It is very hard to put this match into words. The score tells a very different story to that of the majority of the match.
For the first twenty minutes of the first half the Bees held the upper hand and had several chances to take the lead. Jasper Bates & Henry Brown combined well down the right flank to set up defender Sam Rowell hit a great shot from 25yds that crashed against the bar. Then Bates set up Dylan King who had a great shot saved by the Littleton keeper.
During this period the visitors did have the occasional dangerous break down the left which was well dealt with by the Bees defence of Josh Uren, Charlie Taylor and Sam Rowell and stand in goalkeeper Joe Wright.
On about 20minutes King suffered a bad knock to his leg and had to go off and this seemed to unsettle the team and freakishly the visitors scored three quick fire goals to take a commanding position in to half time. (HT 0-3)
Unfortunately for the Bees the second half started as the first ended. Firstly a break over the top of the Bees defence gave the visitor’s striker a one v one which he finished well. A penalty soon followed due to a frustrated tackle and then another break against a now disorganised midfield and defence gave Littleton an unassailable 6 – 0 lead.
With still 20 mins remaining Bees suddenly took stock and began to play with the assurance they played with in the first third of the match. Taylor and Uren started to make some breaks from defence and it was Taylor who had the best effort but his shot just sailed over. The trouble for the Bees was that Littleton had so much confidence that even their best play could not force a goal. It was in fact the visitors that finished the scoring with another penalty.
In summary this was not a match that the boys were outplayed but the score line says they were. They can take some valuable lessons from this game but right now may not be the best time to say this.
|26th September 2015||10:00 am||Under 12s Division 1||2015/2016|
|Braishfield Bees U12s||0|
|Littleton Lions U12s||7|