Epsom & Ewell Youth League - Season 2006-07
Under 16 Team

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League Match
September 10
, 2006

Merstham Youth B - Oxshott Royals 4 - 6

Merstham Youth B - Under 16 Team


original warm-up for Oxshott Royals!

Referee with the two captains

2 players on Oxshott bench

first goal for Merstham : 1-0

Callum celebrating after his first goal : 1-1

Joy after Callum's second goal for Oxshott : 1-2

Save from Francesco

Rob, man-of-the-match

Second goal of Merstham : 2-2

Third goal of Merstham : 3-2

James scoring third goal for Oxshott : 3-3

James after his first goal of the day

James scoring fourth goal for Oxshott : 3-4

fifth goal for Oxshott : 3-5

Johnny celebrated for his goal

Fourth goal for Merstham : 4-5

Oxshott hitting the bar

At last minute sixth goal for Oxshott, scored by Benedict : 4-6

James and Mo
Comment from the Coach


An excellent, fighting win today - the 6-4 scoreline reflected the tight nature of the game.

The first real match of the season is always a tough one and 27 degree plus heat did not help. But you all showed good commitment and stamina today - some are still carrying the effects of illness and injury but we generally played through it. Had to make a few more changes than normal today but important given the conditions. 40 minute halves are tough when it's hot so your personal fitness levels will become very important as the season progresses.

It was also good to have the goal scoring shared around today - 2 from Callum in the first half set us up very well, James scored 2 solid goals after moving further up front, Johnny scored on his debut and Benedict scored the first goal I've seen him score (there may have been others...). It was great having Jack back in the team - he bolstered the already strong defensive line - good to see the fitness from cricket carrying through too.

Deciding the Man-of-the-match today was very tough - it could have come from many players given the consistency shown today. But the player who played consistently well and then made the extra special effort when we were under pressure to resist their attacks was Rob - great positional play, definitive heading and consistent clearing all hallmarks of his game. Great effort Rob!

.Enjoy the rest team and feel proud - a great first up effort



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