U12's beat Headley Youth Falcons 4 - 2
Strong performance in the snow.
In the worst weather conditions we've seen in 3 years as Ash United, the team did us proud.
To be completely honest, I didn't expect a positive result from today's match, knowing that the opposition were from division 4. However I did not tell the boys that bit of information, I just told them it would be a hard match and they would have to work as a team; and they did just that. After going down 2 goals, they did not let their heads drop and fought hard to score twice to equalise in the second half. Once Ash had evened the score, Headley's heads dropped, and Ash worked as a team to capitalise on that and finish the game, winning by 2 goals.
There were some great saves from both goalkeepers, not easy when they were stood getting cold throughout the match. The defence stepped up a level, and used what they had learnt from the last 2 matches to ensure the opposition couldn't play the long ball too often. Midfield and attack worked together, passed well and took opportunities when they presented. Well done everyone, and thanks to all the parents for supporting in horrible weather!
Goal scorers: Tom Quick, Blessing Asinguza
, Steve Birch (2)
Man of the match : Theo McFadden