Henley kindly agreed to play their all girl team against our mixed team as their lads had an U14 game in the afternoon.
Although the score line was 2-0 to P&R it was a very exciting game as the ball was at both ends of the pitch many times, with several short corners each.
I had not seen the U14’s play for some weeks & was impressed with their development & how they played a very true team game.
We went with 13 players, which meant a fair amount of swapping about, but all players approached this maturely & just got on with the business.
Katie Hamilton in goal was very impressive with her strong determined clearance on the ball, management of her D working well with Bethan W, Mayah, Bethan R & Bryony keeping goals against 0.
Strength in midfield came from Josh, Toby, Bethan R, Erin, Thea, & Katie P
Our forward line comprised of Christian (who at one point drove from our defensive 25 into our attacking D manoeuvring around approx. 6 players.
Marcus whose work rate was excellent covering any gaps that appeared (on both sides of the pitch at times!)
Connor who was well placed on the right wing, picking up some very strategically placed balls that were outlet from midfield.
There were many moments of excellence, to many to name but this team have come a long way & are now using proper game play techniques using all the players & pitch, well done to Alex & Sally.
Henley did have some fantastic players who did battle hard at keeping our scoring boys out, but the lads were just a little too tricky for them on this occasion.
We did not have time to select a player’s player of the game, but my choice re coach’s player of the game goes to Toby Sherwood.
100% focused, work rate in mid field was excellent, never gave up in a tackle, foot work in facing the ball at all times was first class. Well done.