Wealdstone U9 white vs Magic Youth
By Aidan King
Wealdstone win despite Magic fight back
After a week which saw some heavy rain it was uncertain whether this game would go ahead but the pitch held up reasonably well and the match went ahead. The previous meeting with Elite Magic finished 5-4 which was a lot closer than it should have been as we dominated the game but kept giving away goals. The day was windy but dry although it had rained overnight which made the pitch a little bit heavy.
Wealdstone Kick off. Wealdstone with a good passing move which resulted in a Charlie shot which was saved. Stevie throw in which broke to Oliver who had a low hard shot which was well saved. Troj with a cross to Charlie who had his shot saved, the defender went to clear the ball but it struck Harry W and went in (1-0). Troj with a run and cross to Charlie who passed back to Harry W but his first time shot was saved. Wealdstone were on the edge of the Magic box and the ball broke to Troj who shot wide. Stevie with a run and through ball to Charlie who unselfishly played the ball onto Troj but his shot was just wide. Magic with a quick break and shot which went wide. Jon with a nice pass to Charlie who crossed the ball first time and Harry W finished well (2-0). Jon played a through ball to Harry W who laid the ball on for Alex to score (3-0). Alex with a strong run down the middle of the pitch but his shot was saved, the rebound came to Jon who shot from distance but the keeper saved. Magic attack and a great pass into the area but the striker missed the ball. The ball broke to Harry W who ran towards goal, the keeper came out to meet him and he played the ball to Alex who passed the ball into the open goal (4-0). Magic with an attack and a good ball into the box but Harry S slid in to block the shot. Half Time.
Magic Kicked Off. Stevie with a corner which Oliver met but his shot hit the bar, the ball dropped to Troj who shot and hit the crossbar as well. Free Kick to Magic which Owen stopped but the striker was first to the ball and finished (4-1). Magic with a break and a good dribble and shot and scored (4-2). Magic with a good dribble into the area but Stevie came with a good saving tackle. Magic putting some good pressure on our defence and a nice ball across the area which the striker finished (4-3). Troj on the left with a good cross to Charlie but he couldn’t get the ball down to shoot. Troj with a ball to Alex but the Magic defender made a great tackle. Corner to Wealdstone and the ball broke to Lewis who fired a low shot just wide. Troj played the ball to Harry W who played in Alex but his shot went wide. Full time.
This game was your classic game of two halves with Wealdstone going 4 goals up and coasting but Elite Magic coming back strong in the second half. In real terms this game should not have been as close as it turned out to be, Magic only had four shots on target and scored with three of them. At the other end of the pitch Wealdstone had lots of chances on goal, especially in the first half where we looked dangerous every time we went forward with the ball. Magic did well to keep their heads up and keep going but this game could just as easily have finished eight nil to Wealdstone. Thankfully we came out with the win and hopefully this is the start of us going on another winning run.