U14s endure frustrating visit to Kings Hill
By Jim Rowe
No luck in front of goal
Angels only had themselves to blame for another bad day in front of goal. Angels started off brightly a fantastic ball from Toby Lansdowne sending Raffelt away who took a good first touch but just fired wide. Lansdowne again then sending Billy Kent through but his first touch was to heavy and took the ball through to the keeper. Kings Hill had a number of players missing and started with just the one up top happy to allow Angels a lot of possession, but instead of moving the ball on Angels tried to drive often taking on too many players and the free flowing passing football seems to have deserted the team in the last few games.
And it was typical the first corner won by Kings Hill resulted in a goal. The referee had already made some dubious decisions and the game had become very stop start but Angels frustration played right into the oppositions hands and the game continued not to flow. Angels giving away silly free kicks, arguing with the referee and players trying to do too much individually. Half time with Angels losing 1-0 and knowing Kings Hill would play to defend the lead Angels made changes and were asked to move the ball on quicker but the same pattern continued. Angels completely dominating, winning numerous corners but just unable to force the ball home, frustration growing but a lack of quality needed to unlock a team that defended well. Then finally a fantastic run by Howie delivering a great ball that Lansdowne latched onto, the keeper saving and Lansdowne slotting away the rebound but the linesman had raised his flag and after long conversation with the referee the goal was ruled out.
It was a frustrating day for the defence who had been really untroubled, Angels need to get back to playing their passing game and need some luck in front of goal.
Team Gibb, Balcombe, Hermitage, Austin, Murphy, Wilkins, Howie, Tyrie, Raffelt, Lansdowne, Kent B, Kent T, Wates, Smith
Report : Todd Tyrie
Library Picture : Wink Tomkinson