Bushfield Vs Stanton: Match Report
By Jack W
Bushfield starting line up:
Defence: James and Dominic
Midfield: Kit, Elijah and Jack W
Striker: Daniel B
Subs: Joshua C, Dan W and David T
Kick off. Stanton take centre and start the play. They send a long ball down the centre of the pitch which is then collected. The play stretches across the pitch to a winger. He takes a shot but it goes across the face of the goal and there is no one in the box to take a chance. Mr Hill asks the Stanton manager how many players he has on the pitch. Apparently he thought it was 9 a-side but Mr Hill was playing 7 so then he put on his three subs.
It’s a Bushfield goal kick. Jamie boots the ball down the left wing. It is quickly intercepted and goes out of play. Jack takes the throw on down the line. The ball is crossed in and… GOAL! We didn’t catch the scorer but hold on; Mr Hill was playing 10 a-side! Unfortunately the goal has to be cancelled because Mr Hill can’t count (that is what he said) and was playing an extra man during the goal! Then Dan W had to come off. Play starts again at the throwing. This time Stanton clears the ball down to the Bushfield half.
The Stanton right winger or right back passes the ball down the line to the striker. He weaves in and out of James, Josh and Dom and then neatly finishes into the back of the net. 1-0 Stanton.
Bushfield break on the counter attack and Elijah runs down the right wing. He is shut down by the right corner flag with no space to run into. Stanton stick a leg in and it’s a Bushfield corner. Elijah takes it low and hard. One of the Stanton defenders miss-kicks the ball and it goes straight above his head. Kit rises high and volleys the ball whiskers away from the goal. The Stanton goalkeeper takes his goal kick to the striker who is in no space. He lays it back for his team mate who blasts the ball in the top corner out of Jamie’s reach. 2-0 Stanton.
Jack has the ball on the wing. He chips it over the Stanton defence. Dan is through on goal but the goalie was there to make the challenge. Jack is on the wing again. He chips the ball over the defence but it was out of reach for Dan to get a shot in.
Finally, Bushfield grab a goal back. Dan just slots it home for Bushfield. 2-1.
Stanton has the ball once again, steadily moving towards goal. Their striker is in and out of the defence again to score one more. 3-1.
It is now half time. The managers and players have their team talks and then start the second half.
Stanton passes down the line to the winger who then crosses the ball into the box. It is deflected away but is then smashed on the volley and hits the crossbar. Afterwards the Stanton striker cuts into the box, has a shot but hits the crossbar once more.
Dan W has the ball. He gives a nice ball through the defence to Dan B. He gets the ball, knocks it round the goal keeper, chases it and finishes in the net. 3-2.
Stanton then make another promising attack. The ball is in the box in a flash and is then scored. 4-2.
Jack runs down the wing with the ball. He passes to David and then receives it back. He looks up and the goal is wide open! The keeper was in completely the wrong position! He just has a simple shot in the open net. 4-3.
The Stanton striker is on fire and again is dazzling the defence. His trickery beats the defenders once more to score. 5-3.
It’s a Bushfield corner; there is only a few minutes remaining. Jack crosses it in. A shot was made in the area. Both teams are scrambling to get the ball in the net or clear it. Bushfield are having shot after shot but still can’t find the net. Eventually the ball is cleared and Stanton are on the break. They look menacing on it, and they are. Another goal is scored bringing the score to 6-3. We are into the last minute but no chances are created.
The final whistle blows with the final score being Stanton 6, Bushfield 3.