Starting with only four U12s in the team, two of whom were playing their first match ever, we were joined by Fynn and Connor from the U10’s and a goalie from Reed's.
We started well and at the end of the 1st quarter, were 2-2 courtesy of 2 goals from Connor. We won the 2nd quarter 3-0 with another 3 goals from Connor and then despite conceding 2 goals in a minute at the start of the 3rd third, Connor scored again as we ran out winners 6-4.
Whilst the score might say Connor 6 Reeds 4, it was a real team performance.
Fred played really well on the right wing – great at driving forward fearlessly and set up goals for Connor
Ethan played on the left wing and did really well – some good link up play and tracked back well
Saffi played in the middle for two thirds – played well
Nidhish grew in confidence as the game developed and made some great stops in the final third.
Fynn and Connor played really well considering most of their players were twice the size
- Connor just drove for goal every time, going round, under and over opp players and finished with 6 really good clear strikes.
- Fynn (generally playing GK for the BU10) played well outfield and at the back (& middle & forward!!)
A well-deserved win with evident potential to develop - playing regularly together at this level for now will reap benefits.