Under 13s vs Hook Youth Reds – 18-09-16
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)