Westwood Park FC (Blue) U10’s 1, Holy Trinity Junior Eagles 3

15/10/2010 at 7:16 pm | Posted in Match Reports, Under 10s | Leave a comment

Home Match: 25th September 2010

Referee: Bipin Patel

WPFC Squad: Oliver Anderson (GK 2nd Half), Jonny Grint, Matthew Jones, Mahdi Karim (GK 1st Half), Samuel Naughton, Daniel Restall, James Tunney.

Match Result: WestwoodPark 1 – Holy Trinity Junior Eagles 3

Scorers: Daniel Restall

Runners up in the Lynxes Division U-9’s last season this saw the start of the new campaign in the Tigers Blue Division U-10’s of the Chiltern Church Junior League.

The coaches have decided to run two squads this season with an eye on next season when the boys will step up into the eleven aside format. The key objectives as with last season remain to develop the abilities of all the boys, and to ensure that they enjoy playing good football. If this results in some wins along the way then this will be a bonus but is not the be all and end all.

Westwood Park Blue welcomed four new members to the squad, Harry Bradshaw, James Larard, Benedict Mears and Samuel Naughton.

Our opponents for the opening encounter of the season were Holy Trinity Junior Eagles fresh from winning their respective Division in the Lynxes U-9 last season. A tight match was anticipated.

The match started brightly, with Holy Trinity quickly into their stride. Surprisingly Westwood were somewhat lethargic in their play, slow to the ball and tackle. Play ebbed and flowed and with new debutant Samuel making some good tackles and combining well with Oliver in defence chances were few and far between. However midway through the half Holy Trinity produced a good move down the right that resulted in their centre forward smashing a shot past Mahdi and going a goal to the good. Westwood countered well and a superb shot from Daniel saw the sides turn around at half time level.

Holy Trinity scored immediately and somewhat fortuitously from a corner after the re-start. Westwood again were very slow to clear the ball and in the resulting mêlée the ball bobbled off a defender and trickled past Oliver in goal. The match continued to follow the pattern of the first half with James, Daniel, Matthew and Jonny creating some opportunities that unfortunately were not put away. Westwood continued to press hard for the equaliser but were caught on the break and Holy Trinity scored with the very last kick of the match.

While the result went against Westwood, this was a fair result and bodes well for the season ahead. The boys produced some good passages of play, with some good passing moves from all the players on the pitch and strong tackling skills on display. Well done the boys.

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