Sat 23
U16 Juniors
4
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1
League
Forest Falcons
C Hickman (69'), J Martin (75'), T Furidze (79'), H Lamas (55')
Forest Falcons

Forest Falcons

By Daniel Martin
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Forest Falcons


So, what an afternoon. First off we changed to their pitch as ours was too waterlogged according to the ref and I think that worked in our favour, although when we went 1 behind I wasn't so sure. In fairness we did have a 10 or 15 minute spell after we went behind where I felt we were very dominant but we didn't hit the target with our shots although our closest effort did hit the bar from Max with a good strike from distance. Then the drama when Max was fouled and then pushed and then hit by their striker before a number of players from both teams got there to join in or seperate what was going on. Parents on the pitch from Forest Falcons getting involved pushing a nd pulling at players from both teams although the ref did say they were also trying to seperate and not add to the situation. A red card for their striker which was obvious. A yellow card for Kielan which was strange as he was one of the first if not the first 1 there to get their player away from Max. Anyway back to the ffotball and from the resulting free kick Harry scored what appeared to be a good goal but their linesman flagged for offside. The next 10 minutes was pretty poor with both teams getting used to playing 11 vs 10. I had a moan at half time but advised how we needed ro play the 2nd half and I felt after 55 minutes we did what I wanted a lot better. Better movement, better quality in the ball, better play all round. We finally got the equaliser when a free kick was knocked away but then headed back into the box by Ben to set up Harry who stayed composed and finished well. A corner again from Ben then fell to Cameron in the box whos first shot was blocked but he put the rebound into the bottom left corner to put us ahead. We weren't really troubled from then on, the odd break from them but we killed the game when Kielan ran on to a ball through, took on a player a then crossed for Jamie to volley home. Then the icing on the cake with Matt M taking it down the left corner and cutting into the box and then getting brought down. No he couldn't take the penalty and this time neither could Ben. Up stepped Tino to calmly place it into the bottom left corner for his 1st goal for the club. Max also got a booking for persistent fouling I think the ref said which was fair enough.
A 4-1 win probably flattered us if I'm honest and who knows what would have happened had they not gone down to 10 men, but at the end of the day if you are going to do stupid things like throw punches and react to alleged name calling then you deserve what he got. Well done lads up to 3rd for now.
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Match details

Match date

Sat 23, Mar 2019

Kickoff

14:30