U12 Tigers v Sumners Youth

posted Nov 7, 2011, 9:08 AM by kingfishsalmon@btinternet.com   [ updated Jul 30, 2012, 9:41 AM by Wheathampstead Wanderers ]
Is it better to play uphill with the breeze behind or downhill into the wind?
Yesterday it was most definitely the former as the Tigers dominated the first period and had numerous opportunities to score.  Henry hit the bar with a super volley before Jamie opened the scoring with a right foot shot.  A terrific through ball from Ollie B gave Jamie the chance to add a second, this time across the keeper with his left foot.  2-0 and that is how it stayed until the break as Jamie saw his penalty saved by the home keeper.
In the second half the roles were reversed with Sumners controlling possession and the Tigers limited to attacking on the break.  The home side duly got back into the game with a close range effort and were unlucky not to draw level.  A nail biting period ensued with chances at both ends before Jamie added his third and then a fourth late on to finally secure a 4-1 win and the man of the match award.