/* */ Match Report 13/01/19 – Edgware Town FC

Match Report 13/01/19

Edgware Town U9

U9s bounced back from last week with a great team performance against the consistently strong Northwood Reds. We lost 3-1 and there were many positives: the shape was great and we were much better out of possession; some excellent defending/pressing after Dan’s session yesterday; the boys were much calmer in possession and played through the pitch; excellent goalkeeping; we created numerous chances.
The Northwood goals all came from basic mistakes such as not closing down shots quickly after a corner and a botched GK clearance. Our chances came both through the middle and out wide and with some more composed control and finishing we could have scored several more goals.
Our goal was scored by Oscar T: superb driving run from midfield and a blistering shot into the top corner. Brilliant!
The Northwood keeper trains with QPR apparently and he made some worldy saves second half to keep the mighty Wares at bay.
Our MOTM was Harry W for his energy in midfield, box to box threat and range of passing.
Super proud of the U9 boys today, they did ETFC proud.

Edgware Town Blues U10

U10 Blues Lost 8-1 to a strong Oakland wolves. Tough match but some nice passages of play from us at times. They moved to ball about much sharper than us, and used space and the spare man much better.

Edgware Town Reds U10

ETFC U10 Reds lost 3-1 against Whetstone Wanderers Tigers. We really should have won a very even contest, but we let in 2 sloppy goals early on that meant we spent most of the game chasing. 2-1 down at half time we battled and played well in the second half and their goalkeeper had a fantastic game making save after save. Joe Blackstein was our player of the match as never stopped working up front.

Edgware Town U11

ETFC u11 Blues lost 3-1 at home to Whetstone Wanderers Jaguars – after a disappointing loss last week, albeit to one of the best teams in the top division, the boys battled hard and were certainly more committed this week.
All the goals came in the first frantic 20 mins of the game, with a few softish goals as we sat back and gave them too much time on the ball.
A lot of positives in the goalless second half, when we were denied a clear cut penalty and had a few other opportunities to get back into the game.
We have to learn quickly if we are to make any impression in this tough league.

Edgware Town U12

ETFC u12s beat Brady Maccabi Blue 6-0 in the Challenge Cup 2nd round. Not at our best again, playing far too narrow too often, but the difference in class between the 2 teams told in the end. Our opponents battled hard throughout, and their keeper had an outstanding match, but really this was a game where if we’d done the basics properly the score line would’ve been at least double. Goals from Oli Bregman (2), Noah Oakley, Sam Mallett, Aaron Levenson & Zac Green. A few good performances on the day from Kyle Larkin at centre back and Josh Diamond at centre mid but MOTM was Aaron Clark for a strong performance at both right back and right mid.

Edgware Town U13

ETFC U13 drew 1-1 today to whetstone wdrs who were 1 place above us in the table. Was a game there to be won, and a good opportunity to move up the table. Was a fair result all things considered in the end, although we did create a couple of early chances which had we scored could have tipped the overal balance in the game. We had the better of the 1st half and them the second. Was a tight game with good defending on the most part by both teams. We were better at wining the ball back this week and showed good composure at times although quality in the final third was lacking at critical times.
Whetstone however scored from a long ball with 5 mins to go, but credit to the boys with what was probably their best passage of play 2 minutes later scored an equaliser. The ball was moved down the wing , then inside and then onto Noah Sorene who took his goal well from just inside the box. Some notable performances from Noah Myers and Charlie Mack also.