Wealdstone U10 Red vs London Eagles
By Aidan King
A game we should have won
London Eagles are a much improved side from the side we played and comfortably beat last season, this was proven in November when they beat us 5-4. They are hard working and never give up, good on the break and play well as a team. The team will really need to be on top of their game and make sure that they take their chances. After the poor weather over the last couple of weeks the pitches at Sidmouth Drive were in poor condition and we switched to London Eagles ground which is on Astro turf. The weather was cold with a strong wind which made the day feel even colder, thankfully the rain held off though.
Wealdstone Kicked Off. London Eagles with a corner which was well met with a strong header (0-1). London Eagles dribble into the Wealdstone half but Stevie was there with a good tackle and clearance. London Eagles with a shot from wide which went wide. Jon with a pass to Troj who played it through to Harry but his shot was saved. Zach with a run on the left and cross which found Oliver but his shot went over. Oliver with a tackle on the half way line, dribbled towards goal and shot but it went wide. Zach with a cross into the box, the ball broke to Jon but his shot went wide. Half Time.
London Eagles Kicked Off. Quick break by London Eagles three on two but Lewis tackled well and Connor cleared. London Eagles with a break but Lewis stood firm and tackled well. London Eagles corner headed out by Stevie to Oliver who ran down the wing and passed it to Alex but his shot was blocked. Ball broke to Alfie who dribbled towards goal but his shot was blocked. London Eagles with a shot wide. Troj with a pass infield to Oliver who played it through to Harry but his shot was wide. Harry won the ball and beat his man, Troj collected the ball and shot but the keeper saved. Wealdstone ball into the box and the ball broke out to Oliver whose shot was saved. London Eagles with a break one on one with Owen but Owen came out well and saved, Oliver recovered well to block the shot on the rebound. Long ball to Harry who played the ball to Troj but his shot was saved. London Eagles Break and shot which was well saved low down by Owen. Oliver with a through ball to Troj but his shot was saved. London Eagles with a break and goal (0-2). Jon with a dribble and shot deflected wide. Troj with a cross from left to Jon who scored (1-2) Full Time.
This defeat was a really disappointing defeat, Wealdstone dominated the game throughout and regularly made chances that were either well saved or went just wide. London Eagles scored early with a goal timed at 36 seconds and then barely had a shot on goal until the last 10 minutes of the game, they had more shots after this point as Wealdstone were pushing for the win and committing more players forward. Wealdstone made chances throughout the game and just could not get the ball in the net, the London eagles keeper made several really good saves and we had some really good chances where the ball just didn’t sit right. On another day this could have been a comfortable win, hopefully next week we can be a bit more clinical in front of goal and maybe a bit more lucky.