All boys turned up on a cold windy pitch in Hersham.
Started really well with 2 great goals from Jam Jam up front. Oliver Khan in goal then produced 2 really important saves.
2nd Half Jamal assisted 2 goals for Zion to score and then another assist for Thomas.
Nayam was man of match and was like a collosus in centre defence with outstanding heading and control with ball.
Merton were so strong and this could easily have resulted in us scoring 10+ goals only Walton FC keepers kept score down.
Onwards to cup final date to be confirmed….we really hope whole club can come and watch these youngsters on the day.
Mean the world to them a great crowd.
Must end on 2 points…….managers Steve and Matt for all their tireless effort and parents who are so great and always cheer lads on.
Big thanks to all….. Wembley here we come.
From banks of river Wandle to shores of Scilly Merton U10s continue marching to cup victory.
Away to CB Hounslow they gave a brilliant display of passing and moving and destroyed opposition 7-1.
Nayman goal curved like a boomerang into top corner.
Jamal danced like a beat boxer around the goal using his twinkle feet and smashing ball into net like an exocet missile.
Zion ran faster than Usain Bolt down wing and finished with 2 surplime finishes.
Stevie continued with his great discipline and finished with a great goal from a Jamal pass.
Hard work continues and if we stay with passing and moving who knows we could reach cup final.
Christian in defence and midfield was as solid as a rock and goes from strength to Strength.
Tom and Ted were on fire hot on ball.
MOM tough call….. Nayman for all his hard work and control.
Onwards we travel to next journey
Team arrived with 1 sub today to face Wallington U10s in League Cup.
We had beaten them twice this season and lost once.
We got off to poor start going 2 goals down in 5 minutes and I reminded boys to remember what we had discussed before kick off pass and move.
We soon came back to 2-2 and then 2nd half we went 6-2 up.
Great goals with cracking bullet thunder bolt header from Zion….William played brilliantly in midfield and Jamal scored 2 set up 3 which Zion scored hatrick and 1 own goal coming from a Stevie cross which Wallington defender sliced like a pizza into his own net..
Another example of teamwork and staying focused on passing and movement off ball.
Very proud moment for all parents and management. .. this is a special team.
MOM this week William in midfield first great work and commitment shown.
Onwards we go to next round.
Acting Manager on the day.
Team arrived ready and eager to play after what has been a long delay due to weather conditions.
Excellent team performance under new skipper Steve Gumble who chased every ball and played exceptionally.
Jamal had a quality game with outstanding passing and movement off the ball and scored 4 goals.
Oliver Cat In goal produced a triple wonder save which left crowd speechless… really important moment in match.
Rohan had his best match ever and overall team really passed well and really starting to jell for each other.
Big thanks to all parents for coming and hats off to Managers, Matt and Steve for all their great work on building this team and encouraging boys to produce their best efforts.
Referee on day.
Sunday 11th October 2015
Merton FC v Wallington Wanderers
K O 11am Final score 2-3
Shame we lost this week!
First half kicked off with a few nice passes making the first goal ten minutes in to the game, a ball came through from Thomas was picked up by Jamal then onto Harry to score our first well worked goal, W,W passed a few good balls making Oliver then have to work hard to keep those shots out which he did with great confidence , Ariane cleared a great cross made by WW but then soon came the second goal
To make 1-1 then just before half time came another try by Thomas, unlucky!
2nd half kicked off with WW scoring with a great goal … Another nearly came from W,W with a great run down but Oliver making a great save . Then we managed to break through with Jamal scoring another great goal to make 2-2. A free kick was given to WW and once again Oliver saved the day with another great save, but soon after with minutes to the end it became 2-3 with a good goal from WW ,unlucky Oliver !
Motm -Harry ,well done Harry !and also Oliver for keeping us in the game!
Many thanks to the church for feeding us Tea , Coffee and Cake on the line .
U10s lined up to play there very first match together and on what was a great pitch and a fantastic turn out from parents.
The sun was shining as merton kicked off to play old walcountians and within a minute Jamal had scored our first goal! This was the shape of things to come and by ten minutes in Zion and Jamal had taken merton up to 3-0.
Old walcountians scored their first goal after thirteen minutes but Jamal and Zion battled on and after abit of persistence scored our 4th goal.
Second half became a real battle with old walcountians defending hard and scored their second goal, but our boys did not give up and eventually finished the game with an impressive result of 8-4!
Well done boys!