UNDER 6 and UNDER 7 2004 2005
Sun Postal 6 A Side
With the overpaid prima donas of Euro 2004 out of the way last week, it was time for the real football tournament to begin - Sun Postal 6-a-side!
Despite the 8.30am registration (!) we managed a full turn out of 16 and entered two Nascot Wood teams. In an attempt to create two even sides, the yr 2s were evenly split across both teams and those more experienced yr1s bolstered the squads.
In what was an enjoyable morning of good football played with a great team spirit both teams did themselves proud. Large pitches put goal mouth action at a premium and put defences on top, but some excellent passing and individual skill created some excellent goals.
The goal scorers for Nascot were Jake Swaine (2), Ben Fullylove (2) and James McGarry.
It is important to realise that many teams have been playing competitively all season, we only formed as a group a few months ago. Even so we have more than matched our opponents and with further experience we really do have the beginnings of a skillful team.
All who participated should be proud of their performances, determination and attitude. It was a pleasure coaching all of you today.
We hope you all go away and practise like crazy (get dads, brothers, sisters, mums! out in the garden with you!) and all come back next season to build on this great start.
Training returns on Sat 28 August, 10am Radlett Road Playing Fields. We'll see you there!
Ryan Hamlett, Charlie Peters, Bradley Leech, Nauman Shafiq, Paolo Deritis, Charlie Harris, Jordan Balogun, Dominic Cortes. (Manager: Tony Cortes).
NWR v Everett Rovers
Matt Thorn, Joe Plant, Teddy Ring, Adam Bischoff, Ben Fullylove, James McGarry, Jake Swaine & David Cross. (Manager: Matt Morey)
venue: Bill Everett Playing Fields
date: 30 May 2004
Our first win!! In good conditions and on a rather large pitch, NWR managed a 2-1 win and it could have been many more. A close first half saw some great passing football and a fantastic 20 yard strike bursting the net for Charlie Harris on his debut. Unfortunately a rapid counter attack from Everett saw them pull level on the stroke of half time.
The second half was one way traffic as Nascot peppered the opposition goal with some ferocious strikes, but it wasn't until a fortunate blunder from a corner that Nascot took the lead. Charlie Harris put the ball on the near post and a mix up between defender and keeper saw it creep over the line much to the jubiliation of more than 50 Nascot supporters. A generous referee played a lot of injury time as Everett went looking for an undeserved equaliser, but resolute defending from all involved ensured a glorious victory for what looks to be a team of great potential. Well done lads, lets build on this for next season.
Squad: Dominic Cortes, Nauman Shafiq, Joe Plant, Adam Bischoff, Jamie Wise, Teddy Ring, Charlie Harris, Ben Fullylove.
A game of high drama, in both goal mouth action and crunching tackles, saw the under 6s draw 2-2. Starting with real drive and determination Nascot went on the attack early but with little success. Jake Swaine came close on a couple of occasions as Nascot piled on the pressure. A lack of concentration saw us short at the back but Bradley Leech gave a one man lesson in last man defending letting nobody past him. It was Nascot who took the lead, Jake Swaine saw his shot looping into the far corner, but Matt Thorn rose like a salmon to nod it past a stranded keeper. Half time and we were 1-0 up, so far so good. The second half struggled to live up to the first as Nascot found themselves on the back foot. Everett grabbed a deserved equaliser with a strong low shot beating Max Comissiong in goal. Nascot looked to be struggling until a moment of magic from James McGarry. Picking the ball up just inside the opposition half he beat his man and unleashed a 20 yard left foot rocket hard and low into the bottom far corner - 2-1. The celebrations were short-lived though, Everett's reply was swift and the game was tied at 2-2. Again the referee decided to add on 10 minutes and Nascot dug deep to keep out Everett and record a well fought draw. All battled hard in particular Paolo Deritis who used any means possible whether legal or not (!) to keep Everett at bay. Well done lads.
Squad: Jordan Balogun, Jake Swaine, Paolo Deritis, James McGarry, Matt Thorn, Max Comissiong, Bradley Leech.
Matt Morey (Youth Development Coach)
We train Saturday mornings at Radlett Road Playing Fields.
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