U10 Black finish with a another clean sheet

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U10 Black finish with a another clean sheet

Posted by admin on March 25, 2014

In the final game of the league season the U10 Black team made hard work of a fifth clean sheet in a row on a pleasant Sunday morning in March.

What ever happened in this game, it was the final one in what can only be described as as succesful season of near miss's. A good run in the cup and (probably) second in the league is the best that the club has achieved in the three seasons so far.

The first half kicked off with the the boys in optimistic mood and a definite end of season feel from the gathered parents and friends.

Wath Stars had provided a good game away at their place back in mid November, so it was no real surprise that they did not roll-over an let the Spartans run away with the game.

The Spartans struggled to get into a good passing game throughout the first half and when they did Wath were there to break up the play either in midfield or on the edge of their own box. When the Spartans did break through, the goalkeeper did what was needed.

At the other end, Wath provided the biggest threat in weeks and had a couple of opportunities that were cleared by the defence or mopped up by James who saved the boys a couple of times (made a pleasant change for him to do something in a first half). 

Eventually, just before half time the breakthrough came as Kieren had a shot that was well saved by the goalkeeper but it fell to Blade who finished it.

Half-time and Dan had words to say! They boys knew in themselves it was a below par performance.

The start of the second half immediately saw they boys change their game and within a few minutes had extended their lead as Rmaraye crossed into the box from the right and Sam finshed confidently and then with a minute or two it was 3-0 as Rmaraye got on the score sheet with an assist from Blade.

This was the signal for Dan and Dave to mix things up a bit as they gave the boys opportunities to play in different positions - defenders up from, strikers at the back.

Despite this, the boys still kept playng well as Bettsy added a 4th from Kieren and Blade got his second from the ever energentic Alfie.

Then came Alex's opportunity as the Spartans got a penalty, but it was well saved by the Wath Stars goalkeeper.

At the other end, the changes at the back meant there were one or two opportunities for Wath, but James was up to the challenge and ensured his clean sheet was still intact.

There was one more goal before the end of the season as Blade got his hat-trick from a Rmarye cross (then was substituted!)

Final score in the game was 6-0.

Overall, a very good season where the boys played as well as they could against whoever came up against them. The league title will probably be decided in a couple of weeks as Shaw Lane finish against Maltby Miners.

The Spartans had individual successes in the league too with Kieren finishing top of the scoring (32), Alfie top of the assists (22) and James top of the goalies with 10 clean sheets from 16 games.

More season stats:

League
Goals scored - 116
Goals conceded - 8
Most golas cored in a game - 13
Most goals conceded in a game - 2 

Cup
Goals scored - 7
Goals conceded - 8 

Scorers and Assists:
Blade 3 +0
Rmarye  1 + 2
Bettsy  1 + 0
Sam  1 + 0
Kieren  0 + 1
Alfie 0 + 1

League Stats:
Scorers
1st Kieren - 32
2nd Blade - 26
3rd = Rmarye - 21

Assists 
1st: Alfie  - 22
2nd: Rmarye - 18
4th: Kieren - 15

Goalies
1st: James - 10 clean sheets
4th : Blade - 1 clean sheet

 


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