match reports

Soccer - U9 A VII vs Littlegarth (H), Thursday 25 September 2014

Holmwood’s first game of the term was against a very strong Littlegarth team.  Holmwood tried hard but lacked the pace and determination of the Littlegarth players.   Patrick A in goal made some good saves to deny the Littlegarth attackers.  Littlegarth took the lead however and went a further goal ahead before Ned N’s cross flew over the head of the Littlegarth keeper.  The half-time  score was Holmwood 1 - 2 Littlegarth

The second half saw Littlegarth score a further 5 goals without reply. Harry O, Henry D, Ralph BS and Ned N worked hard in midfield as did Alex B and James P in defence.  Lots to work on for our next match on Monday against Gosfield.

Result:   Holmwood 1 - 7 Littlegarth

Soccer - U9 B VII vs Littlegarth (H), Thursday 25 September 2014

The U9 Bs got a rough start to their football season going 4-0 down in 8 minutes!  However, they showed great character from then on. Captain Sam F, on the right of midfield, created the chance from which Rufus C scored Holmwood's first goal from a free kick 15 yards out. The first half ended 4-1 to Littlegarth. 

The second half started with no changes to Holmwood.  The boys came out fighting!  Louis L on the left with William T showed some great passing and tackling. Fergus S in goal made some great saves and kicking from his hands improved as the game progressed.  More chances came Holmswood's way with some great work in defence from William W, releasing Sam F on the right wing. Christopher T, Holmwood's striker, had a tough game but managed to keep his effort levels going right to the very end. Holmwood were awarded a penalty which Rufus C converted to make it 4-2.   Right at the death of the game Christopher T was through, but the ball found its way on to the inside of the post - so unlucky as Holmwood's efforts deserved another goal!

This was a great game to watch!  Well done to the Holmwood boys who showed so much improvement during the game.  Mr Jeffries was a very chuffed and happy coach!

Result:  Holmwood 2 - 4 Littlegarth 

Soccer - U9 C VII vs Littlegarth (H), Thursday 25 September 2014

A fantastic match!  Harry P put Holmwood 1-0 up in the first half with Gus A (captain and centre midfield) taking the score to 2-1. Gus A led from the front and managed some excellent passes and tackles.  He controlled the match from the centre.  

Ed G and Josiah C were solid in defence and cleared the ball well.  Damon B was great in goal and saved many fine shots.  He kicked the ball brilliantly up field and set up both of the goals.  Owen J tried exceptionally hard on the right and Hector BP was excellent in attack and defence.  Littlegarth scored 3 goals from 2-1 down in the second half to take them to 4-2 and Holmwood felt the pressure from then until the end of the game.  A great learning curve for all - well done!

Result:  Holmwood 2 - 4 Littlegarth