U15 - West South Division
- competition : U15 - West South Division
- date : 15/12/2018
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Taunton Youth U15 v RTC North Somerset U15
The morning initially started clear with only the threat of drizzle, soon after kick off, conditions deteriorated and was such, that both teams struggled to keep their feet and control the ball in the latter stages of the match.
The first quarter saw tentative beginnings from both teams with play flowing back and forth. Taunton appeared to lack energy, something which was apparent after North Somerset won a second corner. The ball was cleared for a throw in, however rather than closing and ensuring North Somerset were restricted with time on the ball, in, pass, pass shot - goal. North Somerset opened the scoring with no real effort, but an effective finish. A dissapointing start for Taunton. 0 - 1.
Substituations made with Dan Thorne coming on for Ali Alhunsi and Calum Griffiths for Josh Gartland-Turner. With direction to play with more energy and desire from the off Taunton had a point to prove. Winning the ball in the Taunton half a nice combination move saw Dan within sight of goal, oppotunity taken and Taunton level the score within two minutes of the start. Game on!
Intensity from both teams was high. Some good football from both teams with Taunton's defence holding strong. A solid line was held by Matt Dodden, Charlie White and Albert, with one slip just before the end of the quarter allowing North Somerset to edge back ahead just before half time. Score 1 - 2.
Ollie Wright and Billy Bradbury off, Ali and Josh back on. The forth quarter started positively with Taunton aiming to bring the scoreline level. Unfortunately, a run of great play from North Somerset showed the quality they have in their side and over a fifteen minute period Taunton concedes 5 goals. Score 1 - 7.
Final rotatation and Zach Sydenham and Spencer Herbison have their time on the bench. Determined to win the fourth quarterTaunton push forward, but by this time the rain was hard, the temperature was cold and any form of ball control was difficult. Despite valient efforts from Taunton, North Somerset grew into the game and finished the fourth quarter with another three goals. Final score 1 - 10.
Despite the scoreline positives are still to be had. The momentum and effort of the second quarter was the best reply to the first's slow start seen this season. Flashes of brilliance, fortitude what can be achieved were apparent throughout the match. Moving forward, if consistantly maintained, commincation, decision making with the choice of the right pass will mean more positve results.
Player Awards: Taunton
Gold - Matthew Dodden
Silver - Charlie White
Bronze - Albert Hacker
Player Awards: RTC North Somerset
Gold - Freddie King
Silver - Cameron Byron
Bronze - Joseph Dyas
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