The 1st team’s Somerset County League game had to be called off late as the continued morning heavy rain took its toll. An early morning inspection declared the pitch fit but unfortunately large pooling started to develop making the surface unplayable in certain area despite a firmness under the water!!
With his squad of players already assembled Player/Manager Leigh White decided to hold an impromptu training session in the area away from the pitch which turned into an enjoyable and competitive session among the squad.
Manager White said ‘In these testing times it has been good to be able to be playing football. Keeping to all the new Covid-19 regulations has been very strange but we have to do our bit to keep everyone safe. With a win, draw and loss in our first 3 games we are probably 3 points down on where we deserve to be after conceding a late goal in our second game and we were also worthy of a point in the loss to Burnham. We have a young side that will only get better the more they play together and the camaraderie in the squad is amazing, it’s the best atmosphere we have had for a very long time, and the togetherness will hopefully win a lot of points going forward. With my assistants Mark Brown and Sam Clements we will continue to encourage the players to enjoy their football and we will do all we can to help in their development both on and off the pitch. The lads showed great commitment in the training session after the last minute call off of Saturday’s game and I am glad to say my team won the 7-a-side match we played as our photo shows us celebrating!’
‘We are away to Timsbury on Saturday and look to start a run of wins and push on for the rest of the season.’