U7s v GX & Fulmer 28/03/10

29/03/2010 at 6:29 pm | Posted in Match Reports, Under 7s | Leave a comment

For the fourth time this season we were up against GX & Fulmer. This fixture was originally scheduled for Westwood Park, but as we had played the same opposition at home last week (and GX do excellent bacon rolls) we switched the fixture to an away match.

Pitch 1
Match 1
Both teams carried on from last week with an excellent game of football between 2 well matched sides. An even first half ended as GX & Fulmer scored with the last kick of the half but only after both teams had good chances to score. Matthew led from the front with several strong runs past their defence and with a bit more luck might have scored. Both Alex’s (Walker and Willox) were very energetic in both defence and midfield, while Joe made lots of tackles. With Charles moving forward with purpose at every opportunity we had 2 or 3 other chances to score. The half ended deep into injury time when one of their players ran through our defence and beat Luke with a strong shot into the corner.

The second half was more of the same and our pressure eventually paid off with a fine goal from Charles from Luke’s quick throw in; a fine reward for Charles’ non stop running and tackling. Also, Alex Willox made a fine stop from a one on one with their striker.

Match 2
Alex Walker had picked up a leg injury in the first match so played the whole of this game in goal making several important stops, especially as we came under intense pressure in the second half. This was another hard fought but evenly matched game. We had slightly the better of the first half, with Joe, Kaushal and Lucas getting stuck in to try and win the ball. Luke scored with a left foot cross shot before half time. After half time, the pressure was mainly from GX as they laid seige to our goal looking for an equaliser. We played with 3 defenders in this half and several times goalmouth scrambles ended with one of our players getting in the way. During the second half on a rare foray into the GX half Charles produced the best skill of the match with a run and tricky turn which almost produced another goal.

Squad: Charles, Alex Walker (Gk match 2), Alex Willox (Gk match 1), Lucas, Matthew, Joe, Kaushal, Luke (Gk match 1)

Ian & Nick

Pitch 2

All the boys played well again on the day and really enjoyed both games.

The first game started fast with GX getting an early goal, but they picked themselves up and it wasn’t long before Robert received a pass through their defence and scored a goal with a really powerful shot. Charlie and Alex J were in defence and did a great job holding the line but soon had to be split up due to the chatting on the field! GX scored again but only made the boys more determined and again a lovely pass from Aaron released Kian to make a long run with Robert supporting on his left. Without help Kian went all the way to score a great goal well placed away from the Goalie.

Game two was a much better game for the Westwood boys. They really enjoyed this one and played together as a team. Archie was in goal and made some great saves. He took some huge goal kicks which undoubtly helped the team get the ball into the oppositions half. Arjan made some great tackles and managed to clear the ball down the line. Charlie was on form and made some great runs down the wing. We kept the pressure on and Sam managed a long run round the players to get a shot into the top left of the goal. Aaron made some exciting runs and nearly scored a number of times. There were numerous goal scoring chances made from some long throw ins and excellent passing. All in all the boys got it together for this game with lots of fun as well

Squad: Robert, Aaron, Sam, Charlie, Arjan, Alfie, Archie, Kian, Alex J

Martin and Wayne

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