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

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League Match
October 15
, 2006

South Park Yrs - Oxshott Royals  4 - 1

South Park Jrs U16

Oxshott Royals U16

 Kick-off of the Match



Save from Francesco

I half - 10th min - Post taken by Oxshott (James)

I half - 11th min - James scores for Oxshott : 0-1

James celebrated by the team

I half - 13th min - South Park scores its first goal : 1-1

I half - 18th min - a clear penalty denied to Oxshott by referee

I half - 28th min - Save from Francesco


I half - 38th min - great opportunity missed by Oxshott

I half - 39th min - South Park scores its second goal : 2-1

Half Time break for Oxshott Royals team

Half Time break for South Park Jrs team

Kickoff of Second Half

II Half - 5th min - Referee disallows a goal to South Park for offside

II Half - 9th min - Good save in corner

Francesco and Rob

II Half - 13th min - Third goal for South Park : 3-1

II Half - 14th min - Fourth goal for South Park : 4-1


Coach Darril

II Half - 37th min -Another good save from Francesco

End of the match : Darryl with the team

Andy and Francesco

Gareth - Man of the Match


James, another goal for him today
Comment from the Coach


A disappointing game today but one where the final scoreline of a 1-4 loss did not reflect the true nature of the game. I feel we deserved 2 or 3 goals - we had the opportunities but lacked the finishing quality to convert the opportunities. South Park are a good side and we can draw a lot from the fact we have now scored half their goals conceded this season.

We scored the first goal courtesy of a great left foot strike from James - after having a identical warm up shot 1 minute earlier.... We held them well for the next 25 minutes, then gradually started to ebb away. We are still failing to deliver some of the essential basics - being first to the ball on throw-ins/re-starts, competing for the ball in the mid-field and a marked reluctance to head apart from in defence. If you watch your favourite premiership team play, you will see heading is a critical part of the game - we just do not do enough of it.

But on the positive side, having a full squad of 14 players meant you could give 100% - then we could shuffle you around effectively as you tired. Jack played another very solid defensive game using his pace and vision to bolster the defence. Francesco made some great instinctive saves and his kicking has improved dramatically. Man-of-the-match today was Gareth - a very energetic display despite a kick to the thigh - good determination, committed heading and effective clearances.

As an aside, I will be lodging a complaint against the referee today (first time I have done that...) - he did not get out of a walk today and therefore basically stayed around the centre circle. A ref cannot control the game from 40 metres away and he lacked any real commitment - he just did not want to be there today. The fact that he had played a game that morning and was "tired" was his problem not ours....



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