Bloxham FC - Under 9s - Match centre

Easington sports reds
Bloxham FC
Mon 24 Apr 18:15 - Friendly Full time Attendance 15

Ryan and Max show the way

Bloxham get better in second half

Bloxham travelled to Easington on a chilly monday evening.
The match kicked off at 6.15pm and easington started off the stronger side Bloxham seemed to be go through the motions and couldn't seem to string a pass together.
Easington created a few chances early on but max was in fine form and saved them well.
Bloxham pushed forward and made a a few chances for themselves but couldn't find the finishing touch.
That's how the first half carried on with both teams creating chances but not being able to finish there chances.
Halftime 0-0
Second half
After a positive team talk Bloxham started to play there football and were passing it well and were more positive going forward.
It was Ellis who set up the first goal with a cross to ryan who left footed it into the back of the net 0-1.
Easington came back to make it 1-1 but Bloxham piled on the pressure and this time it was Kajus who made a good direct run at goal and slipped the ball to Ryan who controlled it and again smashed it past the keeper 1-2.
With in 30 seconds easington scored another as Bloxham had switched off 2-2.
Easington created a few more chances but max was in great form and pulled off some great saves and kept easington at bay.
Bloxham grew as the second half went on and it was Kajus again who set up Ryan with a side would pass who absolutely smashed top left to make it 2-3.
Bloxham were buzzing and went on to score another when kajus got a chance and hit it past the keeper 2-4.
full time 2-4

MOM:It was a hard choice between Max and Ryan so in the end a gave it to both of them.
Max because his goalkeeping was spot on and its good to see him coming off his line and out his box and kicking the ball clear a all round good performance and Ryan who scored a hat trick and was so calm when he took his chances and all 3 goals were good finishes.

Review: Bloxham started really slow in the first half and need to learn to get off the mark quicker but in the second half were much better from closing down to passing and crossing the ball into the box.
in the end Bloxham did well and fought hard for the win.

second match:
Bloxham were more positive after the first half with Rylie scoring quit early on in the match when Alfie smith hit the post for it to fall kindly Rylie who knocked it in 0-1.
40 seconds later and Rylie scored again when Alfie Prentice picked out Riley who beat one player and slipped it under the keeper to make it 0-2.
Bloxham were doing well and were passing it quit well and Barney was getting in some good tackles in at the back.
Halftime 0-2
second half:
Bloxham work rate dropped a bit and started to give easington chances especially when they had a 1v1 but james did well and came off his line to make a good save but eventually easington scored when Fenton and James didn't communicate with each other and a easington player nipped in and scored 1-2.
Again easington attacked the goal but this time fenton missed kicked the ball which let the easington player through on goal to make it 2-2.
things went bad to worse as easington again took a chances when no one closed the player down which left him a free shot from distance which bounced over james knee 3-2.
with in seconds as easington made it 4-2.
Bloxham were struggling all off a sudden they weren't winning there tackles and closing down and in the end easington scored their fifth goal to end the match 5-2.

MOM:Riley scored 2 goals and was full of energy but needs to look up when passing but overall did well.

Review:Bloxham started well and passed it well and their was some good individual skills by some players.
The things that let them down was closing down and not chasing every ball which means the work rate was poor and unfortunately that cost them the game in the end.
Consistency is something we need to improve on.

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