SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER 2018
FC Aztec U8 Warriors x - x Weekley Rovers Napoli
- Freedie B
- Jack C
- Reuben F
- Jack G
- Olivia L
- Drew M
- Georgia T
- Charlie T
All 8 available for the match vs Weekley Rovers Napoli today and much better weather perfect for football.
We tried a new formation today with 2 defenders with the target of trying to keep a clean sheet or getting to half time 2 or less goals behind. The team played very well at the start, defending well by staying close to the opposition players and making tackles, unfortunately we got caught in possession a couple of times and we were guilty of not moving towards the ball when receiving a pass which allowed Weekley to get a couple of shots away. We continued to battle through the first half but were unable to create many chances. However Charlie managed to get on the score sheet with a left footed strike into the bottom corner just before half time. Which meant we met our goal of staying less than 2 goals behind! Well done everyone!
We started well in the second half with Georgia and Olivia working hard in midfield and up front, they both managed to get in behind the Weekley defence but were unable to beat the keeper. We had a bit more joy going forwards in the second half winning a couple of corners and getting a couple more shots away. Unfortunately Weekley had a couple of strong players who managed to get a number of shots away all of which Reuben who was in goal for the second half could do little about.
Overall we were focusing on defending this week and I was very happy with the first half display, still work to do as we need to see abit more urgency to win the ball back and need to receive the ball on the front foot more but we stayed in the game and had our moments.
2 more training sessions before the next match so fingers crossed we can continue to improve defensively and keep the goals conceded down.
Player of the Match - Olivia who battled well in midfield, was positive going forward and happy to take on players when in possession.
Player of the Week - Jack C who was everywhere during the game trying to make the tackles and break down their play. Was also very good at helping me to get everyone to listen in training on Wednesday!
Well done everyone, let’s continue to listen, concentrate and put the effort it and hopefully we will continue to improve!