Chester le Street Town u12 Whites continued their good start to the season following on from last week’s hard fought 1-0 away win over Byers Green Bees.
It wasn’t a stellar performance at home to Silksworth and Hall Farm (just to clarify that is one team as there has been some confusion amongst our parents 😉 ), however the lads did manage to secure 3 points and showed a lot of character to keep battling to the end.
The away team looked more likely to score early on and Callum made a couple of good saves to keep the score at nil nil. Chester had an opportunity to take the lead around 10 minutes in after Aiden was fouled in the box. Harrison showed good confidence to step up and take the penalty, he hit the spot kick hard and high just to the keeper right and he managed to make a save.
Soon after the visitors took the lead but the Whites bounced back almost instantly with Aiden striking a fine shot into the top of the onion bag. As the first half was drawing to an end Silksworth grabbed a second. Again though the home side were quick to react and Alfie was well positioned to slot the ball home to bring the scores level again and the first half finished 2-2.
Wez’s half time team talk seemed to do the trick as the lads came out and should better energy and were soon a goal to the good with Alfie again showing good composure to grab a second and he didn’t have to wait longer before he secured his hat-trick after a scramble in the box.
The away team did fight back and scored two quick goals to get level at 4-4.
However the Whites didn’t let their heads drop and Aiden who had worked tirelessly all match got his second and the teams fifth goal of the day. Victory was secured for Chester when Alfie again was in the right place at the right time netted again to make it 6-4.
Despite Alfie scoring 4 goals in the match which is no mean feat, it was Aiden who was awarded Man of the Match for his excellent work rate throughout the match and brace.
It was an exciting game of football to watch and played in the right spirit throughout, credit to Silksworth and Hall Farm who on another day could have walked away with at least a share of the points. The lads did dig deep and got the 3 points in the end to make it 4 wins out of 4 so far this season.