U9’s vs Norristhorpe Match Reports
Location- Haggs Hill (Home) Date- Sunday 22nd February 2015
Ossett Town Titans vs Norristhorpe
Coach- Leigh Garnett
MATCH REPORTS by Lee Jones
Team Hayden(GK), Thomas, Louis, Vinnie, Sebastian, Jake Riley, Rhys, Daniel, Alfie, Ben
Early Norristhorpe pressure with Ossett trying to hit on the counter attack. First shot of the match it comes from Vinnie but goes wide. 1st corner of game to Norristhorpe but Hayden deals with it for a second corner which leads to nothing. When Ossett get the ball they are looking to keep it on the floor with some quality passing and interplay. Ossett try a counter attack but Norristhorpe pinched it got shot away but Hayden managed to save. Long range effort from Norristhorpe bounces over Daniel and then Hayden for Norristhorpe to take the lead 0-1. Double effort for town through ball from Vinnie to Rhys, keeper saves rebounds to Alfie but keeper saves again. Lots of pressure from Ossett working g really hard. Norristhorpe now looking to play on the counter. Great battling from Daniel and Alfie gets away down our left he tucks it inside to Vinnie at the back stick to level the score 1-1. A goal mouth scramble sees Hayden make a couple of saves but Ossett just can’t clear and Norristhorpe score.1-2. HT 1-2.
Great pressure to sees chances for Ben and Jake as town search for equalizer.
Indecisive ball out of our defence goes straight to Norristhorpe lad hits a hard shot that takes a nasty bounce in front of the diving Hayden but bounces over his body.1-3. Norristhorpe with good pressure and Ossett struggle to get the ball forward to attackers. From a throw in down the right the ball breaks to Norristhorpe they whipped it in and the attacker nips in front of Vinnie to make it 1-4. Plenty of chances coming to Ossett but can’t take them but they keep trying. Ben puts the defence under pressure wins it back puts Jake Riley through great 1st touch to set himself then smashed it past the keeper 2-4
Jake wins it in defence plays it to Daniel who sends it wide to Vinnie who plays it to the near post for Rhys to side foot past the keeper.3-4. Can town pull this back.
Norristhorpe counter Hayden ‘s out to block on edge of his box rebound fall to same Norristhorpe player tries to take it round Hayden but he’s equal to the task and saves the shot with his feet brilliant goalkeeping.
Final whistle goes Ossett just couldn’t get the equalizer a great match finished 3-4 to Norristhorpe.
3 – 4
Goal Scorers Assists Player Of The Match
Jake. R Alfie Vinnie
Ossett Town Trojans vs Norristhorpe
Team Andrew(GK), Carter, Joey, Ashton, Finlay, James, Ethan, Harry, Taylor, Lucas
Good early football from The Trojans but Norristhorpe pinched it got shot away but Andrew saves well.
Ashton wins the ball well on our left sends it through for Ethan to out pace the defence the keeper comes out and Ethan coolly toe pokes it round him into the bottom corner. 1-0.
Another good save from Andrew but Norristhorpe put rebound over the bar.
Ashton at it again pinched ball sends Ethan through he steers it round the keeper Finlay busting a gut to get there but just can’t make it before the ball rolls past the back post ,really unlucky.
Ball breaks for Norristhorpe in midfield, Carter can’t quite make the tackle ball rolls into our box and striker gives Andrew no chance 1-1.
A mix up with our defence and goalie gives Norristhorpe an open goal no mistake 1-2.
Ossett defence fail to clear there lines falls to Norristhorpe shoots past Andrew 1-3.
Another chance for Ethan who slides it across the box but nobody can catch him up to put it away.
Norristhorpe try to counter James wins it back Harry slides it through to Ethan bang top corner no chance for their keeper. 2-3.
Good corner from Ethan stretching toe pokes by Harry just missing the far post.
Ossett again failed to clear falls to Norristhorpe again and punished again 2-4.
Just what Ossett needed before half-time quick counter Harry dribbled forward good run by Finlay off the ball can’t quite get the touch on it but Ashton arrived at the back post to tuck it in. 3-4 . HT 3-4.
Chances for both teams then Norristhorpe break forward fire a great shot giving Andrew no chance. 3-5.
Brave battling from Ethan in midfield takes on 3 defenders get his shot away keeper saves but Harry’s there for a cool side foot finish. 4-5.
Ashton send through ball for Ethan who out paces the defender Ethan hits a fine shot keeper turns his back on it and hits him in the backside a scramble follows but somehow Norristhorpe get it clear for a corner.
Ethan fouled he stands over the ball maybe on last chance. Aims for top corner Harry’s there at the back post but just puts his header wide.
One last chance for Ethan dribbles into the box but just skews his shot wide. Final whistle. 4-5.
Another great game of footy.
4 – 5
Goal Scorers Assists Player Of The Match
Ethan (2) Harry (2) Ethan