13th OctoberSunday Roundup
U7 Blue, a magnificent effort today. Never seen a “never give up” attitude like we saw today. In a very open, high scoring, end-to-end game the boys drew level from behind on no less than seven occasions! Our usually sturdy defence was exposed at times by some very good opposition play. Defence needs more work perhaps. Nevertheless, the boys are generally improving at a fast rate and we are really proud of the their attitude and effort.
U7 White got their good habits back and our shape and movement were unparalleled. We changed up our usual formation and the boys best goal came from good old fashioned passing and calling for the ball. They strung together a succession of 5-6 solid passes before finding the back of the net! A fantastic team effort all round and well played to all. Double goals from Anand and Harry with a fantastic free kick from James.
U8 Yellow battled incredibly hard today. It was great to see Rory get one of his rockets on target and open his account for the season. A couple of long range efforts from the opposition and some sleeping at corners, saw the game change completely. However there is only one Oli and he plays for Wingate. I could not have asked for more from the boys today, real character shown!
U8 Blue produced a good performance despite the elements. Thick mud stopped anyone playing proper football but when they could, they moved the ball quickly and with purpose. Goals came from all over the team which was pleasing with a couple of very slick moves finished off with tap ins. A well taken goal by Brandon was the highlight as he found his range after a few shots into the keeper. Excellent performance from Eddie who showed great hunger and desire throughout the game
U8 White produced a superb first half performance to totally nullify their opposition. Their pressing and energy established their dominance leading to a superb first half. The highlights were a three player move started by Daniel and finished by Rafi, and a fabulous move involving all 4 outfield players which Luca finished off. Every player got on the scoresheet and they all worked hard for each other. The second half was a little quieter and they will need to ensure they keep their intensity, but most importantly their teamwork, for tougher games ahead. Special mention to what would have been an brilliant goal by Harry who skinned 2 players before rolling the ball home, only to see the ref rule it out for an earlier infringement
U9 White, concentration was the key word for the boys today and there is plenty to work on in training. The team showed great promise going forward and produced great movement off the ball. Fran, Nathan and Isaac got on the scoresheet and the team is growing stronger with every game.
U10 Blue had their strongest start of the season with 2 goals going into the break, including a close range goal from Joshy. Opening the second half proved more tough as the opposition quickly imposed themselves. With the last kick of the game came a goal from the opposition which took the shine off a performance that showed an increased level of discipline from previous weeks. A special mention to Finley for his outstanding and brave goalkeeping and Cruz, for scoring another free kick, which sees his tally of half line goals reach 4 this season. Man of the match Caleb.
U10 White set out in a new structure to try something new. First half was decent, composed passing and movement was good. A little scrappy fight for the ball but nothing too much. A wicked shot from Douglas enabled Albee to turn into a open net. Second half the boys started out again reverting back to simple football and showing great composure on the ball and confidence boosting passing and relaxation. It showed that without forcing and playing simple passes opens up your opponents with ease while looking untouchable. Further goals for Albee (3), Toby (3), & James got a brace on his birthday. And man of the match performance from Oscar who was stopping everything at the back today in defence and a special mention for his goal line clearance!
U11 Blue showed a similar improvement in application but had to overcome a couple of late withdrawals through injury including the goalkeeper. Two good goals from newcomers Yoav and Nathan and a commendable effort from what is still a team needing to gel
U11 White attitude to the game was generally much better today with plenty of hard work across the pitch and the determination to both attack and defend was clear to see. A great free kick from Jake was our only goal today. We need to improve in our concentration and our first touch. Plenty of positives to take from the game
U12 are playing their football in Div 3 this season and after a good first win, their second league game was against a very strong Borehamwood side who have been beating teams in the top division this season so we knew we had a massive challenge ahead of us. We changed our formation for this game, and unfortunately, after a shaky start and a great passing move by Borehamwood we found ourselves a goal down. But then great determination and team work got us back in the game. Oliver went on an amazing run through their defence only to be brought down and Wingate were awarded a penalty. Oliver scored with a powerful strike. The next 15 mins saw us take control of the game and threaten Borehamwood a goal again and again. Luke was unlucky not to score after a great passing move. After all our possession Borehamwood scored twice in quick succession. Half time saw us 2 goals down with a lot to do. Second half was as good as the first as Wingate threatens Borehamwood a goal time and time again and great defensive display from the back 4 saw off waves of Borehamwood attacks. Wingate then scored twice with goals from Gaybriel after a Yannick free kick. Then a great team goal with 5 or 6 passes ending with Juan sticking it in the top corner. Unfortunately some defensive errors allowed Borehamwood another 2 goal lead. With 5 mins left the boys did not give up and Oliver who had been brilliant all game went on another amazing run only this time smashing the ball in the back of the net. The whistle blew shortly after and the game finished 6-5 to Borehamwood. A great display by the boys!
U14's cup game today at Cambridge has been postponed!
U15 played a very good team in Maccabi London Brady blue today. Getting off to a fast start playing some very intelligent football we swept into an early lead through Mouadh. Keeping our shape and discipline well we kept attacking and were unlucky to concede from our opponents 1st and then 2nd attacks in quick succession. Heads went down and two silly errors at the back cost us 2 more goals and at half time, the boys were subdued. A fantastic 2nd half performance saw an end to end game which we was marked by two great Reuben goals. Another defensive lapse saw us concede again and despite a constant siege on the opponents goal we couldn’t break through again. Special mention to Segun in goal who made 5 world class saves when they were one on one. Plenty to work on in training