Magix Youth vs Wealdstone U8A
Another good win for Wealdstone
This was the fourth meeting between these teams this season and with Wealdstone up two wins to one loss the boys turned up with a bit of confidence. Magix had won the last meeting in a close run game and have some very fast players who are capable of getting the better of any team on the break. The day was a bit overcast with a bit of rain in the air, although it had been brighter recently there had been some rain overnight and the pitch was in good condition but very heavy.
Magix kicked off and went on the attack straight away and scored (1-0). Wealdstone put Magix under pressure straight away which ended with a good run up the pitch from Troj who scored with a powerful shot (1-1). Good pressure from Harry S high up the pitch and Magix were a little bit penned in. Oliver with a throw into the box which was knocked out to Oliver who’s first time shot was saved. Harry W with the ball on the right and played it across the area to Troj who struck the ball first time and scored (1-2). Oliver played a through ball to Troj who crossed first time to Alex but he could not quite get the touch to turn the ball in. Alex with a good cross to Darcy who shot first time and hit the post, the retreating defender couldn’t get out of the way and scored an own goal (1-3). Fast break by Magix and three good passes beat the Wealdstone defence and saw the striker with a tap in into an open goal (2-3). Jon with a free-kick in a good position and struck it over the wall but it hit the post and this time Magix were able to clear.
Wealdstone Kicked Off. Jon with an interception on the halfway line and played in Darcy who had a first time shot which went just wide. Magix with some good pressure high up the pitch and got the ball and scored (3-3). Oliver with a throw into the area which was kicked out back to him but his first time shot was saved at the near post. Troj with a dribble and cross but the keeper read well and cut out. Harry W with a quick throw to Troj who fired in a shot which was blocked. Troj with a good run on left and cross but it was just too far ahead of Charlie. Charlie with the ball high up the pitch played it back to Oliver who spotted Troj in space and played a cross field ball which Troj got on the end of and scored (3-4). The ball broke just outside the Magix area and Alex had a quick shot but it was just wide. Troj made a good tackle high up the pitch and had a powerful shot which the keeper just could not stop (3-5). Magix with a free-kick on the edge of their own area which found away passed all the Wealdstone players and snuck just inside the post (4-5). Long kick by Owen touched on by Alex and Harry S shot just over the bar. Full time.
The match was a close game throughout with Magix not letting Wealdstone get far ahead in the game. When Magix scored their fourth goal it became a little bit tense and the game was stretched but this was the only time in the match where it felt like Wealdstone were not in control. Even when Magix went ahead early on and when they drew level at 3-3 it always felt like Wealdstone could get goals to get ahead in the game.