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

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League Match
September 17
, 2006

Oxshott Royals - South Park Jrs 1 - 7

Only 10 players today for Oxshott Royals!!

Referee and the two captains

Kick-off of the match

Oxshott Royals scoring 1-0

Johnny (n.8) celebrating his goal with the team

South Park scoring their first goal : 1-1

save from Francesco

Second goal for South Park : 1-2

Third goal for South Park : 1-3

Darryl talking with team at half time (1-3)

another save from Francesco


After the fourth goal for South Park : 1-4


Fifth goal for South Park : 1-5

South Park scoring their sixth goal : 1-6

Comment from the Coach

We were always going to up against it today when we could only field 10 players - but you all responded well. We had to play players out of normal position which was not ideal but your spirit in the face of a rather physical team was commendable.

We made the early running and were justly rewarded with an excellent goal from Johnny. We held this position till well into the first half when eventually, South Park started to work out the spaces and had us chasing balls. We then started to make some defensive changes to try to defend ourselves against their fresh subs coming off the bench but tiredness played its' part in the end as we went down 7-1. Not a pretty scoreline but when viewed in the harsh light of day, if the roles were reversed, I would have expected to win 7-0 - so don't beat yourselves up - lets pick ourselves up and take it into next week.

Some excellent performances today - despite the scoreline, Francesco managed some great saves today and kept the scoreline below double digits. Tom responded well to the move to mid field and tried to create the opportunities up front that would have been seized upon with a full team. Andy was tireless in defence and kept his humour throughout (was that 10 minutes or 10 goals to go will live with me for a while...). Man-of-the-match today was James - starting midfield then stepping back to defence to quell the attacks was a big ask but he responded with some crunching tackles (made and received...), constant chasing to create opportunities and good clearances - great effort.




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