Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple

Posted on September 7, 2012 in 'Juniors 2012'

Ellenbrook 2 ECU 11’s 0

Wise words from Kian at the start “keep it simple”. Unfortunately the boys were unable to follow Kian’s advice and lost the game 2-0. A mix up at the back in the first minute gifted Ellenbrook a goal and from then on the 11s had to chase the game. 0-1. With the Ellenbrook team happy to defend in numbers it was a hard day at the office for the boys.

After the less than ideal start the boys settled down quickly. Kian and Josh use the width of the pitch to feed the ball to Ben who tries to force his way through the defence. It’s not long before Ciaran gets in on the action with a shot from 15 yards. Morgan splits the defence with a great through ball to Trent who crosses long to Ciaran at the back post but his shot goes just over the crossbar. More of the same from Trent as he again finds Ciaran who this time is on target but not able to beat the keeper.

Dylan is working hard in midfield and this allows Morgan to push forward. He waits 12 yards out for a loose pass and when he has the chance he places the ball into the top corner but the keeper somehow stops it. Josh and Ciaran are both proving hard to stop for the Ellenbrook players but the killer blow is just not happening. Against the run of play Ellenbrook score from a corner. 0-2.

The boys push up straight away and win a corner. Jack gets the ball to Ben who does well to get a shot on target but can’t beat the keeper. Dylan draws the defence with a good run through the middle. He passes the ball to Ciaran who hits the side netting. Ellenbrook can’t get the ball clear of their own half. Morgan beats two defenders and shoots low but wide. Ciaran and Dylan have chances but the half finishes 0-2.

After a few words at half time the boys start brightly and look to get some reward on the scoreboard. It’s a half filled with chances for the boys starting with Josh who shoots narrowly wide from a free kick. Ollie makes a number of direct runs and is able to provide good crosses. Charlie is unlucky not to score when the keeper stops his close range shot.

With the clock against the 11s Morgan does his best to get a goal back with a shot low on target but again the keeper has it covered. Evan is busy turning the defence into attack. When Ben wins the ball in midfield he quickly sees Ollie free on the right. Ollie crosses the ball to Charlie who shoots just wide.

The game is coming to an end but the boys keep pushing forward. Morgan and Ben have shots saved and it’s just not going to happen today. The game finishes 0-2 with the boys wishing they had “kept it simple”.