A short Journey to Londonderry Park to play Abbey Villa, whose home fixture it was.
After such a good performance last week expectations were running high with an unchanged starting eleven and we did what we are renouned for by scoring early, it came in the third minute when good pressure lead to a corner. Matthew Guest sends over the corner and Abbey Villa failed to clear it and Noah Crenshaw grabbed his first goal of the season 1 : 0 Ards. After that the wheels seem to fall off with numerous mistakes in the back saw us 3 : 1 by 27 minutes even though we did play good passing football. Then came the first Refereeing mystery when we were on the attack Reece Atkinson tried to find the strikers with a through ball which was block with a good sliding tackle from Abbey Villa defender but the ball broke to Noah Crenshaw who stuck it in the back of the net only for the Referee blow for of side, strange decision as the ball was played by the defender and that takes the game into phase two making Noah on side and that goal could have give Ards boys a lift just before half time.
HALF TIME: 1 . 3
The second have was much better with the introduction of our new centre back Joel Hill who would have an excellent second have enough for the parents to vote him Man of the Match. We conceded a fourth goal in 42 minutes which again was a poor decision from the Referee as Abbey Villa was clearly off side.
FULL TIME: 1 . 4
This is what youth football is all about learning and we will learn from our mistakes. On the positive side of the game we played some great passing football and created enough chances to make the score tighter. Well done Glen and Abbey Villa who took their chance and done what they had to do to get the result good luck Glen.