|Date||16 November 2017|
|Team||Under 12 (Lions)|
|Opposition||Arlesey Town Youth|
|Venue||Marriotts School (Grass Pitches)|
|Result||D 3 - 3|
|Time played||Normal time|
Today we were playing a strong Arlesey side whose only defeat was a walk over.
Arlesey started the stronger, with Ollie pulling of a good save early on. We were camped in our half for the first 10 minutes and unfortunately a poor header led to Arlesey taking the lead 1-0. We started to come into the game & had a few chances ourselves with Louis going just wide. Then a ball through the middle was missed by our midfield & defence and Arlesey were in to make it 2-0.
We still had time to miss a great chance with Finley firing over the bar when probably easier to score. Then again missed tackles let in Arlesey to make it 3-0. Half time 0-3.
At half time we discussed how poorly we had played, no composure, lack of awareness, no aggression. This all stems from the attitude in the warm up, we must turn up with the right attitude.
Well what a difference in the 2nd half ! We started well wanting the ball, being first to the ball with accurate passing. Arlesey could not get out of their half. We then got a free kick just in side our half, Daly took in & straight in the top corner, 1-3 comback was on !
We then had a corner that Daly just missed with his header then another corner Daly connected this time 2-3.
The boys were full of confidence now and Daly had a shot from a long way out that beat the keeper hit the cross bar & went in 3-3.
The boys were now going all out for the win, Thomas made a great run and was stopped bravely by the keeper. We then had a few shots off target, Arlesey had a few breaks but could not score.
The game finished 3-3. You are certainly entertained watching the boys this season.
I would have taken a draw at halftime when we were 0-3 down but at the end was slightly dissapointed that we had not won the game.
Great 2nd half by the boys must we must perform like that for the whole game & turn up ready to play from the start.