The match was played in quite different conditions from previous games as it appears autumn has arrived, if not winter. The pitch itself was still in good condition despite heavy rain all day and the match started with both sides coming to terms with the slick surface and gusts of wind. Early on the Eagles had hit the crossbar and just missed a couple more shots whilst the Romans also had a one on one with the goalie, but Morley stood up to the challenge. Just after 10 mins played things calmed a little once the Eagles got a goal and they were unlucky not to finish several more chances. However the Romans levelled the game shortly before half-time with a long free kick that swirled in the wind and somehow squeezed inside the post after everybody missed it. The second half showed the Eagles step up another gear and play some excellent football that was a joy to watch showing them being first to the ball, determined in tackling, great pass and move skills. This resulted in 4 more goals in the second half including a stunning goal in the last few seconds of the game that started in the Eagles half and involved 5 players and about 8 perfect passes.
Won 5-1 (HT 1-1)
- Shout out to Jack D who got man of the match.
Corby Kingswood Black - Cup match
The opponents decided not to field a team today even though the FA had told them they had to. We have been told the tie will be awarded to us.
Weekly Rovers United - Cup match
The Eagles were back at home for this cup match but again fielding a team with no subs. This however did not show in their play and the Eagles played as a team and had most of the attacks. The Eagles scored a lovely long range shot into the top corner but this was disallowed due to an earlier hand ball (only seen by a linesman). In the 25th minute the Eagles lifted from the wing and headed superbly to take the lead. Weekly got awarded a penalty after a late tackle and finished this clinically. From this point onwards the Eagles stepped up a gear and worked from the back to continually make chances. A superb free kick by the Eagles left the game at 4-2 with 20 minutes to play, but unfortunately an Eagles player made a tackle and whilst landing he broke his wrist (get well soon Max). The Eagles with only 10 men still came forward on attacks and got one more goal - very impressed and showed great skill and teamwork.
- Shout out to Max who got man of the match.
Corby Stewart and Lloyds
Today the Eagles faced the best team in the league but sadly with a diminished team. Several boys were off due to illness or accidents so they started with no subs. On top of that we had a key player very much let down his friends and declared with just three games played that he is not interested in playing any longer - could this not have been stated before starting the new season!. The boys worked hard to try to hold back a lot of pressure but succumbed to a few well taken goals. It has to be said that the back line of S&L were very strong and the Eagles were unlucky with several shots coming close. The second half showed the Eagles in a different formation and managed to keep the game much more level which was impressive given the pace and having no subs.
- Shout out to Thamie who got man of the match.
Corby Kingswood White
The Eagles played fantastic football today against a team who had scored 12 goals in their previous match. They battled for every ball and controlled the fast Corby attacks. Within 20 mins the Eagles had taken charge and put in 3 goals. Towards half time the opposition started to get back into the game and had more possession and got a goal back shortly before the half time whistle. The second half started and you could see that Corby came out to address the difference but within a few passes and in under 30 seconds the Eagles got another goal. The team worked as one today and largely kept Corby at bay doing great job.
- Shout out to Jack D who got man of the match.
Cup matches announced
Two home cup games. First is against Weekly Rovers in the League Cup and the against Corby Kingswood Black in the Northants FA cup.
Vicarage Farm Vikings
The Eagles first game in the top league saw them working hard against a team that finished 4th in the top league last season. The bulk of the attacks came from the Vikings but good defending kept the game level for 15 minutes. As the Eagles got more into the game they created a few chances of which one was converted from close range following a floated free kick. In the second half the Eagles worked a few more chances but it was the Vikings that got 2 goals to claim the victory.
- Shout out to Dan who got man of the match.
Training now switches to 3G
Kettering Buccleuch Academy - Every Thursday - 7pm to 8.30pm
League Fixtures have been announced
The fulltime link now shows the fixture list with the first game at home on 9th September at home against Vicarage Farm
Training starts again
Ise Lodge Community Centre - Every Thursday - 6.30pm to 8pm
Link to the U13 season updates U13 2017/2018