Newhall U13 Rams (7) v Woodville Rangers (2)

Chris  Barlow

Match report by

Chris Barlow
Date filed: 08 Sep 2013

Played: 8th September 2013

RAMS run rampant on opening day.


Starting line up: Lewis (GK), Callum (RB), Josh (LB), Harry (CB), Mia (CB), Tom (DM & Capt), Ben (RM), Adam (LM), Alex (AM), Brett (CF), Thomas (CF).

Subs: Mitchel and Rhys.


Rams started brightly and had much of the early play. Tom sitting just in front of the back four mopping up in the midfield and using the ball well. Callum started off brightly at Right back and his suport play was fantastic. Rams raced into an early 3 goal lead with 3 well taken goals from Alex. It looked as if we were in for a very good start to the season. However Woodville got back into it and seemed first to every ball and battled the harder. Our defence just couldn't cope. Harry struggled at centre back and we were further upset when Callum went off with a knock to be replaced by Mitchel making his competitive football debut. This showed in us conceding a coupld of sloppy goals through poor defending.

Half Time 2 - 3.

A good strong talking to at half time and a tactical switch seemed to have the desired effect. Thomas switched to Centre back and Harry up front with Callum coming back on in the right back position. The defence second half had a far better time of it. Woodville had chances to add to their score but were met by the brillianec of Lewis in goal who pulled of a couple of magnificent saves.

Callum was a rock today and used the ball well on more than one occassion. Mitchel had a steady game on his debut and worked hard to close down. Rhys also made his league debut today and was also steady, getting in a couple of good challenges. Ben on the right was a threat with some good wing play and crosses. Rams were on top all the way through the second half and added to the 3 first half goals with a further 4 in the second half. Alex with a double hat-trick and Tom claiming the other as he was the last Newhall player to touch the ball before it went in off the Woodville defenders head.

The second half was certainly a lot better than the first and we looked a bit better in defence. And always looked like we would extend our lead with Alex a constant threat and having numerous one on ones. A couple he took a couple straight at the keeper.

Final score: Woodville Rangers 2 - 7 Newhall Rams.

MOTM : Callum - outstanding, Great defending and distribution. And good support play.

Blackout winner - Mia/Laurie.


Many thanks for your wonderful support today.

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Gr8 start 2 the season


Alex GoodallAlex Goodall
29 Nov 2013 23:37

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