from the Brunsmeer Awareness goalie Dave Breese.
Towards the end of the first half Sheffield FC increased the tension, scoring a fourth goal through Jack Chappel. Next Ashraf Youssef scored for Brunsmeer Awareness with an outstanding strike, following this up with a cheeky through the leg pass on a Sheffield FC defender. His strong shot on goal was only denied by an expert save from the Sheffield FC goalie.
Half time score: Sheffield FC 4-1 Brunsmeer Awareness
The second half opened with players showing great grit and determination. Goalie Dave made several fantastic saves, including one double save. Brunsmeer Awareness FC mounted a spirited defence as Sheffield FC threw everything, including the kitchen sink, at them.
Carl broke through to score a goal for Brunsmeer Awareness FC slightly against the run of play. Ashraf came close to making the score 4-3 but was denied by another excellent save from the Sheffield FC goalie.
The match reporter was then distracted by a personal telephone call and unfortunately missed the next two goals which resulted in a final score of 5-3 in favour of Sheffield FC.
While all players were tiring towards the end of the second half, their commitment never faltered. While I’m loathe to single anyone out for special mention, I must say that a number of brilliant saves from Dave kept Brunsmeer in the game. He is, therefore, my man of the match.
Many thanks to the players of both teams for an entertaining and enjoyable match and thanks also to the supporters who braved the cold weather and provided much encouragement to all the players.
By Jane Harris