I was unaware that the U11s had games at the weekend- please see the results.
U11 Green – Paringdon Youth Leopards vs PBT Whites: 4-1,
U11 Friendly – Elite Feet Southgate Pumas vs Scholars: 5-2
It was great to get back to winning ways with an emphatic 5-2 away win. The boys really played well, closing down well, hunting in packs, and just did not let the home side settle at any point.
Harry again commanded the back with great supporting cast in JP, Luca and Nathan. All contributed to a solid defence giving Freddie not much to do, however, he did manage to pull off of one of the saves of the season instinctively diving to his left to stop what all thought was a certain goal. JP-Luca-Nathan, also gave so much in support of the midfield with always looking for the right pass and giving themselves as return options.
In centre midfield the various of combinations worked really well with Alex, Ayoub, Jack and Luis. They all played with great skill, guile, strength and with non-stop work rate, ensuring nothing came through the midfield and all had ranges of sublime passes to create for our strikers or between themselves.
Our strikers were in great form with Olly adding to his 2nd goal in 3 games, whereby he shrugged off their defences to power driver in the bottom corner. Man of the match Kyle scored the goal of the game from Ayoub's perfect corner by rising above two defenders to score a goal of beauty with an unstoppable header. The two combined again for when Ayoub slid a quality ball through to Kyle who calmly slotted in. Ayoub also got on the score sheet with a curling 25 yarder which their GK fumbled into the net. Harry then capped the game off in the last minute with a glorious riffed free-kick.
It was was good to hear their coach praise our work rate on/off the ball and the way we play football in the right way. We have come a long way this season, developing as a team and progressed more than we would imagine. Well done to all.
U9 Tour to Bognor Regis
A great time was had by all and it was a great way to end a season, enjoyed by players, coaches, parents and siblings on and off the pitch.
U13- Tour to Hastings
After wining all games on Saturday and again on Sunday, the boys made the final where they played a team that they had beaten 2-0 on the Saturday. However, the result went against PBT and they lost the final 2-0 so finished as runners up. The team did however win the sportsmanship / fair play award so did bring back a trophy. Well done Steve and the team.
Updated 10:27 - 6 Feb 2018 by Steve Ringrose