Poggi hit 8 and then hit the bumpers as cup games come thick and fast.
By Darren Howlett
A game of 2 halves for the Under 9s.
Pogmoor U9s experienced the highs and lows of junior football on Sunday as they produced their best and worst performances of the season so far. Arriving in a foggy Whiston for a double header against the Wildcats and Mosborough , Poggi had an almost full strength squad to choose from. The “reds” had changed to “blues” sporting their brand new away kit and the team looked resplendent as they took to the field for the opening game against Mosborough of Sheffield.
The Barnsley boys were quickly in to their stride and notched up 8 goals and were sitting pretty awaiting game 2. A special mention to goal scorers Max Truswell (2) and Jake Hepworth who scored a hat trick and he was to later be awarded with the man of the match for his hard work.
With the boys seemingly on a high and in form it was Pogmoor’s turn to wait while Whiston and Mosborough battled it out. During the seemingly lengthy interlude it proved to be Poggis downfall as the hosts refreshment stand took a severe battering from the team (and spectators) . With hot dogs and Bacon butties going down a storm the boys took to the field and looked sluggish from the off. Players were substituted complaining of stitch and some still at the food stall as the team started badly and got gradually worse. Harrison Taylor grabbed a consolation as Whiston ran in 4 goals and took the spoils. Man of the match for his gutsy defensive display was Dan Mckenning.
The bumper crowd,as well as fully refreshed were entertained by 3 good games played in a great spirit and the Under 9s do it all again next week as they welcome Nether Green and Swinton Spartans to the Pogmoor Recreation ground On Sunday.