Red Hot Poggy
By Phil McNulty
Fun In The Sun
With the sun blazing down on Barnsley, Poggy faced the prospect of completing two 40 minute games of football against a strong Hoyland team with no substitutes. The Reds were also without McNulty, Rice and Ross, a trio who have played a key part in the teams success up to this stage. But this was the day for other players to lay down a marker.
From the first whistle it was clear that the Poggy boys were ready to perform. The lads once again showed their ability to work hard when the opposition had the ball, whilst then showing composure beyond their years when in possession.
The first game saw Whaling at his very best. Playing at centre-half, his determination and quality drove the team on from the back time and again. Pass had another great game between the sticks whilst Rose once again showed fantastic composure and quality from the middle of the park. Lindley continued from where he left-off last week with a fine display, whilst Murray's performance indicated that he is now starting to realise what we all already knew.....what a great little player he is!
The second game was a similar story with another centre-half outstanding. The chants of "you'll never beat Jake Waters" will surely soon be ringing around Poggy Rec just as they do in the minds of the management team as Waters wins challenge after challenge. With goalkeeper Taylor in fine form, a forward 3 of Mallinson, Booth and Scholey had the task of providing the creativity and goals. They didn't disappoint.
With Booth adding excellent decision making and assists to individual skill and goalscoring, the chances started to arrive. Scholey and Mallinson each produced their best displays in Pogmoor shirts to date, with a master-class in wing-play. The management team were full of praise for the duo who have both added positional awareness and energy to natural flair and skill.
Next up is the October Challenge Cup in 2 weeks time away to Worksop Boys.
Come On Poggy