Joe Halton – EBUFC Player of the Month – October 2016

Joe Halton – EBUFC Player of the Month – October 2016

Joe Halton Midfielder Under 12’s
Joe Halton Midfielder Under 12’s

The EBUFC Under 12’s are playing their first competitive season and have gotten off to an absolute flyer – already sitting 2nd in the league and having recently thundered through the next round of the County Cup courtesy of a 12-0 away win versus Desborough. For some of these lads – most of whom have been playing together for three years under the management of Kirk Thompson – have found the
transition to competitive football easier than others but one lad in particular has been in devastating form since the first kick off – but even more so in the month of October.

Joe Halton (previously described as a right footed midfielder but now more than able to use both feet!) has taken to the league and cup formats this season with enthusiasm, skill and, above all, dedication.

Joe possess amongst the quickest feet you could imagine, his close control, ability to turn a player and reach seemingly impossible balls are a testament to the lad’s natural sense of balance and ability as they are to the way in which he has taken to being coached. From a management perspective, we’ve lost count of the amount of jaw dropping moments of individual skill he has produced as he skips away yet again form his marker.

Of the 5 games played in October – 4 in the League and 1 in the League Cup – Joe has able to play in 4. In those games, he registered 4 goals and 2 Man of the Match performances, whilst also being in the vote running in the remaining two games.

However, it would be easy to simply praise joe for his football – off the pitch he is one of the nicest lads you could want to coach – clearly wants to learn, seems to improve during every session/game and never stops giving his all – it’s a testament to his parents that Joe is such a well-rounded lad.
If Joe continues to develop as he has it will only be a matter of when rather than if he can take his football further but for now its great to see him in such sparkling form.

Congratulations Joe on being the club – that’s across ALL teams – Player of the month for October 2016.

Joe was nominated by his Coach and a number of supporters – get your nominations and votes in for your EBUFC Player for November by the end of the first week of December!

Alex Trusty – EBUFC Player of the Month – September 2016

Alex Trusty – EBUFC Player of the Month – September 2016

Alex Trusty – Goalkeeper

Not only are the girls having great success as a team but they also boast this month’s EBUFC Player of the Month in Goalkeeper Alex Trusty. Alex has started the season in fantastic form, delivering a number of performances of an exceptionally high standard – so much so that she’s already claimed Girl of the Match in 2 out of the 4 games played, narrowly missing out on a third! One of the key ingredients in any good goalkeeper is bravery and Alex has this in abundance, making numerous one on one saves at the feet of oncoming strikers – she’s not afraid to do so and opposition players can easily find themselves dominated by that fantastic attitude and application – a lesson for any goalkeeper of any age.

It would be unfair to simply say that her game is just about bravery though, as she has also developed the art of the Sweeper Keeper, using her feet to start moves, clean up at the back and quickly turn defence into attack. Her outstanding performances were epitomised in the tight game against OG’s where she was called on to make a number of key saves and did so with a confidence of a very experienced keeper. It’s amazing then that Alex only been playing football since January and her progression to date has been nothing short of amazing, she had come on leaps and bounds (apt for a keeper!). Alex has a bright future in football.

Congratulations Alex – well done. If you would like to nominate a Player for next month feel free to email the club at You may be a player, a coach, an assistant or a supporter – but be sure to add why you believe that player should be nominated.