An under-manned Maindy Whites took to the field on Saturday at Fitzhalan High School and did themselves proud. Fielding one less player than their opponents and with no substitutes to call upon, the Whites played the best football in each fixture. Resisting the temptation to kick long, the team persisted in the philosophy of playing from the back and team football. Aside from a Harry Kelso effort in the first game, frustratingly, the Whites were unable to convert possession and territory into goals. Special mention to Matthew Williams who covered two positions at the back, and Saul Tanhai who was unplayable at times on the left side of midfield.
On a sour note, it was disappointing our sister club reneged on an agreement to practice together in the first fixture, in consideration of the under-manned Whites. In the reverse situation earlier in the season at Trelai, the Whites supported their sister club with a mixed warm up game, in recognition of their under-strength squad, and in the united spirit of the club whom we both represent. Thankfully this is the last occasion on which we will meet, as we are destined to play in different leagues next year.
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