South Park Jets U11 v Albury Youth U11 Saturday 14 October
Back to Whitehall Lane this morning for an early kick off against Albury Youth FC. Albury pressed us hard and played some good football, bringing some great saves from Sam. This was definitely not our lucky day... unfortunate injuries to Bobby, Tommy and Sam meant our game was interrupted just when we were getting going and looking threatening. . Still, the Jets battled on and there were chances, especially when the boys found some composure and got their passing game going. Time was almost up, when a free kick was won just inside the opposition half... Up stepped Carter to claim the ball and he set his sights ambitiously on goal. A three-step run up and clean strike meant the ball flew over the wall, dipping over the Albury keeper and into the roof of the net. Cue some great celebrations at the end. A candidate for goal of the season already!
A short break from matches over half term now, and then we'll look to re-group and build on what has been an encouraging start to the season.
Man of the Match: Reece
Hersham Hares v South Park Jets U'11 Saturday 11th November
Another long trip up north for the Jets and their loyal band of supporters - this time to Walton for an early morning kick off. It had been raining hard overnight, but when we arrived, we found the pitch in superb condition and perfectly suited to our passing game.
After both teams had observed a minutes silence for Remembrance Day, the game started and the Jets took a little while to settle into the game. Two early goals from Hersham meant we faced an uphill task, but to their credit, the boys showed great character and came back into the game. Dan met a cross and shot narrowly wide before Carter and then Tommy scored before the half time whilstle.
The rain kept falling, the supporters got colder, but the boys kept pushing for more goals and Samuel met a cross at the far post with a clean strike into the roof of the net. Then George picked up the ball, dribbled past three defenders and struck a neat shot into the far corner. A great piece of skill and a measured finish.
This was probably our best team performance to date, with the team becoming better at keeping their shape and working hard to get their passing game going. Lots of things still to work on in training, but this was a very enjoyable game played in great spirit by both sides.
Man of the Match: Carter