Ellis Hat-trick seals win !
By Iain Willcocks
Super Trouper Luca is 12 today !
Chalfont Saints 0-6 Dynamos
Team: Edward; Luca, George, Callum, Ellis; Max, Conor, Kai, Charlie, Dorian, Harry; Owen
There was certainly an air of confidence going into this match having remained unbeaten in the League since December 3rd 2017 !!! Yes Dynamos were on a roll and nothing was going to stop them.
After smuggling some diamonds back from Sierra Leone, Callum was back in action for the Dynamos too.
From the start Dynamos were on the front foot and Max was on a mission to cause damage with a great run early on, eventually his cross was blocked.
Kai was getting some early joy on the right and he swung in a low cross and Charlie was there but his shot was well saved. Dynamos were on it today and the opening goal was not long away. Some excellent work from Ellis saw him lay the ball off to Max, a quick step-over and Max hit a rocket into the back of the net...keeper was nowhere. Dynamos were 1-0 up.
Moments from the restart, Dorian won the ball and passed to Owen, he turned his man and his shot was saved. Next up Owen was through on goal from a Kai pass, he beat the keeper....2-0....no....offside...not convinced, but it was given. Still 1-0.
8 minutes in and Charlie released Ellis but his first time shot was wide of the mark.
Dynamos seemed to then relax and the opposition got a couple of chances. Edward was on top form to stop a great chance and then moments later cleared his lines as the attacker was almost through. A warning for Dynamos.
12 minutes and Max was again causing problems, another great run from Charlie and his cross was headed just wide by Max. The same players were then involved in a great piece of play. Charlie won a corner and took it himself floating in a great ball, Max won a header and knocked it down to Ellis who was on hand to smash it home. 2-0...!
Birthday Boy Luca was then on one of his runs forward and he sent Charlie through but his shot was saved. The next few minutes Dynamos pushed forward. First Owen was jinking his way through the defence and got a shot away which was saved and then Callum sent Kai through on goal, but his shot whistled wide of the mark.
Dynamos were nearly caught on the break but Max was on hand to power back and get a vital challenge in. Then some great work in the middle from Charlie and then Conor found Callum running through, another shot just wide.
Then another Dynamos goal...Harry controlled the ball to him and passed inside to Charlie, his shot was saved and who was on hand to pick up the pieces....Owen...he toe-poked it home to make it 3-0 Dynamos. Another good goal.
Just before half time, Dynamos won a freekick just inside the opposition half. After some encouragement from the coaches...Luca stepped up and hit a thunderbolt free kick which was just blocked...Ellis was on hand again to smash it home from close range. 4-0 Dynamos - Half time.
The second half started in much the same way, Max skipped over a challenge and sent Kai through on goal, his shot was saved by the keeper.
Next to have a chance was Owen...his movement was causing issues and he had a half chance which went wide of the target. Then Owen was through again....this was offside...probably...but the opposition couldn't handle Owen.
The next 10 minutes became some shooting practise for Dynamos. The opposition looked defeated and Dynamos seemed to lower the effort to their level a bit. Owen, Kai, Max and Callum all had some chances to hit a goal, but either wide, over or saved.
42 minutes and George was on hand to thwart an attack and calmly send Max through the middle. Another fine shot was just saved by their keeper.
45 minutes and Kai won a corner, he swung the corner in and it found its was to Dorian, his shot was deflected just wide. Moments later Dynamos were caught at the back...this was the chance Chalfont needed, but they didn't bank on having Edward to get past. Edward dived at the strikers feet, won the ball, got up and hit a massive ball long to Harry. Harry found Conor....Conor passed to Charlie who in turn found Owen and his shot was inches wide...great all round play.
49 minutes on the clock and Dynamos were due another goal....Charlie was on hand in the middle to battle to win the ball and played it back to Ellis...he hit a low hard shot into the corner, passed the keeper and got his first ever hat-trick in a Dynamos shirt. Well done. 5-0.
Less than 10 minutes and both teams seemed happy with the scoreline. Another chance fell to the unlucky Kai whose shot was saved.
7 minutes left and Dorian hit a lovely pass to Conor...he passed to Harry on the left and his shot went wide of the far post. Unlucky.
With less than 5 minutes left Charlie played the ball to the ever willing Max...he ran down the right flank and hit a lovely cross. Owen was under it and headed a lovely goal...6-0 Final score.
Another great performance. Luca was on form and the 12 year old played his heart out as usual. Charlie ran the midfield today with some great touches and tracking back well. Owen was back in goal scoring form hitting a couple and unlucky not to get more. Max hit a great goal and was everywhere today, super effort. Final mention to Ellis who hit 3 goals !! Well done all.