U14 Boys Vs Bedford U14

Date 17 February 2019
Team U14 Boys
Opposition Bedford U14
Fixture Away
Venue Bedford HC
Start time 00:00
Result W 6 - 2
Time played
Match Report

With half term and illness impacting the selection, a tight squad of 11 headed off to Bedford for an anticipated tough match in the return game of the program. In typical fashion the boys got down to business pressing hard and defending well with a number of chances well saved by the Bedford keeper. However midway through the first half a short corner was won and slotted home by Oli Dring. Intense play continued for the rest of the half with end to end play, testing the stamina of all the team with outstanding saves from stand in keeper Will Taylor to keep Spalding ahead, but after a number of consecutive short corners Bedford equalised to bring the first half to a close a 1:1. The boys knew the second half was going to need a massive effort in the unseasonably warm conditions and their communication, headed by Olly Smith who was captain for the day, and team play shone through with 2 goals from Harry Naylor, the first from a well-placed flick from Joseph Moisey and the second a deflected short corner strike from Oli Dring. A fourth goal went in shortly after, a sweat strike from Adolpho Chantre following an aerial from Henry Down, however after an umpire discussion the goal was disallowed due to the areal being adjudged dangerous. Bedford then pulled another goal back to make it 3:2 with a spell of consistent pressure in the Spalding D, but strong defending from Harry Blackman consistently pushed the ball through to Matthew McManamon-Cookson and Harry Maplethorpe who drove it into the Bedford half. This pressure paid off with 3 more goals in the last 10 minutes of the match, 2 excellent strikes from Joseph Moisey and a final finish from George Morris to make it a 6:2 win for Spalding. A great performance from everyone on the pitch, a big thank-you to all the parents and to Bedford HC for a well hosted game and friendly atmosphere. #mightymaroonjuniors

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards
George Morris 13
Archie Arnold 16
Adolfo Chantre 46
Tom Bland 49
Oliver Smith 52
Matthew McManamon-Cookson 72
Lewis Doughty 84
Harry Blackman 85
Oliver Dring 98
Oliver Baker 111
Harry Maplethorpe 123
Harry Naylor
Sebastian Lewis