Under 11’s Too Good For Ellenbrook

Under 11’s Too Good For Ellenbrook

Posted on July 31, 2011 in 'Juniors 2011'

ECU  5-1  Ellenbrook – Sunday 31st July
ECU under 11’s continued to put pressure on the leaders Stirling and consolidated their second place position in the league with a comfortable 5-1 victory against Ellenbrook.

The home side were ahead in the first minute, when Oliver Ford gained possession in midfield and played in Kieran Craig, who finished well. Virtually straight away, a mix up in the ECU defence resulted in an own goal and the score was 1-1 with only 4 minutes on the clock.

ECU then settled down and had most of the ball and went ahead when Liam Hudson crossed and James Lawless finished to make the score 2-1. Even though the home side had the possession and were creating chances, Ellenbrook were looking dangerous on the break and their quick forwards were creating problems for the home defence.

It was almost 3-1 to ECU when a corner was cleared to Oliver on the edge of the box, whose superb effort hit the underside of the bar, Harley Curran headed the rebound against the post and somehow, the away team scrambled the ball clear. Despite further chances to the home side, firstly to Harley and then James, the score stayed at 2-1.

Half Time    ECU  2-1  Ellenbrook

ECU extended their lead to 3-1 at the start of the second half, when Harley swung over a corner and an Ellenbrook goalkeeper could only turn the ball into his own goal. The away team nearly got back into the game when Declan Hudson cleared off the line, while at the other end, Harley showed great skills and had a shot saved.

It was then 4-1 to ECU. A great run by Ben Bates ended with him squaring the ball across the box for Luke Antonio to finish. ECU were still having more of the ball and looking dangerous and it was no surprise when they made it 5-1. Kieran’s shot/cross was half saved and not cleared, the ball falling to Harry Wilson, who finished emphatically into the roof of the net for his first goal of the season.

The under 11’s are holding onto their second place in the league but play third placed Perth away next Sunday (7th August) which will be a good test, but one which, I’m sure, they are more than capable of overcoming.