Frickley Academy Yellows under eights had mixed luck in two matches against Rossington Main last weekend.
Frickley hosted Rossington in wet and blustery conditions on Saturday.
Rossington’s recent results suggested they were a much improved side.
Frickley were without goalkeeper and midfield general Harry Gardham so they knew it would not be an easy task.
Frickley started quickly, giving Rossington no time on the ball.
Quick passing and movement led to numerous chances.
Charlie Clayworth, Owen Smith and Alfie Quinn all went close before striker Olly Till broke the deadlock with a scorching left foot drive.
Rossington levelled moments later as Frickley pushed forward to extend their lead.
Frickley then took charge again. Good teamwork resulted in further goals from Alfie Studd, Taylor Wesbroom, Charlie Clayworth and Till.
Frickley held firm at the back with great work from the ever reliable Owen Smith and Quinn.
Rossington grabbed a consolation goal late on.
Frickley’s award winners were PS Autos parents MOM and coaches MOM Clayworth and opposition coach’s MOM Studd.
Just 24 hours after beating Main at home, Frickley travelled to Rossington for the reverse fixture, minus Gardham and Clayworth.
Rossington started brightly and looked like a side determined to avenge Saturday’s defeat.
They took a fifth minute lead with an angled drive which beat stand in keeper Taylor Wesbroom.
Rossington made it 2-0 before Frickley sprung into action.
Studd and Till worked a short corner for the latter to put the ball in the top corner from a tight angle.
Further Frickley pressure saw Wesbroom hit the crossbar and a post but the visitors’ luck wasn’t in as Rossington sealed victory with a third goal.
After a slow start, Frickley showed plenty of effort and the team’s never die attitude was good to see.
One of the most pleasing factors for Frickley was the return of Edan Thompson who came through both games unscathed after previously being out injured.
Wesbroom won both the PS Autos parents and coaches MOM awards in Sunday’s game. Till won the oppposition coach’s MOM award.