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Sometimes you get afternoons which remind you why you do what you do

After playing the two top teams over the last fortnight, this week we played a team that finished one place below us last year - this was the perfect opportunity to gauge where we are in terms of progression and whether we made the right decision in deciding not to protest about going up to the big league (Div 1).

Well - it was fairly obvious that we have.

Right from the start - pace, strength, tactical nous, organisation and awareness were all on show as we grabbed hold of the game. Controlled passing from our front six and physical domination from the back 4.

The goal would not come but I was so pleased that our lads continued to do the things we have talked about this year and not resort to dribbling which they was default last year.

Eventually - the rewards did come and we were able to net through Aaron, Louie and Archie 3. The real stars of the show though were our pass masters Alex and Joe p. Max was superb, Felix was quick and villigant, Nathan and JoeN were imperious. JJ, Max, Jay & Cam were excellent.

On to the QFinals then with the County Gnd just around the corner

Seriously well done guys


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This was another tough game as predicted - after we were weakened by holiday pull outs (inevitable at this time of year). We could probably have called for a postponement - having played every week of the season so far - but I am convinced that playing games at this level, even those in which we get beat, are great for improvement and learning & wanted to push on.

Max had a great game especially in the first half, but the stars of our team were in the backline. Jacob and Joe N did enough to even put Nathan in the shade with Joe clinching the MOM title with a determined display. Alex ran himself into the ground.

This will all stand us in good stead when we return to play 'normal' Div 1 opposition. KEEP THE FAITH GUYS AND KEEP YOUR HEADS UP.

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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
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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.

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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.

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