Wealdstone U10 Red vs Parkfield
By Aidan King
Disappointing result to end the year
This was our third meeting with Parkfield this season and after winning the first two the team were confident that they could go on and make it a third. The weather had been very poor the day before but the pitch was in relatively good condition. The weather was chilly but the sky was clear and it was really good playing conditions.
Parkfield Kicked Off. Parkfield passing across the area and shot wide. Parkfield with good pressure and shot wide. Parkfield with a quite break and scored (0-1). Parkfield with good midfield pressure and shot deflected in (0-2). Oliver winning the ball in midfield and a pass to Alfie who plays the ball to Harry to lay the ball back to Zach whose shot went wide. Parkfield with a strong shot from the right which was saved by Owen. Parkfield with a quick break and cross which was deflected passed the keeper (0-3). Troj with a dribble into the box but the defender blocked, the ball fell to Zach who smashed the ball passed the keeper (1-3). Parkfield player nipped in behind the defence and shot against the post. Troj and Charlie with good pressure in the box, the keeper kicked out but it hit Troj and just went wide. Jon with a run on the right and cross which was put behind by the defender. Half Time.
Wealdstone Kicked Off. Stevie with an interception and played in Charlie who passed to Alfie but his shot was blocked. Parkfield with good pressing and shot which went wide. Parkfield with a break and cross, the striker had an open goal but Oliver came from nowhere to clear off the line. Parkfield with a break and shot which Owen saved but the striker was there to finish (1-4). Connor won high ball and passed down the line to Harry who held the ball for Jon to shoot but the shot went wide. Stevie with the ball on the edge of the area beat the defender but saw his shot saved and a defender was there to clear the loose ball off the line. Parkfield with a break which Harry read well to prevent a clear run on the keeper. Stevie won the ball in the area but shot wide. Connor throw to Troj who played in Charlie but the defender read well and put the ball out for a corner. Harry corner into the area, the defender stopped it but Zach was first there to finish (2-4). Parkfield pressure in the box and hard shot well saved by Owen and Oliver was there to clear off the line. Zach with a pass to Oliver who played in Troj but his shot went wide. Penalty given to Parkfield which was converted well (2-5). Full Time.
Parkfield turned up really up for the game and played with a real intensity which felt like they were determined to win the game. It was the Parkfield of the previous seasons that we met today, hard working, determined and really up for the game. They put us under pressure from the start of the game and we struggled to cope. Parkfield were very good on the break and found themselves in two/three versus one situations on a number of occasions where they were more determined to add to the attack the Wealdstone were to come back and defend. We now have a break for the Christmas and have an opportunity to have a rest and hopefully we can come back stronger and get back to winning ways.