U12s - County Cup WWFC Sharks vs Melbourn Dynamos

posted Sep 11, 2011, 10:46 AM by Andrew Harvey   [ updated Jul 30, 2012, 9:40 AM by Wheathampstead Wanderers ]
First game of the new season and we are straight into the County Cup !!

A new look side with 6 new faces.  The Sharks started brightly and clipped the ball about looking to get the ball out wide to Jonny and James.  We were causing alot of problems - getting behind their back four and came close on several occasions - the Melbourn keeper was in great form.
The Sharks broke the deadlock when a strike from just outside the box found its way through
the keeper into the net .. 1-0   Sharks kept up the pressure and soon after made it 2-0 when Jonny pounced on a parried Harvey shot.  Looking comfortable at 2-0 probably led to a lack of concentration and within 5 minutes Melbourn had pegged it back to 2-2 - that was the score at the break
A couple of second half changes saw Andrew and Pei-Zhe coming on for their debuts. Andrew immediately showed some great pace as well as great feet!!  The Sharks were beginning to see more of the ball and a great move ended with a great flick from George to James who finished in the bottom left hand corner.  More pressure followed from Sharks and a free kick was awarded just outside the box.  Cameron stepped up and hit a fantastic shot up and over the wall which the keeper did well get to get a hand to but could not keep out.  4-2 - and that is how the game finished with Sharks running out well deserved winners.
A great first performance of the season - everyone really stepped up and we put Melbourn under a lot of
pressure.  Their keeper was in great form and kept it down to 4.  The defence did well - especially second half - and considering we had two new players in Ollie B and Nicolai - they did extremely well.  Midfield and forwards linked well and the full backs - Sam and Alex were excellent pressing forward. 
Well done to all the newbies - Ollie B , Andrew , Nicolai , George , Pei-Zhe and Olly P
Second Round tie up next home to Abbots Youth on Sept 25th
Team ; Toy , Card , Bates , Blount, Holst , Harvey , Moore , Boynton , Pawlaczek , Devine , Harvie , Pei-Zhe , Shaw
MoM - James Harvey
Attendance - 44 and a Dog