First game for GMFC Winstanley Vs Crystal Palace

Last month our boys from the Get Active Winstanley had, what we hope to be, the first of many games for the side made up of boys from our session in the Winstanley area who attend our Wednesday session every week.

The session is open to all abilities and is in partnership with Get Active Wandsworth as part of the Witness Da Fitness scheme which aims to increase participation and sport of young people between 14 and 25 in the SW11 postcode.

Our first game for the project saw us against a Strong Crystal Palace side at the Archbishop Lanfranc school in Croydon. The game saw the boys start nervously as this was the first time that the majority had played together competitively. As they eased into the game some terrific football was played and we started to dominate the game and would have taken the lead had it not been for the exceptional Crystal Palace goalkeeper.

Palace started the second half with an early goal through a mistake from our Gk and got a second soon after with a shot from distance. The goals came slightly against the run of play but the attitude from the boys was exceptional and we created chance after chance and were it not for the excellant Palace GK. The game ended 2-1 with Owen scoring a fantastic penalty.

Overall a great game played in great spirit! on to the next one.