Under 15s vs Three Bridge 02/10/16
Three bridges 7-1 Merton FC
Not a good day at the office today, tough game made tougher by the mistakes made all over the pitch. The hunger and desire shown in the last few weeks was missing today, however we battled and were in the game up until half time.
Three bridges had a lot of the ball and despite only having 11 players to choose from today, made Merton tire by moving the ball very well.
This was a theme of the whole game – they were excellent on the ball.
We defended solidly and stuck at it, looking like we may have come in at half time 0-0. A miscommunication in the back line allowed them in for an incredibly soft goal and they took the lead.
Half time and 1-0 to three bridges. Changes to try and create more chances, we missed 3 good chances before three bridges took the lead.
Second half and three bridges came out of the traps quicker than us in all areas, and nicked an early second goal. Our heads began to drop, and allowed them to score a third.
We found some courage from somewhere and started to battle back and try and get a result. We managed to scramble a goal, and this was deserved for their never say die attitude. We battled throughout, however was overrun by the constant movement of the ball.
In the end three bridges went on to score 4 more to make it more convincing than it should have been.
At times we played some good football, but overall back to the drawing board to put it right.
Reaction needed next week at home to Hampton
Congratulations to three bridges – great hospitality. Thanks