Sunday 11th March 2012
Katie Hamilton (GK), Mayah Bentley-Holden, Christian Floyd, Bethan Rees, Marcus Hillman, Rhodri Parmenter, Connor Fahy, Toby Sherwood, Katherine Smith and Bailey with super subs Josh Hankins and Alex Hamilton.
With a number of players unavailable the 10 person squad had to borrow a player from Sonning.
The first half everyone played really well and moved the ball around, with some solid defending from Mayah, Rhodri, Bethan and goalie Katie, Sonning were unable to covert the two penalty corners they were awarded. P&R had opportunities but could not quite penetrate the Sonning defence. Katherine and Bailey coming into the team from the U12 squad worked well together as defending midfielders and assisted when the team attacked and were also solid in defence.
Sonning scored from open play on the break and had a goal disallowed. Score 1-0 to Sonning at half time.
After the half time team talk all the P&R players stepped it up a gear despite the warm day and had several chances to draw level – great play from the attackers Christian helped by Marcus, Connor and Toby. The Calvary arrived hot foot from their game in Newbury with Josh Hankins and Alex Hamilton ensuring an all P&R team. The team played the ball around well again and at pace. P&R had some great breaks but the Sonning keeper was hard to beat on the day.
Sonning scored 3 goals form open play and again great work from the defence to keep out the only Sonning penalty corner.
Final score 4-0 win to Sonning.
A great team performance and a big thank you to Sonning for the loan of players, to Jackie Cobner for umpiring and all the parents and supporters for all their encouragement. Also to Katherine and Bailey for stepping up a squad and to Josh and Alex for hot footing it to the game to help out.
Sally Smith – U14 Coach