Saturday 21st April
Minehead U9s travel away to North Curry to come away with 3 out of 4 games won.
They started strongly from the off with convincing play leading to a first goal within 2 minutes from a shot from Owen which was saved and Dylan swooped in and took the rebound making it 1-0. Shortly after a good ball through the middle from Dylan allowed George to carry the ball from the half way line and slot it past the keeper making it 2-0. George took his second goal making it 3-0 almost instantly after when a shot from Bryn hit the crossbar and he scored from the rebound. With end to end play continuing Dylan was picked out in some space and overhead kicked the ball up in the air at goal and managed to score, chipping it just over the keepers fingers making it 4-0. North Curry managed a goal just after with a counter attack but then gave away a penalty to Minehead who scored through George to complete his hat trick finishing the first game with a very respectable 5-1 win.
The second game was more of a challenge for Minehead with a change in both teams as the North Curry side appeared to have been strengthened by a change of players. Nevertheless Minehead battled hard, despite several chances unlucky not to have been scored and some cracking keeping by Emily it ended in a disappointing loss.
The third game saw the blues play some fantastic link up play between Jake A and Jake W leading to Jake w slotting the ball home with skill after taking it around the keeper. A second came from more link up play between the two but Jake A was the goal scorer on this occasion as he recieved the ball on his right side and placed it in the bottom corner leaving the score at 2-0
The final game saw a strong defensive performance from Erin and a midfield who battled for every ball leading to a beautiful finish from George with an outside of the box strike to find the bottom corner making it 1-0. Only minutes later a good ball from Luke found Dylan who ran up the line and make a good cross that found George again who scored another to wrap up the game with another win 2-1
Man of the match for game 1 and 4 was George
Man of the match for games 2 and 3 was Emily
Minehead U9S squad: Luke B, Erin, Jake A, Jake W, Dylan, Hayden, George, Bryn, Luke, Emily, Lucy, Owen, Will, Issac