Category: Under 13s Reports
Merton FC 3-4 Elm Grove Colts.
Second round of the cup. We came down to the hood at 9;45
Prepared and ready for the match ahead .we put our boots and stepped onto the pitch it was focus time. After our warm up and we exchanged the cards we were ready to kick off. For the first few minutes we played ok.
The oppo strikes and jack (left back) believed to had cleared it off the line we was all excited then the lino gave it as a goal to the oppo. 1 nil down. Then Theo said something and was put in the book for descent. Yellow card. The opposition striker had lots of pace wiggled through our team with pace and pure interplay to score three more goals
4 nil down by the 40th miniute we had to fix up. Then in the last 20 marcus scored, evan scored and nikoy scored from unbelievable strikes it was 4:3 the comeback was on nikoy (center back)really urged his defence to push right up we kept the ball well in there half as we fought for an equaliser but we couldnt get it. The match ended 4:3 to the oppo unlucky result from the boys
Match report by Keiron Nedd (wing)
Merton FC vs Hook Youth Reds 4-1,
The first cup game of the season! Merton FC at home vs Hook. We all met at Joseph Hood at 9:15, everyone got there nice and early, we all were ready for action! We warmed up for 45 minutes before we kicked off.
So at 10:30 the thriller started. We got off to a good start within a couple of minutes we were dominating. At about 15 minutes in McKenzie scored a wonder goal, top bins! Roughly 2 minutes later the opponent scored with a header from a corner, very unfortunate. After Hook scored they started to apply pressure along our back 4, however they were no match for us. Later on the half time whistle was blown 1-1 at half time.
The next half kicked off, Hook started this half but straight away we were on to them. We gave them no time on the ball, as a result we scored, Keiron was the goal scorer, making it 2-1 to Merton! The ball rolled off the centre spot yet again, straight away we were applying pressure to them. We kept on attacking until we put a ball into the box where their defender got the touch and scored a own goal, unluckily for Marcus our striker as he could’ve slotted it away. The ball was kicked and the game started again. The game died down for a couple of minutes however after a few substitutes we were back into it. The ball was moving around hooks box, we took a couple of shots that were deflected but Evan slotted it home making it 4-1. After the goal Hook started to attack towards the end. About 5 minutes were left as Hook got a couple of corners, we cleared them well, except one that trickled away from our keepers hand and was cleared off the goal line from Freddy, our centre back.
That was it the full time whistle was blown a heroic victory for Merton! What a spectacular performance from our squad.
Report by Freddy Camilleri (Centre Half)