Under 13s vs Rock Lane Utd – 16.10.16
This League game was and is going to probably be our easiest. Rock Lane did have 1 or 2 good players but as a team they were not complete. We took advantage of that in the first half, passing well, using tactics from training and playing as a team. In the 1st half we scored 6 goals, the scorers were Theo with 2, Isaac with 2, Justin and Kieron. The 2nd half we did not play as well (Passing/positioning wise), but we did score another 8 goals, the scorers were Theo, completing his hat-trick with another 3 goals, Marcus coming on and scoring 3, Justin and Nikoy. In the 2nd half Steve took a player off to make it more fair. 10 minutes into the 2nd half and we started losing shape and playing very messy, just aiming for goals. 10 minutes before the final whistle we decided to play possession and to not score anymore, we gathered our shape a bit and started playing nice passes and good football. So the match overall was ok, had some good and bad moments with our performance, yes we did win but I think Steve and I want to see some more thought going into the game and start playing as we train them. The match had only one Injury with number 3 from Rock Lane getting a Nose Bleed. Apart from that both teams were very respectful and sportsmanship was very nice to see, Rock Lane are a very nice bunch of players. I would give the man of the match to Justin as he played outstanding in CM (Central Midfield), which is not where he usually plays as he is a Left/Right Mid but Steve and I loved the way he played there.