London Winter League Under 14 Championship.
Sunday 17th December 2017
Having won the first two matches at the first round of the under 14 winter league championship, we were looking forward to this tournament which would decide if we qualified for the top four play offs that will be played next year.
The individual match reports are as follows; –
Worthing 12, Croydon 1.
This was a impressive win and Croydon never came to terms with our high tempo pressing game and the speed of our counter attack. Jamie and Josh were a constant threat in attack and between them they scored all 12 goals, but this was a really good squad performance and Owen actually made a number of good saves.
It was good to see the younger members of the squad beginning to make significant contributions and they will obviously continue to improve as a result of this experience.
Scorers; – Josh 7, Jamie 5
Exclusion; – Ruby
Worthging 8, Beckenham 6
The program for the event meant that we had to play the two four quarter matches with no break and this was always going to be hard work for our small squad.
This proved to be true but we still did enough to control this match and we were definitely the better side.
Josh and Jamie again dominated the scoring but Mattie also scored a really important goal. Once again, all of the squad played a good part in the win and the goal scorers benefited from some really good team play which created the chances.
Scorers; – Josh 4, Jamie 3, Mattie 1
Exclusion; – Josh
Squad in full; – Owen Street (g/k), Mattie Smith, Ruby Rosser, Leon Taylor, Ethan Foxwell, Jamie Bond, Josh Luff, Grace Byford
Having won all four of the first phase matches we will now play in the final four play off round which will take place at the start of next year. We have good squad of players and it has been really encouraging to include a number of our younger players who will benefit greatly from having been involved.