Sports Report - Year 7 Football Match Report Vs Blake
The newly formed Chilton Trinity Year Seven football team travelled to Robert Blake School. Our squad split into 7 aside teams on arrival and began their warm ups to compete against two Blake teams. Mr Webb took charge of the first team and Mr Chadwick took charge of the second team with support from two ex Chilton students, K Colcough and R Keirle (Batman and Robin).
Chilton A Team Vs Blake A Team Coach Mr Webb
The Chilton starting 7 set off as they meant go on with amazing attacks straight through the Blake defence in the first minutes of the game. Amazing footwork was seen from T Onslow linking up with A Higgins and O Manchip provided Chilton with many openings on goal. However, it was the skills of the Blake goalkeeper that prevented an early lead within the game. Our mid-field kept the Blake attacks to a limited few within the first 10 mins of the game. This resorted in them having to push the ball wider each time. J Dean mopped up many of their failed attacks by calmly linking with Tristan in mid field who quickly shipped to Ashley. This pressured Blake once more and a failed clearance saw Ollie attempt from his left foot and hitting the woodwork. Sadly it was Blake who opened the scoring first; their first real attack saw a cross that missed most of the attacking and defending players but was finally slotted in by their last player on the left wing. T Gaugh in defence and M Tobin in goal did their best but were unable to stop it.
After a ‘Mr Webb pep talk’, the team were back out on the field. Mr Webb pointed out that the players had dominated most of the game, having multiple shots on goal and that their rewards would be paid off very soon. The second half saw some fantastic two-touch football with Tristan and Ashley linking with S Watts on the right wing providing crosses in from the right wing for Ashley to slot in the back of the net (Chilton 1- 1 Blake). After the restart, Chilton continued to dominate, intercepting passes from Blake at every occasion. The celebrated rugby player, Ollie, even developed some football step overs during the game, creating space for his team mates. This frustrated the Blake players, resulting in some heavy challenges. However, after a mix up between the Blake defence, Ashley took his chance and shot on goal to score Chilton’s second goal. Only with two minutes to play, Blake went on the offensive with a valiant attempt however Matthew thwarted it.
The final score was Chilton 2-1 Blake. We saw a fantastic effort from all players involved.
B Team Report: By N Chadwick
This evening a depleted Chilton Year 7 Boys B team took on a more experienced and organised Blake team who took advantage of this to take an early lead. A great save from K Masayile kept the Blake attack at bay as Chilton looked to get into the game. In defence B Evans and P Gogolin showed tremendous determination putting in last ditch tackles to deny the lively Blake attackers. In midfield K Winn and R Romanti showed some nice touches to release H Richardson who was unlucky not to get shots off as Blake defended well. Blake doubled the lead when Chilton failed to clear their lines when under pressure. Chilton started to come into the game and a free kick from H Richardson narrowly went wide whilst R Romanti nearly scored with a fine long range shot. Just before half-time Blake increased their advantage as a fine save from K Masayile unfortunately fell to the feet of a Blake striker.
After some reassuring words at half-time and a few positional changes Chilton came out flying as R Romanti and H Richardson both went close with long range efforts. In defence P Gogolin and B Evans showed good composure as they pressured higher up the pitch and forced Blake back into their own half. The game was a much more even contest and the boys put in a tremendous effort with only 6 players to thwart Blake until the final seconds when once again a fine save from K Masayile fell to a Blake striker who tapped into the net. All the boys deserve great credit as they worked tirelessly against a strong Blake side. The final score being 4-0 to Blake however the boys learnt lots from their first competitive game.
Further training will be held on Thursday in preparation for our next matches.