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

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League Match
January 28
, 2007

Oxshott Royals - Alexandra Utd 3 - 1

Oxshott Royals (today in Yellow!!) during their warm-up

Oxshott Royals U16 team

Alexandra United U16 team

Gareth with a broken arm

11:20 Start of the match

I Half - 1st min - free kick for Alexandra...

.... but too high

I Half 2nd min - first shot for Oxshott


I H 14th min

I Half 18th min - missed opportunity for Oxshott

I Half 20th min

I Half 22nd min

I Half 28th min - Francesco in a brave save

I Half 29th min -

I Half 30th min - Matt scores the first goal for Oxshott 1-0

Oxshott team celebrates after their goal

Matt - two goals for him today

Francesco, only one goal conceded today

 I Half 38th min - a save for Francesco

 Rob at end of first half

Half Time break for Oxshott


Alexandra team in the Half Time break
Start of Second Half

II Half 5th min - second goal for Oxshott with Matt - 2-0

Matt celebrated after his second goal

II Half 6th min -opportunity for Alexandra

II Half 7th min - goal for Alexandra - 2-1

Francesco after the conceded goal

Jack E.


II H 31st min - corner for Alexandra...

...and Francesco sends the ball on the bar

II H 39th min - Callum scores the third goal for Oxshott : 3-1

joy after the goal!

Last save of the match

Matt, top scorer of the match

Bosher, man-of-match
Comment from the Coach


A great game to watch today - fast, played in good spirit with some lovely passages of play - the fact we won 3-1 was icing on the cake.

We arguably could have won by more, such was our domination of possession - especially in the first half. We still have trouble converting possession into goals but given the result, I'm not complaining (too much)...

Our defensive 4 played well - the cohesion was more evident than in recent weeks - this provided more structure for Francesco who had a solid game.

I asked the team before the game to take some longer range shots - Matt answered this call with a stunning strike from a long way out to put us on the board mid way through the first half. He also followed up with another in the second half that had those of us on the sidelines willing him to shot earlier - no need to worry as Matt had it all under control and coolly slotted his second. After Alexandra clawed a goal back, we were under more pressure - but we released the pressure with what I feel was the goal of the season for us - not necessarily for the goal itself but for the way it was executed. Bosher won the ball in midfield in a typically determined passage of play, then send the ball deep into attack. James ran the ball down hard and managed to scoop the ball back from just inside the line to where Callum had made excellent position to confidently nail the goal - fantastic to watch as every part of this sequence required that extra bit of effort.

Man-of-the-match was tough today as we had many impressive individual performances. But Bosher playing as a defensive mid-fielder got the nod for a game full of commitment, decisive intervention and great pitch vision. Whilst still not match fit, his impact on the game was profound.

The only low-light was Gareth's broken arm from playing in goal at school on Friday. Whilst he will be out for the rest of the season, it was great to see him supporting the team today. We wish you a complete recovery Gareth.


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