Swalings U7’s A vs Swalings U7’s B

Swalings A played Swalings B with Swalings A running away 9-0 winners. Swalings A is stronger than Swalings B, there is method in my madness because we have to keep in mind that only 2 players of Swalings B team have actually played a consistent amount of matches, so this is a new experience to a lot of the children. Whilst watching the U11’s play, I managed to get across to get away to see some of the U7’s match and the look of delight on all the players faces is far more important than the score line. Here is to “breaking in” the B team and looking forward to the future. Tanner Jones singled out Ethan Camacho who he said played a fantastic game.

Swalings A 9 – 0 Swalings B

Swalings U9’s vs North Coast Jrs

In a very tight first half Swalings came in 2-1 down with a goal from Nathan Cenac, after a darting run his first shot was saved, the ball fumbled and Nate was quicker to react and chipped the ball over the keeper. Sadly it all seemed to fall apart late in the second half with us not holding our positions and helping with covering at the back. We did start the second half the stronger side with Mikeal White having about 12 shots in about 5 minutes. However, their keeper played a blinder and saved EVERY SINGLE. SHOT! (I was amazed beyond words it was a terrific piece of play!) Mikeal did get on the score sheet, alas, it was in the wrong goal! Jai Sindhi was goalie and pulled off a string of fine saves to keep us in the game, however all his hard work was undone with some poor defending and the barrage of shots was to much. James Woollard bagged his first goal for Swalings with virtually the last kick of the game, with his back to goal he span quickly and drilled the ball low and hard into the bottom corner.

Swalings 2 – 10 NCJ

Swalings U11’s vs North Coast Jrs

A similar story as the U9’s, poor Aidan Francis was left countless times having to deal with limitless 2v1 or 3v1 situations. However Aidan and Ethan Stubbs-Green managed to keep the score line from looking really bad with some fine tackles and saves respectively. Manav Sindhi and Ashur Hector got our goals.

Swalings 2 – 7 North coast Jrs

Swalings U13’s

It was again same story, similar result. Both the U11 and U13 games, it was an unnecessary result as we’d worked on our defending in training and making sure our angle and distances were correct. However if we dont work as an effect unit, we will be punished. Gabriel George and Kheon Williams again worked tirelessly for the team to make sure the score line was kept from being a cricket score. Zadok Christian, who was lucky not to have seen a red card for a very dangerous double footed challenge, managed to secure 2 goals for us.

Swalings 2 – 6 NCJ

Swalings U15’s vs North Coast Jrs

Luckily the U15’s had an exciting game against NCJ winning the game on penalties after the game finished 3-3 (Beach football can’t finish in a tie and must have a winner and a loser). Dejazzmatch “Jazzie” scored two of our goals along with Kishawn Francis who got his first goal for Swalings, well done Kishawn. We played the first half with a man short so to come away with the win makes it that much sweeter. Observations from the U18 team who watched the game told me we could have won the game if Jazzie had utilised his team member Kishawn better, something we must work on as a team. Jazzie made amends though scoring our winning penalty kick.

Swalings 3 – 3 NCJ (Swalings win 1-0 on penalties)

Swalings U18’s vs Pigotts

The best game of the afternoon, not because of the win, but the game had everything, end to end play, great saves, great goals and great commitment, fair play and desire from both teams. Swalings took a 2 goal advantage into half time with Seth Joseph scoring both, one from a corner kick. At half time, I spoke to the boys about exploiting Pigotts, they listened well and D’Vontt flicked the ball across the goal and into the top corner. Pigotts pulled one back but it was us who had the last say of the game with Co-Shane “Papa” Francis scoring a diving header. Seth won us a corner, Papa made his move forward, turned and ran to the back post, Seth picked the run out with pin point accuracy for Papa to hit across the goal and into the far corner. A brilliant goal to finish a brilliant game.