Wealdstone U9 White vs Ickenham Youth
By Aidan King
Great team performance to overcome local rivals
Ickenham are local rivals and generally the games are very close and hard fought games. The game earlier in the season was a one all draw which was a fair result. The pitch was in good condition and was very firm under foot, with the recent weather and the fact we were the last game it had held up very well. The weather was clear and dry, it felt relatively warm and there was very little wind.
Ickenham Kicked Off. Alex with a dribble on the left to the bi-line and crossed to Troj whose shot was saved and the rebound went wide. Ickenham with a long ball which Stevie covered well and played back to the keeper. Long kick by Owen found Oliver who struck the ball first time but it went wide. Alex with a cross field ball from the left to Harry who shot just over. Troj with a run down the left wing and crossed to Oliver who placed the ball just inside the post (1-0). Alex with a quick one two with Oliver and a powerful shot well saved. Troj with a run on the left and cross which Harry just couldn’t quite reach. Stevie with a corner to Troj in the box but his shot was just over. Ickenham with a break and found themselves two on one with Connor but Connor held his position well and cleared. Connor with a throw to Alex who took a first time shot which went over. Long ball by Ickenham which was brought down for the striker to shoot but it was well saved by Owen. Half Time.
Wealdstone Kicked Off. Ickenham with a long clearance which left the striker one on one with Owen but he shot over. Oliver stole the ball high up the pitch and played in Jon whose shot hit the crossbar, the ball came out to Troj but his shot was blocked and cleared. Jon with a corner to Troj who shot first time but it hit the post and was cleared. Oliver with a reverse pass to Troj in the area but the defender read it well and cleared. Jon with a corner to Troj but his shot went wide. Ickenham with a good passing move and shot which Owen saved. Throw by Ickenham to the striker who controlled the ball, turned and scored (1-1). Good passing move by Ickenham, Lewis tracked the through ball well and stopped the attack. Alfie with a through ball from defence to Oliver who ran with the ball into the area and placed passed the keeper (2-1). Ickenham with a quick free kick which Owen read well and stole the ball from the striker. Freekick by Ickenham well struck but it went wide. Alex with a ball to Oliver who played it back to Alex, Alex then played in Stevie but his shot went over. Ickenham with a ball forward which the striker struck well from distance, Owen followed well and made a good diving save. Harry with a corner across goal and Troj headed in at the far post (3-1). Full Time.
I felt that the team played very well today and were in control throughout the whole game. Ickenham made some good opportunities for themselves but had very few clear cut chances. Wealdstone on the other hand created some really good opportunities and could easily have added more goals. We passed the ball very well in the opposition half and created some very good openings where the ball was struck wide or over.