9s vs Claygate Royals Swans – 15.01.17
On a cold and wet Sunday morning, Merton battled not just with the elements but also with a strong Claygate side. Merton showed great determination, as all that hard work in training paid off. Claygate had a good passing game, but our defence remained strong through out, particularly with some excellent goal keeping by Doo Ho.
Merton worked particularly well as a team, with strength and spirit shown by Callum in midfield, skilful footwork by Harry, darting runs by Jack, all round commitment by Danielus and speed by Tom upfront. It was clear that the players were continuing to develop in the right direction, showing maturity both in attack and defence, and some intelligent throw-ins from the touchline.
Man of the Match went to Tommie, who showed excellent attacking play in the second half which rattled Claygate and led to some good opportunities to score.
A well deserved performance all round in challenging conditions. Great start to the New Year. Keep it up Merton!
U9s Pitch Marshall