The U9 Whites were hoping to get their Winter League back on track after coming up against a very good side last week.
Before the game, the team and opponents, impeccably observed a 1 min silence for Rememberance Day.
The game itself didn’t disappoint. Chester started slowly but finished the half strong although neither team could find the back of net due to fantastic saves by both GKs and solid defending by both teams.
The 2nd half started the same as the 1st. Both teams were giving their all but couldn’t find a way through.
Both coaches said it was going to take something special to break the deadlock, and unfortunately for Chester, it came for the opposition.
A fantastic corner was met with a bullet header that left Nathan Staines no chance and went into the top right corner of the goal
A couple of mins later, there was nothing Nathan could do when a cross come shot looped over his head to double the opposition lead.
Chester kept pushing to try and get something out of the game with Ben Tiffen hitting the post, a Kris Clark header nearly replicating the opposition 1st goal but couldn’t keep the ball down and Grayson Abbott had several efforts well saved.
However, it wasn’t to be, and Chester came away from the game empty handed which on another day could have easily gone their way.
The game had everything and was a fantastic advertisement for grassroots football.
All the boys gave their all and the opposition coach had his work cut out choosing a MOM. He said he was very impressed how the team defended and gave MOM to Chris Storey
The boys also received their promotion medals last week to celebrate finishing 3rd in their last season and gaining promotion to their current league.