POSTED: November 29 2017 11:52:42. By Oscar Courtney - MONTON U8 SPORTS V U8 TORNADOES

Saturday 25th November, Welbeck Road, KO 12pm, Challenge Cup.

Despite getting off to a sluggish start, on a very fast astro turf surface, the boys soon found their feet. However, at that stage we were two goals in arrears and so the lads had the proverbial "mountain to climb!"

Yet, that is what we did! The Tornadoes rolled their sleeves up and got involved in the game. Slowly but surely, the tide started to turn in our favour and by late in the first half Stewart had pulled one back after a strong, darting run.

The second half saw more of the same, with our defence rarely troubled. We did however, seem to struggle to make our possession count and when Monton scored from a rare breakaway, I really thought it was curtains for us.

But, amazingly, and with terrific support from the sidelines, the Tornadoes kept at it and were soon rewarded when Alfie slotted home two chances, to leave the honours even at full time.

Unfortunately, the penalty shoot out didn't go our way but there was no disgrace in that, as we did dispatch 3 out of our 5 spot kicks.

All in all a mesmeric comeback by the Tornadoes on a very testing surface, with Flinn Rogers picking up the MOTM award.


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