Royton Town AFC U14’s v Beechfield United Thunder U14’s



You could tell it was going to be one of those days today, 20 minutes to kick off and not even 11 players present. Beechfield were all there and getting on with their warm ups and it was last minute team changes for us due to no shows and lates…

When we got underway it was pretty much hit and hope, no support play to help up front and not much help at the back either but neither side could create any clear cut chances.  For some reason the lads had forgotten what we’ve been working on in training over the past few months and it was everyone for themselves, no passing, no talking and little effort.

20 minutes in and the best chance of the game but Rahman slid to try and poke it in but it went wrong side of the post.  0-0 at half time.

The 2nd half got underway and no real threat from either side again.  A slight formation change to push two up front and maximise the width and a couple of chances came but their defenders didn’t give up and made some good clearances.  With some of the questions being asked it was if one or two of the lads were happy to settle for a draw but Beechfield wanted the win, a throw for Royton on the half way line went straight to a Beechfield player who knocked it high and over our defenders.  1-0 to Beechfield.  So 5 minutes to play and still trying to do too much resulted in giving the ball away time after time.

A very sloppy performance today and it was the lack of effort and poor finishing which cost us.  A draw would have been a fair result but we got what we deserved in the end…nothing


Date Time League Season Match Day
March 30, 2019 10:30 am Main Cup 2018/2019 Saturday


Royton Town AFC U14's
Clayton Playing Fields Broadway, Royton, Oldham OL2 5DN


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