ADS (WEST BROM ALL STARS) u10s participated in the Bustleholme Football Tournament on the 3rd January 2016.
The boys have had a break over Xmas but returned to training last week all looking fit and raring to go. We put the boys through a bleep test which they all passed with flying colours.
We were seeded in Group 4 and were to face some well established football clubs with a glorious history and footballing tradition.
We arrived on a wet and cold morning determined to put a smile on the faces of the paying public, as we understand all spectators were charged £2 discounted rates to watch the best of the best play and compete in one of the best local tournaments.
We were to face the following: Chasetown Colts. Holy Name Bustleholme Bullets FC Smithwood FC
The instructions to the boys was simple, keep possession of the ball and play with pace using your skills and creativity, the boys understood the formation as we have been working on movement during the entire season improving our knowledge and experience as we learn and improve our game awareness.
Bustleholme Bullets vs West Brom All Stars. We started the tournament on fire, we wanted the paying public to appreciate the tiki takaa football we were playing with great interplay and angles. We played with tenacity and pace scoring spectacular team goals, one touch play was scintillating and we scored Rabonas and thunderbolts....we won the game 12 -0, it was a display of what the club is all about and how we play football.
Chasetown Colts vs West Brom All Stars. We wanted the boys to switch the play at pace, they played great one touch play, playing triangles and moving the ball at pace, the running off the ball was a joy to see, we played with innovation and skill, showing our flicks and tricks to win the game 10-0.
West Brom All Stars vs Smithwood FC
The boys were given a challenge to score with their weaker foot, this was in no way disrespectful to the opposition, however we wanted our boys to be challenged in match time. The boys rose to the challenge and won the game 9-0 playing some mesmerising football.
Holy Name vs West Brom All Stars.
The boys were giving the coaches a headache, they were willing to rise to the challenge, we asked them to manipulate the ball and draw out the opposition as it was clear they were going to park a bus on the goal line. The boys faced a green and white wall reinforced with concrete, however they found a way round which resulted in a 8-0 win.
Smithwood FC A vs West Brom All Stars. The weather was horrendous the rain was in the face of children who were cold and shivering. The boys changed their kits and were given a few words of wisdom from the Coaches. Given the poor conditions we changed the team, the boys started on fire and scored within the first minute. However the wind was causing havoc and led to the boys conceding an equaliser as the ball slipped through the hands of our goalkeeper. The boys were determined not to let the conditions dampen their spirits. They dominated possession and scored with a sublime team goal. We attacked on the counter and overlapped on the left, we were caught out as the final pass was intercepted and we were out of position. Smithwood attacked on the counter and just managed to squeeze an equaliser under the keeper following some amazing tackles. Game on the conditions had evened up the game. The boys were in a game. They played one touch football and cut up the opposition at will, they peppered the goal nod won the game 5-2.
We were drawn against the Bustleholme Villans who had played some great football to qualify into the Semi Finals. This was going to test the boys as the weather was increasingly getting worse. The boys were up for the Semi Final and you could sense in the changing room the determination to succeed. The boys started on fire and scored some sublime goals, they created opportunities at will, and were causing havoc all over the pitch. They won the game 12-1 the spectators were definite,y getting their money's worth.
Final Kings Heath Warriors vs West Brom All Stars.
This was the final that nobody predicted as Kings Heath had knocked our pre tournament favourites First Touch PDC. The boys were so relaxed they were singing and dancing in the changing rooms. They know the drill, the coaches just smiled and enjoyed the atmosphere. The boys started the game as they intended to finish we played some scintillating football, moving the ball with pace, using our skills to nutmeg opponents and scoring goals for fun. We won the final 14-0...we played with creativity and innovation. We were applauded off by the spectators....an awesome team performance...
We celebrated in the changing room by singing our team song and dancing....what a day, what a performance, some breath taking skills, and wonder strikes from the boys....bring on 2016...
Just want to Thank all the parents for your support, without you we are nothing, so thank you.....hope the boys made you all proud...we nurture talent and develop potential....