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NWL Div1 Wooton Bassett 9 CCCFC 1 Print

This was always going to be really difficult - the lads lined up this week against the best team in our age group

The coach (amongst other really motivating inspiring stuff) asked the team not to lose to double figures and also - can we score? The lads ticked the box on both counts AND it was certainly not the game the scoreline suggested. The Bassett coach has sent some very comlimentary messages through and admitted that we caught them on the day 'it all came together' for them!

We did give our hosts plenty of respect in the way we set up - and for the first 15 mins I thought it was a really even game. After that the weight of posession told, but we were still creating chances at regular intervals. Cameron scored a great breakway goal early in the second half and looked threatening the whole game.

Archie and Alex led the battle from the middle of the pitch and we got our speedy forwards away once or twice and should really have scored a couple. I have to remind myself that a few of our lads have played in less than 30 games....in their life. How good are they going to be when more experienced ??? We are not used to losing and I asked everyone to remain positive and supportive, to a large extent everyone did (especially our travelling army of parents) but we need to make sure there is no grumbling. A word of support for our keeper Max - we know you are not used to conceding that many goals, but dont beat yourself up about it. Learn from it and improve from it - if we all do that we will become a brilliant team.

man of the match - alex

nearly men of the match -  archie, louie, jj, nathan, joen, joe p

everyone else - simply superb

Supermarine next!!!!

  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2016 23:48
 
NWL Div1 U14 CCCFC 2 Lidiard Millicent 2 Print

Truly great game at HQ today between two well matchd teams.

We started really well and played some great progressive football in the first half - despite falling behind against the run of play. JJ and Nathan were fantatstic at the back more than ably supported by Jacob, Joe P and Zac.

Archie was beginning to punch holes in the visiting defence with his willing runs and Cameron, Louie and then Aaron and Lucas were looking to profit. Just before half time, Aaron grabed two goals to make the scoreline a fairer reflection of affairs at half time.

With Alex and Max Campbell digging in after half time I genuinely thought we were going to last out to grab the win, but a little weariness crept in and Max was beaten by a well placed shot after he had thwarted the visitors several times with a much better performance between the sticks.

So the improvement continues......we are now faced with the daunting task of facing the best two teams in wiltshire in the next two weeks. Plenty of support and positivity required as we have a crack at the two leviathan teams Bassett and Supermarine!

Man of the match - JJ just edged out mr consistency Nathan. Well done all.

 
NWL U14 Hungerford 2 CCCFC White 7 Print

The guys saw the first autmnal pitch of the season today - long grass, twigs and leaves all over the place. It was certainly to our liking however as it was massive!

A load of injury pull outs - get well soons go to Joe Gempton, Joe Parsons and Louie - could have disrupted the side but with Alex pulling the strings in midfield, supported by the back 5 of Nathan, JoeN, Jacob, JJ and Zac we soon established superiority of posession.

Soon that posession yielded the goals we deserved. Two slide rule passes put Cam in the clear and he was able to finsh well - 2-0. Straight after the break Lucas was able to run into the wide open spaces and score twice (the second was a searing finish) - annoyingly though we conceded two bad goals at 3-0 to put the result fleetingly in doubt. Felix, Max & Jayden were able to help Alex and Archie run the game though and we were then able to put the game to bed by puttting Cam in twice more before Archie got a well deserved goal.

It wasnt a day for sparkling footy - it was a day for getting the job done and proving we are a worthy Div 1 side. The last 3 performances have proven that beyond doubt.

Man of the match was well contested - the so consistent Nathan, the lethal Cam, the rock steady JoeN - however Zac takes the award due to his commitment, fitness and zest for the battle.

 
U14 Cup Malmesbury Tornadoes 0 CCCFC White 12 Print

Its hard to take too much pleasure in a game so one sided. It was only 4-0 at half time and our freinds from malmesbury as always played decent football during that time. At the point we went 8-0 up our oppoments were asked if they wanted to carry on - they said yes. We moved our players around to try and keep the score down but....

Guess it does show two things -

1 - We are better than we were last year

2 - We made the right decision in going up a league to seek harder games that would stretch us. We may concede a few heavy defeats ourselves this year but we will learn and improve.

Scorers - Louie 3, Jayden 3, Nathan 2, Cam 2, Alex and Archie

MOM - If you score a hat trick from wing back youd be gutted if you werent mom wouldnt you - Jayden

 

 
NWL U14 D1 FC Calne Milan 4 CCCFC 2 Print

The lads lined up with local bragging rights at stake - with so many of the lads being schoolmates, that was always going to be the case. The guys chose exactly the right moment to raise their game and snapped into the task with relish.

An energetic, combative midfield of JoeP, JJ, Alex, Mad Max and Archie revelled in a slight change in formation to grab control of the game and dominate their opponents. Zac was introduced into this midfield frequently and had his most impressive game so far as well.

I wont pretend that we played better football than our friends from Calne, but they were merely left with scraps of posession to create chances while we kept the presure on and looked to release Cam and Louie whenever we could. One incisive long PASS from Archie released the fleet footed Cameron and we all know if he gets behind you, you aint catching him! He was able to finish this time to give his side a well deserved lead. Our parents were bristling with pride and they had every right to.

Then - in a crucial 5 mins just before half time we lost our skipper to a late challenge and we unfortunately also gave away a soft goal from a long range free kick literally on the whistle - both issues proved to be important to the course of the game.

Having said that - after half time the lads re-established their vice like grip on the game - Max, JoeN, JoeG, Jacob and Nathan were superb at the back in shifts. Alex came off the treatment table breifly to rifle a RIGHT FOOTED volleyed goal  (!) and restablish the lead, before limping off again. At this stage (again) it was deserved, but from that point on Calne got more posession and moved nearer our goal. The equaliser when it came was a cracking finish from the left back into the top corner - one of those goals that no-one is at fault for.

Our chaps were getting tired and the work rate dropped slightly, another unfortunate injury robbed us of Cam and one of our release ball options. On two seperate occasions towards the end of the game, we were just too slow in clearing a ball from our box and Calne grabbed the lead back- Shame.

Whilst we could be called a little naive in allowing our opponents back into a game we had by the scruff of the neck - you have to give them some credit, they are a fine side. I have to say though there was only one side smiling at the end. Im pretty sure we were all very proud of ourselves, our supporters and our team mates - and thats one of the major reasons we are here isnt it?

Man of the match - Nathan and the two wing backs were very close, I have to give it to Archie though for dominating one of the best midfields in the league. Well played everyone.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 23:11
 
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