Mansfield Road Juniors FC
Mansfield Road Juniors FC
Chalgrove Cavaliers U12

Away | 07 May 2017

Match Report

MRFC seem to be transitioning well to 11 aside football. The daisy covered field in Chalgrove was very hard and the ball bounced high, if not controlled instantly.

The first quarter was a scrappy affair, but MRFC managed to create a couple of good chances and, in general, tried to move the ball well through the thirds. Unfortunately the strong right winger for Chalgrove pounced on a through ball and neatly finished. The second quarter MRFC took even more control of the game. Oli made a good run down the left and robbed the keeper, a very good finish. 1-1 half time.

Kicking up the hill suited MRFC, with the space behind the opponents back line being easier to find with good balls pushed through channels and holding up. Diego, Aaron, Jason and Oli kept the pitch wide and these gaps were exposed, it was Lewis and Sior who now found the key passes. Oli was playing havoc with the backline, with an excellent attitude to pressing hard. This backed up with the whole team pressing in, was too much for Chalgrove. Oli made it 2-1, but then possibly the only slip in concentration in the whole second half, led to a well taken goal from the strong Chalgrove winger. This fired MRFC on and the work and pressing was becoming very problematic for Chalgrove. There were some excellent moves in the final 30 minutes and Oli notched three more goals. 5-2 MRFC

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