St Nicks take step up in their stride

November 29 2015

St. Nicks U12 Greens continued their recent run of good form recording their third straight win with an excellent 3-0 away win over Ashton Boys Juniors.

St. Nicks U12 Greens continued their recent run of good form recording their third straight win with an excellent 3-0 away win over Ashton Boys Juniors. 

Playing their first season in Division 4 of the Avon Youth League the squad of 14 are finding their feet playing in 9-a side matches and building their understanding and skills ahead of next seasons move to a full size pitch and the 11 a side format.  

After an even opening 10 minutes against Ashton, St Nicks found themselves dominating the battle in midfield despite a heavy playing surface. Their slick pass and move football proved to much for their opposition and after a couple of half chances and some outstanding saves, including a penalty, St Nicks found the net when their captain Dylan Venn pounced on a loose ball in the six yard box. 

Their second goal followed several minutes later when striker Guy Mcewen picked up the loose ball and unleashed an unstoppable shot after running 25 yards and leaving two defenders in his wake. 

The Greens stood up to everything that Ashton could throw at them. Jacob, Cameron and Adam were solid in defence with Spence in goal. Tyler, Owen, Dylan and Joel combined in midfield to outplay a taller and stronger opposition and St Nicks were on course for victory.

The half time team talk for St Nicks clearly paid dividends as the away side continued to keep the game tight with strong defensive performances by second half substitutes William and Leon. Their third and decisive goal followed a four player passing move in which the midfield trio of Kieran, Harry and Jacob combined to put Harry Winter through on goal, who calmly slotted pass the oncoming keeper.  St Nicks continued to dominate offensively and would have added to their tally but for two outstanding saves from Jacob P and Joel by the Ashton keeper. 

Managers Steve and Jay commented, “The boys worked hard and concentrated on the job in hand putting in another fine performance and truly deserved the win.”