Thursday 15th March 2018
FCV International Football Academy are enjoying a successful maiden season of competitive U21 football, and head coach Grant Brown is delighted with the progress being made.
FCV are showing strong form in the Total Motion Midlands Football League, and Brown believes that is a sign of their consistent application to the tasks asked of them in both training and fixtures.
The Academy currently sit third in the standings and, after taking time to find their feet, Brown is now seeing FCV Reds flourish in a competitive division.
Among their results so far was a victory over the then-unbeaten Tamworth, who are second in the division. Brown’s side ran out 1-0 winners in February – the result all the more impressive given the fact that FCV were beaten 4-1 by the same team back in September.
“The players have bought into what we’re doing, and they’re a close-knit group,” he stated.
“We know when they go out on a matchday, that they will give it their all and try and find a way to get a result.
“There have been a couple of slip-ups, with close games against the teams near the top of the league; Bedworth United and Milton Keynes College. Tight games, but we just came off on the wrong side of them.
“To beat Tamworth with a clean sheet, who were unbeaten and flying high in the league, was fantastic.
“They take on board the bits of information we’ve given them before games, and they manage themselves well as a group. Amongst themselves, they’ve taken on board that team ethic, and pulled together really well.”
This success isn’t exclusive either, something demonstrated by the fine display away at Leicester City’s Thai Academy, only last month.
Romping to a 6-0 victory, the visitors took control from the off, and delivered a performance of real maturity, to sweep aside their opponents.
“It was brilliant,” Brown declared. “We played against them last year at a similar time in the season and lost the game.
“So, for us to go there this year and put on a good performance and showing while being clinical with our finishing, was pleasing.
“They scored six goals but kept a clean sheet, which can sometimes be just as important.
“Playing in those games, you’ve got to look forward to and enjoy them because it’s the best chance to show what you can do.”
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