Good run out..
By John Price
The U11 whites welcomed Old Actonians for our first friendly of the season. This was a chance for both teams to get some much-needed game time and fitness as we prepare for the season ahead. The Wealdstone team started the stronger having lots of possession and working the OA's keeper on a number of occasions. Unfortunately, the team just couldn't find the composure and were rushing in the final third. After dominating the half OA's hit the boys on the counter with a well-worked goal taking the lead into halftime.
How the boys were 1-0 down at halftime was difficult for them, however, the boys were playing good football and kept going which was all we could ask of them.
Into the 2nd half we dominated again missing opportunity after opportunity, we just couldn't find the breakthrough. OA's hit the boys with a couple of counter attacks and hit our post from a corner. However, we were still very much in the game and from a short corner got the breakthrough when Eldor was clattered in the penalty area.
Liam stepped up to make the game level from spot-kick, 1-1 going into the last 2 minutes, we then tried once more to push for the winner. Elias going very close but denied by a great save from OA's keeper who was (MOM) for pulling off a number of outstanding saves.
The game ended a draw and was a great run out for the whole squad all 15 of them !!! and considering we only started back at training on Wednesday night a good start to 2018/19. Well played OA's also who made the game a very entertaining one.