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U11’s Team Coach – Match Report – Ulverston Gala

We are really proud of the u11’s in the Ulverston Gala. In the first game against Hawcoat Park, we took the lead through a lovely finish from Aiden Woodend. We continued to drive forward forcing several corners. Aiden Woodend dropped most of these directly onto Riley Heighton’s head but despite his best efforts, Riley was unable to force any of these over the line due to determined defending by the Hawcoat team. 

Eventually, they scored on the break and the game finished 1-1.

In the 2nd game we played the best team in our group and despite a valiant effort went down 3-0. Ben Balmer made a strong tackle in our defence, looked up and played a wonderful pass to release Aiden Woodend with a clear run at goal. Unfortunately, he was brought down from behind but the ref didn’t see this. We had another chance when Cohen  Sefil won a number of tackles and played a nice pass to Aiden Woodend which would have resulted in a clear chance had Aiden not slipped as he spun round to chase the pass.Special mention for Keaton Grydziuszko in this game as he covered every blade of grass.

In the 3rd game against Walney, we fell behind to 2 great goals that left Kendall Dutton-Rosconie with no chance in nets. Due partly to some great distribution from Kendall, we pulled it back to 2-1. We continued to push for an equaliser but were caught on the break to make it 3-1. The team never gave up and eventually, Aiden was fouled about 20 yards out from goal. Despite an accidental kick on the head he got up and thundered a free-kick into the top corner. We continued to push for the equaliser but they scored again with the last kick of the game.

In the final game, we fell behind against the run of play but drew level with yet another lovely finish from Aiden Woodend who definitely had his shooting boots on. 

Kendall Dutton -Rosconie made several superb saves over the tournament and even practiced her kicking with her mum in-between the games.

Cohen Sefil was outstanding in defence as was Ben Balmer. Keaton Grydziuszko and Riley Heighton ran their hearts out in midfield and linked up really well with Aiden Woodend up front. 

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