NWL U11 Division 1: CCCFC Whites 6 FC Chippenham Whites 1 Print
Season 14/15 - Under 11 White


CCCFC U11s Whites players line up with their FC Chippenham Whites opponents and referee Zak Sallows as part of the FA's Football Remembers week, which honours World War One's 1914 Christmas Truce

A trophy-laden 2014 came to a fitting finish for the Whites as they put six goals past FC Chippenham in a pre-Christmas derby clash.
It was a case of home sweet home for the Colts as they played their first match at Combe for more than two months and the morning began with the belated presentation of last season’s Mid Wilts League U10 Blue Division shield and medals to the players.
As expected, life has been rather tougher on the field since the switch to the North Wilts League in September but the steep learning curve has undoubtedly benefitted the squad and they have still enjoyed some memorable victories – particularly in the cup competitions.
And the Whites’ last game of the calendar year saw them add to that tally as they started and finished with a flourish to earn three welcome Division 1 points at Chippenham’s expense.
The game also demonstrated that a week is indeed a long time in football as a painful defeat at FC Calne was immediately put to bed in emphatic fashion.
This time, the Colts were hungry, tenacious and energetic all over the field on a heavy and bumpy pitch that was never conducive to free-flowing football.
George was in electric form in the first half and did not give Chippenham a minute’s peace with his dribbling skills on the right.
He and Matthew had gone close before a shot was spilled by the visiting keeper and Brandon M forced the ball over the line.
Brandon H showed intelligence in possession and was centimetres away from doubling the Colts’ lead when he connected with Toby’s fine cross from the left.
Some solid defensive work from Josh and Luke S preserved the Colts' advantage as Chippenham began to find their feet and make headway at the other end of the field.
George was the architect for a superb second goal, racing down the wing once again before providing a delicious cross that Luke VDB volleyed into the net from close range to open his account for the season.
Colts went in at the break with a two-goal cushion but were given a very uncomfortable time as Chippenham enjoyed a ten-minute period of complete dominance after the restart.
Tom was called upon time and again as the last line of defence as Chippenham attacked continuously down the Colts’ right flank and made several crucial blocks.
Bradley twice denied the visitors with last-ditch tackles inside the area as they threatened to halve the arrears, while Max – who rose off his sick bed to take his place in goal - did well to hold one accurate free-kick and also distributed the ball impressively.
Eventually, Chippenham found a breakthrough and it was no less than their play had warranted.
In recent matches, heads have dropped after such a setback but this time the Colts stood tall and fought back admirably to run out clear winners.
With Chippenham continuing to press for an equaliser, Bradley won possession deep inside his own half and put Luke VDB through on goal with a magnificent through ball. Although the keeper saved Luke’s first effort, the Colts striker fired home at the second attempt.
Brandon M’s strength was causing Chippenham plenty of alarm and, after a typically bustling run, he laid the ball back for Luke VDB to crash the ball into the top corner and complete a memorable hat-trick.
With Luke S directing affairs from the anchor role in midfield, Matthew advanced into the Chippenham area to add a fifth goal before Brandon M deservedly rounded off the scoring with his second of the game.
The victory ensured the Colts enter a four-week break from action in high spirits, with plenty of exciting fixtures in the league and two cups to look forward to in the new year.
MOM:  Luke VDB.


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