St Peters under 12’s Red team beat a well organised and resolute Jersey Wanderers team at their ground 3 – 0 this afternoon. A fine through ball from the middle of the pitch saw Harry Scott bear down on the keeper who parried the ball only for Jamie Ritzema to pounce and follow up with the opening goal. Jamie had an excellent game, tireless in front of our defence and he was the lynchpin linking defense and attack. Always in the right place at the right time protecting our defence, nicking the ball and distributing out wide to start the attack. Stout defending from Max Martin meant that throughout the match there was no way through for Wanderers to threaten our goal. Time after time he was there to blunt their attacks, either with a well timed defensive header or playing the ball out of his feet while under pressure. He kept a very cool head throughout the game and it was particularly impressive how well he played as he was deputising in that role due to our regular centre back coming down ill at short notice. Ryan Peel also had a very good game registering twice with two excellent goals. The first when he lobbed the keeper from 30 yards, the keeper could only watch helplessly as the ball sailed over his head and nestled in the back of the net. The second was a very well taken goal with the smallest target to aim for. A throwin on the right side of the pitch eventually worked it’s way to Ryan and without looking at the goal he fired a low shot which beat the keeper on his nearside. He had a very small part of the goal to aim for and it looked like the keeper had it covered but it was rifled in low and with pace. There were other opportunities to score due to some very good buildup play and but for the crossbar coming to the rescue and some excellent goalkeeping by the Wanderers goalkeeper the score line should have been a lot higher. All in all a very good match with some lovely intricate passing and movement from the St Peters players resulted in a fine win.