U8’s Overthorpe V Ossett Town

Match report from Captain for the day Sebastian Jones

Overthorpe u8’s v Ossett Town u8’s 21/09/13

Before kick-off we had a minute silence as a mark of respect for Steve Kelly who sadly passed away this week. During team talk Alex said he wanted us to play 3-2-1 formation because Overthorpe was shooting downhill in 1st half. We started well but Overthorpe got the ball and berried the ball past Rocco 1-0. After the restart Overthorpe got the ball back and scored again 2-0. After a great save from Rocco and some more good play in midfield by Alfie, Max and Joshua HB the ball broke to me and I back heeled it into Josh T’s path goal 2-1. Overthorpe got the ball and beat Rocco for the 3rd time 3-1 at halftime. During half time Alex said we are now playing downhill so changed formation to 2-3-1. Using the hill Max got on the ball he dribbled past 2 players to finish in the bottom corner 3-2. Some strong play from Ethan G got the ball to Max he slipped Josh T in, to batter a shot past the goalie to level the score 3-3. With time running out our defence Jake and the half time arrival of Vinnie battled to get the ball back clearing into midfield the ball falling to Max he sprinted past the last defender to thunder the ball into the back of the net 3-4 comeback complete.