Under 11’s Continue Their Good Form

Under 11’s Continue Their Good Form

Posted on August 11, 2012 in 'Juniors 2012'

The under 11’s finished off their busy weekend with an impressive 5-1 win away at Whitfords. With some sore bodies the boys still wanted to play. Whitfords were put under pressure straight from the kick off with ECU winning an early corner. Charlie gets himself into the right place and heads the ball on target but the keeper saves. The tone was set and ECU push forward to get an early goal. After Trent shoots the keeper does well to stop the ball but puts it into Charlie’s path but his shot is just wide.

The Whitfords keeper has a busy start and is tested by Josh and Trent who both have good efforts saved. Charlie shows his goal scoring instinct to slot the ball home after 5 mins and settle the nerves of the boys (and coaches) 1-0. The boys then decided to put on a show with their great passing game. Dylan beats a player and finds Trent on the wing. Trent crosses the ball to Ciaran at the back post and he places the ball into the top corner 2-0. Whitfords get a goal back against the run of play 2-1.

The Whitfords keeper has to be on his toes as the ECU onslaught continues. First it is Charlie who has a couple of close efforts saved after great passing from Josh and Trent. The back three are busy moving the ball around trying to find a way through the Whitfords defence. Ciaran passes to Jack who shoots just over. Josh shoots over from a corner. Dylan passes the ball to Ciaran in a good position on the left but the keeper saves his shot. Evan is keeping things safe at the back.

Charlie does well to win a corner and quickly takes it. Jack finishes well to make it 3-1. Kian is called into action on the left and makes a great cover tackle. Trent makes a good run and shoots low into the corner 4-1. The boys are still looking to find more goals with Dylan having a couple of good efforts saved late in the half. Ciaran heads the ball over from a great cross. Reid keeps the score at 4-1 with a good save down to his right. Dylan makes a good run but his shot is saved and that brings the half to a close.

Whitfords come out in the second half determined to claw back some ground on the scoreboard. Reid needs to make an early save. Josh and Dylan combine well to put the ball back to Morgan who shoots wide of the keeper but into the corner. Great goal 5-1. A great passage of play follows with Jack starting and finishing the move. He has help from Josh, Ben and Dylan but his shot is saved.

Dylan is central to much of the ECU play in the second half. With Morgan working hard to win the ball it leaves Dylan to push forward. Ben makes a break and is supported by Kian who puts the ball into the danger zone where Jack is waiting and heads the ball on target.

The game is much tighter in the second half but the boys are still creating lots of chances. Charlie and Morgan both shoot over. There’s just enough time left for Dylan and Ben to show some skills as the game finishes 5-1.