Font Re-Size
Increase Font Size Reset Font Size Decrease Font Size
Saturday 01st of November 2014

AFC Urmston Meadowside

The Teams >> Match Reports Forum >> Boys Teams >> U11s Vikings Match Reports >> 25.9.10 - Ashton on Mersey

Welcome to the Meds Team Match Reports Forum!

You need to register and or login to post a new topic or reply to a topic

25.9.10 - Ashton on Mersey

25.9.10 - Ashton on Mersey

Back to league action after last week's friendly, and a trip to Ashton on Mersey. The first indication that this was going to be a difficult game was the grass, or the length of it to be precise, it was quite absurdly long, but as they say it was the same for both teams. With Harry away, we had 9 Vikings present, again cheered on by our brilliant supporters.

The first 15 minute period was probably our best of the season so far, we battled really hard against the big, strong Ashton team, making chances and defending really well. We were moving the ball much quicker and keeping our shape, all very encouraging. The players kept their focus really well when an Ashton player suffered a nasty facial injury, following an accidental kick from his own player. The period ended 0-1, but we were still very much in the match.

Ashton began to slowly take control during the second period, our players were working really hard but we were against a very powerful team, they had a couple of big lads capable of launching long passes behind our defence, with the ball holding in the long grass for the forwards to run on to. As usual, the Viking spirit remained and we tried hard, but the second period finished at 0-4 overall.

The third period was similar to the second, but tiredness began to creep in to our game and we conceeded more goals. Final score was 0-9.

In honesty this just wasn't our day, we had a lot of bad luck, a lot of decisions didn't go our way and we met a very good team. However, there are a lot of positives to be gained again, the first period was fantastic, really encouraging. We are moving the ball quicker, especially from dead ball situations and that helps a lot. Tyler continues to impress in goals and is a real asset to us. Defensively we are getting stronger, with more shape and understanding between the back-line players. The midfield is benefitting from individual improvements and better positional sense, Luke in particular is making great progress. We didn't get many chances today, but our forwards Charlie and Lewis were full of effort and willing to assist in midfield.

The opposing coach awarded Player of the Match to Aaron, which Rob and I agreed with. Our captain remained strong and determined, constantly tackling, blocking and clearing our lines with his big left foot.

Forget the result, our improvement was there for all to see. We are making progress and going the right way.

Edited By: RHatcliffe
27-09-10 23:10:32

Meds U10 Vikings Manager

Rob Hatcliffe
ranks
useravatar
Offline
29 Posts
User info in posts
Administrator has disabled public posting

Board Info

Board Stats:
 
Total Topics:
170
Total Polls:
0
Total Posts:
33
Dormant:
User Info:
 
Total Users:
196
Newest User:
Sally Hinchliffe
Members Online:
0
Guests Online:
6

Online: 
There are no members online

Forum Legend:

 Topic
 New
 Locked
 Sticky
 Active
 New/Active
 New/Locked
 New Sticky
 Locked/Active
 Active/Sticky
 Sticky/Locked
 Sticky/Active/Locked

Main Menu

Team Page Updates

Useful Links

Manchester FA
Kick it Out - kick racism out of football
Charter Standard Football Club FA Website
Sports Trafford Football Development
Respect FC

Visit our Sponsors

Vital Space Estate agents, They are our shirt / kit sponsors for the next 3years 2010 - 2013
Salford and Trafford Engineering Group Training Association Ltd (STEGTA)
Royal Bank of Scotland
BMW Willaims
Kensington Finance
Mono Alarms
Harcon Services Limited
Spedition Freund
Western Group

Footy Quotes

"He hit the post, and after the game people will say, well, he hit the post."

Jimmy Greaves



Modified by Nutrocker.co.uk