U9s produce a super Sunday display to maintain unbeaten league record.
By Darren Howlett
A real squad effort as all 18 players “step up” to see off Hoyland Town
The Pogmoor under 9s squad all contributed fully to a terrific performance to beat an excellent Hoyland Town side on Pogmoor Rec on Sunday. The game produced a high calibre of skills and techniques as both teams went toe to toe in an enthralling clash watched by another large crowd.
Match 1: Right from the off the Blues of Poggi were up for the challenge and more than matched a Hoyland team who had done the double of the side last term. First out of the blocks was Will Farrell whose red hot goal scoring form continued as he rattled in from the corner of the box. Strike partner Max Truswell joined him on the score sheet with a second minutes later. The pair working hard up front ably assisted by a marauding Jacob Render and cool headed Will Chapman in Midfield. Jake Hepworth having a very impressive patch of form continued his high standard with another assured display of industrious work. Behind him the defence looked assured with Joel Couldwell, Dan Mckenning and Promise Ozoude producing impressive individual and collective performances.
Hoyland pulled back level with an own goal towards the end but Poggi responded immediately when Jacob Peace popped up with another last minute winner. A special mention must to go to keeper Jack Smith who was solid and a despite a kick to his face he continued to show bravery and shot stopping skills which won him the man of the match award.
Match 2: With a slender 1 goal lead the new side took to the field with the managers words of “more of the same lads” ringing in their ears and they did exactly that. Combative in midfield, strong in defence and lethal up top the Poggi blues were quick and athletic from the whistle. The 2 goal cushion was reinstated as Louis Britton scored 1st playing up front and he clearly enjoyed the responsibility.
Strike partner Harrison Taylor netted next to give the home side well deserved breathing space with another clinical finish but this was short lived as yet another Pogmoor own goal gave the Hoyland outfit renewed hope. Numerous point blank saves from Home stopper Noah Howlett were enough to earn him the MOM award as Hoyland pressed late on. Any faint hopes of the spoils being shared were extinguished when Noah Deacey-Coulton added to his scoring tally and put the game to bed.
It was very much a team game for Pogmoor as everyone contributed to the victory, Louis Smith provided great cover and Lincoln Johnson was tigerish in midfield and the dream duo of Jack Eastwood and Noah Pearce were nothing short of superb. The score line could and should have been more emphatic as Pogmoor had the lion’s share of possessions and shots on goals but will very much settle for a brilliant victory against a very good opposition.
The team travel to Killamarsh next Sunday and hopefully aim to repeat the performance.