By Nick Riley
|League||Lichfield & District Recreational League Under 14’s Division 1|
|Team||Colron Boys U14s|
|Opposition||Heath Hayes FC (Juniors) U14s|
|When||2:03 pm 20th October 2019|
|Where||Heath Hayes FC (Juniors)|
|Colron Starting Team||Ethan, Aiden, Ryan, Thomas, Ginge, Benzie, Dylan, Shavoy, Bobby (Captain), Harry, Owen|
|Unable to play||Leo|
|Weather||Sunny spells, gentle breeze 8 degrees|
|Pitch||Soft uneven surface|
Following a great run of results, Colron Boys are brought down to earth with a bump, with a loss to Heath Hayes. The first half was a scrappy affair with both sides unable to get any control of the game not helped by a very uneven pitch. Heath Hayes take the lead ten minutes into the match with their first attack on goal. Colron respond seven minutes later when Owen skilfully breaks through the Heath Hayes defence and scores. Three minutes later and Heath Hayes second advance on Colron goal area and score their second goal of the match. Colron go into half time unlucky to be 2-1 down.
The second half Colron step up the pressure and dominate play throughout the thirty-five minutes but are unable to convert any of the chances created, and any Heath Hayes attack is easily dealt with by the Colron defence. Finally, the full-time whistle is blown on a frustrating game and even though Colron weren’t at their best the boys can feel unlucky they didn’t get at least a draw. Hopefully normal business can be resumed at Colron’s next match.
Congratulations to Shavoy (parents’ player) and Owen (man of the match). Well done, boys!
|STATS||Colron U14s||Heath Hayes U14s|
|Goals||1 Owen (1)||2|
|Attempts||10 (5 / 5)||4 (2 / 2)|
|Shots on Target||9 (4 / 5)||2 (2 / 2)|
|Corners||5 (2 / 3)||1 (1 / 0)|
|Offside||1 (1 / 0)||0 (0 / 0)|
|Penalty||(0 / 0)||(0 / 0)|