U9's get on the board with a draw at Dronfield.

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U9's get on the board with a draw at Dronfield.

Posted by admin on October 1, 2013

With an early start to the day I was worried it may catch us out, I know from past matches it takes a while for us to get warmed up, but this week was different, straight from the kick off Sam found himself through on goal and smashed it into the net after what sempt like seconds.. WHAT A START!

I thought we controlled large parts of the game with some great passing & at times we were unplayable, it didn’t go all our way though, but when the defence was called upon Jake G 
& Ellis were there to clear things, those 2 at the back played really well with Ellis just shading man of the match with some outstanding interceptions, this for me was one the best performances I’ve seen so far in a Spartans shirt. Matthew & Billy supported at both ends when called upon & both could have scored along with Sam, Harrison helped both defence & midfield did a great job, Owen was introduced and was really unlucky not to get on the score sheet, he was just about to pull the trigger & got tackled, Josh did really well in goal ‘his first time’ & was unfortunate not to stop the equalizer that took 
a slight deflection and trickled over the line.  We now had a base for the 2nd match for us to push on. GREAT PERFORMANCE...

Onto the 2nd game, this was end to end, great for the fans to watch but hearts in the mouths time for us on the sidelines, Henry started in goal & was solid again with some great kicking & a couple of good saves, the 2 goals he conceded were almost impossible to stop, the first  a freekick in the top corner & the second a dubious penalty... Kian kept us in the first half, a great pass by Flynn sent him through and he beat the keeper at the near post.

Luke & Lewis at the back both had great games, Jake T was again a tricky customer & almost scored. The second half saw Henry replaced by Alex in goal, we took the game to them, and a couple of corners later we were level again this time a great cross by William, Flynn attacked the front post beat his man with a header that flew into the top corner!!  Now it was game on, both teams could have scored but with 5 mins left Dronfield got there noses infront again, nothing Alex could do, infact I think that’s all he had to do in the second half, we defended as a team superbly.

So into the last couple of minutes 3-2 down, we threw caution to the wind and went for the equalizer this time our luck was in, a ball into the box, cries of penalty ref! and YES the ref pointed to the spot, up stepped William, with the confidence from his performance he smacked the ball into the roof of the net, a well deserved draw! 

Today you were a pleasure to watch, a proper ‘TEAM’ performance from every single one of you & just shows what can be achieved if we pass, focus & work hard together... really, really proud of you all! Looking forward to our next game now! WELL DONE BOYS!!! UTS!!!

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