Halse United FC U13 5:1 Heeland Rangers FC U13 - Saturday 13th May
Strong season finish, sees the U13 Tractor boys into second place in league
Final Match report of this fantastic season for the team - Well Done Boys
Halse United FC U13 5:1 Heeland Rangers FC U13 Saturday 13th May 11-a-side MKDDL
Manager Capel had a full strength to pick from, for this, the final game of the season. With so much riding on the outcome, for this team of U13s, you could understand the tension in the supporters, but the team showed none of that as they finished the season off in style with a 5:1 victory over a Heelands team, that was determined to finish in style. Heelands have always proved determined opposition and today would prove no different.
• Halse starting line-up had a familiar look with Muxlow, in goal. Brice, Silman, Wakeling, and Mullholland, were the back 4. Greenaway and Capel offered a defensive screen in midfield, with Cross, Haskins and Rayner, looking to push on and Garrett up front.
• The Halse starting bench was made up of Hall, Evans, Cox, Gibson-Adams & Maud
• Halse started in determined fashion and Garrett was quick to test the Heelands defence, with Haskins following up, but Heelands stood firm.
• Halse continued to create chances, but the Heelands defence and keeper were having an inspired start. However, on 19 minutes Halse made the breakthrough. A long ball from Capel released Haskins. His first attempt was stopped, but he never gave up and tucked the ball past the keeping into the net for 1:0. The tension was beginning to lift.
• Heelands were on the attack, and a ball over the Halse defence, caused problems. Muxlow advanced, and the Heelands attacker tried to lift the ball over him, from a narrow angle. However, Silman was on hand to stop a clear shot, and Muxlow recovered to clutch the ball.
• 3 minutes later, Halse and Haskins were at it again. Capel again releasing Haskins. He attacked down the right and crossed the ball. Rayner was on hand to arrive at the far post and buried the ball for 2:0. Maud replaced Rayner.
• Haskins was back on the scoresheet on 27 minutes. A ball through from Cross released him. He cut back inside, and then out, and took a shot. It was blocked but he kept going and finally put the ball into the net for 3:0. Gibson-Adams replaced Haskins
• Halse continued to create chances, whilst keeping the danger down at the back. Silman and Wakeling were working well in partnership, with Brice and Mullholland also foraging forwards. Greenaway and Capel were breaking up Heelands attacks and setting up forward movement from Cross, Rayner, Haskins, and now Maud, and Gibson-Adams
• Garrett was next to challenge the Heelands defence, but he was stopped by a good save from the Heelands keeper. Cox replaced Mullholland
• On the stroke of half-time, Heelands attempted a quick throw in their own half, but Garrett was quick to pounce. He wrestled the ball off the centre-back, and tucked the ball under the keeper into the far corner of the net for 4:0. Play just had time to re-start when the ref called for half time.
• Hall and Evans came on at the break to replace Brice and Greenaway. Evans into his familiar right back roll, and Hall into defensive mid-field.
• The second half was much tougher for Halse, as Heelands toughened up in mid-field and began to create chances at the front. Heelands had an early chance which was cleared by Cox. Cross was replaced by Rayner.
• Halse won a corner which was headed just over the bar by Silman. Haskins came back on for Garrett.
• Heelands made a quick break, but the run was tracked by Hall who cleared the danger, but conceded a corner. Heelands tried to make the most of it, but resolute defending Wakeling and Capel cleared the danger. Mullholland replaced Wakeling at centre-back. Brice replaced Capel, and Greenaway replaced Silman.
• Another Heelands break was tracked by Evans and Greenaway for a corner, but the cross was headed over the bar. Gibson-Adams was replaced by Cross. Brice made a strong run down the right, winning a corner. The danger was cleared by Heelandd, then Maud was replaced by Garrett. Cross then had a shot saved.
• Halse lost their clean sheet in the last couple of minutes as a Heelands break, finally got reward for their improved performance in the second half. Almost taking the traditional Halse route, a long ball through the middle, left the Heelands #30 1-on-1 with Muxlow. Although he got a strong hand to it, he was unable to keep it out, for 4:1.
• There was still time for a final piece of magic, as Rayner was fouled 10 yrds outside the Heelands box. With Capel off the pitch, Greenaway stepped up and curled an unstoppable shot to the top left hand corner for 5:1.
• Play just restarted again, but the ref blew for full time. With the team confirming their runner up place, the players shook hands and left the pitch to their supporters’ applause. In the dressing room, Manager Capel, and Coaches Cooper and Woodcock, all agreed that the day’s Man-of-the-Match award went the whole team.
What a season!!!!
HALSE UNITED FC U13
GOALS: 5 Haskins (19, 27); Rayner (22); Garrett (35); Greenaway (70)
Shots On Target: 18
Shots Off Target: 5
HEELAND RANGERS FC U13
GOALS: #30 (69)
Shots On Target: 6
Shots Off Target: 5