Newhall U13 Rams (0) v Rolleston (8)

Shaun Woollett

Match report by

Shaun Woollett
Date filed: 06 Apr 2014

Played: 6th April 2014

Rams find it difficult against a ruthless Rolleston


Rams lined up with Tom in goal, a back four comprising of Mitchell, Thomas, Mia and David. Callum just in front, Ben on the right, Adam on the left, Josh as attacking midfield, Brett and Harry upfront. Rhys as the only substitute.

The Rams knew they were going to be up against it today with no Lewis, Alex or Leo available. Rolleston quickly put pressure on our defence with some neat interchanges that split our defenders apart and gave the attacker a one on one to slot it past Tom.

Newhall replied straight from the restart that saw Harry power his way through the middle and was frustrated not to beat the Rolleston keeper. Further attacks saw an excellent shot by Adam wide on the left just saved!

Thomas was given the job of man marking the leagues second top goal scorer and he did an excellent job keeping him at bay. Mitchell and David both worked well in defence battling for every ball and heading well!

Rolleston were attacking in numbers and managed to get a foot on an excellent corner to make it 2-0. The Rams were quickly on the back foot again. Tom managed to save a strong shot but steered it into the path of an attacker. Ben linked up well on the right with Harry and Brett upfront. Rhys came on for Adam.

Harry had further shots on goal but found the Rolleston keeper in excellent form today.

Half Time Newhall Rams 0 – Rolleston 4

Second half the Rams lined up with Mitchell in goal, a back four comprising of Callum, Thomas, Mia and David. Tom just in front, Ben on the right, Adam on the left, Josh as attacking midfield, Brett and Harry upfront.

Tom was now back into his more familiar centre defensive midfield role and Mitchell was in goal for the second half. The Rams were quickly under pressure and found the pace of the Rolleston attacks difficult to deal with. Rhys had to come on early to replace Josh who was suffering with his knee.

Early pressure from Rolleston saw us concede a scrappy goal after we failed to clear our lines. Half way through the second half Rolleston were awarded a penalty after Ben was harshly judged to have tripped the attacker in the box. Mitchell made a fantastic save from the penalty diving high to his right to push the ball out wide.

The Rams replied with some great pressure down the right wing with Harry causing their defence problems with his strength and pace. Unfortunately no one was on the end of a great cross from Harry.

Mia and Thomas paired up well in defence and managed to stop a number of Rolleston attacks through the middle. Late on in the second half Rolleston added a couple of goals from some neat passing moves.  Thomas was unfortunate to see his clearance from a corner spin off his boot into the back of our own net.

The Rams never gave up today and battled well to the end. Well done for 100% effort!!

Full Time: Rams 0 - 8 Rolleston.

The players of the match today went to Adam and Mitchell. Adam for an excellent strike on goal and intelligent passing. Mitchell for a great second half performance in goals and superb penalty save! Well done!

Many thanks for your excellent support today, thanks also to Ian for helping today in Chris and Martin’s absence. Thanks to Lynn, Nicky and Laurie for the drinks and cakes!

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