Newhall U13 Rams (3) v Barton United (3)

Chris  Barlow

Match report by

Chris Barlow
Date filed: 22 Sep 2013

Played: 22nd September 2013


Barlow's belter ensures Rams reap the rewards for their fantastic effort.)


Rams lined up with Lewis in goal, a back four comprising of Josh, Trav, Mia and Josh. Tom and Thomas just in front, Ben on the right, Reece on the left, Alex as attacking midfield and Brett as the lone striker.


Newhall started brightly in what was a very equal opening quarter hour. It was Rams who got the first goal of the game with Alex cutting in from the left and delicately lobbed it over the advancing Barton keeper and just what Rams deserved for their early work rate. Mia and Travis gaining an understanding now in the centre of defence, the pace of Travis a big plus to make ground on any oppositon break away. That said we were caught a couple of times and it was the hosts who went in at half time 2-1 up. 

Half time : Barton 2 - 1 Rams.

A positive half time team talk seemed to have the effect and the workrate conitnued in very hot and draining conditions on a big and bobbly Barton pitch. Alex as always was a constant threat up front with his strength, skill and speed. He tore open the Barton defence on more than one occassion but had no-one in the middle to get it to. Callum and Josh at the back did well with their defending and jockeying holding the Barton attack up. The powerful throws of Tom gave us good outlet down the flanks. Despite the brave efforts of Lewis in goals who comanded his area well, came of his line with expertise and made some great saves it was Barotn that extended their lead to make it 3-1. 

A big mention today for Rhys, He did brilliantly well today, very disciplined in his positioning and great in the tackle. So with Rams 3-1 down it was time to change things around. Thomas was withdrawn and Rams went a flat 4-4-2 with Harry and Brett as the spearhead of the attack. This paid dividends as Rams broke with Alex on the right, Harry and Brett making up the ground in the middle. Alex shot and the ball was goalward bound, and Brett was there to poke it home to get Rams back to 3-2. All to play for!!

So with just 2 minutes left on the watch...............a moment of brilliance to rescue Rams a point. Tom picked it up about 20 yards out on the left of the area. He took a neat touch to turn it back inside the Barton defender and on to his right. Head up, trigger pulled and as Martin Goodall said a 'Will Hughes' esq goal. A curling high drive to the top right corner left the keeper with no chance.

I make no apologies for my celebration, only to Mark for jumping on him, but that was one hell of a goal and just what Rams deserved for the overall team performance.

Rams saw out the game and were well worthy of their point today against a team that put 10 past them last time out.

Full time: Barton 3 - 3 Rams.


Player of the match today went to Trav. A real rock at the back. There were murmourings of changes of mind for Tom after his wonder goal, but for overall effort I agree with Trav getting it.


Blackout Winner - Catherine/Emma.


Many thanks for your brilliant support today, thanks also to Ian for helping today in Shauns absence and also a big thanks to Martin again for running the line. It really is a team effort. Also a mention to Tony for his help and Nicky for the wonderful cakes again!


And finally, can I ask for other posts on here. Let me know your thoughts and reactions!

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A great game of football played in the right way each and every player payed their part today and well deserved point keep it up you Rrrraaammmmmmssss


22 Sep 2013 18:22

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