Bloxham blow hot and cold
Fast start slow finish
Bloxham travelled to Ducklington for their first cup match of the season.
The weather was fair with the wind was moderate.
Ducklington started but lost the ball straight away when Ellis won the ball passed it to Ryan who got down the wing then crossed it to Keira who showed quick feet and knock it past the keeper 0-1.
No sooner had Ducklington took center they were pinned back into their half and it was Keira whose good work and skill that managed to find a opening to pass to Ed who calmly tapped it in 0-2.
Bloxham again won the ball straight back and scored when again Keira received a pass from Ryan which set her up to knock into the goal.
Bloxham were cruising the passing and movement was great they closed down really well and were working as a team Ducklington couldn't handle the tempo as Bloxham scored 3 goals in 5 mins.
After about 10 mins into the game Bloxham slowed down and let Ducklington back in when they didn't close down a player who took a shot from distance which they scored from 1-3.
That goal gave Ducklington a spring in their play and to be fair they attacked more and piled on the pressure but Bloxham defended well and got to half time 1-3 up.
Bloxham started the second half slowly and were put under pressure from the start they just couldn't seem to put a pass together and started to play as individuals they kept kicking straight to the opposition and were punished when Ducklington got the ball and scored 2-3.
Bloxham managed to put some passes together and yes you guessed it it was Keira who scored to make it 2-4.
Again Bloxham switched off and should have done better with their work rate but again they didn't close Down and were punished when Ducklington took a shot and scored 3-4.
Ducklington threw everything at Bloxham but couldn't break through the defence.
Out of the 2 teams Duckington finished the strongest.
full time 3-4
REVIEW:Bloxham started brilliantly closing down, passing and the work rate was great and the teamwork was great but then they switched off.
They now need to be a bit more consistent and also realize that when they play as a team and pass it they can score goals but if they play as individuals they won't.
Overall they played some really good football.
MOM:there was only one contender and that has to be Keira her footwork and passing was good and her end product with scoring 3 goals was great to watch well done and keep up the hard work.
Ducklington started the stronger side and made life difficult for Bloxham and went on to score 1-0.
Bloxham tried to get their game going but were struggling and before they knew it they were 2-0 down.
Ducklington played well in the first half and deserved to be 3-0 at halftime.
Bloxham started the second half and made a couple of good passes and were starting to find their footing when Keira made good pass to Fenton who scored his first goal of the season 3-1.
now it was Bloxhams turn to have a spring in there step and it was Keira who ran with the ball and hit a left footed shot which curled into the left Hand corner great goal 3-2.
Bloxham started to push forward and pile on the pressure and again it was Keira who got the ball and finished coolly 3-3.
Ducklington were struggling and nerves started to kick in when Bloxham won a corner Ellis took it and watched the ball curl into the back of the net what a goal 3-4.
Ducklington lost their confidence and Bloxham were in control and it was a great way to finish the match for this young player who again managed to hit the back of the net for Bloxham when Keira scored the final goal of the match to make it 3-5.
final score 3-5
REVIEW:Bloxham started poorly with coinciding 3 goals they didn't close down quickley enough and when they lost the ball didn't track back quickly enough which cost then the first half.
The second half was much better closing down quicker and there was more determination in winning the ball and they deserved the final result in the end and again goes to show that if they play like a team they can score goals.
MOM:This was difficult because there were 2 players that i have given it to the 1st is Fenton because he scored his first goal for Bloxham in a league match and the 2nd goes to Kiera who again was brilliant setting up fenton and scoring 3 for herself a really good day for her.