Winstanley Warriors City v Rainford Rangers Real U12s
By Phil Curran
Solid all round performance
Rainford kicked off today's game and started brightly and quickly. Louie who had a fantastic game worked the ball down the right and passed inside for Clay to finish sweetly into the bottom corner to give Rainford the lead inside 2 minutes. Smart work again from Louie from a corner and quick thinking from Alfie as it was taken quickly and he finished unopposed at the near post to put Real 2 up inside 5 minutes. Having taken the lead and playing so well it was a surprise when they sat back straight from the kick off to allow Winstanley to get a goal back from a smart move.
The rest of the first half saw Real keep knocking on the door and going close time after time until Louie grabbed a third from a great passing move from the back, out wide left and then inside for Louie to finish. Real passed the ball around excellently at the back with the distribution from Will in goal and Phil/ Callan excellent. Carl and Alfie dominated midfield and when Real played with width they looked likely to score every attack but a combination of good goalkeeping, post and missed chances kept the score down. At half time it was 3-1.
As with the first half, Real started quickly and brightly in the second half and it was only a surprise that after 10 mins they hadn't scored despite numerous chances. Louie eventually got the 4th to give Real the deserved advantage as we entered the final quarter of the game. The game became stretched as Real pushed for more goals which gave Winstanley some chances and a few one on ones that Will saved superbly. Sam and Jonesy cleared any other threats up and with a bit more composure it could have been more at the end.
In summary, solid all round performance with Louie being man of the match.