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Newhall U9 Tigers (0) v Mickleover Sports (0)

Lee Cantrill

Match report by

Lee Cantrill
Date filed: 18 Nov 2012

Played: 10th November 2012

This was a frustrating game for Newhall.  It is fair to say the Tigers never really got going until the final ten minutes of the match.

Although the effort couldn't be faulted by both sides, there was little invention or craft.  First half, Mickleover had the better of the chances, but Collins had the measure of them in the Tigers goal.  Newhall's only realistic chance came from Elks who could have put the Tigers in front, with a vicious shot that went just wide.

The second half was a little more open.  Mickleover started more brightly, flashing a shot just wide early on, before peppering the Tigers goal with a series of long range efforts, one of which was brilliantly tipped round the post by Collins.  At last though, the Tigers woke up from their slumber and should have won it.  Late on, Fantarrow hit the bar with a fizzing effort after some lovely work from Sharp on the left.  Then, Taylor put Shakespeare through, only for his crisp shot to go agonisingly wide.  Shakespeare then went close again, after a mazy dribble across the area his effort went just wide.  In the dying seconds, Sharp ghosted round the back of the Mickleover defence, but his low drive was just off target.

So, a creditable draw with some solid performances from the Tigers.  Cantrill ran his socks off with little support in the first half.  Roberts was outstanding at the back and barely missed a tackle, and James really grew into the game after coming on.

Tigers star man… Chris Elks… a terrific performance. 

Report by parent, Chris Taylor

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