Sunday 15th October 2017
Whitgift School, South Croydon
We travelled to Whitgift School with a young squad knowing that we would be playing three very tough matches against teams that include a number of very talented boys and girls. It proved to be a tough day but all of our squad played well and will have learned a great deal from the experience.
The individual match reports are as follows; –
Worthing 5, Croydon 6 (H/T 2-2)
This was a game that we should have won but we missed far too many chances, particularly in a dominant first half, and we were punished for some poor defending at key moments. We did play very well at times and we really should have secured a win but our relative lack of experience eventually proved costly.
Scorers; – Oscar 2, Akos 1, Josh 1, Jamie 1.
Worthing 2, Beckenham 11 (H/T 1-5)
A tough game against a very talented team and although the final score indicates a heavy defeat we actually played well for long periods. We were punished with a very strong counter attack when we lost possession but we never gave up and we did score two very good goals.
Scorers; – Oscar 1, Jamie 1
Worthing 2, Chelmsford 7 (H/T 0-2)
Another very tough game against a team that is very similar to Beckenham but we defended well for most of the game and we frustrated the opposition on many occasions. All of the squad made a significant contribution and we probably should have scored more goals but our finishing was not at its best.
Scorer; – Josh 2
Squad in full; – Toby Masray, Josh Coulson, Jamie Bond, Oscar Silk, Caitlin Silk, Grace Byford, Maisie Standen, Josh Luff, Mattie Smith, Akos Hausknecht, Ben Bolton.
We knew that this would be a tough event for us but the boys and girls will benefit greatly from having played against some very talented opponents. We never gave up and all of the squad worked incredibly hard throughout three very hard matches.