BAITEZE VS SE DONS - SUNDAY LEAGUE EL CLASSICO

Written by Ricky Carroll



The weekend is upon us, and we are all looking at who our favourite team is playing. Manchester City plays Chelsea, and Arsenal plays Tottenham. The truth is there's one game this weekend that many will be watching instead. Two gargantuan YouTube football teams collide in the FA Sunday National Cup. Its SE Dons vs Baiteze Squad. There will be battles on the side-lines. Both benches and supporters have massive personalities. After SE Dons 2-0 defeat to Hatch Lane in the last 16 of the London cup - I get the feeling the Dons supporters will be out in numbers. The battle on the pitch promises to be a memorable one. There are intriguing matchups wherever you look. Baiteze will be looking to the experience of Alex in defence to keep SE Don's talisman Zak Ansah quiet. Zak can drop into pockets of space, dragging defenders out of position - which will suit players like Nathan Palmer. Nathan is capable of running beyond Zak Ansah and stretching the Baiteze defence. Zaks constant movement and his finishing ability will ensure Alex will need to be at his best to stifle him. It is hard to decide who will start in midfield for both teams as a lot depends on availability. The Baiteze midfield is blessed, with a lot of ability on the ball. Stephen Carvell is a midfielder blessed with an impressive passing range. He is capable of keeping the ball ticking and moving. Aside from that, he has shown time again that he can provide that defence-splitting pass for the Baiteze attackers to score. Carvell has also proven he will be a live threat to the Dons from set-pieces. Ade Cole is a player every manager wants in his team. He has an impressive engine which is vital in keeping the Baiteze attacks moving. His intelligence on the ball is his biggest asset. More often than not, he will pick the right pass, is always looking to keep position, and is a vital component in Billys possession-based tactics at Baiteze. The SE Dons midfield has players capable of keeping the ball all game away from the opposition dangermen. Lefty is one of those players who looks like he barely breaks a sweat. He makes everything look so easy. He's a dream to play alongside, as he always seems to be in space and demands the ball every time. If previous games are to go by this season - Lefty is likely to partner Rory Hill in Midfield. Rory is a machine. He never stops running and has been known to fly into the odd tackle over the years. Rory's work ethic is vital in pressing the opposition players into mistakes and enabling the Dons attacking players the freedom to go and hurt the opposition. There is a potential in a game of this magnitude we could see players such as Monts or Jordan Green as they are both registered. However, all will be revealed just before 2.30 pm this Sunday. If Bully boy Sham and Alex Teniola are both playing, it promises to be a testing afternoon for the Dons defence. Sham is brilliant with his back to goal and linking up with deeper players. He has shown he's deadly in front of goal and is very good with the ball at his feet. Alex Teniola is the definition of big game, big players. Teniola, AKA Teniola time - has shown on countless occasions he thrives in the big games and always seems to be in the right place at the right time. What has always impressed me most about him is his temperament. It doesn't matter if the game isn't going his way - he will always be in the right place for the next opportunity. He's a managers dream for a striker - he thrives on scoring goals. He will be buzzing for an occasion of this magnitude, and could this be Teniola time? Will BIG G and co march on in the Nationals? SE Dons vs Baiteze promises to be a landmark occasion for grassroots football, and whoever is victorious in this game - it promises to live long in all our memories.