Ditton Minors Football Club

Ditton Minors FC - U8Y Match Report

Match Details

Date 09 Sep 2017 09:30
Fixture Ditton Minors FC U8Y v K Sports Youth
Venue Old Recreation Ground, Ditton
Competition Maidstone Invicta Primary League
Score X - X (Non-Competitive)
Man of the Match Joe
Goalscorers Evan

Match Report


Our first game of the season started on a warm sunny Saturday in a new location at the Old Rec and with a new player, Joe G. 


The first period of play was close fought – both teams were very equally matched, showing some signs of early season nerves.  Ditton started with Arthur (goal), Max and Alfie (midfield/defence) and Theo and Eddie upfront.  Some great forward play and passing from Theo and Eddie saw a shot hit the post.  Alas, we went a goal down but the dynamic duo up front played well and Theo was rewarded with his and our first goal of the season! 


After the break Joe G started his debut game and he soon settled into a solid defensive role.  Ollie also came on in defence and Evan and Eddie took the striker roles.  Ditton went behind to a well worked corner by K Sports but Evan got one back with some quick play and great passing straight from a goal kick.  The score and standard of play from both teams stayed close. 


In the third period of play Ditton saw 3 or 4 shots hit the post or crossbar – all without any reward.  K Sports went ahead again, after scoring two more goals.  Ditton didn't lose heart and a great throw in by Max saw Ditton, and Evan, score again to bring the score closer. 


The final period of play saw K Sports grab another couple of goals.  Despite this Ditton continued to battle hard.  Whilst the final score was a loss it could have been a very different result had the shots off the bar and post been a few inches another way! 


Whilst it was his first competitive game Joe showed spirit and confidence and was a well-deserved man of the match.  

Publisher Carol Thompson
Published 18 Sep 2017 07:59