Fleet Town Colts 1 – 6 Worplesdon Rangers U14 Hawks
1st November 2015
After a well-deserved rest last Sunday, the boys were back out on the pitch, trying to end the curse of the 3-2 losses which we have come across numerous times this season. We were coming up against tough opponents in Fleet, who sat third in the table prior to the game today: we knew we needed to attack, so started with a new strike partnership in Freddie and Adam.
We started the stronger of the two teams, pushing for a goal, and we didn’t have to wait long for it, the new partnership up top seemed to have worked well from the start, with great play from the mid-fielders to find Freddie, he played the ball through to Adam, who tucked away the chance at the second time of asking. After this goal, Fleet held the majority of the possession, but never looked a real threat on goal. Before the break, Freddie managed to grab himself two well-taken goals to put us in a comfortable 3-0 lead into half time.
Out we came for the second half, knowing that the job was only half done, but once again, we started quickly and Adam was able to grab his second goal of the game, that made it two each for our strikers. The net was still moving as we went on the attack once again, persistent running in the middle from Sam and Conor saw us win the ball back a number of times, and another chance came. Messy play in their area, the boys had to play around their ‘keeper, and Louis calmly put away his chance to grab his first goal of the season.
Unfortunately Sam had to be withdrawn through injury after just 10 minutes, so a change saw our playmaker Taylor join in on the action. The game went quiet for a while, they gained possession, but our back four, Zack, Will, Ben, and Daniel, and goalkeeper Matt were determined to keep a clean sheet today. Nearing the end of the match, we continued to push them back, forcing corner after corner with shots from distance. Kurt was unlucky as the ‘keeper tipped one of his corners onto the cross bar and away, but we didn’t have to wait long for a sixth goal to arrive, captain Kurt crossed the ball in from a corner and our strong defender rose above every man in the box to head in his first of the season, 6-0.
Coming towards the end of the game, Fleet began to grow in stature, putting us under pressure, and caught us on the break. From one of our corners they broke away but luckily Ben was there to put in a strong tackle at the expense of a free kick. Messy defending saw the ball bounce around our area and allowed them in to score their first; no clean sheet for us today.
An excellent show in character saw the boys triumph, concentration from the start, and all the little things we’re working on are beginning to pay off. This fantastic victory has seen us jump two places up to 6th, with games in hand.