Sun 18
Under 9s (mixed)
Willenhall & Bournville (Willenville)
It's coming together

It's coming together

By Jon Terry
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It's perhaps taking longer than we expected but today there was clear evidence that we are beginning to get the hang of this 'Contact' Stuff.

With Willenhall being a little depleted we happily sent a number of players their way to form a (possibly never to be repeated) WIllenville team to take on the usual massed ranks of Bournville U9s! And whilst we played amongst our ourselves on one pitch the formal matches took place on the other. We won both formal games!

In all of todays matches we saw some strong running, whole hearted tackling and lots of eager players looking for the ball. There was some great play from a number of people and when we were good we were very good. A powerful run from Sebastian that saw 4 or 5 Willenville players hanging from him as he plunged over for a score and a lovely scoring pass under pressure from Will T to take advantage of Rory M's great support lines were probably the 2 standout plays. And a number of players showed themselves to be improving week by week.

What we still need to work on is:

  • Looking after the ball in the tackle rather than going for miracle offloads to no one in particular.
  • Running with eyes open and being prepared to pass to better placed runners.
  • Getting the ball way from the crowded areas more quickly.

This is a group of players that don't lack for effort though! Well played everyone.

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Sun 18, Oct 2015