U10 Bognor Festival 12th April 2014

DSC_1634Shoreham U10s fielded a strong squad at the Bognor Festival.  They faced five matches against strong local and touring opposition.  Beckenham Rhinos were first up and a good performance from the boys, slowing finding their feet, saw them triumph 2-0.

A big side from Reading Abbey were too much for our team n the next match and dispite best efforts they came off second best, losing 3-0.
Minichinhampton saw the boys level drop slightly and in a game they should have won they never really got into the game. They never gave up but just couldn’t get any attacking play going forward and lost 2-0.DSC_1250
Determined to bounce back Shoreham faced Beckenham Tigers. These were the best team on the day and the boys played a very strong match.  Physically matching the touring side they gave no ground. Losing 3-0 didn’t really reflect the match which saw the boys play on a high level and test their opposition.
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Last up were hosts Bognor and Shoreham bounced back with an excellent performance.  Although tired after a day in the sun they ran strongly to win 4-0.
It was a good day for the team, again being challenged by strong and talented sides.  On another day they could have claimed second with a little luck and a more consistent level of performance.  They eventually finished fourth showing how small margins make a big difference.
Many congratulations to the Shoreham lads who helped out hosts Bognor and gainedDSC_0782 valuable experiencce along the way.  The performances improved across the day as they gelled as a team and many were the stand out players in matches.
It is important to have a large squad and we are lucky DSC_0792to have a so many committed players.  Providing game time, to build skills and experience can be tough, so to have and take this opportunity will help out both the boys and the team.
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