Worton and Cheverell progressed to the semi-final of the U11 League Cup with a comfortable victory against lower league opposition.
Pre-match news reported the withdrawal of Harry due to a bathroom malfunction resulting in a foot injury meaning some reshuffling of plans.
Starting the game with a packed midfield to ensure that we got a grip of the game whilst we established the strengths and weaknesses of the other team. For this game it did allow us to take a firm grip of the match, whilst we searched for that early breakthrough which duly came after 7 minutes.
A fast short passing interchange between Charlie and Franky led to ball being placed across goal where Alfie Miles-Hobbs was on hand to prod the ball into the net.
After 15 minutes, the lead was doubled when a corner taken by Jamo went high into the box, Charlie was able to bring ball down under control before shooting just inside the right hand post.
After 25 minutes, the lead was extended when the ball was laid off to Charlie, he shot and somehow the ball landed at Alfie Brinton to volley high into the net.
Soon after it was 4-0 when Charlie picked up ball in midfield before striding forward and smashed ball high into net from 18 yards.
Just before half-time it was 5-0 when another corner by Jamo was met with a Jake header, a good save by the keeper but Henri followed up to smash ball into the net.
After 42 minutes, it was 6-0 when Simon played a ball through middle to Jamo who chased the ball to corner of 18 yard box and his cross was met by Joseph at back post to round off the scoring.
The nature of the game allowed us to give plenty of opportunity to rotate players and test players in different positions and formations. Some great work throughout the game by Luke, Jack and Jake amongst others. Overall, a very good team performance and some outstanding performances by all the players – well done!
More importantly, thank-you to team for a clean sheet and to the team for the birthday card and cake – hope it was nice!!
Also, many thanks to referee Paul who donated his match fee to the team – will go to tour funds!!
Squad:James Black, Henry Luzi, Jake Thurlow, Simon Gale, James Francis, Franky Holdsworth, Alfie Brinton, Charlie Strickland, Jack Churches, Alfie Miles-Hobbs, James Stobbart, Adam Edwards, Josh Francis, Joseph Skinner, Luke Hatch