6pm arrival for 630pm kick off
6pm arrival, ko 6.30pm
6pm arrival, 6.30pm kick off
Castlethorpe Sports Ground, Thrupp Close, Castlethorpe MK19 7PL
The 1st half finished 0-0. The second half ebbed & flowed but we started to gain the upper hand with large amounts of time in their half and with the better chances falling to us. With about 5 mins to go Olivia was pushed & we were awarded a free kick 1/3 of the way up the pitch. Kitty struck the ball cleanly & it sailed into the left hand side of the goalie. 0-1. The girls were ecstatic. The coaches & parents were yelling & screaming for the girls to focus, which thankfully they did. Dunstable launched attack after attack, & it was clearly backs against the wall time but the defence held brilliantly firm for the last period, which I have to say, felt like an eternity.
Referee to be arranged and confirmed by Andrew.
The weather was perfect for a game of football and hopes were high. Unfortunately the pitch wasn’t great with a slope, long grass and molehills to contend with. We started slowly against a quick and strong Deanshanger side who attacked from the start. The dependable Oli worked hard to win the ball back and was assisted by Caden. We got better as the game progressed and created more chances. Fin delivered some great corners and Caden hit a stunning free-kick that shook the post. We must try to use the wings more often as the middle of the pitch is crowded. I was really pleased with the work rate of every player. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you make mistakes and encourage your team mates.
Well done to Caden who was our ‘Player of the match’. He was superb in all areas and his work rate was tremendous. When he is not on the pitch we aren’t quite the same team. Well done, Caden.
‘Proud’ is the best way to describe how I felt about our performance. We played some really clever stuff and the progress we have made this season is amazing. We started extremely well and were enjoying every minute. Players were taking up good positions and we weren’t leaving ourselves open at the back. A little less dribbling and a bit more passing would help, but this will develop with experience.
There were goals from Caden, Joseph, Oscar and Tom. That’s amazing.
Our ‘Player of the match’ was Oli who hassled, tackled, hassled and tackled. 100% effort personified. Well done Oli.
A huge ‘Thank You’ to all of the players and parents who have made the season such a pleasure. I hope you have enjoyed yourselves and feel proud of your progress and achievements.