Bedgrove Dynamos U10s Youth Blue team came out the blocks with fire in our belly.
We came out the blocks with fire in our belly! We took the lead with a fine goal a lovley through ball from Daniel for Harley to run onto a fine first touch and then a cut back and then Harley blasted the ball past the keeper a fine goal celebration followed from all the team.
We had the upper hand but a mistake in midfield led to a counter attack and Downley drew level on the stoke of half time !! 1-1
Second half we started well but it was clear that late goal from Downley was still in our heads and then disaster a long range punt from Downley. It seemed covered by Leo but somehow it squirmed under his body and over the line ! 2-1 with 8 min to go this seemed to galvanise the squad.
Finally they switched on pressure was applied tactics changed and we went gung ho playing one in defence and 4 in midfield the fear of a counter attack was always on the cards but amazing defence duties from Ewan and Charlie thwarted their attacks.
With two mins to play we get a corner Harry Lewin takes it their keeper punches the ball clear it falls to Harry Lewins feet a touch and a drop the shoulder move to ease himself past the Downley defender he then lashes the ball past the keeper on the near post 2-2
A draw is a fair result but if I'm honest frustrating that we let ourselves get bullied and we where second best on all aspects of the game on paper this was a well balanced talented squad but today we just didn't click or get out of second gear.
The good thing was in debrief the players understood the performance was below par and they know what they must do to correct before next week.