Merton FC u12s win 4-1 away to Hampton Rangers u12s
Merton U12s were back at home in the ‘Invitation Cup’ against a very impressive Lynne Cougars.
This was a really close match – with Merton taking lead through Ollie Laughton with a delightful cheeky chip over goalie.
Cougars equalised in a moment where boys switched off.
2nd half Mighty Merton throw kitchen sink at Cougars and there keep produced some great saves – in return our new Keeper Adam – equally produced some monumental saves and ensured there was no way pass into our net “no you won’t and I will not let you score”.
Final score was 2-1 win – we are home next week against Met Police – this will be a tough match.
Big thanks to brilliant support and helping with all equipment.
Despite us only having 7 players available, the boys elected to play the match instead of forfeiting. To me this decision already made them winners, they should be very proud of themselves.
Kew Park kicked off and surged forward and scored within the first 30 seconds, it was offside but the ref allowed the goal to stand, we took the centre kick and quickly lost possession, Kew once again surged forward in numbers and scored again. 2-0 down.
Once again we kicked off but this time it was a different story, we kept possession of the ball with some excellent passing and the ball eventually found Chris through on goal, Kew’s keeper came rushing out which managed to distract Chris and his shot narrowly missed the target. This seemed to spur the boys on and for the next 20mins Chris, Mason and Mckenzie all had shots saved by the Kew’s keeper. Half time was approaching and not a moment too soon because the boys were shattered, but just before the whistle, Kew’s nippy striker ran onto a through ball and he neatly slotted the ball into the net, 3-0 HT.
We kicked off for the second half and kept possession well, Mason’s lovely timed through ball found Chris who took on 2 defenders and buried the ball into the bottom corner of the goal, the keeper had no chance of reaching it. 3-1.
For the next 10mins the match was fast flowing, end to end, which took its toll on our boys and with Kew having 2 extra players on the pitch they managed to score 3 more goals dispite some great defending from Jack and Mckenzie, and some brave goalkeeping from Jamie.
Man of the Match: Mckenzie for his determination, commitment, leadership and his great defending.
Well done U12s.