On the back of a trip to Leytonstone yesterday, where the North drew 3-3 with a strong Ryan FC, they headed once again to the outskirts of London for an early morning KO against Edmonton Rangers. The North has to adapt from the large 3G pitch of Saturday to a much smaller one at Tile Lane but continued their 100% record in the League Trophy.
The boys got of to a good start with nearly all of the possession but need to bide their time to break down the defensive opponents. The break through finally came after Charlie on the right played the ball across the edge of the box to Jonah, who squeezed it home. Number 2 was not long after from the penalty spot, with Milo blasting one down the middle.
At half time the opposition were told not to stand off the North and duly got their rewards with an early goal to make it 2-1. The formation was changed and Michael Bird restored the two goal advantage after collecting the ball on the half way line from Milo, then outrunning the defender before slotting the ball in the far corner. Next came a brace from Jack, the second a bullet of a shot from the edge of the box that went in off the cross bar. 5 mins where concentration levels dipped allowed Rangers to pull 2 goals back, before Charlie completed the 7-3 victory with the second brace of the day. Charlie’s 1st was a downward header off an inch perfect cross from Sam, and the 2nd a shot from edge of the box after an Archie Woodgate driving run.
Next week the North go to Borehamwood.