Needham Market FC EJA U16 striker Tyger Smalls enjoying a great season and hoping to end it on a high with a county cup victory.
This season Needham Market Football Club have had a full complement of Eastern Junior Alliance teams from U13 through to U16 with our U13 and U16’s having two teams per age group. This Sunday our U14, U15 and U16 (Blue) are competing in Suffolk FA County finals at Ipswich Town Training Ground, Playford Road.
With regards to the U16 Blue they have had a very good season and in the run to their final highlight the achievements of their striker Tyger Smalls. Tyger is arguably one of the best finishers in his age group, two footed with lightening acceleration and an ability in one v one situations that is unrivalled. Tyger has the ability in important games to find that extra gear or ounce of energy to generally win the game for his team. This season his five goals and an assist in a 6-4 win against Concord Rangers who have won the division was a brilliant individual display. A hat-trick against Burnham Ramblers when we had been reduced to nine players was again a game where he raised levels to a height that carried the team to an incredible victory.
His four seasons at EJA level have yielded way over 100 goals which is a remarkable achievement, he currently sits on 34 goals this season having played 20 games. This is not down to luck, Tyger works hard on all aspects of his game practicing finishing, free kicks and skills and is a great example to his teammates. He is highly respected and rated by his teammates and is certainly one of the most popular members of the squad.
Robert Peace, Needham Market FC Academy Director said “Tyger is a fantastic player for Needham Market FC. Within the local footballing community, he has been highly spoke of for many years and this season he has continued his development and produced on the pitch. To score 34 goals during this season within the Essex based division is credit to him and his hard work. Tyger is also a great lad off the pitch and applauds the work of his teammates and he is a credit to himself and his family.”
Tyger said “I am really happy to have scored 34 goals this season against tough opponents and to have helped my team and coaches who have all been great.”
This Sunday the U16 Blues are up against AFC Sudbury in the County Final, 10:30am kick off at Playford Road. Your support for them and our other two teams will be appreciated.