|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|
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.
|Published||18 Sep 2017 07:59|