Tooting & Mitcham U21 7-0 Three Bridges U21
What to say....
U18s manager, Chris Irving, and Academy Manager, Danny Lee, helped get a squad together following Simon Wormull's recent departure from the Club and the team had played the last two games with no manager. Richard Midadje stepped up from managing the U8s to take on the U21s, having never even previously met the team so this game was always a big ask with the team only having been put together over a couple of days!
Tooting were a tough, strong and fast team while Bridges had a lot of youngsters but they held their own. They were positive throughout and played out from the back all match.
Tooting did not know how to stop or play against this. Unfortunately, the first four goals conceded were decision errors in squeezing up and diving in at the wrong time, but once the lads started to believe in passing the ball around, they created chances and cut Tooting apart on a number of occasions and should have scored some goals.
16 year old Josh Rose did well in goal and made some cracking saves with good distribution.