Ramsgate FC
Ramsgate FC
Youth Football
Under 12 Juniors

Away | 18 February 2017 | Attendance: 40

Match Report

Ramsgate U10s v Trinity U10 Colts


The Under 10 Colts played their first match against the reputed best team in the league today and acquitted themselves superbly.

With other managers having warned the team of the Ramsgate goal threat the team set up with 2 at the back and a defensive midfield to counter this but Trinity played the more attacking football in the first part of the match.  With Charlie Dent returning after a 3 month injury absence adding strength to the midfield the team pressed forward from the off with Franklin crossing early for Alfie Shonk to hit just wide.  This was followed up with Tom winning a battle in centre midfield before striding forward to feed Alfie again whose shot was well saved.

The tactics of playing William Escombe-Gedge and Ellis Rees-Plumridge in a defensive two were working well as Ramsgate struggled to get their previously free scoring strikers into the game with both William and Ellis maintaining a ‘None Shall Pass’ mentality.  Charlie was next to try his luck when he received the ball from Tom and took on two defenders before firing a shot that was saved for a corner.  The corner was headed clear but fell invitingly to William who hit the ball just over.

Ramsgate then had a couple of chances in between more Trinity efforts but all came either from long shots that were comfortably held by Owen Long or crosses from wide which were easily dealt with by the defence.  Before half time Franklin, Tom, Joey Dyett and Charlie all went close again and Alfie was unlucky to see the keeper save at his feet in a one on one.  On the stroke of half time Joey put in a peach of a corner which bobbled around before being hit wide by Ellis.  A great first half ending in stalemate.

The second half followed a fairly similar vein and although Ramsgate came into the game a lot more Owen didn’t really have a save to make – one particular highlight for the managers came when Owen started nagging his defenders while taking a cross.

Charlie was looking good in a new centre mid role with Ras Wallace on the right putting in some good tackles as a defensive winger.  In fact he came close to scoring his first goal when the ball deflected to him in front of goal but the keeper managed to push the ball wide.

Joey and Alfie were linking well up front and bringing in Franklin for two one on ones which were saved for corners. Unfortunately Ramsgate then took the lead with an individual bit of brilliance with their midfielder taking on 5 Trinity players before slotting past Owen.

Trinity did not give up and although Ramsgate struck the outside of the post it was Trinity looking more likely to score with William hitting a long range shot just over, Tom shooting wide and Charlie and Franklin going close.  Then just as the clock was ticking to full time Trinity won a corner and sent everyone up including Owen (well sort of).  Franklin sent the cross in which Ramsgate headed clear.  The ball fell to Charlie on the edge of the box and he played it to Alfie who hammered it past the Ramsgate keeper for a richly deserved equaliser and his 6th goal in 6 games.  The full time whistle went as Ramsgate kicked off with the nick of time being the operative phrase.

Man of the match today was a tough one with the whole team deserving it but it went in the end to Charlie for an outstanding performance on his return

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