Newhall U14 Rams (0) v Woodville Rangers Blue (3)
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Date filed: 09 Nov 2014
Played: 9th November 2014
Woodville give Newhall Rams the Blues!
Rams lined up with Lewis in goal, a back four comprising of Mitchell L, Mitchell S, Mia and Callum. Thomas just in front, Ben on the right, Ksha on the left, Brad as attacking midfield, Rhys and Harry upfront. Adam and Kian as substitutes. Josh was not risked today after injuring his ankle in the warm up.
The Rams were the slowest from the kick off and found it hard going on the muddy surface. Woodville 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 Lewis.
Newhall tried to start passing the ball from the restart but found it difficult to play football due to the conditions. Woodville seemed to be a yard quicker and we looked lethargic in comparison.
When we did find ourselves in a good shooting position we lacked our usual composure and everything seemed to be hastily rushed. #Hotpotato!
Adam came on for Ksha on the left wing and Kian replaced Rhys.
Woodville were awarded a corner, which we didn’t clear quick enough, a neat back heel found a Woodville player who shot it wide past Lewis. Harry and Brad had shots on goal but found the Woodville keeper in excellent form today.
Further attacks by Woodville down the right wing saw an excellent cross met by a perfect header in the box.
Half Time Newhall Rams 0 – Woodville Rangers Blue 3
Second half the Rams lined up with Lewis in goal, a back four comprising of Callum, Mitchell S, Mia and Mitchell L. Thomas just in front, Ben on the right, Adam on the left, Brad as attacking midfield, Kian and Harry upfront.
The Rams woke up in the second half and started to play the better football. A good long kick from Lewis found its way through to Harry who had a fine shot that was parried around the post by the keeper. The resulting corner saw the ball bounce out to Callum who fired the ball just over the bar.
The Rams were pressing higher up the pitch in the second half. Harry and Brad linked up well in attack causing the Woodville defence problems with their strength and pace. Brad had a shot tipped over the bar and saw another shot bounce back of the post. Ben was kicked on the head by a high boot and Lewis was injured after a late challenge that the referee chose to ignore.
Ksha came on for Adam on the left and Rhys replaced Kian.
Mia and Smithy paired up well in middle of the defence and managed to stop a number of Woodville attacks through the middle. Harry found it frustrating upfront being man marked by the large Woodville defender and could not find a way past.
The Rams never gave up today and battled well to the end.
Full Time: Rams 0 - 3 Woodville Rangers Blue.
Many thanks for your excellent support today, thanks also to Ian for running the line. Thanks to Nicky and Laurie for the drinks and cakes!
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