Ruislip Rangers vs Wealdstone U10 Red
By Aidan King
Wealdstone lose against local rivals
After the disappointing result from the previous week, which finished our winning run, a game against our local rivals was probably the ideal game to get the team focused and hopefully get us back to winning ways. After losing all our games against Ruislip in the first two seasons Wealdstone really turned this around last season with two wins and a draw, so the form was on our side. Ruislip’s home ground pitch has not held up to the weather so the game was played on 4G astro turf. The weather was very cold but thankfully there was no sign of rain.
Ruislip Kicked Off. Ruislip with some early pressure and shot which went just wide. Zach with a pass to Troj who shot but the keeper touch it onto the crossbar. Ruislip with a good passing move and shot which was well saved by Owen. Wealdstone with a break and Alex passed to Oliver who had his shot saved. Throw to Oliver who Passed to Alex but his shot went wide. Charlie with a ball to Jon who played in Alex but his shot hit the cross bar. Zach with an interception and played in Troj but his shot went over. Long ball to Oliver who controlled the ball cut inside but his shot was saved. Ruislip with good combination and shot which went wide. Ruislip with a long ball and the player cut inside and played in the striker who finished well (1-0). Ruislip long ball which the striker controlled well and saw his shot come off the post. Troj with a run on the left and cross to Alfie whose shot was saved. Long ball by Ruislip which Lewis read well and cleared under pressure. Ruislip long ball which Owen came out to meet and did enough to put the striker off. Ruislip with a deflected shot which beat Owen and left the striker with an easy finish (2-0). Ruislip with a throw and volley which Owen saved. Zach with a through ball to Alfie whose shot beat the keeper but the defender covered well. Half Time.
Wealdstone Kicked Off. Alex with a through ball to Zach who had his shot saved. Ruislip with pressure and a shot which hit the crossbar. Jon with a ball to Oliver who played it through for Alfie, Alfie played in Harry but his shot was saved. Oliver with an interception a pass to Zach who had his shot saved. Ruislip with a break on the left and a good finish (3-0). Oliver with an interception and pass to Zach who passed to Troj who played in Oliver but his shot went wide. Ruislip with a quick break but the shot went wide. Ruislip with a good dribble which beat a couple of players but Lewis was there to make a decisive tackle. Ruislip with pressure and shot which went wide. Troj with a shot from distance which hit the bar and came out to Alex who placed it passed the keeper (3-1). Ruislip with a dribble and cross from right which was well finished (4-1). Ruislip with a quick break and good finish (5-1). Ruislip with good passing and shot which went wide. Oliver with interception and pass to Harry who passed to Alex, Alex played the ball through to Harry who Finished well (5-2). Ruislip attacker dribbled and finished well (6-2). Owen with the ball to Oliver who played it down the line for Alex who crossed to Troj who gave the keeper no chance (6-3). Full Time.
This was another disappointing defeat Wealdstone started the game very well and had opportunities to take the lead but Ruislip grew into the game very well and were very comfortable on the ball. Once Ruislip scores the first goal they looked very good and dangerous every time they attacked. When Wealdstone got their passing game together they showed spells of really good passing where they really threatened the Ruislip goal. The last period of the game Wealdstone played with one defender which allowed us to be more attacking but unfortunately left us very exposed at the back, Ruislip are a team that can mix between passing and movement and dribbling which meant when they were two/three against one it became an almost impossible job to prevent Ruislip having shots on goal. The result of this was a very frantic finish to the game, although this made for a very entertaining game for the spectators.