U12s progress in the League Cup


The League Cup started more like an episode of Wacky Races than Match of the Day, with the convoy of cars transporting the Under 12s choosing a scenic route, taking in some of the finer Cul-de-sacs of leafy Ruislip before eventually arriving at the away ground with minutes to spare.

When the game started the Dragons looked like they could have done with a more thorough warm up and team talk than the six and half minutes they were afforded. It took them a while to settle into their rhythm and put into practice what they had learned in the previous day’s training.

Earlier jitters were quickly settled with a composed passing move through midfield that released Ilya on goal. His initial shot was parried by the keeper but he was alive to the rebound and buried it into the net. The Dragons were now growing in confidence and tested Bessingby’s keeper from every angle. Just before half time a slide rule pass put Felix clear and with great composure, he opened up his body, picked his spot and slotted home for a two nil lead at the break. The second half picked up where the first had ended. The Dragons were now over-running the opposition in midfield and Enrique who’d been switched to play up front from out on the wing made it 3 with a fantastic finish. Relishing his new central position Enrique quickly followed up with another well-taken goal. The Dragons were purring like Peter Perfect’s Turbo Terrific (Wacky Races reference for those of you too young to remember) and there was no Dick Dastardly to spoil their day. Two more goals ensured the Dragons go in to the hat for the next round of the Cup.

A six nil result is great for confidence but what is more pleasing is the manner of the performance. The boys played some lovely passing football that worked the ball from the back through midfield to attack and invariably found the back of the net. All we need now is to be able to find the next away ground.

Next Sunday it’s back to the serious business of the League.

Thanks for all your support,