A Two Goal Win on the Road

A Two Goal Win on the Road

Posted on September 7, 2012 in 'Juniors 2012'

The 11s travelled to Wembley Downs in search of an away win. The game was decided by two great strikes either side of the break from the left backs (Kian and Ciaran). Although the 11s dominated the game for long periods it was far from an easy victory.

Straight from the kick off the 11s went searching for an early opening. Dylan uses his pace to get the ball out wide to Ollie and Ben. With Morgan using the ball wisely in midfield Josh and Ciaran are able to push forward and pressure the Wembley Downs defence. Ciaran provides the first goal scoring opportunity when he shoots from out on the left. The keeper makes a good save but pushed the ball into Charlie’s path. Unfortunately Charlie shoots just wide.

The boys are pushing the ball out wide to try and find some space. Ollie makes a good run down the right and wins a corner after his shot is saved. The corner goes long to Ciaran who smashes the ball beyond the helpless keeper to make it 1-0. As always Evan is busy stopping the rare attacks that get through Morgan in midfield. The game looks like it might run away from Wembley as Ollie makes another good run and cross. Charlie heads the ball towards goal but the keeper is alert and makes another good save.

Josh is called into action in his own half with a clearance of the line to stop a certain goal. The boys need to find more goals to put the game out of reach. Ben drops a bit deeper to get the ball. He finds Ollie and Dylan in space with some good passing. Ciaran is able to get another shot on target but the keeper holds onto the ball. As the half comes to an end Josh, Evan and Kian settle the nerves with some hard tackles.

The second half was all ECU who played some great football. Ciaran and Dylan use the ball well on the left to keep possession. The Wembley players are busy chasing the ball. After Ben spots an opening the Wembley players have to chase him as he makes a 20M run. His shot is well placed into the top right hand corner but the keeper somehow saves it. Trent makes a run down the right and Charlie is unlucky as he heads the ball onto the crossbar.

Dylan, Ciaran and Ben keep the pressure firmly on the Wembley Downs defenders and it looks like they will fold at any moment. Bern and Trent manage to shoot wide of the target before Ollie wins a corner. The corner is taken quickly to Kian who looks like he is going to cross the ball.  Instead he unleashes one of his legendary long bombs and the keeper doesn’t even move for that one! Super goal 2-0. The boys are straight on the attack and good work from Josh, Trent, Dylan and Ben create more goal scoring chances but the score stays 2-0.

Ollie finds Morgan in space in the middle of the park and he quickly sees a chance with the keeper off his line. Morgan gets his shot on target and it looks like going in before the keeper scrambles to save it. Wembley Downs are not out of the game and look to catch ECU on the break. Morgan is first to respond with a fantastic sliding tackle. In the final minutes Morgan and Ben both have chances go wide and Kian puts in some good work in defence. The game finishes 2-0 to ECU.