U’10 boys winning ways at Petersfield
Another sunny Sunday and another tournament this time played on a splendid new astro and in a delightful setting at Petersfield. The coaches were watching closely to try and refine the tricky decisions as to who to select for the Nationals competition next week. The boys squad of 12 were all raring to go and did not disappoint notching up 5 victories in 6 games.
Out of the blocks they scored 6 against Havant; Rory scoring an early hatrick. With 5 different players out of 7 it was a 4-0 win against Petersfield next and a harder fought 2-1 win against Portsmouth; the usual suspects James, both Wills and Oscar getting on the score sheet through a mix of individual skill and excellent positional play. A hiccup against a Basingstoke team with two very fast and skilful passers was followed by two more wins against Fareham (3-0) and Chichester (2-0). Ewan proved he has learned about positioning and was able to slot home two close range goals to his evident delight.
Meanwhile the defenders Reece, Olly and Sam were as solid as ever in defence leaking only 3 goals throughout. In Midfield Sammy, Frank and Jack were like terriers, chasing down the ball and tackling fiercely to feed the strikers and control the opposition. Overall it was an impressive performance which earned admiring comments from other team’s Coaches. Very pleasing for all concerned but the selection dilemma remains for us as we choose a 7 boy team for the Nationals. Watch this space for details and well done to everyone.