WTJFC U10 v Woodchurch Warriors U10
By Sarah Couzens
Lots of hard work and determination.
A warm sunny afternoon at Radfall saw the WTJFC U10s face Woodchurch Warriors U10s for the second time this season. The first quarter of the game was a little scrappy with players trying to settle into their positions which sometimes left some areas of the pitch exposed. As the game progressed the team settled down and we saw some great passing of the ball from both teams, with the game being very much end to end. Ollie Co had three chances to score but unfortunately couldn’t find the back of the net.
As the second half began, the Whitstable team came out strong and this was rewarded by a goal for Charlie just 2 minutes into the second half, followed by a bullet shot from Joe (playing out of his usual defensive position in the centre of midfield) just a minute and a half later. Archie F’s determination added another halfway through the second half as the Whitstable team continued to put pressure on the Woodchurch side. Thomas was once again excellent between the posts, Charlie worked hard throughout the game and Ollie Cl did a great job holding centre midfield then moving to cover defensive duties while Joe pushed forward in the second half. Archie worked hard in his usual forward position after an initial start at right wing.
Luca, in just his third game for the team, played in defence for the first time and did a superb job (alongside Rhys who was solid, as ever). Luca was determined nothing and no-one were going past him, but if they did he was quick to chase them down. He was rightly voted Player of the Match by both the coach and his fellow team members.
Thanks once again to the parents for clearing away the goals and respect line at the end of the match; this, as always, is much appreciated.