ECU score 17 against Balcatta

ECU score 17 against Balcatta

Posted on June 8, 2012 in 'Juniors 2012'

Balcatta ( under 10s) vs ECU ( under 9s) – 3 – 6 – 12

The boys were up for this one from the first whistle, Aiden broke down the right to send in a great ball for Regan to clinically finish, 0-1. Minutes later Aiden, Regan and Lewis linked up well on the right to set up Harry for a tap in 0-2. Balcatta did not know what had hit them as ECU were out the blocks fast, the pressure continuing with Aiden again bursting down the right flank this time servicing Daniel who drilled it by the keeper 0-3. Ten minutes gone and a strong clearance from Ben found Aiden wide right who managed to slip a good ball through to Harry for his second 0-4.

ECU where gaining in confidence as it was wave after wave of attack on an under pressure Balcatta defence, however 13 minutes in and Balcatta have their first attack, Euan and Lewis stood strong and calm heads see the ball passed out of danger with Ben finding Massimo with a terrific long pass, Massimo wasted no time delivering into the danger zone where Matthew connected with that sweet left foot to make it 0-5. Harry was dribbling through the Balcatta defence moments later to tap home for 0-6 and his hat- trick. Balcatta had no reply to the unending assault on their goal, a poor clearance by the home team’s goalkeeper fell to Blair who unleashed a screamer which left the keeper no chance. Lewis, Harry and Massimo had the Balcatta goals under siege all seeing chances going begging before the half time whistle. Yes we did have a goalkeeper Reece had a very quiet half.

Half time ; Balcatta 0 – ECU 7

Normal service resumed at the start of the second half with Daniel turning Balcatta inside out down the left, then delivering to Reece in the box, with his back to goal he played in the oncoming Lewis who put his laces through the ball and made no mistake 0-8. Pushing for more Blair crosses for Daniel for a simple tap in 0-9. Seconds later Joe is using his trickery wide on the right and from his beautiful delivery Daniel makes it 11. Matthew makes it 12 with some lovely link up with Regan, Balcatta had no answer to the ECU pressure who were using the pitches width very well. This afforded Euan and Ben to hold a high line and keep Balcatta under pressure. Regan’s low level rocket left the goalkeeper no chance and made it 13, Reece makes it 14 with a left foot after some delightful football from Daniel and Matthew on the left. Number 15 came by the way of a great ball out of defence from Matthew which put Blair through, holding his nerve and staying strong he held off the chasing defenders to slip it past the keeper. Hand ball from Balcatta allowed Aiden to finish off the rebound after a good save by the keeper from Bens spot kick 0-16. With full time looming Reece delivers from the right for Blair to smash it high into the net 0-17, Aiden makes it 18 shortly after with some nice footwork through the opposition defence and around the keeper to tap in.

Big thanks to Chris from all the boys, parents and Brian, for taking the team this weekend