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Match Report - U12 vs Tower Hill Stars, Sunday 9th Feb 2014

posted 10 Feb 2014, 14:05 by Dave Tyrrell   [ updated 10 Feb 2014, 14:12 by Graham Keeble ]
This was our first game since 15th December, having had four matches postponed due to waterlogged pitches. With our normal home pitch still unplayable we moved to the K.E.A. pitch next to the social club on Ashdene Road.

An entertaining opening spell saw some really lovely passing and interchanges as Bure Park posed their opposition lots of questions. The deadlock was finally broken when Zac Willis finished off a passing move, which started in the Bure Park half and finished with a deft chip over the oncoming keeper. 

Bure Park stayed true to their attacking intentions, and a free kick awarded 7 or 8 yards outside the penalty area saw Zac Willis take a shot which looped over the wall and the keeper, striking the underside of the bar. The ball struck the floor and rebounded out of the goal back into play. In the absence of goal-line technology, no goal was awarded. 
Keeping a determined Tower Hill at bay, Sam Gauld stretched with his feet to keep out a shot which seemed destined for bottom-left corner.

Pass of the day from Bure Park was courtesy of Joe Mimpress, who played a slide-rule pass from midfield into space to set up Aiden Holliday who shot just over the bar. 
A shot from Ben Heath just before half-time hit the post and rebounded to the feet of Aiden Holliday, who followed up every shot so well today, and he was able to calmly finish.

They say football is a game of two halves, and this was no exception. Tower Hill were much improved in the second half and fought hard to get back in to the game. After getting one back to 2-1 however, Tommy Mansley launched a shot from a free kick which slipped through the keepers hands. 
Tower Hill again got one back, but Bure Park held firm to record a 3-2 win.

Man-of-the-match today was Aiden Holliday, who worked tirelessly during the match, holding the ball, making things happen, and laying off passes to bring in other players around him.