Worcester City FC U11s visited the Kidderminster Athletic Eagles U11s team at Habberley Playing Fields, Kidderminster on Saturday 23rd April 2022 for a friendly match.
Managers Laurence Helme and Luke Morris presided over the team.
Goal Keeper – Tom
Defenders - Joel & Ethan
Midfielders - Hayden, Will, Luke, Toby (captain) & Arlo
Forwards - Ollie, Fraser & Max
City began the game well, putting the Eagles team under pressure from the start.
In the 10th minute, City opened their scoring account in the match. Eagles had a goal kick and from the resultant pass out, Toby intercepted the ball on the left wing. He played the ball forward for Ollie, who was just outside the Eagles penalty area and he ran on to the ball and into the area, where he took a low shot into the bottom right corner of the Eagles goal as the keeper came out to attempt a save (that was Ollie’s sixth goal of the season and Toby’s sixth assist).
In the 12th minute, City scored another goal in the match. City were attacking with Fraser in possession of the ball mid-way into the Eagles half, he passed the ball forward to Ollie who was near the right corner of the Eagles penalty area and then Fraser carried on with his run into the penalty area. Ollie picked up the pass from Fraser and progressed into the area before being approached by two Eagles defenders, Ollie side stepped with the ball past the first defender and then as the second approached him, he played the ball square to Fraser who had now entered the box. However the second defender was committed to the tackle, but was a little late with it and this resulted in Ollie being tripped and the referee awarded a penalty kick. Having won the penalty kick, Ollie passed on the chance to take it to Fraser and his shot went into the right side of the Eagles goal (that was Fraser’s tenth goal of the season).
In the 29th minute, City scored another goal in the match. Max was in possession of the ball near the half way line and on the right wing, an Eagles player managed to challenge Max and win the ball. They started to progress into the City half but Max hadn’t given up the fight and quickly pursued the player and within seconds had won the ball back into his possession. Max turned with the ball and started an attack by playing the ball out to the left wing where Toby was in space just past the half way line and Max continued on a run into the Eagles half. Toby controlled the ball before playing it inside for Fraser who was mid-way into the Eagles half; Fraser spotted Max on his continued run and played the ball forward for him to run onto. Max picked up the through ball just outside the Eagles penalty area, progressed with it into the area and shot the ball low into the centre of the goal past the diving Eagles keeper (that was Max’s fourteenth goal of the season and Fraser’s seventh assist).
In the 32nd minute, City scored another goal in the match. Eagles had a goal kick and from the resultant pass out, Max intercepted the ball on the edge of the penalty area. Max struck an immediate shot at goal and via a slight deflection off an Eagles defender on the way, the ball went into the bottom left corner of the goal (that was Max’s fifteenth goal of the season).
In the 38th minute, City scored another goal in the match. An Eagles player was in possession of the ball on the left wing, Ethan challenged and won the ball off the player and passed the ball to Arlo who was in the middle of the Eagles half. Arlo controlled the ball and played a forward pass to Max who was near the edge of the penalty area. Max picked up the ball and took it past a defender before shooting low into the bottom left corner of the Eagles net (that was Max’s sixteenth goal of the season and Arlo’s fifth assist).
Well played Eagles and good luck for the rest of the season. The match was watched by a couple of dozen respectful spectators who enjoyed a great game of football. All the City players put in great performances in the game but it was Ollie who was awarded player-of-the-match.
Thanks to all the City parents for their support on match day.