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North Wilts League U14 Division 1



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Our U14 squad entered this competition on Friday night and ventured to the big metropolis to try their luck in the Bristol North Region. We only play 5 a side when playing futsal really - so it took a while to get ourselves spatially sorted and into our game formation. It took 45 seconds actually, by which time we conceded our only goal of the round robin round against Portishead. We were 1-0 down before we knew it!

We came back very strongly though in that first game and eventually carved out a well deserved 2-1 win. The next 4 games were a bit more straight forward:

Frampton - W 10-0

Cheltenham W 7-0

OdemChickenWingies (Stoke Gifford) W 5-0

We had therfore won the group stage and had to play 4th placed Frampton in a semi-final. We triumphed 4-0 to clinically take our place in the final.

Portishead (our opponents in that first game) awaited us in a final pitting the two best teams in the competition against each other as it should be. Our lads had been quick, strong, clinical and disciplined all night. They were starting to get a bit tired though (it was about 9pm) and soon went 1-0 down, RESPONSE? Bang - we replied through Alex.

Then 2-1 down, RESPONSE? Straight away Cameron got us back level. 

We went 3-2 down, RESPONSE? Without delay Alex got us back on terms again. The game ended 3-3 - a thriller. What character - Penalties!

Archie 1-0 / They missed -1-0 / Alex scored 2-0 / so did they - 2-1 /Cameron scored 3-1.

CHAMPIONS! Next regional round is at bristol South on Mar 24th. Well done lads - you were fantastic

The finals are held at Wembley shortly before the FA Cup Final.

Squad - Aaron, Joe, Nathan, Alex (c),  Louie, Cameron, Joe, Aaron, Archie. We scored 31 goals on the night with Archie top scoring with 12. Nathan was our player of the tournament as the improvement of these and the rest of our squad continues unabated.

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017 12:16
 
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I ended my last report with 'onwards and upwards'. This was indeed that - a special performance in the teeth of a freezing wind which showed great character as well as skill.

Right from the start, our lads established a vice like grip on the game and didnt slacken that grasp until the game had been won-which was some time during the middle of the second half. Our lads treated Croft with the respect they deserve but we also knew this was a chance to get a win and avenge a particularly painful 5-0 pasting that Croft meted out to us in the second game of the season!

Archie won and coverted a penalty, to make it 1-0. Jacob glanced home Louies inviting corner prior to Louie then to score a great third. We were flying. With Jacob and Alex maintaining running the game, Archie was able to a fourth with a flourish. It was only 15 minutes into the game! We still had time to have two disalllowed and miss several easy chances in this stellar half.

The second half was more even but contained some great moves involving Jay, Zac, Max, Felix, Nathan, JoeN and Joe P - I really feel this is the game we arrived as a Div 1 side building on some increasingly great performances in recent times.

Lucas got the goal he so deserved midway through the half, soon after Louie had notched with a superbly worked goal. 6-0. Max played well in goal when called upon and it was disappointing (but in a way understandable) that we gave away our clean sheet very late in the game when we slackened off and got too loose.

The man of the match trophy could have gone to anyone and certainly Jacob, Alex, Lucas and Louie would have been worthy winners. Alan convinced me however, that the energy that Archie put into a hardrunning display was enough to clinch him the award.

Well done everyone

 
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There is not a lot I want to say about this one. The graph of improvement is never a straight line - this was definitely a jag in the line coming on the back of 3 or 4 fine performances.

We didnt play badly - we were unlucky. But we were not unlucky to lose. Our opponents were clinical. The game was pretty even in the general play until it came to the two penalty boxes. We didnt take our chances, and we didnt mark and challenge the second ball in our penalty box well enough. There were some fine performances all over the team - mainly indefence where JoeN did well enough to grab the MOM trophy. 

Onwards and Upwards!

 
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The guys maintained thier superb recent form against tricky opponents  from Bath. An edgy start was broken when Aaron strode through with menace to lash in an easy chance which was well created by a midfield press and precise passing.

Aaron again stabbed home the second following hard fast running from Archie and unselfish probing by Louie. The first half ended at 3-0 with Louie profitting from similarly unselfish play from Archie. During this time Alex and Zac held a firm grip on the middle of midfield whilst Cameron and Joe p terrorised our visitors down the flanks.  By rotation lucas, max, jacob, jayden, nathan, felix, jj and JoeN all held firm in a defensive performance that delighted their manager. Max kept a good clean sheet.

In the second two quarters, Aaron completed his hat-tick with another clinical finish - well done aaron. Jacob got a well deserved goal as our opponents tired and Archie and Lucas provided the flourish with minutes to go with quality goals, making it seven in the end.

Delighted

Onwards and Upwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 07 November 2016 14:43
 
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Sometimes you get afternoons which remind you why you do what you do

After playing the two top teams over the last fortnight, this week we played a team that finished one place below us last year - this was the perfect opportunity to gauge where we are in terms of progression and whether we made the right decision in deciding not to protest about going up to the big league (Div 1).

Well - it was fairly obvious that we have.

Right from the start - pace, strength, tactical nous, organisation and awareness were all on show as we grabbed hold of the game. Controlled passing from our front six and physical domination from the back 4.

The goal would not come but I was so pleased that our lads continued to do the things we have talked about this year and not resort to dribbling which they was default last year.

Eventually - the rewards did come and we were able to net through Aaron, Louie and Archie 3. The real stars of the show though were our pass masters Alex and Joe p. Max was superb, Felix was quick and villigant, Nathan and JoeN were imperious. JJ, Max, Jay & Cam were excellent.

On to the QFinals then with the County Gnd just around the corner

Seriously well done guys

 

 
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