Another win today for Chester le Street Town Under 9 Whites and the first game for a long time that the coach has been able to stay for the whole match!!
It was another cold morning and the first game back after the Christmas break. For the second game in a row only 7 of the squad were available so the boys knew they had a long game ahead. James Carr started in goal and made some great saves. Chester town were soon a goal up and even before the football group were updated, The boys found the back of the net again before things got a little hairy and James was forced to make some crucial saves. The opposition looked strong and it was no surprise when the opposition found the back of the net after a quick counter attack. This unsettled the boys a bit and the opposition continued with their short strong spell with James making saves and the ball hitting the cross bar to deny the opposition a second goal. The teams looked evenly matched and the supporters felt uneasy with only a one goal cushion. As the referee blew the whistle signaling half time, the supporters were relieved . The boys played really well during the first half but didn’t show the flare that they have in previous games, probably due to overindulgence and illness!!!The second half saw Ashton Hui make his debut in goal for Chester town and he did really well. Chester town scored a further goal shortly after half time giving the boys a bit of breathing space. The second half was pretty much all Chester town with the ball occasionally going into our half of the pitch, but each time being cleared down the other end by the brilliant defence. Further goals followed for Chester and the opposition couldn’t bring themselves to turn the game around. Goals for Chester game from Finley Benek, Benjamin Wright, Ollie Loan, James Carr and Thomas Walton and brilliant defense from Ashton Hui and Nicholas Twinn.
A great result for the first game back after the break, with all of the boys doing a great deal of running to keep themselves warm during a match where the boys knew they would have no substitutes. All of the boys did very well considering there were only 7 of them. Chester town Under 9 whites keep up their unbeaten run as they remain 3rd in the table, with a game in hand over both teams above them.