U8 ‘B’ VI v Ardingly – Won 1 – 0

This was my first opportunity to see the U8’s play and what an encouraging performance they gave. Ben kept a clean sheet with some fine goal keeping. Daniel and Frederik worked hard in the defence. Benjamin and Tim won good ball in the midfield and Arjun played his part up front. Well done to Ben for his well taken goal. What pleased me most was the progress that we made during the course of the game. At first we all chased the ball and got in each others way but by the second half we were looking to pass and moving well into space. There were numerous chances to score in the second half and we were very unlucky not to increase the scoreline. Very well done boys. U8 ‘A’ VI v

Ardingly – Won 6 – 0

After seeing the ‘B’ team win, the ‘A’ team took to the field with something to prove. We were not to be disappointed as they took the lead almost from the kick off with some excellent attacking play. The whole team worked hard to secure possession and then to attack at pace and in numbers. Ardingly were forced to flood the midfield to try and win some ball which allowed our attacking players to get in behind them with just the goal keeper to beat. The tactic worked well all match and there were numerous scoring chances created. Very well done to Oliver and Zack who both scored a hat-trick. The rest of the team should also be congratulated for their performances. Ben was very solid in goal and kept Ardingly out in the last few minutes when they had a few chances to score. Jerome, Mattie and James all had excellent matches and it was their performances that helped set up the goals and also to stop Ardingly from scoring. Well done boys a super match.