Divisional Cup Kicks Off U12’s Season
Berwick Rangers Wolves the opposition for our first game of the season would be a tricky game with only 9 players available #plenty of game time!
A bright start from both teams in what was a very competitive and tough game, with Rangers first to capitalise on early chances for both teams, Ben putting us 1-0 ahead on 10 minutes with a low hard drive from the right beating the keeper, a second quickly followed with some good midfield passing through to the forward pairing working well together, Ben providing the pass for Robbie to slot under the advancing keeper after 12 minutes. Berwick pulled a deserved goal back after 19 minutes before Ben restored the 2 goal advantage before half time. Great first half performances as Rangers were reduced to 8 players for a good bit following injury.
Early pressure for Rangers in the second half paid off, Finlay finding the net as Berwick failed to clear a corner. Berwick hit the woodwork and needed Rhys on top form throughout the second half making some important stops as Matthew had done in the first half. At the other end Rangers always looked dangerous going forward, Robbie raced clear to make it 5-1 and Ben proved too strong for the Berwick defence converting a fine dead ball delivery from Sam. Ben completed Rangers scoring with 50 minutes gone to make a final score of 7-1.
New season, new team shape and a tremendous attitude to playing for the team, Matthew and Rhys stepped up to the challenge with the gloves and performed very well in goal. Jack, Matthew and Finlay defended strongly. James W, Rhys, Sam and Tom worked hard in midfield with endless running and with Robbie and Ben looking sharp up front it was a good first game for the U12’s.
Credit to a good Berwick team for a tough game, they will be difficult to beat in division 4 and good luck in the season ahead.
Our Team: Matthew(c), Rhys, Sam, Finlay, James W, Jack, Robbie, Ben, Tom
Goals: Ben 4, Robbie 2, Finlay 1
Opposition MOM: Ben Riley
Coach MOM: The whole team for a good team performance