Newhall U12 Tigers (5) v Willington (0)

Chris  Barlow

Match report by

Chris Barlow
Date filed: 18 Nov 2012

Played: 18th November 2012

Tigers fire five to wipe away Willington.


Starting line up: Lewis(GK), Josh(RB), Mia(CB), Travis(LB& capt), Tom(DM), Ben(RM), Dom(AM), Adam(LM), Thomas(Att), Sub: Brett.


Tigers started slowly and the opening exchanges were scrappy affairs with neither side getting a hold of the game. Tigers battled well and were strong in the challenge. Tom got pulled up for a well timed slide tackle but the Tigers defensive 3 of Josh, Mia and Travis were solid to ensure no danger came from it.

The first chance of note fell to Tom who found himself in an advanced position and through on the Willington goal but he shot straight at the keeper. It took till midway through the half for Tigers to open the scoring. Dom worked his way into the box with skill and was bundled over. He picked himself up and fired the resultant penalty hard and low into the corner. 1-0.

It stayed at 1-0 through to half time.

Tigers started the second half the brighter with more determination and battled hard. Tigers second goal came as Thomas ran on to a great through ball to slot the ball under the advancing keeper and into the back of the net. 2-0.

This seemed to settle the Tigers nerves and they started to play some good passing football, Brett working hard up front and trying his best to get a goal and opposition chances were very rare as the defence held firm.

Enter 'The whirlwind'.................

With ten minutes remaining Alex showed up and was put on in his usual attacking role in search of a goal.

It didn't take long. He found himself forward on the left, the keeper came out and Alex lofted it over with the outside of his foot and into the net. 3-0.

Alex had that look in his eye and you could sense he was determined to make the most of his time on the pitch. He helped himself to a further two goals to get a fantastic 10 minute hat-track and see his tally rise to 20 for the season. It also needs mentioning that the ball played through from Tom for one of Alex's goal was inch perfect and perfectly timed for him to run on to! 4-0/5-0.


Full time: Tigers 5-0 Willington.

MOTM - Josh - A little terrier that never give up.

Blackout winner - Shannon.

Todays victory was the 4th on the trot with the last 3 games seeing Tigers hit 5. They sit 3rd in the table but there is a long way to go. More importantly they are playing some good football. Up next are Marlborough Black in the quarter final of the cup.

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Well done the U12 Tigers!  Keep up the good work!

Lee CantrillLee Cantrill
18 Nov 2012 17:29

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