This was the first match of the season in the second tier of SYL. Claygate Royals have just come down from Div 1 so it was going to be a real test for our team.

We had to defend from the off as Claygate pressed us hard ,and Josh and Jack did well under sustained pressure. Sam made some great saves but Claygate scored just before half time.
In the second half Merton continued to defend, with Tommie getting in some good tackles but in the end it wasn’t enough as Claygate scored another 5 goals.
Disappointing as the result was, Merton should be proud of the way they battled right to the end of the match against a difficult opposition, Claygate’s coaches complimented us on our defending and our great team spirit.
Man of the Match Josh
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