U12 Reds go through to the Semi's !!
By gary thomas
This morning our u12 reds were away to Woodhouse Juniors in the quarters of the Sheffield Cup. Sticking with our tried and tested formation the knights started the 1st half by trying to get the ball into Woodhouses half early as it was a small pitch. Both teams were running at 100mph end to end and it just needed the knights to get the ball under control and play. Woodhouse struck first with good team play and a good finish. But the knights soon responded when King carried the ball down the left wing and fired a shot into the bottom corner. It was looking like draw going in at half time but a loose ball in our box after a scramble was placed around Hargreaves as he came out of goal. He just wasn't quick enough to stop the shot and ended up in the net . 2-1 half time
In the 2nd half the knights still had hope of turning the tie around and started to apply the pressure. The equalizer came from our corner kick that was headed by Roebuck giving their keeper no chance to save but that then led to a spell where Woodhouse were looking the more likely to score next. Woodhouse were winning the tackles and shooting from distance so after a couple of good saves by Hargreaves they got a 3rd
with a power shot into the roof of the net. The knights just had to keep trying and were awarded a free kick about 18 yards out from their goal . King stepped up and with confidence fired into the bottom of the net .3-3 This was the turning point in the match for the knights because then from another corner after a scramble Trickett tapped home to make it 3- 4 and then Thomas secured the win with a half volley over their keeper assisted by Hudson with only a couple of minutes to play. So it ended 3-5 to the knights and the "never give in " attitude made it a great game to watch for the parents. Well done team !
Parents man of the match was awarded to our GK : Hargreaves