U7s Rangers report
Rangers Rule in first home match....!
Foresters Rangers V Crowborough Colts
We came up against a very well organised team in Crowborough Colts. Their positional / spatial awareness was on point from kick off. This proved to be a critical advantage as they carved open our midfield and defence several times in the first half, putting away well-constructed goals and giving themselves a lead at half time.
Credit to the Rangers, who never let their heads drop and remained upbeat, determined and positive. After an honest half time team talk the boys were raring to go.
If ever the phrase “a game of two halves” could be applied to a kids match, then this was it. An onslaught of one way traffic into the Crowborough penalty area ensued for the next 10 minutes. George Rimmer fired in a lovely shot from just inside the left side of the penalty area to pull a goal back and go down in history as the first scorer for Foresters Rangers.
The onslaught continued with Rufus and Max both being denied by the excellent Crowborough ‘keeper. Further pressure led to a mistake in the Crowborough defence enabling Rufus to get a shot in on goal, which was again brilliantly saved but unfortunately (ish) rebounded off a Crowborough player into the net.
Each Crowborough attack was bought to a prompt halt through the tough tackling midfielders of Eddie and Sven, George tidying up at the back...
Max and Rufus forced further great saves form the Crowborough ‘keeper into the dying moments. Unfortunately, time got the better of us and the game finished.
Foresters Rangers 7 v Crowborough Youth
The boys continued where they left off at the end of the prior game.
Rufus became the teams’ first scorer of a hat trick, with Max soon following as Foresters Rangers dished out a 20 minute master class in movement, team work, communication and clinical finishing.
The boys got stronger and stronger as the game went on, toying with the Crowborough defence. Was fantastic to see and it could easily have been more.
The final score bought to an end a great days’ worth of football.
Well done Rangers!!