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Nomads U13's Take on the 12's

by Darryl Cumberlidge

To finish off the season Nomads U13’s played the U12’s at Connah’s Quay High School. Both teams created early chances, with Nathan Mendoza and Mike Owen shooting narrowly wide for the 13’s. It was the U12’s who took the lead from a corner. Jay who normally plays in goal directed his header into the corner of the net.

A talented U12 side competed well with the older age group with both teams playing a good standard of football. Jack Aitken equalised for the U13’s after good footwork in the penalty area and then placing the ball past Tom in goal. Both teams went into the break with one goal a piece.

The second half continued in the same way with both teams creating half chances. Danny played a good cross into the box but unfortunately no one could get on the end. Iwan took a corner which went to the back post. Mike Owen rose above everyone else to head into the corner of the net. The U13’s managed to maintain their lead but the U12’s pushed them all the way to the final whistle.

Mike Owen was awarded man of the match today. He held the ball up intelligently, played some great through balls into the box and capped his first game off with the winning goal.