By Nick Riley
|Team||Colron Boys U14s|
|Opposition||Strikes Soccer Academy U14s|
|When||14.22 pm 15th September 2019|
|Where||Away at Holly Lane|
|Colron Starting Team||Ethan, James, Ryan, Jordan, Ginge, Benzie, Dylan, Bobby (Captain), Leo, Owen, Harry|
|Subs||Aiden, Bradley, Shavoy|
|Unable to play||Thomas|
|Weather||Sunny intervals, gentle breeze 20 degrees|
|Pitch||Good to Soft|
What a great match, after the disappointment of last week Colron Boys (CB) certainly were up for the fight. From the whistle the first half was played in the Strikes Soccer Academy (SSA) side of the pitch. Wave after wave of attacks, CB testing the opposition’s defence and eight minutes into the game Leo breaches the SSA defence and scores, two minutes later Owen joins the party, 2-0 to CB. The onslaught continues with a total of six shots on target and numerous attempts on goal, but the SSA defence holds strong and against the run of play, SSA manage a goal eight minutes from the end and with the their only attack on goal in the first half. Colron Boys go into half time 2-1 up but could have had two or three more.
If the boys were dominant in the first half, they were even more dominant in the second half again controlling play with most of the possession. With thirteen attempts on goal and eight shots on target, it was only a matter of time before CB extended their lead, and six minutes into the second half Owen gets his second goal. The match continues with CB controlling play but are unable to find another goal. In a similar pattern to the first half SSA score against the run of play with only a couple of minutes to go. The match ends 3-2 to CB but the score certainly doesn’t reflect the how the Colron boys dominated the opposition.
Congratulations to Harry (parents’ player) and Benzie (manager’s player).
|STATS||Colron U14s||Strikers Soccer Academy U14s|
|Goals||3 (Owen 2, Leo 1)||2 (1/1)|
|Attempts||17 (4/13)||2 (0/2)|
|Shots on Target||14 (6/8)||3 (1/2)|
|Corners||6 (1/5)||5 (3/2)|
|Offside||4 (1/3)||2 (0/2)|