Two matches were played yesterday, both in the Gedling PSFA League, both at home to St Wilfred’s of Calverton.

Our ‘a’ team raced to a three-nil lead and could have been five ahead before St Wilfred’s began a remarkable comeback¬† – we’d stopped playing our passing game and maybe got a bit over-confident. By half-time, the visitors had pulled it back to 3-3. The highlight of the first half, a quite remarkable goal from a diving header by William, throwing himself at what was either a great cross or a miscued shot, travelling at about a hundred miles an hour at about knee height!

We got back to playing ‘properly’ in the second half and the match ebbed and flowed without goals until 5 minutes from time, when we scored a breakaway goal to re-take the lead. As St Wilfred’s pressed for an equaliser, we broke away and scored again, to finish with a 5-3 win. All very entertaining!

Meanwhile, on the other pitch, our girls were busy, talking the lead with their first goal of the season. Our very inexperienced squad are learning fast and making great progress. The visitors came back strongly to finish 5-1 winners, but this was, coach Matt tells us, a real improvement on our last match and we had some good passages of play and chances to score ourselves.

Both matches were played in a great spirit and everyone enjoyed themselves, which is the main thing. More for both teams on Thursday, when we entertain our neighbours from Netherfield Primary.