MAT Football League: Nightingale v Brooklands

 The Maritime Academy Trust Football League kicked off this week with Brooklands visiting Nightingale for a box office league opener!

Both teams looked a little nervous as they sized each other up pitch side, but Nightingale started strong, forcing some excellent saves from Brooklands' goalkeeper Lewis. The pressure soon mounted though and Nightingale's strikers put their team 2-nil up by the first half.

Brooklands came out positively after the break and pulled one back. They continued to press for an equaliser as the Nightingale keeper Troy pulled of some worldly saves before some brilliant skill from Nightingale’s Reveal put the hosts 3-1 up. Some more great saves from both goalkeepers kept the scores close before Ethan scored a brilliant individual goal for Brooklands to bring it back to 2-3. Both teams squandered chances towards the end but Nightingale held on for an excellent 3-2 victory in the first game between the two sides. Even better, was the spirit in which the game was played with both teams showing great sportsmanship and team spirit!