Team Olly, James, Tom, Arch, William, Henry, Gids, Wilf R.
We started with a 30 minute training session to work on the idea that we have many options on the field, learning about decision making and the brain, eyes and ears being vital to the footballer. We set up a box practice to encourage positioning & movement, communication and passing & receiving the ball. This was based on an area of weakness we identified last week. We learned how intentional the Cranleigh team were in their build up play and choosing a good option.
Onto the match… The match was exciting, competitive and played in a good spirit, with parents from both teams offering robust vocal encouragement to make it a memorable Saturday morning at Kirdford. Well done to all the boys and their families for the effort and support.
Afterwards the team enjoyed hot chocolate and some of the team ventured to the Kirdford Cafe for breakfast.
Thank you this week to the Wright, Rountree, Nicholls, Wait families for the early set up. The Nicholls family for the hot chocolate.
Your help makes a great difference.
William bossed the box in goal and played with greater intent and super handling. He is turning into a very good keeper. Would like to see him more vocal and impose himself on his defence.
Henry did very well in midfield again moving and covering both his defensive and attacking duties well. Growing in confidence. Would like to see Henry find the pass and develop the confidence to shoot on goal.
Tom blocked well, tackled strongly and took good throw ins. His dribbles are much improved and would like to see his distribution improve, he make quicker decisions and improve his focus.
Olly tackled well, covered good distance and played with passion and enthusiasm. Would like to see him stay on his feet more with tackles and improve his passing range.
Arch tackled well and helped with the breakup of play. Would like to see Arch be aware of his positioning play and not to get too close to team mates. Improve focus in game and follow instruction.
Gids ran tirelessly pulled the opposition players out of position with his constant running and was unlucky with hitting the post 3 times. I would like to see Gids work harder on tracking back in midfield and learn the position. Improve his left foot!
James played his high energy game with confidence on the ball and desire to win. His marking of a very talented and confident Albury player showed how he had identified the danger man. Would like to see James develop his left foot.
Wilf R came into his own when playing from deep. Good keeping. Improve his left foot and focus.
To work on
Positioning and tracking back. Not bunching up.
Listening to instruction.
Not to coach the coach! and request to play in favoured positions at the end of the quarters.