Under 12 v Llangennech PDF Print E-mail

Our 15th league game of the season saw us take a short trip down the road to LLangennech. I recall playing there last season, the pitch was not the best and todays weather conditions had been forecasted to be very blustery. Not the best for good football.

In todays game we had both Joshua and Alexander returning to their old club. Both players started, we mentioned before the game that it was their time to shine and show LLangennech what they were missing and how they are an important part of our squad. We also had a small reshuffle of players as Connor Pike, Mati and Jaden were all unavailable. Liam played at left back as Connor replacement and didn’t put a foot wrong throughout.

LLan started and decided to play with the wind in the first half. Playing against the wind proved to be more beneficial for us as the LLan defenders and keeper were very indecisive. The ball kept being held up against the strong wind, the keeper didn’t want to come off his line and the defenders were dithering. (keeper was not helped by no goal area being marked out)

Our first goal came on 5 minutes and it was fitting that it was scored by one of the returning LLangennech players Alex, and what great goal. A free kick from distance out on the right side, not giving the keeper a chance. Although we continued to press LLangennech gave us a reminder that they were not going to be a push over and on 7 minutes they fired a shot, assisted by the wind close over Connor Woods crossbar. Following this we shortly scored our second goal. Cai pressing the keeper and defenders causing them to get in a pickle allowing Alex to get his second of the game from close range. We continued to press for the remainder of the first half and our third goal arrived after 27 minutes. This time a fierce shot from Harvey, with keeper unable to hold the shot and Archie following in like a true poacher. 0-3 at half time, well deserved.

I’m sure that LLangennech got a talking to from their coach/referee/parent at half time as they came out with more desire. William up front started causing us a few problems with his physical approach. Their persistence paid off 9 minutes after the break with well taken free kick, the ball being bet around our wall and into the bottom right hand corner. Connor had not really been tested much in the first half, but couldn’t do anything as the shot had both power and accuracy.

Time for us to pick up the pace again and we reacted very positively to conceding by scoring again. This time an excellent run through midfield and defence by Archie who was unlucky not to convert his effort himself, but Harri was there in the right place to score his 19th goal of his debut season for us. The game went a bit stale for a while with the wind picking up. The game and the players weren’t helped much by the referee (who I did feel sorry for) as he was refereeing, whilst coaching the team, arranging the substitutes, talking to the parents on the sidelines, with refereeing appearing to be the last thing on his mind.

10 minutes from time and we finished the game off in style, again another run from Archie, who caused problems all game. This time the followed up came from Alex, what an amazing return to his old club. So pleased for both him and Joshua. Joshua helped out in central defence for most of the game as Ianto needed to leave early, Joshua played with great composure and along with his teammates Charlie, Ianto, Liam, Kian and Connor Woods in defence over the  60 minutes. LLangennech were restricted to a long range effort in the first half and a very well converted free kick in the second.

A 5-1 win the double completed over LLangennech. Well done everyone in some testing conditions.

The win keeps us top of our Division.

As always thanks for your support.

Next weekend we play Pontardulais at Penygar.