Elite Magic vs Wealdstone U10 Red
By Aidan King
Wealdstone lose to Elite Magic
We played Magic at the end of the first phase and this fixture was scheduled just over a month after the previous fixture which was also away. The previous game we were unlucky not to have converted our chances and were hit on the break by Magic who attacked quickly and with good passing on that occasion. We were on the same pitch which is shared by a rugby team so the ground was once again poor with large patches without grass, at least this time it had not remained much so the surface was relatively firm. The weather was chilly with a strong cold wind.
Wealdstone Kicked off. Magic with an early chance saved by Owen. Long ball played to Alfie who beat the defender but the ball ran away from him and the defender covered well. Magic with a long shot which was gathered well by Owen. Alfie won the ball up the pitch and ran towards goal and shot but it was well saved. Freekick to Wealdstone taken by Harry but it went just wide. Alfie and Harry with good pressure up front, Harry crossed to Alfie who shot just wide. Good pressure from Charlie high up the pitch forcing the defender to lose the ball which broke to Zach but his shot went wide. Ball played wide to Jon who turned inside and shot but the keeper saved. Zach with an interception and shot which went over. Alex throw to Stevie who shot first time but it was well blocked. Through ball by Magic read well by Connor and cleared. Half Time.
Magic Kicked Off. Magic with an attack but Alfie tracked well and blocked the shot. Magic with a quick attack and good passing and scored (1-0). Magic two on one high up the pitch but Connor intercepted and cleared. Jon with a pass to Charlie who beat his man but his shot was well blocked. Magic with a long ball over the top which the striker collected beat the challenge and scored (2-0). Charlie with a pass to Jon who touched onto Alfie but his shot was saved. Magic with an overload on the left which Lewis dealt with well and put the ball out for a throw. Magic with a good cross from the right which found two players on their own at the back post and one converted the chance (3-0). Magic pressure and got the ball in the box but Alfie tracked back well and cleared. Freekick to Wealdstone taken by Zach and struck well but the keeper saved. Magic corner played out to the striker and his shot was tipped onto the crossbar by Owen. Magic with a good cross which their striker headed wide. Full Time.
This was a very disappointing match where Wealdstone struggled to make many clear cut chances and Magic were really good on the break. Magic were well drilled and defended deep but as soon as they got the ball they had their heads up looking for a pass and working hard to get forward. Magics midfield worked really hard and they found themselves defending with an extra man and attacking with an extra man.