Mildenhall U12's v Chesterton Eagles U12's
Mildenhall Under-12's beat Chesterton Eagles in a goal fest...
The under-13’s went into the second game of the season, facing Chesterton Eagles who went into the game full of confidence following a 16-2 win last week…
Mildenhall started the game positively and took an early lead within the first 10 minutes before Chesterton equalised a short time later after a controversial penalty. Chesterton Eagles equalised but The Hall quickly responded by adding two quick fire goals to take a 3-1 lead. Mildenhall looked like they'd go in with a two goal lead, but with a lack of communication at the back, Mildenhall conceded and went into half time with a narrow 3-2 lead.
The key messages at half time was to keep being physical, get the ball forward early if it's on and effect the final third with numbers!
The second half started like the first half with Mildenhall totally controlling the flow of the game and added three quick goals to all but see off the game! Chesterton Eagles confidence seem shattered by the goals and Mildenhall started to relax and play with even more style. Quick, creative combination plays tore Chesterton apart, much to the excitement of Mildenhall parents which saw one goal start from the goalkeeper, into the centre backs, through to midfield, played out to the wide player, back into centre midfield and a goal. All through quick, one touch, two touch combination play – Chesterton didn't get a touch of the ball. Players, parents and coaches were all ecstatic by the quality of build up play. The tempo slowed down, but Mildenhall kept their ruthless mindset and added four more goals before the end of the game and finished as 9-2 winners!
Mildenhall top the table having won their first two games, scoring 12, conceding 2.
Alfie Tate, Under-13’s Manager said this following the win: “Another performance where we've stuck to our style of play and dominated our opponent. We've been exciting, creative and dominant. I'm going to run out of words to describe these boys by the end of the season, they've just been superb in terms of their application during training this week and obviously the performance and result is a reward for that. A number of players showed individual class and as a team, they're bonding really well, which you can see from the performances. I think we’ll only get stronger. Once again, I can only express how proud I am of the players and hope all the parents were entertained!”