Wednesday 17 January 2018
Football - U11 A vs Colchester High School
Holmwwod started their term of football with a home fixture against Colchester High.
Holmwood found the pace of the game a little fast to start with but adapted as the half progressed. Colchester High dominated large part of the first half, with Holmwood defending for long periods. J Evers, J Swaine, E Slater and G Herbert worked tirelessly closing down and blocking shots. Colchester high took the lead after a cross was tapped in at the far post. Colchester High continued to create opportunities however most where shots from distance and missed the target. Towards the end of the half a through ball was chased down by L Cairns who lifted the ball over the advancing goalkeeper to put Holmwood level.
Half time: Holmwood 1 - 1 Colchester High
The second half follow the same pattern as the first with Colchester High creating lots of shooting opportunities with out really troubling T l'Esperance in goal. Holmwood were hanging on until a well struck shot came back of the post and hit a defernder on the knee and flew into Holmwood's goal. This was to be the final goal of the game.
A tough first match. However, the boys work rate and determination was there for all the see.
Final score: Holmwood 1 - 2 Colchester High
Football - U11 B vs Colchester High School
Holmwood's first match of term was as usual against Colchester High. Holmwood dominated the first half with T Fairs working well in centre midfield. J Baldwin and H Romer-Lee were solid in defence, E Taylor and B Rutherford provided the width in midfield and H Mould looked dangerous up front. Holmwood created lots of chances but failed to hit the target. As a result Colchester High broke away and scored from one of their few attacks.
Half time Holmwood 0 Colchester High 1
The second half was Colchester High swap all 7 players. This was to Holmwood's advantage and E Taylor now playing as striker scored a 5 minute hat-trick. O Spence who was now out of goal slotted in at the near post. H Mould and A Platt finished the scoring in a half again dominated by Holmwood.
Final Score: Holmwood 6 Colchester High 1