- Excellent concentration and positional play for almost everyone for most of the match
- Really good passing and movement, particularly Kacper, Osman and Ethan
- Good defending from Eddie, Elliott and Ethan
- Small lapses in concentration and basic errors (playing from a goal kick, kicking the ball across our own penalty area etc)
- Great attitude in front of goal from Kacper (scored all seven!)
- A lack of subs - everyone played every minute and tired towards the end
- We (I) messed around with the formation in quarter 3 to give the children some different experiences. This is the right thing to do in my view at this age, but if we’d kept the formation we started with we wouldn’t have leaked the goals we did
Most importantly the game was played in the right spirit and the children should be proud of their performance. On another day we’d win this 7-1 or 7-2. The children should be proud of their performance and take that into the next training session and match.
Well done and enjoy the weekend!