Sherwood Football Club - Youth Football in Nottingham - Under 7's

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U7's blue match reports

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Hucknall Blue V Sherwood Blue 19/04/15

Sherwood Blue travelled to Hucknall for the third time this season to face a Hucknall Blue side that had edged the previous meeting by the odd goal in five.

The spirit on show was great to see and the boys continue to bond well as a team and friendship group.

The game kicked off and Sherwood were straight on the front foot. Starting with pressure from the front from Corey and supported by Freddie and Louie H in midfield, Sherwood fashioned several chances. Fearghus in defence was as ever reliable and solid. The first goal came against the run of play however following a lack of concentration from a throw in, but was well taken by the Hucknall player to make it 1-0. Sherwood responded immediately with a well taken goal from Louie H, on the half volley 1-1.

Sherwood then edged in front with a run and shot from Louie H, showing quick feet and composure to make it 1-2 to Sherwood. Aaron and Louie C came on and showed good endeavour to keep the pressure on Hucknall, but they were unable to prevent the equaliser which, again was well taken. Harry, who played the first half in goal could have done little about the goal but his distribution was excellent 2-2.

Sherwood again went ahead with a fantastic shot from Louie H from distance which, flew past the keeper to complete his hat-trick. Half time 2-3.

Freddie went in goal for the second half and was largely a bystander following what I felt to be the best half of football of the season by the blues. All of the boys played in different positions and worked very hard throughout. Aaron marked and tackled well at the back and set the foundation for a attacking display that Hucknall had no reply to. Harry showed great energy in midfield and tackled ferociously to keep the ball for Sherwood. Fearghus playing in midfield scored a brace which, were well taken and well deserved following his performance and determination to get to the ball. Louie H scored a further two goals to take his seasons goal tally to 34 and Corey added to the score with a fine poachers goal to take the score to 2-8.  

Sherwood maintained their discipline and did not allow Hucknall back into the game with good concentration, marking and passing. The boys should be proud of their performance and were good value for their victory. Well done.

 

Stapleford villa v Sherwood Blue 12/04/15

The first meeting of Stapleford Villa and Sherwood Blue was a close affair between two evenly matched sides. In the windy conditions both teams did their best to play football. Harry W from Reds was guesting for Blues and put in a sterling performance.

Sherwood started strongly and had a number of shots from distance. Freddie, Harry J, Harry W and Louie H all went close but could not make the decisive breakthrough. The opening goal came from the first pressure put on the Sherwood goal and was well taken following a mazy dribble by the impressive Stapleford player. Unable to respond, Sherwood went two down shortly after. This was the only disappointing factor for the coaches as it was following their own throw in which, was thrown across their own goal. It has to be said however that the finish from the Stapleford player was sublime.

Louie H had to go in goal in the second half due to injury and had very little to do in the second period which, was largely dominated by Sherwood. Freddie, Harry W and Harry J were busy in midfield and challenging high up the pitch maintaining pressure. Fearghus and Aaron kept it very tight at the back and were able to easily snuff out any of the Stapleford's counter attacks. Corey again worked hard up front and it was his pressure that forced an unfortunate own goal to make it 2-1.

Harry W continued with high energy but was unable to get the goal that his performance deserved. Despite a number of shots from distance, Sherwood were unable to penetrate a very well organised Stapleford defence and the game finished 2-1.

It was pleasing to see Freddie, Aaron and Harry marking goal side and progress with all the boys continues to be made. Keep up the good work!


Sherwood Blue v East Leake Bantams, Sun 29th March

The last home match at Carrington for the Blues saw the visit of a big East Leake Bantam side and the first meeting between the teams. A credit to the boys that they managed to play, in what were very difficult wet and windy conditions. The game brought new challenges for the boys from not only the weather but also in the physical/direct football that they faced.

Starting in goal, Fearghus was under pressure straight from the off and pulled off a couple of fine stops to deny the Bantams. Louie H in defence had plenty of work to do in the early stages but unfortunately had to be quickly replaced following a foot injury. Aaron and Freddie worked hard in midfield and Harry had a difficult job up front to try and make any inroads into the Bantam's defence. The Bantams took the lead after some hesitancy in defence and some good forward play and doubled their advantage following a penetrative through ball.

Corey did well when asked to play in defence and as ever Freddie worked and tackled hard for the team. Half time arrived without the sniff of a half chance for Blues and the coaches asked for more endeavour in the second period.

The second half came and despite being soaked to the bone, the boys upped their game. Feargus and Louie C did well to shut out a number of Bantam chances and Harry put in the kind of tackles that we've come to expect from him. Aaron - now in goal pulled off a number of fine stops but could do nothing about conceding the third and fourth goals. To their credit the Blues kept working hard and carved out a few half chances which, unfortunately they were unable to convert. The referee harshly awarded a penalty to Bantams but the penalty and subsequent follow up were expertly saved by the impressive Aaron in goal.

Given the strength of the opposition, the Blues did well to nullify the threat of a big physical side. The Bantams perhaps adapted better to the conditions than the Blues but given it is primarily a winter sport, it is something that they are going to have to acclimatise to.

The boys tried their best which, is all what the coaches had asked for and they are continuing to progress as a unit. The team spirit between the boys has been excellent throughout the season and they are a credit to themselves. Keep up the hard work boys and well done for the effort shown.