Yellow division fixture, v Hughenden Valley 30th September 2012

06/10/2012 at 10:14 pm | Posted in Match Reports, Under 10s | Leave a comment

Squad: Adam Arjan Aaron Charlie Alex J Matthew Will Gabriel Kaushal Kian

Match 1

This was our first home match of the season which was played at our buddy teams ground Flackwell Heath. Our first match turned out to be a real struggle for the boys as we soon found out with a couple of goals conceded in quick succession. We did manage to have a couple of shots on goal but were pretty much penned in in our own half. Will made a couple of surging runs as did Matthew but these were short lived. We started well in the second half with Will scoring a great low drive into the back of the net. Even though this encouraged the boys to push on Hughenden scored a couple of more goals to secure victory. Although at times the team got caught out because they did not keep their positions this was a very good team we played. I would like to finish in saying what an amazing goalkeeping performance from Kaushal. Players came up to him after the game and said what great saves he made. Watch out Hart! England’s (or possibly Holland’s) number 1 !!

Match 2

After a good team talk between games I hoped the boys would show me what I know they are made of. And oh yes they did with strong attacking runs from Matthew and Aaron and great defensive displays from Charlie, Alex and Arjan. Gabriel and Adam worked hard but the player of this game had to go to Kian who was absolutely amazing. The pinpoint accuracy of his crosses to Will were Hoddle-esque (did anybody realise I’m a Tottenham fan…)! His tireless runs up and down the pitch was just a small part of the great game he had. We were soon 2 nil up with goals from Will and Aaron and things were looking rosy. Or so I thought! Hughenden battled back back with two well taken goals. With only a few minutes left on the clock we scored again to secure the win. Chances continued to come at both ends but we deserved our win and a share of the spoils over the whole fixture.

All’s well that ends well so they say!

Not a very good start but what a great finish. It’s fair to say that overall we started slowly and finished strongly but it did appear that the first team we played were markedly the better side of our opponents two teams and this was reflected in the final scores.

Thanks boys.

Paul

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