After a long break due to Christmas and some of the worst weather conditions seen in a long time, the football season finally got back underway yesterday providing Bishop Childs with their first win of the campaign.
On a muddy field, the call was for a more aggressive style of play - and the team did not disappoint. Captain Finley lead from the front with some very strong challenges that rattled a skilful Greenway side. Aymen was also crucial in the early stages with some powerful runs out of defence on a pitch that would have challenged most rugby teams.
It wasn't long before the first goal came and after that the confidence grew. A wonder strike from Greenway made the score 1-1 but it was all Bishop Childs after that with a combination of clean, heavy challenges and accurate passing provided the ever accurate Corey with some opportunities that he did not need a second invite to take. Bishop Childs went into half time with a 4-1 lead.
Jayce, having had his best game in a Bishop Childs shirt, was replaced by Tom and star keeper Cameron was replaced by Ethan in goal.
Greenway came out playing in the second half and some impressive passing soon made the score 4-2 and Bishop Childs sustained their first real period of pressure. However some strong challenges by Tom, Finley and man of the match Aymen combined with the passing flair of Illani and Corey to ensure two further goals in the second half. A very impressive performance by the Greenway goalkeeper prevented the score from being more.
A spirited second half performance by Greenway provided the crowd with an exciting spectacle but in the end the half time deficit was too much to make up. The final score in the mud was 6-3 to Bishop Childs.