TFA Totteridge vs Weldstone U9 White
By Aidan King
Wealdstone win again in another tight contest
TFA Totteridge have been a difficult fixture over the past two seasons and each game has been close with Wealdstone coming out better last year with two wins and a 7 – 7 draw. Totteridge have always been a very good passing team which suited them at 5 a side level but didn’t know how this would transfer into the 7 a side format. The ground was quite heavy with the previous days rain and the early morning dew, the weather was cold but with a very clear sky and bright sunshine. The game started without nets and corner flags as this were in a coaches car in Coventry.
Wealdstone Kick Off. TFA put Wealdstone straight under pressure and have an early shot saved by Owen. Wealdstone throw breaks to Alex who plays in Troj but his shot is saved. Long ball out by Owen to Charlie who controls the ball and played in Stevie, Stevie spotted Troj and plays him in but Trojs shot is saved. Wealdstone with some good play on the right and Alex passes to Jon but his shot is well saved. Corner by Stevie is met by Alex with a diving header which beats the keeper (0-1). TFA put Wealdstone under pressure and finish off a good passing move with a goal (1-1). Long kick by Owen drops to Troj who plays in Charlie but his shot goes just wide. Free kick taken by Troj was header on by the defender and hits the post, the ball out to Harry W but his shot is just wide. TFA with a good passing move and shot but Owen makes the save. Corner to Wealdstone is knocked out to Troj who turns the defender but sees his shot saved. Half Time.
TFA Kick Off. TFA are straight on the front foot and have a strong attack with good passing but Lewis read the situation well and cleared. Jon with a good through ball to Oliver who wrong foots the keeper but the defender makes a good last ditch tackle. TFA go straight on the break and score (2-1). TFA with another break and their shot hits the post and Lewis clears the ball. Troj with a run and cross from the left which finds Alex who heads the ball home (2-2). Corner for Wealdstone which is knocked down in the area and Lewis had a shot which was blocked on the line. Jon with a corner which hit the crossbar and is put out for a second corner. Jon took the corner and curled the ball straight in (2-3). TFA pressure but Harry S holds strong and clears. TFA with a shot which beats Owen but Oliver was there to clear off the line. Full Time.
This game was a very difficult game with large sections of the game being played out as a midfield battle. Totteridge are a very good passing team and have very good midfield movement, on top of this they played a very rigid defensive two with a defensive midfielder which made them difficult to break down. Wealdstone once again showed real determination to come back from a goal down and to keep pushing for the win. Once Wealdstone had got the game to 3-2 they also showed some real defensive steel to prevent Totteridge from equalising. Well done once again to all the boys.