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U11s - Match Report

Roaring Rovers

(Rowan Kitton 08/02/2020)

Congleton Rovers JFC U11s  Vs  Witton Albion JFC Under 11 - Warriors   (Score Withheld)

(Match Date: Saturday 8th February 2020)
Witton Albion have always proved to be difficult opponents for Rovers. With the whole squad available, Rovers travelled to Northwich hoping to create as many opportunities as last week but to be more clinical in front of goal. On a bobbly pitch due to the long grass, it was difficult to pass the ball initially with both sides trying to get the ball out from under their feet. Rovers overcame that hurdle first by playing the ball forward and behind the Witton defence. With the pace available to the Rovers front line, they were able to catch the Witton defence on the turn and attack from the wide positions. This led to Rovers first goal. Dylan Dale tapped in at the far post after Samuel Brightwell had burst into space and picked out Dylan with an unselfish ball across the six-yard box. Simple and effective!

Rovers doubled their advantage in similar fashion. This time it was the provider, Sam Brightwell who found the back of the net and pleasingly it was another simple finish, low past the keeper to the far post.

Teague Forward-Martin produced a fine save immediately after. Witton picked up the ball on the edge of the area and produced a fierce, low shot which looked certain to find the back of the net. Teague dived quickly to his left and turned the ball away to safety. A goal saved is as good as a goal scored!

It was the turn of another Rovers player to get onto the score sheet and again it was a carbon copy of the first. Finley Robinson getting onto the end of a cross from the right to side foot home at the far post.

The attacking players were looking in good form and linking up well together. This was helped hugely by the rest of the team doing their jobs very well. The defence was dealing with any threat brilliantly and was clearing their lines with good affect. The midfield was winning the central battle, nullifying the opportunity for Witton to get onto the front foot.

Rovers have learnt that rarely does a second half play out as easily as the first and Witton were intent in staying in the game. They were certainly more of a threat and but for some fine defensive work and goal keeping from Rovers, they could have got off to a flier. Rovers didn’t look as comfortable but continued to work hard and played as a team. After hitting the wood work, the ball eventually fell to the feet of Jayden Hamnett, who looked a little surprised before slotting it home. Witton responded well with a couple of good goals themselves to set up a tense closing 10 minutes.

This was an excellent team performance from Congleton and everyone should feel pleased with their efforts and individual performance. Well done!