|Date||16 Oct 2016 10:30|
|Fixture||Barming Youth v Ditton Minors FC U13|
|Competition||Maidstone Invicta Primary League - Cup|
|Man of the Match||Riwaaj Gurung|
|Goalscorers||Owen Green, Riwaaj Gurung|
On Sunday 16th October 2016 Ditton Minors played their first round of the Under 12 Ladybird Cup away against Barming Youth. Although Barming are in Division 2 they came to fight for a move into the next round. However the deadlock was broken in the first quarter of the game with a goal scored by Owen Green with a well placed LEFT footed strike in a very crowded box. Although the Barming keeper made a lot of effort to reach the ball Owen found a small gap that gave Ditton the lead. For the rest of the half the game became a bit of one end to the other.
In the second half Barming came out with fresh vigour and pushed Ditton back. A couple of changes in the team allowed Ditton to regroup and start to impact on Barming. However it still remained an end to end game. It wasn't until the last five minutes when Riwaaj Gurung (RJ) collected the ball and with his fast feet mesmerised the Barming defence finding himself in front of the goal which resulted in a shot that settled in the back of the Barming net.
It wasn't long after that the game concluded with Ditton coming out as two nil victors. It must be said that Barming were very organised with praise going to a very agile and brave goalkeeper.
Ditton Minors played well as a team but were sometimes rocked by the constant changes by the management to allow all players to contribute. Man of the Match for Ditton Minors is Riwaaj Gurung not just for his goal and shots but his continual energy and drive.
|Published||16 Oct 2016 14:30|