Angels U15s run riot against Greenway Aces
By Jim Rowe
Landsdowne hat trick
Last Sunday the Angels were at home to Greenway Aces in the league. Angels were missing the injured Hazelwood and Balcombe but still had a squad of 16. Tyrie slotted into the back four with Murphy, Smith and Austin. The midfield of Wates, Kent T, Howie and Hermitage with Lansdowne and Lawrence up top.
The pitch was very heavy going but Angels started promisingly and it wasn't long before they took the lead, a corner from Lansdowne being cleared to the back post but Hermitage met with a great volley to open the scoring.
Angels dominated the possession for most of the match, Greenway had a very powerful forward and it was clear they would play on the break to him. Angels went two up shortly after, Lansdowne finishing well past the keeper and Lawrence then getting the third his fantastic determination seeing him go through two players to force the ball home. Kent and Howie had the midfield sown up and Angels made a number of changes half way through as the pitch was taking it out on the legs. Gibb and the defence remained largely untroubled Gibb tipping over a long distance shot that was dipping under the bar. In fairness the Greenways keeper made a number of very good saves to keep the score respectable in the first half..
2nd half and Angels continued to take the game to Greenway, Nwanosike and Exall were now causing lots of problems with their running. Angels went 4 nil up with a fantastic touch by Wates to take him past his defender and then stand up a peach of a cross to the far post for Lansdowne to head home.
Angels then had a slight wobble the Greenway striker getting in behind and poking past Gibb, Murphy did brilliantly to clear off the line but the ref decided the ball had gone over the line. Greenways then getting a second after some confusion if the ref had blown for offside but the goal given and Angels only having themselves to blame for not getting out quickly enough.
Wilkins was now controlling the middle playing very intelligently allowing Nwanosike, Raffelt and Exall to run at players and exploit the spaces wide. Lansdowne went on to complete his hatrick after great work by Billy Kent who was unlucky not to get on the score sheet himself and Lawrence adding his second a very sweet strike on his left foot. Exall then adding the icing to the cake with his first goal for the Angels to finish 7-2.
Team Gibb, Murphy, Tyrie, Smith, Austin, Hermitage, Howie, Kent T, Wates, Lawrence, Lansdowne, Wilkins, Kent B, Nwanosike, Exall, Raffelt
Next week the team are away to Larkfield before the Xmas break