Thumping win in Red League
By Iain Willcocks
Owen hat-trick secures victory at Bowlers
Dynamos U12's 5-2 Chalfont Saints Blue
Team: Edward, Jay; Luca, George, Max, Ellis, Oli; Charlie, Conor, Dorian, Kai, Harry, Aidan; Owen
On a bitterly cold morning at Bowlers, the Dynamos were ready for their second match in the top league. Chalfont were a big team and had been a regular team at this level, this would be a challenge.
Chalfont came out of the blocks fast and Edward was called into action within the first minute to save a shot. Next up Luca was challenging to deny another chance for Chalfont.
It was relentless as Dynamos struggled to control the ball, George was also on hand to thwart another attack, getting a valuable toe in.
Finally Dynamos got their first attack in, Owen was busy up front and his flick on found Kai, but his shot whistled wide. It was now end to end as Chalfont hit a shot just over Edwards crossbar and then Dynamos were straight down the other end, Charlie finding Dorian who created space and his shot was well saved.
13 minutes and Chalfont won a corner off Luca, it swung in and Edward managed to claw it to safety. Dynamos then started to pass the ball well. Aidan who was having a great first half managed to get the ball to Kai and his shot went just wide.
Then finally the breakthrough, Ellis cleared the ball out of defence to Dorian and he jinked his way past two challenges and crossed the ball. Owen was on hand to thump the ball home. 1-0 Dynamos.
Dynamos were now in total control and were playing great football. Aidan again was on hand down the left and he crossed quickly which found Ellis steaming forward, his shot went just wide.
17 minutes and Charlie worked the ball forward with Dorian and the ball was loose, a defender cleared the ball but Aidan closed him down and blocked the clearance (with his nose) and the ball flew into the net. 2-0 Dynamos.
Kai was finding some joy down the right and his run and shot just missed the upright and hit the side netting. Dynamos were playing superb football and fighting for all challenges.
21 minutes and 2 became 3. Owen battled in the middle to win the ball and hit a sublime ball over to Dorian on the right wing. He left the defence for dead and hit a lovely cross to find Ellis in front of goal. His first time shot beat the keeper easily. 3-0 Dynamos.
24 minutes in and Aidan and Conor were working well down the left. A clearance from the defence was met by Conor who headed the ball into the path of Owen who was through on goal...cooly, calmly, he side footed into the bottom corner, great goal. 4-0 Dynamos.
With a couple of minutes left it was Conor battling down the left and finding Aidan and his cross was just missed at the back post by Harry coming in. Half time 4-0 Dynamos.
More of the same was the demand but Dynamos started slowly again and within a minute Chalfont scored. 4-1.
Only a few minutes later and George made room with some quick feet and hit a lovely ball down the wing. Kai crossed the ball but Owen couldn't get his shot away.
37 minutes and Chalfont were pushing Dynamos back. A well worked ball found its way to their striker who beat Edward from close range.
Moments later Chalfont were throwing all at Dynamos. A 50/50 ball and Luca flew into the challenge and won the ball, but he was caught and suffered an injury to his ankle. Max came in to replace him at the back.
Edward was called into action a minute later as he rushed off his line and dived at the feet of the attacker to stop a great chance. Dynamos were struggling to contain Chalfont.
Some excellent work at the back by Max saw him square the ball to George, he hit another sweet ball to Kai down the right and he skipped past a challenge and was unlucky again with his shot missing the target.
Dynamos were getting their shape back and it was Aidan again causing problems, his persistence nearly paid off as he forced his way through and hit his shot well, but the keeper saved.
The next goal was going to be vital and a clearance from Max bobbled past their defender and Owen was through and on a hat-trick. He hit his shot well but the keeper saved....fumbled....and rolled over the line. 5-2 Dynamos.
Chalfont were still pushing and a corner eluded everyone and hit the post, Conor was on hand to smash it clear before they could capitalise.
As the match came to an end, Dynamos still had couple more chances left. First, Charlie had a half chance which went over from 15 yards out and in the final minute Aidan had another chance which went just wide. Final score 5-2 Dynamos.
A great first win in the Red League and some fantastic football played. Edward pulled off some great saves today and the defence were all their game. Max is fitting in well and George was solid all match today.
Midfield battled well all game...Dorian was battling all match, Kai was causing problems and Conor did well when called upon. Aidan is growing in confidence and had a great game on the left flank, got on the scoresheet too.
Owen seems back to his usual goalscoring self and banged in an impressive hat-trick whilst tackling hard and tracking back when called upon.
Great result boys and now to beat the Youth team next week in the cup...!!!