Under 8s - Report
Barking vs. Rochford U8s, 29th January 2011
Barking are a team of ‘tough hombres’ and had one of their players sent off in the first 5 seconds which shocked Rochford.
Some great build-up play followed as Dynamo and George linked-up well before laying a sweet ball to Oliver. Ollie just out-classed their defence and as soon as he got his hands on the ball again, he added another to his tally with a majestic solo effort.
George kept the pressure on with a great cool try laid on to him by a great cool pass from Stubbs. Oliver then put one more past Barking to add to his custom hat-trick and the half ended.
A good start! Barking are an advanced team but our boys managed them well and went into the break with a proud 6-4 lead!
Rochford came out fired up and it wasn’t long before George joined up well with Jake. Jake took it home with flair that left Barking looking bemused. Then it was time for Fen and Joe to step up and put their seal on the game and between them they managed to set George off; George finished the link-up play "Best" style and the game ended.
Good first game! Rochford’s Under 8's are becoming a formidable force when defending. The second half of this game reflected that. Crucial tagging from Kyle, Liam and Brad all added towards keeping Barking back and preventing them from scoring. Final score Barking 4 - Rochford 8.