Braishfield Bees U10s continued their winning start to the season with an emphatic victory over Bishops Waltham Dynamos at Halterworth School. The game was won with a masterful first half performance as the Bees outplayed their opponents with pacy attacks, clever combinations, accurate passing and ruthless finishing. Tommy Tubb opened the scoring after a few minutes, holding off a defender to poke the ball home. Thomas Osborne finished a great move with a measured finish to add the second before Samuel Payne added a third when he attacked an incoming corner ball and got the rewards for reacting fastest.
The visitors kept their heads up and still played with attacking intent but Harry Taylor, Vini-Blomberg Smith and defensive rock Louis Bates held off the attacks and also set up Bees on the counter-attack. ‘Keeper Jimmy Palfrey wasn’t tested too often, unlike his opposite number, but dealt comfortably with all that came his way. As the Bees continued their fine performance, Tubb added his second before man-of-the-match T.Osborne capped his impressive display with a superb curling finish from just outside the area, making the half-time score 5-0.
The team rotated at half-time, and the sides were more even in the second half. George Lindley was heavily involved and went close along with Zaki Chentoufi, while the Bees defence also continued to stand firm, Freddie Dart giving another solid performance at right-back. With both sides having given their all, and the two sides matching each other in the latter stages, the game closed out with the Bees securing their second victory and clean-sheet of the season.
Braishfield Bees U10s 2 v 1 Bishops Waltham Dynamos U10s
The development game that followed allowed the Bees to give their squad players the opportunity to play in their preferred positions, while also allowing the players more freedom to lead themselves tactically on the pitch. An unfortunate own-goal gave the Bees a deserved 1-0 half-time lead however the hosts lost their shape a little in the second half, which caused defensive players to be pulled out of position and created an opening and space for the first time in the day for the unmarked visitors’ winger who gratefully accepted the opportunity with a fine low angled finish. The Bees players kept their structure better after the set-back, and continued to press as they had done for the bulk of the game, and got their reward in the final minute as Freddie Dart made the most of his opportunity to play as striker with a top-corner finish to win the game 2-1.
|20th September 2014||10:00 am||Under 10s Blue Division||2014/2015|
|Braishfield Bees U10s||5|
|Bishops Waltham U10s||0|