By pzafc, Mar 20 2017 09:57AM
Sometimes in football when your pinned up against a wall with nothing to lose you find out the true character of your side. Yesterday with 9 players missing and a lot of phone calls during the week we managed to get together a squad for our match v Millbrook.
People looked at our squad when I announced it and thought thats it were done. We took a side thats 5th in the table and battled our way past them to claim 3 absolutely massive points for this football club.
I have to thank Jamie Payne for coming down from University for the weekend just to play. Not only did this young man play he led the line, scored a goal and along with Wade Brown was an utter menace to the Millbrook defence all afternoon.
Jack Ramsey made his debut after signing on Thursday. Jack hadn't even trained with us but was thrust straight into action and produced a superb display of battling and determination. He played some superb passes made critical challenges and done all that was asked of him. To some it up total commitment.
Tjay Price came along from Penwith Exiles in the Trelawney league and like all the rest was outstanding. Solid, determined and classy. Looked like he has been playing the standard all his life.
Although he didnt get on Ashley Thomas was in the squad which was great to see and he enjoyed being involved again.
Mark Vercesi was captain fantastic and was made to play Centre back because of so many being out. What he gave was what you expect from Mark. A determined and gritty display and a real leader.
We lost Liam Andrew through injury in the first half to further set us back but young Max Armstrong went to Full back with 16 year old Reece Evans coming on to play in the wide role on the same flank. These two youngsters didn't shy away from anything and wrapped the flank up.
I thought Paul Robertson was class and he is a dream to manage. He plays wherever he is asked and gives you a top drawer performance every time.
Matty Laithwaite was a warrior at full back, up and down all game and Dom Angove in goal gave another assure performance.
I was so pleased and proud of everyone and even more pleased for the supporters, committee and Chairman Terry Burgess. These type of performances haven't been seen a lot this season but they will now see 8 more as we have given ourselves real hope in avoiding the drop.
The goals were scored by Jamie Payne and Wade Brown and the two of them worked their socks off. In fact it could and should have been more but for some wayward finishing. But hey, what a 3 points especially with the week leading up to the game.
Some people have said I have a headache for next week with 7 people back. But for me the really committed players were out there on the pitch fighting for this football club yesterday. The returning players may have to wait now to get back in. Judging by todays performance it could be a long wait!!
Thanks again to the supporters. Phenomenal yet again.
We now go up to Holsworthy and should we win there we are really breathing down the necks of the other teams.
Thanks for the support,