Edukick Manchester v Curzon Ashton
14th September 2016
Edukick Manchester 1 – 1 Curzon Ashton
As the Edukick side travelled to Tameside for the fixture against Curzon, it was a debut for many of the lads in the side, some of them only arriving earlier in the week and having just two or three sessions with the team. In very hot Manchester conditions the instructions to the players from Nigel, head coach, were to go out and be organised, disciplined and express themselves as they have done in training for the past few weeks. The first half was very tight with the Edukick side sticking to their individual roles and responsibilities well, not allowing Curzon to play through the middle of the field.
At the break the deadlock hadn’t been broken, going in all square and no goals but the visiting side looking fresh. As the second half kicked off, the home side pressed and ten minutes into the second half Curzon took the lead from a misplaced pass by the Edukick side. The visitor’s attitude remained positive and they continued to create and pass the ball well, creating some great chances and being the dominant side.
As the game went on and the confidence grew in the Edukick side, Aldo picked up the ball from deep inside his own half, some great passages of play through the thirds ended with Ibrahim slotting home an equaliser from the left hand side.
The game finished all square at 1 – 1. A great result for a side that have only been together for a few weeks and some a few days, with so many positives to take.