|Date||31 August 2017|
|Team||Under 12 (Lions)|
|Opposition||Shephall Utd ( Friendly )|
|Venue||Featherstone Wood School|
|Result||W 3 - 0|
|Time played||Normal time|
After our summer break this was our first friendly of the new season so a good chance for the boys to get their match fitness and used to playing again.
We started a bit frantic and settled down after about 10 / 15 minutes, the game was an even affair and can only recall 1 chance in the first half when Louis broke clear and narrowly missed the top corner.
0-0 at half time. We are drumming into the boys about being positive in possession, trusting their team mates & staying in their positions, in the 2nd half the boys showed all of this. Alex broke clear and had a shot that was well saved by the keeper, then we had another effort saved and it fell to Alex who just put it wide. Jimmy then had a shot that just went wide.
We thought it might be another day of missed chances, then Alex took a quick throw that the defender decided to hand ball !
Daly stepped up & put us 1-0 up.
Then we started to play very well, we had another attack & Louis squared the ball in the box and the defender chasing back put into his own net, 2-0.
Then another throw in that jimmy headed on, Louis blasted into the net 3-0.
We still had a few more chances including a ball crossed by Jimmy that Owen just couldn't quite reach to get another.
We were pretty solid at the break but Oliver did have to concentrate and pulled off a good save near the end to keep the clean sheet.
Overall a very good display after our summer off.