Football - U11 A VII vs Elm Green
Holmwood's fifth match of term was against Elm Green. Holmwood continued with their new formation meaning J Swaine was playing along side J Evers in defence. E Slater occupied the centre of the pitch with G Herbert on the Right and R Chapman on the left. L Cairns was again up front. Elm Green edged the first half however T L'Esperance dealt well with shots from distance to keep the scores level at half time.
Half Time Holmwood 0-0 Elm Green.
The half time team talk asked for more aggression in the tackle and determination to win the ball. This was exactly what happened resulting in the boys looking like a different team. Confidence spread and the desire to close down and win the ball spread throughout the team. This resulted in Holmwood having greater possession and limiting Elm Greens opportunities. The only goal of the game was scored by E Slater after he blocked an attempted clearance and stabbed to ball home from close range.
Final Score Holmwood 1 Elm Green 0
Football - U11 D VII vs Elm Green
Holmwood House started well but gave away two soft goals and one screamer. Better team work stemmed the tide and Holmwood House had some near misses from Jack P and Tommy T. Four nil down, Holmwood House fought back to 4-3 with goals from Tommy T and Joseph H. Sebastian L, Benedict V and Jesse D all pushed forward to no avail. Finley O and Tom F made some good contributions. Holmwood House need to keep their shape and work on team work!
Final Score: Holmwood 3 Elm Green 5