Match Report – Eric Amy Cup – St Peter U16 v St Clements

The second visit to Springfield in two weeks, the boys could get used to this.

True to form as soon as the match kicked off down came the rain and it was relentless the lino for one could not see much, thankfully during the heavy rain the ball was mainly in the St Clements half of the pitch, so now chance of the lino getting daggers from Johnny for not flagging any offside if he checked his shoulders more Johnny would see that the lino is invariably right.

Anyway St Peters started off well, however it was St Clements who opened up their account first with a goal hit on the counter attack. St Peters however held their nerve and there was some great close interlink play between Tom House (who was outstanding again) Phil Quinn and Parrs. A great ball from Dan was latched onto by Elliot who seems to get quicker who as calm as you liked drove the ball across the keeper into the left hand corner of the goal.

Despite controlling the play for large parts, with most of St Peters players looking very comfortable and more important with time on the ball due to some deft first touches, it was St Clements who should have scored their second as their striker took the ball around Matthew and much to the relief of everyone skied the ball over the goal, too much abuse from the crowd. Let this be a lesson to you lads, you must move the ball quicker in the middle of the pitch easy pass wins.

St Peters remained resolute for the balance of the first half with most of the possession and received their just rewards through a second goal from Elliot.

The second half started much the same as the first with Harrison and Phil bossing the midfield with Jacques showing some great skills on the left wing which left the St Clements right back bemused as he could never tell which way Jacques was going to go, great feet.

St Peters continued to press during the second half and scored their third goal through Harrison Cummins who executed a wonderful reverse turn in the box with the ball duly dispatched with a sweet strike over the keepers left shoulder.

It was a solid performance, but the team needs to remain focused for 90 minutes, the last two performances have enable the “Voice” not to use the voice excessively on the side line, unfortunately this means it is at full capability in the changing rooms, must get coffee next half time. Final result St Peter 3 St Clements 1.

One final comment the St Clements lads found themselves due to circumstance beyond anyone’s control without their coach on Sunday, the boys managed themselves impeccably and where a great credit to St Clements.

Big match this weekend – the Pretty Boys of Grouville.

Steve Huckerby