The Squad have played several matches this year. Below are the scores and who was Man of the Match.
William Byrd vs Wood end 0 – 8 (MOM – Ayman Goudari)
William Byrd vs Dr Trippletts 1 - 4 (MOM – Mohammed Abbas)
William Byrd vs Pinkwell 0 - 2 (MOM – Robert Keeley)
William Byrd vs Cranford Park 0 - 4 (MOM – Mohammed Abbas )
William Byrd vs Minet 1 – 1 (MOM – Armaan Binepal)
Match Report – William Byrd Vs Minet
By Ayman Goudari
Last week, William Byrd played Minet at their home ground. The match started at a fast pace as Mohamed and Robert had excellent chances however the ball never went past the line. After 5 minutes of play, Robert launched the ball towards Armaan who managed to wrong foot the defender and side foot the ball into the net! During the first half, William Byrd piled the pressure onto Minet and had several excellent chances and many corners.
Some neat interplay between Mckenzie and Yusuf led to some good chances but the teams shooting accuracy let them down.
The second half was very nervous and tense with both teams intent on attacking. Some solid defending from Minet kept WB at bay as their defence took no chances and knocked the ball out of play when under pressure. Unluckily for The Byrds, Minet managed to score a scrappy goal from a corner which touched several people before being bungled into the net. This however only served to make the team more determined and they quickly were up the other end of the pitch. Robert and Mohammed were particularly impressive with their communication and letting everyone know who they should mark. The subs who came on towards the end included Reiko Mistry and Baqir Medhi and they instantly lifted the team and gave everything they had on the pitch. Even though the Byrd’s had the majority of possession and chances, ultimately they could not make it count. They had several chances cleared off the line and had to settle for a draw.