01:50PM, Friday 30 November 2018
These youth football match reports are submitted by members of the public and are not written by Advertiser staff members (but may be edited for clarity and style).
U10s Boyne Hill Bullet Blacks 100 per cent record continues. They marked a remarkable start to their season with a another great performance against George Green FC on Sunday.
It was very tough pitch and the players adapted brilliantly and managed the game throughout. They stood up well to some tough tackles, impressed themselves as a unit to win the ball and carved out opportunities and saw the game out with what is becoming a reliable professionalism for this group of local players.
Pictured are: Lewis Stewart, Arhaan Sharma, Murphy Camp-Overy, Zacharia Adnani, Joe Halsey, Harry Wood, Monty Harte, Tao Liverpool, Callum Smith
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U7 Braves: Great game against Delaford Whites. It was a much closer encounter the last time they played them so it’s a good measure that they are developing in the right direction. MOM goes to Hayden, who is a leader on the pitch, scored five goals and was unplayable at times. Special mention to Tian Liverpool also who had his best game yet in a Braves shirt. Great performance from all the players today.
U8 Colts: Produced their strongest performance for a while vs Holyport Lions, putting them under pressure & pushing forward with more positive play to go in with the lead at half time, with Eth O'Brien scoring four. We lost a bit of focus to allow opportunity for a few good finishes for Holyport to come back, making for a cracking second half. It could have gone either way in a tight match. POTM is Ethan Shaffrey who showed the stronger commitment needed this week, leading the defence making good decisions when to clear it & when he had time to take a touch.
U10 Buccaneers: Continued a good run of play, this week, clinching victory out of their game against Maidenhead Warriors. Players are in their final week of positional rotation, and both Josh Colley and Max Taylor capitalised on being forwards by scoring their first competitive goals for the team, much to the delight of the very cold parents and team mates. The team played some very direct play in the first half, with Josh Gilbert scoring a hat trick and providing two assists. POTM this week goes to Max Taylor for two superb finishes as a centre forward.
U10 Bullet Greens: The team showed fine form throughout most of the game against a well organised Cookham Dean. Bullets took their training into the match well and deployed their focus - to transition quickly - when losing possession and to make themselves compact as a unit. MOM Tom Carberry, playing through the middle and up front showed excellent speed and focus throughout in a very accomplished display.
U10 Bullet Blacks: On a tough ‘sticky’ pitch away at George Green FC, the Bullets controlled the game from the start. They pressed play quickly to deny space and intercepted well. Zacharia Adnani, playing across the midfield and in defence read the game well and made countless interceptions at the right time - reading the triggers brilliantly of when to tackle - before driving the team forward with explosive dribbling runs. He capped his best performance of the season with a brace.
U11 Jets: Came away victorious in what was a really comprehensive performance from start to finish. A lot of rotation to give playing time in a range of positions, but it didn’t affect the quality on show. Brodie Hatfield POTM with a hat trick and some solid goalie skills second half, but everyone was a candidate. Very proud of the skilful and versatile team that’s starting to build here!
U12 Blades: Narrowly defeated in a close match which doesn’t reflect elements of the game - some great midfield and wings link up play and all round positive performances. Once again HarryWhite was superb ‘between the sticks’ and was MOTM. Great all round improvement on previous weeks.
U13 Vipers: Went down 6-1 to a very well organised and strong Stoke Mandeville side. It was 1-1 at half-time thanks to an amazing performance in goal from Freddie Chalk who stepped in after our usual goalie was away to do a half in goal for us. POTM was Joel Halsted this week with a commanding performance in the heart of the midfield and ran the show in the first half in particular.
U16 Tigers: The players put in their best performance of the season to beat a strong Flackwell Heath team 4-2. The first half passing display was great to watch as they dominated midfield and had all the play. At 2-1 up they came under a load of pressure but Alex Ratcliffe settled the nerves with a great finish for 3-1. They then conceded with five minutes to go but quickly led 4-2 after a wonderful Lee Cooley pass for Aaron Kew to lob the keeper. Game over. Man of the match Jo Higley was solid and organised in defence plus got himself a goal. The whole team played to the best of their ability, worked so hard and got the win they deserved.
U18 Rangers: A really good team performance allowed for the team to come from behind and take the lead on two different occasions with a 6-4 win as the final result. Harrison Thorne, who came to play in goal, ended up playing striker - scoring five in the second half to secure all three points. Definitely man of the match. Jamie Lloyd battled well too and got a goal to his name to show for his performance. A great game to watch and a great result to finish.
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