Another exiting match for Chester le Street Town U9 whites and the first for newcomer Oliver Loan. Thomas Walton was out with injury but was cheering on his team from the side lines.
Olly, Nick Twinn started in defence with James Carr in Goal for the first half. Will Jackson, Finley Benek starting in midfield, and Jacob Lisle up front. The whites went behind 1-0 but then equalised from a toe- clip off the post from newcomer Olly. James made some brilliant saves but unfortunately the opposition went ahead again just before the break making it 2-1 at half time.
Jacob took place in goal, (were he is looking more comfortable with every game) and James took his position up front. The boys never gave up and had a number of chances to score and the defence was strong. The boys pushed on and their hard work paid off when James hit the back of the net making it 2-2. The boys were starting to tire but kept going and unluckily conceded one more goal making it 3-2. Another strike from James made it 3-3 and the game was back on!
An injury to Jacob made way for Joel Mewes- Reed to take his place in goal, who despite not feeling himself, made some great saves but unfortunately the boys conceded another making it 4-3. The boys continued to push up front and Joel made saves but unfortunately one more goal was conceded and there was no going back. Final score 5-3 but a brilliant and exciting game none the less.  Man of the match went to Olly but a huge well done to all of the team.
Written by Thomas Walton (aged 8yrs)

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  1. All three goalkeepers can consider themselves unlucky but were beaten by good shots, Joel coming on despite being very unwell, great attitude. James made an impact up front when he came on, Jacob got involved lots in the first half despite having less game time outfield of late, Nicks corners are getting better and better leading to a goal, Ollie showed how to be an attacking threat from the back and between him, Nick and Will we look strong in defence. Will was involved lots which was good to see, both up front in the first half and later across the defence. A strong contender for man of the match though was Finley who for me held his position brilliantly in this game, passing on responsibility for other areas of the pitch to his team mates, giving them space to do their own things. His work rate is always high and a super last ditch run into defence helped out the team. It would have been great to see Thomas come on with his energy and enthusiasm so I’m looking forward to seeing a full squad with a new face or two to introduce.

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