South West U12 Greys
- competition : South West U12 Greys
- date : 11/01/2020
- time : 11:30
- comment :
Saints Southwest (Somerset) vs Saints Southwest (Devon)
Somerset (SS) started on top with a handful of changes early on in the first quarter, denied by some great goalkeeping and recovery defending.
The opener came from a free kick from Jake from quite a way out, which seemed to float against the wind and the drop into the top left corner.
Devon responsed with urgency and fast positive transition, leading to their equaliser; there was a large gap in the middle of the pitch and this was exposed, before it was played out to the left and then back to the middle for a calm finish.
Devon came out fast after the restart into the 2nd quarter with a few chances, clearly winning the midfield battle.
SS responded and played equally for the rest of the quarter and eventually scored another with a quick break down the right, Rhys crossing into Jake into the central area, who saw his shot deflected into the bottom right.
It seemed like everything was to play for in the 3rd quarter. Both teams looking dangerous on the counter as the formations were matched. It was clear to see the Saints philosophy of playing coming through both teams, who both looked to play out from the back as much as possible and press when losing the ball. The 4th goal came from a loose ball, knocked upfield to Kamil for SS who managed to bustle his way through a couple of challenges and an equisite piece of skill around the GK to poke it home for 3-1.
The last quarter saw Devon being largely on top with high pressure and lots of quality combination play. They got one back with a FK sweetly struck from close in into the top left. With the bit between their teeth, they pressed on and saw a good move from the GK, to the MF, through to the striker and smashed past the GK for 3-3 which is how it finished.
Good game from both teams, SS seemed to be more comfortable chasing the game and Devon were relentless in their work rate.
- Saints Southwest Somerset
- match summary
- Saints Southwest Devon