|Date||23 Oct 2016 10:30|
|Fixture||Ditton Minors FC U13 v Vinters Rangers|
|Venue||The Mallings School|
|Competition||Maidstone Invicta Primary League|
|Man of the Match||Luke Kingsford|
|Goalscorers||Owen Green, Riwaaj Gurung, Marcus Stone, Alfie Barnes|
On Sunday 23rd October 2016 Ditton Minors Under 12 hosted Vinters Rangers in a Division 1 league game. The first half was dominated by Vinters Rangers creating a hat full of opportunities, which unfortunately for them only resulted in one goal. However before half time Ditton attacked and got Owen Green into a position to strike with his left foot. The balls journey went towards the goal and hit one of the Vinters players before going in. At half time with the scores locked at one all the team made some changes to try and alter the flow of play. This appeared to work and Ditton started to dominate with more chances on the Vinters goal. Riwaaj Gurung (RJ) came to life in the centre forward position and with his tricky foot work created opportunities. One of these opportunities was a shot that nestled in the far right of the net to take Ditton one ahead. It wasn't long before a loose ball found itself on the foot of Marcus Stone who tried to keep it down. The shot however looped over the keeper and into the net. In the final minutes of the game William Pounder put a corner over which Cameron Bath leapt up to header the ball. Unfortunately the ball was too high but as it dropped Alfie Barnes took the ball on the volley and this blistering shot finished in the far right of the Vinters net. Although the first half was a period of disorientation for the team the second half brought the team together with some excellent performances from our players. Cameron Bath did the team a favour to give us some stability by playing in the left back role and keeping the Vinters right winger at bay. However the Man of the Match for this game was Luke Kingsford who worked and thought about the team needs.
Vinters Rangers need some credit for their battling and continuous drive. Even though, due to injuries before the game and commitments elsewhere they finished the last ten minutes with eight players. It was a credit to them that they did not totally give up.
|Published||23 Oct 2016 14:30|