Wednesday, 8 February 2017
U10A v King's Hawford (home)
Hawford started the match strongly and I realised very quickly that Abberley would need to be on top form to compete in this match. The boys obviously realised this too as they got stuck in and quickly started rising to the occasion. It was fairly end- to- end play, although Hawford had slightly more possession of the ball. Having said that, after a fantastic goal by Rory we entered half time 1-2 down.
The second half things spiced up even more! It was clear that both teams were ready to fight for the win. Miles and Wilfred really found their confidence in defence and Wilfred was particularly effective at pushing Hawford back into their own half. Rory worked tirelessly in centre midfield, supported by Algy and Edward on the wings. They were working hard to feed Michael as striker and we had some fantastic efforts at goal that were a result of good team play. Finally, our breakthrough came when Rory scored an incredible goal from a seemingly impossible angle! The boys kept battling and Hawford had some very close efforts too. They were stopped by Harry who was formidable in goal and made some incredible saves.
A thrilling match, well done boys!