A new generation of budding footballers had their first taste of match days on Saturday as Cougars 6’s traveled to Elsenham for a training game. With the sun shining and a gentle breeze it was a great introduction to mini soccer for both parents and players. With two games running simultaneously there was plenty of training time for all players to learn and have fun.
One game saw Cougars start strong with goals from a few goals and Aaron Nash getting on the scoresheet. Elsenham didn’t give up and came on strong in an end to end game. Both goalkeepers played a big part in the game and the hosts pulled back a brace of goals in a close fair played contest.
The other game was a nervy affair end to end with both goalkeepers once again playing a big part, then with the breeze against them Cougars broke from their own half to see Oscar Allen score the first goal. Cougars then woke up and futher counter attacks saw Allen score two more.
Elsenham battled hard and scored a fine team goal to try to get back into the game. The last ten minutes looked great fun for both teams with both parents and players alike enjoying the occasion, the scoring was finished by Allen again this time from the penalty spot to end a fun mornings football for all.
Proud parents and coaches traveled home happy to see all the cold winters training has payed off.
After the game Cougars 6s Manager Phil Allen said “Big thanks to Elsenham for having us to train with them” Cougars Chairman Richard Daly said “We see it as a real milestone when the youngsters play their first game, it’s the start of their football journey. Our Coaches Phil Allen, Emma Hawthorne, Craig Ivison and Scott Nash have done a great job,”