As both AFC Blackpool U11's and U12's were both without a competitive match this weekend, a 'friendly' was arranged at Commonedge Road. After a frosty start, the sun came out to thaw the pitch in time for kick off. It turned out to be a great game played under blue skies and with no wind.
The 11's warm up (Nearly there Vinnie). Whatever happened to good old fashioned black boots?
AFC Blackpool U11's 2011/12
AFC Blackpool U12s 2011/12
Referee Zac Whitehouse with the respective captains. The 12's are in the bibs
Jamie Jackson gets us underway
Daniel in goals today for the 11s
Downer smashes in the opener at the far post following a Hallett cross
Waiting for the throw
Jack Murray gets stuck in as usual
Elliott Wright at the half time interval
Jacob 'Thirsty' Smith
Shaun Warrington (Right). Jack Murray in the centre
12's coach and AFC Blackpool 1st team player Martin Baird
The 12's take on board refreshment
The 12's get the second half underway
and score almost straight from the re-start
Foot up from the throw
A bump on the nose for Ryan Thomas
A free kick for the U11s is only half cleared to Lewis Crolla who lashes it into the bottom corner
Ian and Aiden
Ads is down but not for long
The 11s are a dirty bunch !
Jack Murray at left back goes very close with a tremendous long range effort
A short corner on the left results in a great cross that Thomas O'Neill was very unlucky not to head home
The 12's go close
Thomas O'Neill hits home his third
'That's three !!'
Good effort boys – you're improving with every game