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Manager Notes | Peckham Cosmos


After yesterday’s win the gaffer was full of praise as his captain showed leadership. “Abdul reached a small milestone, playing his 10th competitive appearance for the club and my word did the Matchday captain mark it in style with a breathtaking volley into the top left corner to open the scoring yesterday.”

With a convincing win yesterday Jacko was happy with the contributions from all over the pitch. “The five goals were all scored by different goalscorers and what a confidence boost that is for those individuals but also as a team and me as a manager to know so many of the squad have the ability and composure to convert our chances.”

Another promising performance from Abdi who won the initial penalty which was tucked away by George and the manger was impressed by his performance and the back line who also did well. “I was again impressed by Abdi who had a very bright first half, winning a crucial penalty and was an absolute nuisance to the opposition. The back 4 were tremendous, we welcomed Lleyton back after dislocating his shoulder but it didn't look like he'd been away at all, and alongside Conor at CB, the two of them built a great partnership allowing the fullbacks to push up the bit more. Rhys at LB even got an assist from a throw!”

Another solid performance from one of the new lads in Paul who got off the mark on Sunday while Nuno also netted, Jacko noticed the importance of Nuno and was pleased with the versatility of some of the lads. “In the midfield, new signing Paul got his first 90 mins and capped his game off with a goal as did George who opened his account for the season. And it was old faithful Nuno who buried yet another goal to move him onto 5 goals in 3 games and he finishes week 3 as the top goalscorer in the division. Shout out to both Alfie and Ash who played out of skins regardless of the numerous positions they were forced to play!”

Overall it was a solid performance and Tom recognised that. “There were fine performances across the pitch, but man of the match was our captain who led from the first whistle to the last and steered us through to an emphatic win.”

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