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Report by Andy Hornsey

  Sunday 23rd December 2007


Under 13s - Burton Junior Football League

Trent Trophies Division One.

Rocester Elkes Eagles 8  T.S. Sports Claret 0

When Rocester played TS Sports away earlier in the season, TS Sports were a reasonably good team and Rocester knew that the game was likely to be competitive.


Rocester started the game kicking down hill and they had their opponents pinned inside their own half for much of the opening half.


Despite managing to get numerous chances at goal Rocester weren't able to make many of them count, with several shots flying wide or high of the goal and a couple of efforts were attempted from too far out which allowed the T.S. Sports goalkeeper to make comfortable saves.


However, both Bradley Erasmus and Steve Whitehall managed to score to give Rocester a 2-0 lead heading into half-time.


The second half looked more promising for Rocester even though they were playing up the slope.


George Pauley scored the third goal of the game for Rocester within minutes of the start of the second period, and that was soon followed by a fourth goal which came from a ball fed through by Olly George to Steve Whitehall who scored his second of the match.


Bradley Erasmus scored again to make it 5-0 and with 10 minutes remaining Steve Whitehall scored again to complete his hat trick and give Rocester a 6-0 lead.


With such a commanding lead, Rocester managed to change players positions and Jack Wain saw his chance to score denied when he was brought down in the 18 yard box gifting Rocester a penalty. Jack got up and calmly put the spot kick away to make it 7-0.


In the last few minutes of the game, Olly George broke through the TS Sports defence and sent a shot thundering past the keeper to take the final result to Rocester 8 – TS Sports 0.


Man of the Match was Steve Whitehall, who has scored a hat trick in both of his last two Matches for Rocester Elkes Eagles.