Larkfield Football Club
Larkfield Football Club
Established 1976
Under 13 FC
Longfield Tigers

Away | 07 January 2018

Match Report

Blowing away the cobwebs.

Due to our league game against Roseacre being postponed I organised a friendly against Longfield tigers from the division above, Div 2.

The boys hadn’t played for 5 weeks so I was unsure how they would start today. I needn’t have worried though as we ended the 1st half 2-1 up. I was pleased with our intensity and aggression and simply told the boys to keep it going for the 2nd half. Unfortunately they didn’t listen! As soon as the 2nd half kicked off it was obvious that the boys level had dropped off from the 1st half. Maybe due to our dominance in our current division maybe the boys thought that the game was as good as won and all sewn up.

Due to these lower levels we ended up conceding 2 goals and really gave the game away. However, it was obvious that there was no big gap between us and Longfield and this has proved to the boys that they can go out and match these level of teams next season. They’ve also learnt that you cannot get away with one good half against these type of teams and that they need to produce a performance over the WHOLE 60 minutes.

Overall it was a very good game and a useful exercise to get us ready for our league game next week against Rochester.

Match Photo's

Match Stats

Starting Line Up

GK Jack Freeman
DF Ethan Wambari
DF Joe Wigman
DF Alfie Nash
MD Bradley Bourner
MD Alfie Martin
MD Jude Olivier
MD Leo Stevens
ST Josh McDonald

Substitutes

MD Samuel New