Newhall U12 Tigers (4) v Willington (2)

Shaun Woollett

Match report by

Shaun Woollett
Date filed: 07 Apr 2013

Played: 7th April 2013

TIGERS GRIND OUT A WIN AGAINST WILLINGTON! 

A sunny afternoon kick off saw Newhall face Willington at the Shobnall Stadium. 

Starting line up: Lewis (GK), Thomas (RB), Mia (CB), Josh (LB), Travis (DM), Alex (AM), Ben (RM), Louis (LM), Brett (CF). Subs: Dominic, Harry and Callum. Thomas (Capt)

The first half was a very scrappy affair with Newhall looking lethargic against an 8 man Willington. Newhall were being caught out with the off side trap on numerous occasions and were finding it difficult to string a couple of passes together.

Half way through the first half the injured Travis had to be substituted with Dom.

After 20 minutes we found a way through there defence with the ball falling to Ben who struck it into the bottom left of goal with a bit of help from the retreating defender! Willington replied after being awarded a free kick on the edge of the area, the shot hit a defender in the wall and spun into the back of the net that both Mia and Lewis could not prevent crossing the line.

Half time 1-1

Second half and Tigers came out strong and determined. Newhall started to pass the ball and to use the wings with Alex and Thomas linking up well in attack.

An excellent pass by Alex picked out Thomas in the box who expertly flicked the ball over the keeper to make it Tigers 2- Willington 1. Newhall had to be cautious in defence after some counter attacks by Willington but were again expertly marshalled by the defensive rock Mia!

Surging runs forward by Dom were causing the Willington defence problems. A cross by Dom found its way to Alex in the box who struck it into the back of the net  (Tigers 3 – Willington 1).

Further attacks by Newhall saw Dom smash the ball against the bar that rebounded to Ben who again struck it low into the bottom left of goal (Tigers 4 – Willington 1).

Willington replied soon afterwards after the Newhall defence were caught napping and the attacker slotted the ball past the on rushing Lewis.

Full time Tigers 4 - 2 Willington.

Player of the match award today chosen by Tony went to Ben for two well-taken goals.

Blackout winner -  Jared

Thanks to Ian and Stuart for running the lines today after Willington could not provide a linesman!

Also massive thanks to Nicky and Laurie for doing the drinks and cakes today!!

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