3 out of 3....!
By Iain Willcocks
The winning streak continues for U12's Dynamos
Penn & Tylers Green 2-4 Dynamos U12's
Team: Edward, Jay; Ellis, George, Luca, Conor; Charlie, Callum, Dorian, Kai, Aidan, Oli; Harry, Owen
So, the group teed off at 2:30pm with Mike hitting his drive wayward to the left, narrowly missing the bunker. Iain hit a 4-iron straight and onto the fairway...the round was underway...
A later than usual kick off this morning meant the kids should be awake and ready for action, even if "some" of the coaches/parents weren't...
Within the first minute Dynamos were on it, Kai swung in a corner and Callum hit his shot wide of the target. A couple of minutes later and Aidan was working the left wing and he skipped past a challenge and crossed to Owen who hit a superb shot into the corner. 1-0 Dynamos !
A few minutes later Oli's challenge was deemed a foul and the resulting free kick enabled Penn to equalise with a simple tap in from 3 yards. Dynamos were pegged back immediately. 1-1.
Straight back on the attack and Aidan won a corner. Kai swung it in and Luca rose to head just over the bar. Penn then went straight down the other end and their corner was hit wide of the mark.
Owen was causing issues up front and getting in the defenders faces and with 13 minutes on the clock, Dynamos went 2-1 up. Kai was dancing down the right wing and his cross was expertly converted first time by Owen. Dynamos were playing some lovely football.
Dorian was then in the action and his pass found Owen, but his shot was saved. So close to a hat-trick...
Dynamos were on top and Kai again sidestepped a challenge and he laid the ball back to Oli, his shot was saved by the keeper.
Callum, who was carrying an injury, was still getting challenges in and on 21 minutes he broke free from his defender and his shot was saved by the keeper and the follow up was blocked by a defender.
Penn were restricted to few chances, but on 23 minutes they broke free, this time Conor was there to thump the ball clear. The ball went up the other end and Harry won a corner. Harry himself swung the ball in and Callum headed narrowly over the bar.
Finally Dynamos made the pressure count. Kai and Charlie combined in the middle and Kai went on another great run. A couple of tricks and he was in the area and fired a shot low and into the bottom corner. A great goal and Dynamos were 3-1 up.
28 minutes and a clearance from Conor made its way to Harry but his shot whistled past the post. First half ended 3-1 Dynamos.
Dynamos were quick out the block in the second half too. Aidan was getting some success and his through ball to Owen was called just offside.
Moments later a lapse of concentration saw Penn peg Dynamos back and they made the match 3-2 to Dynamos.
36 minutes and Penn were on top. Dynamos were struggling to keep possession and looked tired. Penn were queuing up to shoot and their first shot went wide. Then minutes later Edward pulled off a stunning save coming out and a strong hand sent a certain goal over the bar. On 38 minutes Edward was called into action again and another great save from point blank kept the opposition out.
A few minutes later and Luca, who had been solid all day at the back, got in a tackle to deny another chance. George and Luca were up against it but were holding firm.
With less than 15 minutes remaining Dynamos were struggling and Penn went even closer, hitting the bar with an effort after a lack of closing down by Dynamos. Penn sensed that Dynamos were their for the taking and Mike made a couple of changes to freshen up for the final surge.
Owen was back on after a knock and Kai was also running riot down the right and the two of them then combined allowing Owen to shoot just over the bar.
With 55 minutes on the clock, Owen found some space and his delightful pass to Kai saw him shoot just wide as Dynamos searched for a goal to hopefully seal the match.
Literally moments later and the Owen and Kai unlocked the combination...Owen found Kai who ran through and finished off with a great shot which beat the keeper at the near post. 4-2 Dynamos.
Dynamos went for the jugular and Kai was marauding down the right wing, his cross was met by Harry and then Owen who both had their shots saved.
One last attack for Penn saw Edward flying out and the attacker missed the shot and the final whistle went. 4-2 victory.
Penn gave us our toughest test yet and were good at counter attacking us. However, another good performance by all the players ensured another victory.
Owen popped up with 2 goals and always looked a threat up front. Aidan was getting joy down the left wing today and provided some good width and crossing. Dorian and Oli patrolled the middle, getting their foot in when they could and looked composed on the ball. Luca had another solid Captains performance at the back. Edward was up against it in the second half but pulled off some super saves and certainly kept Dynamos in the game. Final comment from me is for Kai who I thought had a superb match today, scoring 2 and having a hand in both of Owens goals. Lets keep this run going Dynamos !