match reports

Soccer - U9 A VII vs St Joseph's College (H), Monday 6 October 2014

Holmwood’s first match of the week was against St Joseph’s. Holwood started with the same seven players from the previous week against Colchester High.   A very slow start meant Holmwood were 2 goals down within five minutes.  A quick change was needed and Henry D was introduced in defence.  Holmwood soon settled and got back into the game via 2 Ned N goals. The boys started to pass the ball and, on one occasion, strung a dozen passes together.  Harry O worked hard in midfield to deny St Joseph’s talented midfielder any time and space.  Alex B and Henry D looked composed on the ball and played out from the back whenever possible.  Sam F, James P and Ralph BS again gave excellent width when in attack and defended well when the ball was lost.   Holmwood dominated the second half, but St Joe’s still posed a threat on the break.

Ned N finished with 5 goals, Harry O with 3 and a cheeky goal was scored by Patch A when he was released up front in the final 5 minutes rounded off the scoring.

Well done boys, you continue to improve with each match.

Result: Holmwood 9 - 5 St Joseph’s

Soccer - U9 B VII vs St Joseph's College (H), Monday 6 October 2014

Holmwood's first of two matches this week was against St Joseph's.  A  weak start saw the boys down 2-0 within 3 minutes.  However, Holmwood soon found their feet with Christopher T latching on to a through ball from Rufus C - GOAL!!  2-1  to St Joe's.

The game started to take shape with both teams being very evenly matched.  Christopher T was again in the right place for his second goal of the game.  William T and William W defended very well with some excellent balls out to the midfielders.  Hector BP (up from the Cs this week) had a great first game in the Bs putting in some great crosses and gaining an assist for Christopher's third goal to make it 3-2 to Holmwood.  St Joseph's soon drew equal again with some great pressure from their forwards to even the score at 3-3.  Captain Louis L played in defence, replacing Gus A for the last 10 minutes, and started a passing move which resulted with 5 complete passes from Holmwood and Christopher was on hand to score his fouth!  This made it 4-3 to Holmwood.

In the last few minutes the game, Holmwood had settled down and the boys passing the ball from defence to midfield with confidence was a pleasure watch. T he game finished 5-3 to Holmwood but St Joseph's had battled hard and it was a great team performance from Holmwood right to the end. Well played boys!

Team:  Fergus S, Christopher T, William T, William W, Gus A, Loius L (captain), Rufus C and Hector BP   

Result: Holmwood 5 - 3 St Joseph’s