Under 16 Match Reports 2016-2017

11th September 2016: Mark Isaacs

Robins U16 6-5 Lambourn

Robins fight and toil as Lambourn try to spoil

A performance that showed real grit and determination against a team who were never interested in playing football meant Robins recorded their first win of the new season.

Still missing 2 or 3 players, the team again started this game slowly and conceded again through a defensive mistake. Centre half Isaacs continued for the next 20 minutes rueing his error but you just need to move on and stop trying to walk and feed the ducks! Robins managed to battle back and score goals from Dibble and Dixon but yet again mistakes meant the team went into the break 3-2 down.

Some subtle changes by Horan and Isaacs at half time and the team started to take a little more control of the midfield. Further goals by Dixon (2) and Dibble (1) plus a goal by Smart meant the Robins managed to win the game 6-5. The boys did well to keep their composure in the face of some "vigorous" Lambourn challenges, but got their reward with a hard-fought win and a positive start to the season.

Team: B Roberts,Jones, Horan, Smart, Isaacs. Farley, Fritchley, Dibble, Dixon, Sealey, Bakare. Subs, Cremin, Dibble, C Roberts

Goalscorers

  • Dibble
  • Dixon
  • Dixon
  • Dibble
  • Dixon
  • Smart

Player of the Match

  • Billy Roberts
 
8th September 2016: Mark Isaacs

Ferndale 3-1 Robins U16

Robins slow off the mark away to Ferndale

It was a slow start for newly promoted Robins to life in North Wilts U16 Division one. The team started the game well and could have taken the lead with some effective through balls to the front 3. Ferndale soon started to manoeuvre their way into the match and unfortunately the Robins did not close down the Ferndale attacker quickly enough before he delivered a 25 yard shot over Merali to make it 1-0.

A second by Ferndale soon came with some sloppy defending allowing them to double their lead. Robins continued to probe the Ferndale defence and Jesse Bakare slotted home from the edge of the box. Another mistake occurred when 3 players decided to visit Madame Tussauds and allow an easy third goal all before the break. In the 2nd half Robins had enough chances to at least gain a point but unfortunately they could not convert any of them.

Team: Merali,Jones, Horan, Smart, Isaacs. Farley, Fritchley, Cremin, Dixon, Sealey, Bakare, Subs, Lovell, Dibble, C Roberts

Goalscorers

  • Bakare

Player of the Match

  • Jonah Isaacs
 

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