Amazing festival of football by the U7′s in the tough part of the draw managed to play some amazing football, fantastic defending and scoring some great team goals. All with a smile, well done my team! Jamie.
What set out as an invite to see a dairy farm, with a vineyard in Hungary, turned out to be a very special trip for a group of Langho lads and their dads.
I contacted the closest football team to the farm to see if we could arrange a game of football for the boys on the trip. I was a little surprised when we arrived at the Siofok training ground to hear that we would be playing against the Siofok u9s & Videoton u9s, both clubs in the Hugarian 1st division, and Videoton u9s are the national champions!! When they asked how big a city is Langho? we all feared this could be a bit of a mismatch.
So the 1st game was to be Langho with a population of 2060, against Videoton which is the name of the electronic giants that own the team, in the Hungarian city of Szekesfehervar population 137,000.
Langho 2 – 0 Videoton
Siofok 1 – 3 Langho
Videoton 2 – 3 Langho
Langho 5 – 1 Siofok
Four wins out of four for the small village side from Lancashire! The vineyard came in very handy after that. Massive thanks to David Barnes for organising the trip, putting a roof over our heads and making sure our wine glass was never empty.
Today’s squad: Calum, James, Joe, Chris, Kian, Lewis & Kyle
An ever competitive game with Gt. Harwood again lived up to the usual billing. A tough yet equally battling game from both sides saw a very even game. Although I think the intensity got the better of some of the spectators! Most of the better football I am happy to say was played by the blue & maroons.
The second game saw us pitted again with Rossendale and the game was more even than the eventual score suggested, another good team effort from Langho.
Player of the week (Calum, excellent in goal in the first game and put a great shift in on the left in the second)
Today’s Squad: Mark Harrop, Cameron Waddington, Joshua Seed, Michael Rea, Tom Sherrington, Freddie Coburn, Max Harris, Kian Bowden (1), Cameron Henderson, Morgan Livesey
Patience was the key in today’s fixture as Langho had the better of the game throughout. It was all about making the most of the possession and having the cutting edge to take the lead. Rishton defended well and looked organised with a solid defence to build on as Langho took the game to the visitors. Plenty of crosses and dangerous corners were played into the Rishton box but without the vital touch to convert the opportunities.
In the second half Langho piled on the pressure and eventually Kian pounced on a ball played into the box and finished smartly. Langho had chances to add to the lead but in the end settled for the three points well earned.
Man of the match: Kian, looked dangerous and was involved in most of the attempts at goal.