Headstone Manor vs Wealdstone U9 White
By Aidan King
Wealdstone keep their good form going with confident win
Headstone were unable to host this fixture due to issues with their pitch so we hosted the game at The Vale. The pitch had not had too many games played on it and was in pretty good condition, although it was quite heavy and some areas were cutting up. As we turned up it started to drizzle a bit but thankfully this stopped and the cloud was starting to break by the time we kicked. We had not played Headstone previously but they had been promoted at Christmas with a very strong record in the B league.
Wealdstone Kicked Off. Harry with a corner into the area which Connor met but his header hit the bar and was cleared. Headstone with a cross which was cleared by Lewis to Oliver, Oliver passed to Alex who ran with the ball and crossed to Oliver who placed the ball passed the keeper (1-0). Harry with a corner which was blocked, Harry played it back into Lewis but his shot was charged down. Headstone with a good break but the shot went just wide. Headstone with a good move down the left and a powerful shot into the side netting. Headstone corner but the ball was knocked out to Oliver who ran half the pitch and chipped the keeper but the ball went just wide. Freekick for Headstone which was blocked but their striker converted (1-1). Long throw by Oliver to Troj but his shot was stopped. Alex with a pass to Harry who crossed for Troj to score (2-1). Stevie with a good dribble and pass to Oliver who shot across goal but wide. Alex with a good interception and pass to Harry who played in Troj, Troj took a powerful cross across the box which Oliver got a foot to but couldn’t steer it into the goal. Headstone with a break from the halfway line which Jon tracked and made a strong tackle to clear. Alex with a good dribble and cross but nobody was able to make up the ground to score. Stevie corner blocked, Harry with a follow up shot which was blocked and cleared. Half Time.
Headstone Kicked Off. Harry with a corner which Stevie headed just wide. Harry with a ball to Charlie who crossed to Stevie but his shot was blocked. Quick Headstone break and shot which Owen stopped. Owen with a long kick which was flicked on by Charlie to Harry but his shot was blocked, the rebound fell to Troj but his shot was well saved. Stevie with a break from defence and dribbled passed a couple of players but his shot went just over. Long ball which went to the bi-line, Charlie just kept it in and scored from a tight angle (3-1). Headstone with a good break which resulted into Owen saving a shot, the ball broke clear but Connor was there to clear. Charlie with a ball across the pitch, Oliver played on for Jon to shoot but it went just wide. Headstone with a dribble along the area and a powerful shot (3-2). Wealdstone with a break which saw an Oliver cross picked up by Jon who played in Troj but his shot was saved, Charlie was first to react and scored (4-2). Oliver with a long throw into the area, Troj was first to the ball and placed it passed the keeper (5-2). Ball crossed by Jon to Troj who had his shot saved. Stevie with a run into the box the defender cleared but only as far as Jon who fired the ball into the top corner (6-2). Headstone with a dribble passed several Wealdstone players and scored (6-3). Full Time.
The game was a very enjoyable game with Wealdstone being pretty dominant throughout, the team were passing very well and could have scored more goals had they been a little bit more clinical. Headstone were a little bit too reliant on one player and when he was not on the ball they were struggled both defensively and in attack. Wealdstone once again dealt with everything that was thrown at them as a team and attacked as a team, each attack we were able to push players forward to back up the play which resulted in us being able to keep Headstone under pressure. Keep up the good work boys.