From the start the Romans intended to do battle. They are a strong side with some big lads and their defense was hard to penetrate. The first half ended 1-1 after the Eagles got a penalty followed by a Romans counter attacking equaliser. The second half was a different matter with the Eagles changing strategy, finding some gaps in the defense and ending the game with an 8-3 victory. Shout out to Sonny for Player of the match on his first game with the Eagles. Nice interplay and a 2 goals to boot.
Daventry Town Vikings
First time the Eagles have played the Daventry Town Vikings who play in the Northampton league 1st division. Both sides took a little time to get into the game with the Eagles missing a few early opportunities and then going a goal down from a unfortunate mix up between defence and goalie. From then on the Eagles worked hard with many outstanding plays and won the cup round 5-1.
Shout out to Finn for Player of the match, fought and won nearly every ball and was outstanding.
Playing your part
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Higham Town Ferrers
Todays game was tougher with Higham holding a backline of 4 players in order to thwart the Eagles attacks. It worked for a period but the Eagles got two goals late in the first half. The second half saw the Eagles continue the pressure with a nice long range strike followed by two more to end the game 5-0.
Shout out to Goalie Dan for Player of the match, 3 clean sheets and looking more confident every game.
Higham Town Colts
The Eagles played superb today and put into practise the pass and move skills they have been working on at training. Time after time they showed much unselfish play in front of goal which resulted in the teams highest ever score. Seven separate goal scorers with three getting hat-tricks. Shout out to Danny for Player of the match, strong in defence and attack plus got his first team hat-trick.
Corby Hellenic Fisher
Very good game for Ise Lodge Eagles with a bag full of goals, still top of the league. Lots more encourging wingplay with several of the goals coming from byline crosses. Shout out to Lewis for Player of the match, 5 goals and could have got more.
Rushden & Diamonds
Three games into the league and three wins puts the Eagles at the top. Eagles stunned the opposition with a goal scored within thirty seconds and then followed up with a second just before half time. Rushden & Diamonds worked hard throughout the game to control the attacks and started to comeback towards the latter part of the second half. Shout out to Sean for Player of the match, especially for tracking back and stopping a clear goal oppurtunity.
Training continues at KBA on Thursdays from 7pm to 8.30pm
Ise Lodge Hawks
First loss in a while for the Eagles in the derby cup game against the Hawks. Shout out to Jack R for Player of the match.
Another great result with the Eagles controlling the entire game and thwarting the Falcons attacks. Shame about conceeding 2 goals in the last couple of mins but a great 6-2 win. Shout out to Morley for Player of the match, defended everything that came at him.
Friendly vs Wellingborough Town
This game was more about the errors made by both sides with each side punishing the mistakes. Wellingborough had the best of the first half with Ise working hard during the second half to finish the game 6-6.
Outstanding performance today against opposition that the Eagles have often not been able to beat. The game started with the Eagles getting a goal within the first minute and then being 3-0 within five minutes. Everybody worked hard, they closed down the Ospreys within the midfield and then the defence mopped up any attack that was made against them. Ise made so many attacks that they could have scored even more goals in a game that ended 8-2 to give Ise Lodge Eagles a fantastic result. Shout out to Adam for Man of the match, well deserved.
Top of the league on day one and looking forward to the next game in 2 weeks.
Friendly vs Corby Kingswood White
Todays game was always going to be a tough one against opposition from a league above. From the outset Corby looked very strong, held a good shape and pushed forward looking for a goal. Corby scored after 10 minutes of play with Ise struggling to contain them. Following the goal, Ise started to increase the level of battling, started to win more balls and ended the half leading 3-1. After the break, Corby come out with increased non-stop attacking play and clear desire to win. The game ended as a 3-3 draw but could have gone either way towards the end.
Fixtures have been released
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The day started at 8:30 with Ise Lodge Eagles facing a tough group with mainly Division one teams. The First game saw Ise have the better possession and took a lead, only to have Highham get an equaliser in the last minute. Ise then lost the follwing two games to the Corby Diamonds and the Soccer Stars. The best result of the tournament saw Ise beat S&L (who are 2nd place in Division 1). The final group game saw a win against Earls Barton and gave Ise a place in the Quarter Finals against Grange Park Ranger (Winner of the Group B). This game was a tough battle that ended 1-1. Extra time was played and saw Grange Park get an incorrectly awarded corner that was far beyond the extra time allowance and this resulted in a headed goal and Ise being knocked out.
New season training
Training restarts on Thursday 17th August at 7pm to 8.30pm
Boys got the new team tops on their last training session before the summer break.
The home pitches are now being reseeded in preperation for the approaching new season. The next two weeeks will be at KBA astro pitch at the usual 18:30 to 20:00. After this will be a summer break until August 17th when training will resume at KBA but starting at the later time of 19:00. This will then be the permentant training session through to May 2018.
Friendly vs AFC Rushden Diamonds
Comprehensive 8-1 win. A very good team effort and a chance for the new players to show their skills. Shout out Sammy for 4 assists and being man of the match.
Friendly vs Old Grammarians Osprey
The Eagles lost todays match on a scoorchingly hot day. Few keys players missing from the defense meant that their main striker had more time than would normally be allowed. Eagles started well and had good possession but could just not break beyond the midfield. A few descisions did not go Eagles way with a dodgy handball leading to a 3rd goal for the Ospreys. Later in the game they had a few balls beyond the Grammarians defense but just could not convert to goals. Shout out to Jack R for a wonder shot from long range that kissed underside of the crossbar on it's way in.
Many thanks go out to Richard Burton for all the work, effort and euthusiasm he puts into training the boys. Thanks too to Martin Short for joining the coaching team - much needed as the squard grows in size for the coming season.
- Managers Player Winner - Sean
- Managers Player Runner-up - Luca
- Players Player - Lewis M
- Most Improved Player - Niall
- Sportsman Award - Calvin
Friendly vs Vicarage Farm
Today's game was against league one team of Vicarge Farm. From the off the Eagles battled hard and won more of the 50-50 balls, showed plenty of passing forwards and ultimately had the most possision. They were clearly up to the task of playing the tough opposition, on 3 occasions they had a lead that got equalised. A cheeky lob over the goalie saw them take the game 4-3. Shout out to goalie Louis for saving a penalty.
Friendly vs Old Grammarians Falcons
Today the Eagles played a friendly against newly promoted Old Grammarians Falcons. The game started quite even with Eagles taking a two goal lead followed by two for Falcons to level the game at half time. Eagles managed to play some nice pass and move football and broke through a few times to end the game with a 6-2 win.
New season, new kits, new team members
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