U12 Tigers v Welwyn Pegasus (A)

posted Oct 10, 2011, 7:17 AM by kingfishsalmon@btinternet.com   [ updated Jul 30, 2012, 9:41 AM by Wheathampstead Wanderers ]
A pulsating game saw the Tigers trailling three times before finally edging the contest 3-4 thanks to a goal in the last minute.  The Tigers started brightly hitting the post in the first minute, but fell behind midway through the half to a terrific inswinging corner.  Showing great spirit the Tigers were level within a minute.  Patrick F bringing the ball out from the back threaded a fine pass through the home defence for Ollie, who defeated the keeper at his near post.  Another corner brought Pegasus another goal but the Tigers swept up field and again levelled in little over a minute, as Jamie scored his first for the club.  The action was now swinging from one end to the other and shortly before half time Pegasus went ahead again, the home team rifling in a free kick from the edge of the area.
The game was a bit scrappy after the break until a moment of real quality brought the scores back to 3-3.  Jamie, letting a ball from Patrick S drop in front of him, smashing a volley with the outside of his foot across the keeper and in off the far post.  Then with time running out, Jamie hit another fierce shot which the home keeper could not hold onto, and there was man of the match Ollie to put away the rebound.  There was still time for Pegasus to threaten at the other end but a fine last ditch tackle from Cameron averted the danger.
Well done Tigers!