AFC Corsham v Castle Combe Whites
By Ian Pike
Hard Fought Win
After a sterling performance last week and a great start to the new season, we as a team hosted Castle Combe Whites in our first U8 game.
Leopards off to an impressive start to the season.With near perfect conditions at Leafy Lane and the Wind slightly blowing the game kicked off, the Leopards went immediately into the lead with some very good slick passing between Felix, Tom and Shae saw the boys take a 1 nil lead. Just 5 mins into the second quarter the Leopards opened scored again this time Felix scored with some great individual skill by taking on two of Castle Combe Players and slotting in the ball into the back off the net, by the time half time arrived the Leopards were 3 - 0 up and what looked like cruising to our first victory.
The third quarter kicked off and to credit to the Castle Combe players they never let their heads drop and all of a sudden pulled a goal back which was quickly followed by their second. So at the start of the fourth quarter it was 3 - 2 and the final 10 mins seemed to last for an age. Then all off a sudden the whistle went for a Castle Combe Penalty and what seemed to be a drawn game. But wait with Tom in goal he produced a great save from what was a brilliant penalty kick and tipped the ball round the post, which gave the Leopards a very hard fought win. The first of the season all the credit goes to both set's of players who all played extremely well and did themselves proud.