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Report by Andy Hornsey
Sunday 7th October 2007
Under 13s - Burton Junior Football League - Trent Trophies Division One.
David Hunt Soccer School 0 Rocester Elkes Eagles 3
Rocester Elkes Eagles U13’s played their fifth game of the season away to David Hunt Soccer School U13’s near Ashby de la Zouch on Sunday.
Rocester started the game well despite having to deal with a dodgy pitch with long grass and a hollow in the pitch between the centre circle and the goal.
Rocester enjoyed the majority of possession for the first quarter of the match but failed to make the most of opportunities in the attacking third of the pitch. However, this changed in the 16th minute when Olly George fed a lovely ball through to Joe Ring who took a touch before shooting with his weaker left foot towards the opposite side of the goal to give Rocester the lead.
Shortly after scoring, Rocester seemed to have more energy and quickly managed to force a second goal after a pass into the box from Joe Ring was volleyed into goal by George Pauley to put Rocester 2-0 up.
Rocester managed to win a couple of corners but did not capitalise on them. However, continued pressure eventually resulted in a pass to Reece Brown who shot from outside the 18 yard box with his left foot to score the goal of the game, and Rocester were 3-0 up with 10 minutes of the first half remaining.
Just before half-time a couple of goal keeping errors gave DHSS a few chances from set pieces, but Rocester dealt with them comfortably until half-time.
In the second half, Rocester did not play as well and quickly found themselves having to defend in their own half as DHSS increased the pressure and made use of the possession allowed them by the Rocester Team.
When Rocester did win the ball, passes where generally rushed and this resulted in the opposition winning the ball more easily than they should have, however, the Rocester defence worked well together and managed to cope with DHSS attacking play and in a couple of instances get rid of the ball when Rocesters keeper had been beaten.
At full-time, despite having not played as well in the second half, Rocester were victorious with the final score 3-0 to Rocester.
Man of the match was shared between Joe Ring and Reece Brown for two fabulous left footed goals.