South West U13 Blues
- competition : South West U13 Blues
- date : 11/01/2020
- time : 09:30
- comment :
Saints Devon v NS
An exciting game in the JPL, which saw two evenly matched teams battle it out for the result.
Saints tried to apply their Key Messages from training in today’s encounter, and were rewarded by their excellent ‘trap’ and ‘pressing’ from the front. Forcing North Somerset to play down one side and locking them in, the intelligent Will Curtis picked up a lose pass in the back line to prod home. North Somerset soon replied though as their athletic and dangerous front line got in behind down the left hand side to fire in at the near post. The second was some neat play by their number 4 to dribble and trick his way past a number of passive Saints defenders and cooly slot home.
2-1 after first quarter to NS
NS extended their advantage early in the second as fresh legs got in behind and their talented forward beautifully lofted it over the Saints keeper. Saints response was excellent, the superb Josh Newbury registering a quick fire hat trick after more excellent team pressing and combination play between the front four. Jamie Ball playing in number 10 was at the heart of the attacks, complimented well by 2 of either Louis, Callum and Hayden behind him.
4-3 at half time to Saints
Saints failed to keep their advantage in the third quarter, again however being undone by some outstanding finishing. Another superbly lofted finish from their centre forward which was probably goal of the game. Overall though the Saints backline started to manage their forwards better.
5-4 NS at the end of the third
The final quarter Saints always felt they could get a result in the game which their performance deserved. They pinned NS back with immense pressure, bombarding their goal with attempts. An array of corners followed, of which one saw 5 or 6 goal mouth scrambled and clearances!! Saints finally got their equaliser, following another superb Jack Alcock corner which bounced around the 6 yard box before Charlie Todd poked it in. Saints players were buzzing, however cruely got nothing from the game (points wise!) after conceding a free kick from 30 yards with moments to go their taker found the corner.
6-5 NS final score
Forget the score... what a fantastic game to be a part of and a pleasure to watch two sets of U13s players go toe to toe playing great Football.
Enjoy your weekend
- Saints Southwest Devon
- match summary
- North Somerset RTC 1