By Nick Riley
|League||Lichfield & District Recreational League Under 14’s Cup|
|Team||Colron Boys U14s|
|Opposition||Heath Hayes FC (Juniors) U14|
|When||2.01 pm 12th January 2020|
|Where||Streetly Community Centre|
|Colron Starting Team||Ethan, Ryan, Dylan, Jordan, Benzie, Aiden, Shavoy, Bobby (Captain), Bradley, Owen, Harry|
|Unable to play||–|
|Weather||Sunny spells and gentle breeze, 8 degrees|
|Pitch||Very soft uneven surface|
This is the second game within a month against Heath Hayes FC and Colron want to maintain a winning run after a very close game in their last meeting. Well it’s not the start Colron planned, within the first minute of the game Heath Hayes score, catching the boys cold 1-0 to Heath Hayes. After the initial shock Colron settle down and start to play football, probing the opposition’s defence and it isn’t long before Colron bring the game level with a great goal from Owen eight minutes into the match. Colron back on level terms start to increase the pressure and eleven minutes later Shavoy scores. Colron now leading 2-1 and with confidence growing and half time looming Benzie joins the party with a great shot into the bottom corner of Heath Hayes net. The boys go into half time 3-1 up.
The second half continues where the first left off with the boys continuing to dominate the game creating an increasing number of chances. As the game progresses and Colron play deep into the opposition’s half Heath Hayes have a couple of half chances one resulting in a great save from Ethan who pushes an almost certain goal onto the bar that is fortunately picked up by the Colron defence and cleared out of the danger zone. The game could have been put totally out of reach as Colron had two penalties in the second half both saved by the keeper. The game finishes 3-1 to Colron, the second win of 2020 and four games unbeaten.
Players of the Match
Congratulations to Beau (parents’ player) and Bobby (man of the match) well played boys!
|Goals||3 Owen (1) Shavoy (1) Benzie (1)||1 (1 / 0)|
|Attempts||12 (3 / 9)||3 (1 / 2)|
|Shots on Target||8 (5 / 3)||4 (2 / 2)|
|Corners||5 (3 / 2)||2 (0 / 2)|
|Offside||1 (0 / 1)||0 (0 / 0)|
|Penalty||(2 / 0)||(0 / 0)|