Midlands U12 Navy
- competition : Midlands U12 Navy
- date : 05/10/2019
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Competitive and well balanced game
Both teams came into this game after tough starts to the season, hoping this could be the game to offer increased positivity moving forward.
Both teams settled into the match early, with Rushall threatening down the wings and in behind the Sutton Coldfield defence. The deadlock was broken in the first quarter from a Rushall corner, knocked in off the far post. 0-1.
The same pattern continued for a long period, with Sutton Coldfield unable to bundle home a corner shortly after the Rushall breakthrough. Just before the end of the second quarter, Sutton Coldfield did manage to find space and numerical advantage on the right side of the pitch; some good interplay was finished on the edge of the box, a curling effort into the top right corner. 1-1.
Into the third quarter, Rushall quickly regained the lead, with Sutton Coldfield drawing level again. Both good clean finishes to incisive attacking move. To finish the third quarter Rushall got themselves back in front, following some determined forward play by their striker. 3-2.
The fourth quarter proved to be quite frantic and energetic, with both teams securing long periods of pressure and territory, though the quality did not wane. Sutton Coldfield got themslves level again with a low fizzing strike from the edge of the box. This was quickly followed up by another fantastic finish from lovely link up play, with the scorer heavily involved in the build up, as well as the finish. Sutton Coldfield however could not hold onto the lead, Rushall pulling one back after switching the ball to the spare player in the box. Both teams had late opportunities to nick all three points on the day, but it wasn't to be. 4-4.
Both teams feel they could have won, but both also recognise the play and quality of the other team; a draw an understandable result.
- Sutton Coldfield
- match summary
- Rushall Olympic