U7s v Holmer Green (home) Sunday 25th April 2010

28/04/2010 at 12:05 pm | Posted in Match Reports, Under 7s | Leave a comment

Holmer Green are a strong club with over 30 registered players and brought 22 with them on Sunday, so we expected tough, close games. We had 15 players, including new addition Adam Barnett, so played 7 a side on the bottom pitch and 8 a side on the top pitch.

Top Pitch

Match 1

The first game started really well with everyone really enjoying themselves. Robert and Sam playing up front soon took charge and made some good breaks with Aaron, kaushal and Andreas giving some good support. Charlie and Christopher took up defence and were very strong together. We kept the pressure up and with the ball in our goal area a break was on. Christopher made a little pass to Sam who then dribbled and made a long pass over the heads of the everyone to find Robert who had positioned himself in lots of space to go on and score a great goal. Adam was in goal for the first half and did really well picking the ball up everytime. Andreas went in goal for the second half did really well especially kicking the ball out to his teammates.

Match 2
The second game was just as exciting. There was a moment when the ball was in our goal mouth for an eternity and even the parents were gasping, we eventually cleared and managed to get a break. Christopher went in goal and did some amazingly long goal kicks which helped the forwards make breaks. Sam had a great run from midfield and his shot was only saved with some great goalkeeping from their side. Adam really got stuck in and showed great enthusiasm on the ball. Aaron got away from a tangled group and then showed just how fast he can be on his own running all the way and nearly scoring. Charlie was great in defence and dribbled the ball with control rather than just kicking it out. Kaushal made some great runs down the wing, we had most possession and were just unlucky to let a goal in at the end.

Overall they played fantastically well, especially against the second team who were very strong. We noticed how they are shouting for the ball when they knew they are in space and good positions to push up field. Well done boys.

Squad: Robert, Aaron, Sam, Charlie, Kaushal, Andreas, Christopher, Adam

Bottom Pitch

Match 1
The first match was a much closer affair than the score line suggested. In the first half a couple of speculative shots skidded into the corner of our net and if Alex hadn’t made an excellent save at the end of the half we could have been further behind. We had our chances in the first half; good efforts from Luke, Charles and Alfie went unrewarded as Holmer Green defended well, blocking everything they could. In the second half we left ourselves a little exposed as we pushed forward for goals, leaving Arjan in goal with little cover and Holmer Green added another couple of goals. Good games from Lucas and Alfie who covered lots of ground in defence and midfield.

Match 2
The second match started with a bang and Luke and Charles scored a goal each in the first 2 minutes. Luke and Charles worked together very well, causing the Holmer Green defence all sorts of problems. Holmer Green than started to play a bit, and scored before half time. Kian and Alfie showed some great touches in midfield, both playing with increasing confidence. Alex showed what a good passer of the ball he is in matches and once again showed an eye for defensive positioning. The second half was pretty even; Luke scored again before Holmer Green pulled one back from an unlucky own goal to set up a rousing finish. Arjan was the stand out player in defence, hassling the opposition, making his tackles and holding his position really well. Kian was assured as usual in goal in the second half, with clean handling and a blinding full length save to prevent a Holmer Green equaliser.

Well done to all the boys, especially Kian who we didn’t realise until after the game was playing despite a leg injury.

Squad: Luke, Charles, Alfie, Arjan, Kian, Alex Walker, Lucas

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