Goldsworth Park Rangers U10 Junior Plate Winners!
Dinamo began badly, with a 0-2 loss against Pinewood Panthers, we sorted things out between matches, and came back in the next match to draw 0-0 against Farnham United Dynamos. Next up Dinamo played Send United and lost a tight match 0-1. Send United went on to win the Junior Cup. But that loss meant we were to play for the Junior Plate. In our final group match we played GPR Titans and won 1-0.
In the Junior Plate Quarter Final, we played Hawley Raiders and won the match 1-0. In the Semi-Final, Dinamo won a very tight match 1-0 against Barton Rovers Raiders, thanks to an excellent reflex save by our ‘keeper.
The Junior Plate Final was an even tighter affair against Farnham United Dynamos, with whom we drew in the group stage. Again, the match ended in a stalemate, so extra time was required, Dinamo had an excellent opportunity to win but the ball went inches wide of the far post. Farnham pressured us – but we held out!
Penalties! Farnham won the toss and elected to take the first penalty, which went wide of the left post. We scored! Farnham scored! We scored! Now it was 2-1 to Dinamo….If Farnham were to miss the next penalty, Dinamo would win. The Farnham player walked up, placed the ball on the spot, our ‘keeper set himself on the line, on his toes, knees slightly bent. The player struck the ball firmly to our ‘keeper’s right; he made a two-handed save at full stretch to push the ball out. WRFC Dinamo had won the Junior Plate and all the boys rushed to our ‘keeper in celebration!