After a great run of success across the cup competitions, U12s were summarily dismissed from the League Cup at the hands of Potters Bar from the white division
Having already claimed a Red division scalp in the last round, it was clear that Potters bar were a useful side
The first half was a pretty even affair with Edgware sneaking more of the possession and at times some sustained pressure, but Potters Bar having the best of the early chances.
Indeed, were it not for a tremendous save from Matt, diving the length of the goal to tip the ball over the cross-bar from a Potter Bar shot early on, then we may well have gone into half-time a goal down.
As it was, scores were level at 0-0 at half-time with every reason to believe that we could go on and win the tie.
The second half did not start well as Potters Bar caused panic early on in our defensive ranks and we were fortunate not to concede an early goal.
In fact, whilst we did create more chances of our own in the second half, so did Potters Bar, showing some great movement from mid-field and up-front and Matt had to make two more terrific saves before Potters Bar did break through with 10 minutes of the half gone.
Whilst it felt like we had a goal in us, tired legs, given that we had no fit subs, meant that we had to make changes to keep the energy up in mid-field and whist that worked for a while, it did mean that we ended playing a few boys out of position which made it difficult again.
Whilst we continued to press, Potters Bar conjured up a great goal, passing the ball from back to front with great pace and with movement from a few of their boys that we just couldn’t live with, to make the final score 2 – 0.
On a heavy pitch it was difficult for any of the boys to shine, but man of the match has to go to Matt for a series of quite outstanding saves, just a shame we couldn’t perform similar heroics today at the other end.