Penkridge Junior u12′s vs. Burntwood Dragons Green – Match Report 25/03/12

Sunday 25th March 2012

Penkridge Junior u12′s v Burntwood Dragons Green

Our fourth game and true to form made it more difficult than it should have been. We lost 3-0 to Burntwood the last time we met so I spoke to the boys before the game about making a fast positive start, and not giving them the confidence to build on, but whether it was the clocks moving forward or it being an unusually warm day for the end of March both teams seemed to be quite lethargic, we did create a few chances but the further we went into the half, the further back we were playing with big gaps between defence and midfield, where in previous weeks we’d been using this space to our advantage. From what I think was possibly their first corner Burntwood took the lead with the ball going straight into the top right hand corner of the net, and this was possibly only the second time Dan had touched the ball. We played the half out still creating chances but went into half time 0-1 down.

Again spoke about increasing the tempo and playing the way we have over the last couple of weeks, the second half began much the same as we’d ended the first, creating but not quite finding the finish, however mid way into the second half Burntwood broke through the middle, playing it out wide and if not for Dan making a double save at the near post we could have gone 0-2 down, from this Penkridge did seem to up their game and created a couple of further chances with what seemed to be a certain penalty as the goalkeeper came out with both feet straight through the Penkridge player, not to be, but Penkridge kept attacking and their reward eventually came with Jack P firing home to level the game. Penkridge pushed further and with Dan making a couple more excellent saves the game ended 1-1. A little flat today both players and support but I’ll put it down to the weather.

Final game will be against Cannock Town Blues, who like us seem to have found confidence in this competition and will be challenging us for the semi-final spot.

MoM – Dan
PMoM – Matt

Medal Comp 2 Group D

Played GD Points
Penkridge u12′s 4 +8 10
Cannock Town Blues 3 +1 5
Berkswich Hawks 4 +3 4
SportsCo Harriers 3 0 3
Burntwood Dragons Greens 3 -4 2
Lichfield City Gladiators 2 -3 0

About Pete Spillard

Manager of Penkridge Junior U14's, FA level 2 qualified coach and Vice Chairman of PJFC Support Wolves and work in my spare time :)