Not a bad start for new look under 13's
By Martin Jones
U13'S beat team two leagues higher
So the lads today played another preseason friendly this time against a team that are two leagues higher than themselves.
From the start the boys showed there intent , with some great inter passing from back to attack, the pressure showed after just 5 minutes when Reece Middleton tucked a lovely move away , the boys deserved this & Chapplefield were not allowed to settle early doors.
The pressure continued & soon they were 2-0 to the good this time Charlie Donaldson hitting one from the edge of the area.
The back four of Louie Aubrey , charlie daniel & Matthew Donaldson & Charlie Donaldson at this stage were very comfortable however Chaplefield Colts started to come in to the game and had two very quick forwards.
The midfield diamond of Luke M'Clafferty , Mason Swift , Holly Park & Dillon Baker were controlling the play, first to the ball and attacking with intent, just ahead of them you had Reece Middleton who was taking up some great positions & linking up well with front man lennon jones.
Totally against the run of play Chaplefields got a goal back when one of there quick strikers got through and gave Aaron in goal no chance.
Still the chances came , lennon jones had a day to forget as he misfired on a number of chances but the important thing is he is getting himself in there and his overall effort and performance was good.
half time 2-1.
Second half was much the same one way traffic chance after chance breaking from defence to attack.
Kyle worked his socks off again playing left then right & then up front showing his versatility. Brandon also looked good on the ball made some nice touches and linked the play well.
Reece got United's third goal , another fine finish showing his class once again.
Charlie Donaldson now in midfield then added two more to get his hat-trick and a MOM performance.
Chaplefields got a late consolation with another fine goal but Aaron can be more than happy with his performance.
So many positives today once again , we are not the finished article but things certainly going in the right direction.
A big shout out to Luke M'Clafferty today, playing in the CDM role i thought he was magnificent as were all the boys so a massive well done to all of them and to Charlie Donaldson for his hat-trick and MOM performance.
On to Tuesday now for another test against higher league opponents & our last pre-season friendly.