20 Jan 2019 - Harrow Youth - Under 13 Division 2

Academy U-13

Adyha1,Dogen1

2-3

Bessingby Park Rangers

We started well and got in behind twice which we should have done better with those opportunities.
8 mins in and Will plays a nice through ball that is just overhit.
11mins and we are 1 – 0 down to their first attack, we don’t deal with a bouncing ball an then there is no way you can catch their stricker as he is so quick, we lose concentration and shape and concede to go 2 – 0 down 4 mins later, long ball over the top, it can happen when you play against someone so quick.
We regain composure and the game is even up to half time with some good play from both teams although they miss a penalty that was a very soft decision.
We discuss competing better individually and collectively in the second half.
The team start really well and dominate the first 10 mins playing some good stuff and pinning them back in their half, creating some half chances, then Dogen beats a couple of players chips keeper but unfortunately it hits bar and is cleared.
17 mins in and they score the third completely against the run of play and with the linesman flagging for offside but being over ruled by the ref.
After that we dominate completely, they were only in our half 2 or 3 times unil the end of the game, Adyha scores from a corner, we create and miss 2 or 3 good chances before Dogen scores a free kick to make it 3 – 2 to them.
Masa makes a good tackle on their striker, we continue to attack and have a last gasp corner that is cleared.

Overall pleased as we dominated the second half, they probably shaded the first half, so a draw would have been a fair result but good luck to them, they are a good side.