Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Progress in the Cup for our U12 A-Team!

Tuesday 17th November 2015

Arthur Terry 3 v 1 North Birmingham Academy
C McDowell; A Jones; R Thomas

Match report:
The Y7 Boys Football A team extended their undefeated season yesterday with a superb 3 - 1 defeat over North Birmingham Academy school in the AES district cup.  The visitors provided a competitive challenge for our U12 boys, but in the end a dominant performance earned the boys a well deserved and comfortable victory. Midfielder Corian McDowell was at hand to open the scoring in the first half, after dispatching his effort from just inside the box after receiving a ball that had been parried out by the opposing keeper.  Arthur Terry's second came shortly after, after Alex Jones' effort from inside the box looped perfectly over the line, just beating a last ditch attempt from the keeper to save it.  AVFC Academy starlet and team Captain Riley Thomas wrapped up the soring just before half-time with a clinical finish from what was a tight angle, sliding the ball underneath an advancing keeper that was helpless to keep it out.  Windy conditions make the second half difficult for both teams, but it was the Arthur Terry boys once again that controlled the most of the half.  Defenders Ross Lewis and Zak Russell worked extremely hard in the game, both putting their bodies on the line at various stages to block shots and clear the ball out from danger, but sadly the clean sheet was foiled after the visitors managed to score a late consolation goal.

Man of the match: Matt Greenway
Very difficult to select one player with so many strong performances, but center midfielder Matt played a commanding role in the middle of the park - reading the game very well, setting up chances in attack and being at hand to defend when needed also.

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