Magic man Mitch is back on track

By Danny Caro, week beginning 1 January 1970

Manager name: Mitchell Young
Team: FC Team A

A week is a long week in football. Seven days ago Mitch Young came away from his game angry and frustrated. But now he's buzzing, smiling from ear to ear after his team hit Redbridge A for six in their own backyard.

Not many teams come away from east London with a win. I was expecting a backs-to-the-wall job, but far from it, there were heroes all over the park in yellow and blue shirts on a day when they ticked all the boxes. With only 11 men available, and a stand-in keeper, they overcame the odds and talented opposition to claim a remarkable victory.

A delighted Young told JC Sport: "I am so proud of the boys today. We worked very hard, remained disciplined and we carved Redbridge apart with our football which at times was brilliant. We showed passion and desire and above all else we were clinical.

"This performance was extremely unexpected given the circumstances and the line-up Redbridge had, but my boys were amazing today and I am extremely happy to progress to the next round of the cup and we showed tremendous character to bounce back after Brady last week.