Once again Villa Lions were a no show in the U7 division so we mixed the teams up and played 6v6. Ethan Camacho grabbed the headlines bagging 4 goals for Swalings Green whilst Jordan Cuffy got his first Swalings goal in a competition.
Swalings A 5 – 0 Swalings B
Due to Villa not turning up and Swalings A having beaten Swalings B last week, Swalings A have won the title.
After taking the lead within about 15 seconds through Miko, Swalings, we went on to lose 5-7 to Fundamentals. Tayquan managed to find his shooting boots this week and smashed 4 goals past Fundamentals. Next week we will be playing for pride and looking to get the win.
Swalings 5 – 7 Fundamentals
In the best game for Swalings, that I watched this weekend, Swalings battled it out with Villa Lions. Zadok gave us a very quick 3-1 lead with a well taken hattrick. We went in at half time 4-2 the better, however Villa managed to rally and take the lead 5-4. With the game getting away from us, Micha Barton popped up at the back post, just like he did so well for the U9’s in the league earlier in the year, and tucked the ball away to force the game into penalties. Zadok stepped up and drilled his penalty home. Ethan Stubbs Green got down low to save Villas penalty. Aidan Francis stepped up for Swalings but saw his penalty saved. Normally so good in practice at taking them, I was shocked to see the keeper save, however, I am sure Aidan will learn to cope with the pressure better next time. Villa managed to make it 1-1 after 2 penalties. Manav stepped up and put the keeper the wrong way before Ethan made another fine save to secure the win for Swalings.
Should Swalings beat Fundamentals and NCJ lose to Villa, Swalings can walk away with the title.
Swalings 5 – 5 Villa Lions (Swalings win 2-1 penalties)
Coming in 2-1 down I thought that we were the better team against Fundamentals, however we fell apart again in the second half, I think due to fitness, and went onto lose 6-2. Zane Percival got our first goal, cutting in off the left and placing into the bottom corner with his RIGHT FOOT! (team mates will know that Zane using his right foot is like seeing a super nova!) Gabriel George got our second.
We will once again be playing for Pride
Swalings A played Swalings B and it was Swalings B that took a 2-1 lead. Jazzie was a constant thorn in the Swalings A side, however, the power, skill and desire ran deep in the A team and they eventually went onto win 6-4. Tarik Williams grabbed the match ball with 3 goals, whilst Josh Gardiner managed a brace with Malique George scored his first of the league. Kheon Williams got 2 for Swalings B whilst Jazzie added to his tally last week with 1 goal.
Swalings A just need to beat North Coast and they will be crowned champions
Swalings A 6 – 4 Swalings B
Swalings A played Villa lions and came away on the losing end of a thrilling game. Swalings went 1-0 behind before pulling it back 2-1 with goals from Seth Joseph and Lloyd Williams. Villa managed to make it 2-2 before half time. They made it 3-2 almost immediately after the second half kick off. However we responded immediately through D’Vontt. From Kick off Seth rolled the ball back and with the power of a lightening bolt sent form Zeus himself, the keeper stood no chance. However, beach football is unforgiving and the ball can bounce anywhere and for us, the bounce of the ball went the other way instead of into our path and into the path of the Villa lions players. They managed to make it 5-3 just before the final whistle.
Swalings A 3 – 5 Villa Lions
Swalings B played a cracking first half and fought well to come in 2-2 against Pigotts at the break. Goals from Tarik, a beautifully well struck free kick, and Josh Gardiner. However, in the second half we completely fell apart and shipped 7 goals. As all but one player in the U18 B is the U15 A, I think it was fatigue that let us down. The passes just went going where we wanted and not getting back to cover our man.
Swalings B 2 – 9 Pigotts.
This group is poised on 3 points each. Pigotts will take on Villa before Swalings A take on Swalings B. Should Pigotts and Villa go to penalties, either Swalings A or B just have to win to be champions. Should however the Villa and Pigotts game finish with a winner in regular time, it will come down to goal difference.