14 November 2016
Soccer - U9A VII vs Littlegarth Tournament
Holmwood travelled the short distance to Littlegarth to take part in their annual Under 9 football tournament.
There were 6 teams competing this year. Littlegarth, Finborough Ourselves, St Joseph's St Margaret's and Heathlands.
Each match would be a straight 10 minutes and you would played each team on a round robin basis. The top two teams in the table would then play for 1st and 2nd positions and so on.
Holmwood took on St joseph's and dominated the match . A single goal from Luca C was enough to win the match.
Result Holmwood 1 St Joseph's 0
Holmwood's 2nd match was against Finborough. An own goal started the scoring and further goals from Tom B and Luca C resulted in a 3-0 victory.
This was Holmwood toughest game. Holmwood struggled to create many chances but defended well to draw the match 0-0.
A tough game against Littlegarth was expected. However, the boys played fantastically well and 2 goals from George H resulted in a well earned victory.
Holmwood's final game in the round robin was against Heathlands. Holmwood played well again and a goal each for Luca C and George H put Holmwood in charge. Holmwood conceded their first goal in the final minutes of the match but hung on to win 2-1.
Holmwood finished on the same points as St margaret's who had identical results.
It was agreed that if the scores were level after the 10 minute match then 2 minutes of golden goal would be played with penalties to follow if there was is no winner.
Holmwood had the better of possession and territory but could not break down a solid a very hard working St Margaret's team. After the 10 minutes of normal time the teams swapped ends and embarked on 2 minutes on golden goal. The nerves were starting to show and a moment of indecision allow the St Margaret's striker to break away and coolly slot the ball past Gus Sprott to win the tournament for St Margaret's.
A fantastic team performance from the boys who are starting to play some fantastic football.