On Monday 4 June 2018 Trafford FC Youth under 13’s team were invited to go to the Etihad Campus to play against a team from Manchester City made up of a mixture of lads from their under 14, under 13 and under 12 teams. We received this invite through Manchester City Chief Scout who had seen one of our games and was very impressed with the whole team and how they play football so invited us to play against them.
Manchester City won the game 4-2 against a very spirited display from Trafford FC Youth in which was definitely a game of 2 halves. In the first half Trafford FC Youth seemed to struggle to get to grips with the Manchester City team passing and movement and seem to give them a little too much respect and City lead 3-0 at half but a change in formation and the lads seeming to settle into the game saw Trafford FC Youth win the second half 2-1 in which the Trafford team played some excellent football and took the game to City and scored 2 goals which brought Trafford right back into the game and showed the lads they can compete at any level.
Trafford FC finished stronger and nearly scored the goal of the game with an excellent passing move that saw the City keeper produce an excellent save to keep the score at 4-2.
Overall it was a brilliant night and such an excellent experience for all the lads involved, one which we hope will be replicated again.