Cirencester v Robins U7
Robins under 7s get off to a flyer in their first ever league match!
The Robins under 7s team travelled to Cirencester Town today for their first ever league game, there was a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air for this talented group of players and they did not disappoint!
Cirencester Town started strongly and it was clear that they were a well organised team, with some very technical players. Cirencester quickly took the lead in the first quarter after some strong play through the centre of the pitch by their tricky number 7. The Robins boys regrouped quickly and after excellent work from Timon on the wing, the ball found its way to Louie and he dispatched his shot with power and precision into the back of the net, the score remained level until the ref blew time for the first quarter.
The second quarter saw some changes in the team, and the Robins quickly took the lead after Johnny skilfully beat his man on the wing and crossed the ball to Xavi who finished nicely into the bottom corner. The Robins team began to start playing free-flowing football and were dominating the game, taking a comfortable lead by the end of the second quarter, with Xavi bagging his first hat trick of the season.
The third quarter was much closer with only 1 goal being scored by the Cirencester boys, Ryan Griffiths made some crucial saves in goal and the defenders, Sunny and Freddie worked tirelessly to protect the goal from a hard-working Cirencester team. At one point Freddie, managed to wriggle out of a sticky situation with 2 Cirencester players around him and clear the ball down the line, all with a big smile on his face which epitomised how much fun the boys were having.
The final quarter saw 3 more goals being scored by Robins, with Louie scoring one and Xavi getting another two! Manni's hard work up front nearly resulted in another goal with the Cirencester goalie just managing to stop the ball from creeping into the corner. William was having a fantastic game on the wing and his powerful running was causing lots of problems for the tiring opposition.
The coaches and parents could not have been prouder of the boys' work rate, attitude and team spirit. Bring on the next game!
Player of the Match
- Ryan Griffiths