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Please find our latest results and match reports below.

Wednesday, 18th September 2019

1st XI Football V Imberhorne

Lost 6-1

After two encouraging performances we were brought down to earth with a bump by an extremely talented Imberhorne side.  We found ourselves 5-0 down at half time which did, however, slightly flatter the opposition.  We looked sluggish and gave the ball away needlessly and of course against a side like Imberhorne, you can't afford to be this careless.  We raised our game in the second half and were more aggressive as well as putting together some decent passing moves.  Miro scored our goal and could have added to his tally, but I was pleased that we were able to bounce back from a disappointing first half to draw the second 1-1.  Well done to Massimo for leading by example throughout.  PM

Saturday, 14th September 2019

1st X1 Mixed Football V Cottesmore

Won 4-2

First home game of the season and another win!  After an impressive performance last time, Zadie and Daisy kept their places and Amalia came in at right-back to deputise for Sami.

This was an outstanding performance from start to finish.  We dominated the first half courtesy of a Miro hat-trick and perhaps could have had another with Massimo hitting the post and Igui coming close.

Once again we were a little sluggish in the second half and lost our shape a little, but did just enough to stop the Cottesmore come-back.  A Miro breakaway goal for his and Ashdown's fourth put the game safely beyond reach with minutes to spare.  Well done on a super team performance.

First home game of the season and another win!  After an impressive performance last time, Zadie and Daisy kept their places and Amalia came in at right-back to deputise for Sami.

This was an outstanding performance from start to finish.  We dominated the first half courtesy of a Miro hat-trick and perhaps could have had another with Massimo hitting the post and Igui coming close.

Once again we were a little sluggish in the second half and lost our shape a little, but did just enough to stop the Cottesmore come-back.  A Miro breakaway goal for his and Ashdown's fourth put the game safely beyond reach with minutes to spare.  Well done on a super team performance.    PM

 

2nd X1 Mixed Football V Cottesmore

Lost 0-1 (JD)

 

U11A V11 Mixed Football V Cottesmore

Lost 0-8 (JS)

 

U11B V11 Mixed Football V Cottesmore

Lost 0-7   

The Colts B had a difficult match against Cottesmore. The boys and girls tried hard: Rufus and William D battled for the ball in midfield but we struggled to create chances for striker Freddie. We were against tough opposition and the whole team played in good spirit.   RC

 

U11C V11 Mixed Football V Cottesmore

Lost 0-6

The Colts C had an uphill struggle today against a slick and efficient boys team from Cottesmore. We tried various positions for the team. The most successful was Stephanie in goal. She made some super saves and followed instructions to the letter. Etienne and Stephanie worked quite well in defence. Demyan, my man of the match, was a sweeper with an incredible work ethic. He also took our throw ins. Lydia and Tony played midfield and made some super tackles. They also distributed the ball well. Stephanie took on the role of centre forward and she was superb.

We all learned a great deal during the match.

Most Valuable Player: Demyan      PMc

 

U9 V1 Mixed Football V Cottesmore

Drew 2-2

The girls and boys of the U9s played very well and were very unlucky not to come home with the win. There was some great play from the super defence trio - Belle, Scarlett and India, as well as a valiant Andrey who put his body on the line for a tackle. At the other end of the pitch Albie, Katia and Freddie were relentless and ruthless with their many shots on target. On top of this some excellent saves from Lincoln, made sure we only conceded two. All in all, a great day at Cottesmore, where everyone involved played well and evidently enjoyed themselves.   SH

 

Wednesday, 11th September 2019

1st XI Football v Skippers Hill - Won 2-0

This was a fantastic start to the season.  We dominated the first half and didn't capitalise on the chances we created.  Massimo, Miro and Igui came close, but it was eventually Daisy who put us ahead.  (This was a momentous occasion with both Daisy and Zadie being the first girls to be selected for the 1st XI and achieving a goal and an assist respectively).

As we expected, Skipper's Hill came back at us in the second half and pushed hard for the equaliser.  They came close on a number of occasions and with some tired legs we began to lose our shape a little.  However, Giada came on as a substitute and we pressed for a goal which Freddie was able to convert with minutes to spare.  Well done to all of you.  PM

 

U11A VII Football v Rose Hill - Won 5-2

Today we approached our first game of the season. All of the boys were eager and excited to get the match under-way. 

We started very well with our forwards pressing high to try and win the ball quickly although this occasionally left us  exposed on defence and as witnessed when Rose Hill took the first goal. The boys had a great reaction with brilliant build-up play and managed to grab an equaliser a couple of minutes later. The game was end to end with both sides making great tackles but we managed to control most of the first half by going 2-1. 

The second half commenced, and we were on fire! We pressed to win the ball back so quickly that this lead to a few mistakes from the opposition which created gaps for us. One thing to work on is looking for the quick passes and finding the spaces.    That said, Ashdown was on top the whole game with lovely passing and communication within the group. Albie, who is an under 9s player, scored an incredible hat-trick for his first game for the Colts. What an achievement for such a talented boy. 

Towards the end of the game we did, unfortunately, give away a cheap penalty to which Rose Hill scored, but it didn’t make much difference to the game. The final score was 5-2 

Scorers:  Albie x3, Felix, Rafe

Well done boys. Keep working hard! JS

 

U11B VII Football v Rose Hill - Lost 0-2

The Colts B had their first match against Rose Hill on Wednesday. The boys tried extremely hard and Bertie made some super saves as goalkeeper. Freddie and Rufus were positive in attack and had some good chances but were unlucky. It was a close game and all the boys enjoyed their first match.  RC