Thanks to everyone that came along on Wednesday to support mental health and watch our Under 17 team take on Gransden and come away with a 2-1 win. The night raised just over £300 for #ForMenToTalk so thank you to everyone for their donations and adding to a great atmosphere. Thanks to Potton United for making us feel so welcome again. Match report below
Potton United Youth FC
Potton U17's hosted Gransden at The Hollow on Wednesday night in a charity match to raise funds for local men's charity "For Men to Talk". The game was yet again another closely fought encounter.
Potton took the lead after 5 minutes after some great work and neat finish from Anesu. Gransden pushed forward and a free kick from 20 yards out forced Curtis into a great save. The game was quite even with both teams playing some nice attacking football. After half an hour Gransden had a free kick on the edge of the area which Curtis did well to parry, but the ball somehow ended up in the net to level things up. As the game headed towards half time Potton broke down the right wing and Anesu neatly flicked in the cross to put Potton 2-1 up at the break.
The 2nd half was just as evenly contested and both teams should probably added to their tally but good goalkeeping from both sides kept the score at 2-1. Gransden piled on the pressure at the end but Potton held on for a very hard fought 2-1 win.
Thanks to Roy and James for ref & linesman duties & good luck to both teams for the upcoming season.
You can play for us
If you have a 6-16 year old that wants to play football then why not get in touch with Potton United Youth FC who have a range of teams playing in local leagues and welcome girls and boys of all abilities.
Register now for 2021-2022 season at the Potton Utd Youth FC website >
For Men to Talk
Proceeds for entry fees will be donated to local mental health volunteering organisation "For Men to Talk"
‘For Men To Talk’ provides a chance for men suffering with anxiety, depression and grief to talk with other fellow sufferers trying to end the stigma of men to keep quiet and have a ‘stiff upper-lip’.