2008 2009 Under 10 Hawks


Manager: Eric Tocher, Assistant: Simon Wilson


Final Position

P, W, D, L, F, A, D, P

Everett Rovers U10 18 15 1 2 51 17 +34 46
Nascot Wood Rangers U10 Hawks 18 14 2 2 52 27 +25 44
London Colney U10 18 13 0 5 51 28 +23 39
Finchley Revolution U10 Red 18 8 2 8 43 34 +9 26
Oxhey Jets U10 Yellow 18 5 7 6 26 19 +7 22
Abbots Youth U10 18 4 6 8 27 39 -12 18
Enfield Rangers U10 Green 18 4 5 9 27 45 -18 17
Enfield Rangers U10 Black 18 3 7 8 23 43 -20 16
Cassiobury Rangers U10 Cougars 18 4 3 11 20 43 -23 15
Sarratt Rebels U10 18 2 3 13 38 63 -25 9

End of Season Report

Let me start by thanking Simon Wilson, our Assistant Manager for his support throughout the season not only at matches but for his contribution at training on Saturday mornings, it is very much appreciated. Thanks also to Gary Waller for his dedication on a Tuesday night, both the Hawks & Falcons have clearly benefited from the input and variety he has brought to training. I take my hat off to Martin Gerred and Dave Wing who have refereed this season, with very few contentious decisions being made, I’m relieved to say.

Now to the football and a few stats and words about what the team has achieved since we started back in September. We played 23 Watford Friendly League, qualifying & cup matches. We won 17, lost 3 and drew 3. We scored 71 goals in total, 53 of which were in the league, the most in our division. We pushed the eventual winners of the league, Everett Rovers all the way and only lost out on top spot by drawing one more game than them. It was a magnificent effort by the boys, Simon I and our band of loyal supporters are very proud of them.

I would like to run through the team outlining their development and contribution over the last 9 months:-

  • Aidan: - Considering he had little to do in some games, he managed to keep focussed and pulled off some magnificent saves in the tighter games. He was also responsible for one of the funniest moments of the season when he didn’t move to get a ball that went out for a goal kick, only for us to discover he was frozen solid, he was carried off like an ironing board!
  • Nuggs: - `The Stroller’ he just gets better and better, he’s a combination of Alan Hanson & Des Walker…….nuff said.
  • Sam H: - Another magnificent season at the back and some heroic performances when pushed into midfield, his determination and commitment is an example to all.
  • Luke W: - Has added some composure to his game, since adapting to a midfield role. Has not lost any of that never say die attitude or tough tackling.
  • Sam W: - An ever-present this season, I don’t think he missed a game or training session, we think he sleeps with his NWR kit on! Sam keeps the team ticking over with his clever distribution and chips in with the odd spectacular goal or five.
  • Robbie: - Scored an amazing 20 goals in 22 games from midfield, god only knows how many he’ll get when he learns to get his foot over the ball! Apart from his goals he has shown great effort and willingness to get back & defend.
  • Jamie: - His speed and skill frightens most teams, he has started to show a lot more tactical awareness and a terrific range of passes. I see him having a huge season next year at 11 a side, and will bag 25 goals.
  • Ollie: - He has shown the most acute improvement of all the team, especially in the 2nd half of the season. Ollie has added a strength and determination to his game that has been a pleasure to see develop. Not only that, he has scored some of our vital goals this season which kept us in that top two.
  • Nick: - Another team player who turns up for every match, training session, committee meeting, & social event. He’s even been spotted at the Watford Friendly League meetings; such is his commitment to the club & team. Also scored one of the best hat tricks I’ve ever seen.
  • Javaid: - Joined the playing staff after Christmas, a very clever player with good tactical awareness. One who will have a big impact next season, I’m sure.

    A final thanks to Nic Cortes, who left us towards the end of the season to join his school friends at another team. His contribution to the team was significant; we missed his trademark last ditch challenges.

    Thanks again everyone for a truly enjoyable season managing a great bunch of lads……Eric