Czech Mates


 Blues footballers enjoyed a tour of Prague as they looked to limber up for the second half of the BUSA season. Arran Yentob’s side put a total of ten goals without reply past their two Czech opponents, who could have suffered much further had impressive build-up play not been marred by wasteful finishing.

The first game saw a youthful FC Umbro, who were dispatched 6–0. Nat Armstrong notched his first Blues hat-trick and Paul Hackwell, Sam Aylott and Craig Adams were also on the mark against opponents who were dwarved in size as well as technique. The next day saw a 4–0 victory over a physically stronger FC Ave.

In the BUSA league, the Blues lie in the relegation zone, although their work last term was hardly aided by a spate of injuries. With the defence performing creditably, Yentob will be most concerned by the fact that his forwards have only notched seven goals to date, and will hope that the scoring spree on tour will have boosted confidence.

Hilary opens with a fixture against Nottingham Trent which is followed by a home match with De Montfort.

Archive: 0th Week HT 2004


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