Wealdstone U9 White vs TFA United
By Aidan King
Good team performance brings Wealdstone the win
After two goods results to get us back on winning ways the boys were up for the match against TFA United, TFA had beaten us 5 – 1 earlier in the season to end our winning start and we did not want a repeat of that game. TFA have one very strong player and the rest of the team are very good passers and well organised. The weather was once again very cold with a strong breeze which made it feel even colder, the sun was out but this did not seem to make it feel warmer. The pitch at Sidmouth Drive had held up very well to the rainy weather and was in good condition.
Wealdstone Kicked Off. Jon with a pass to Harry who shot but it was deflected wide. TFA break into our box but Jon stopped the opportunity with a strong tackle. Harry intercepted the ball in the TFA box and took a quick shot which was well blocked. TFA broke into the Wealdstone half and found themselves 3 vs 1 against Lewis but Lewis read the play and blocked the pass. TFA break went passed the defender and took a shot which Owen saved at the near post. Connor crossed the ball to Troj who took a shot but it was well saved. TFA with a free-kick just outside the area which beat the wall but Connor was there on the line to head clear. Corner to Wealdstone taken by Stevie which found Oliver but his shot was saved. TFA played the ball out which was collected by Oliver who played in Harry, HHhJHjjj ssssssHarry collected the ball and shot across goal and scored (1-0). Harry with a ball across the pitch to Troj but his shot went wide. TFA with a fast break Lewis read the situation well and cleared. Throw taken by Oliver which was cleared by TFA as far as Harry who played in Oliver but his first time shot went wide. TFA with a good break and their forward player beat our defender but Stevie read the danger and come round to clear. Half Time.
TFA Kicked off. TFA with a pass across the area and shot which was saved by Owen. TFA break which Charlie tracked back to slow the attacker down and allowed Wealdstone to clear, Charlie chased the clearance but the defender put the ball out for a corner. Oliver with a throw to Stevie who took a shot but the ball went just wide. Oliver with a long throw which found Troj in the box but his shot was well saved. Stevie with a good run and shot from the right but it was struck wide. Oliver with a long throw into the area which found Troj who placed the ball passed the keeper (2-0). A bouncing ball knocked on by Charlie to Troj but his shot was saved. Stevie with a ball to Charlie but his first time shot was well saved. Corner by TFA was headed just wide. Jon on the bi-line rode 2 challengers and crossed the ball by the defender put the ball out. TFA break, Oliver tackled well but the ball fell to the striker to leave him one on one with Owen but Owen stood his ground and made the save. Full time.
This was a very well deserved win and the team played very well throughout. Every single player put in a full shift today and kept a high level of performance from the first minute to the last. Wealdstone kept their positions well throughout the game and played well as a team with players taking responsibility for their own game as well as making sure that they helped out their team mates when they were in trouble.