A great day for the Dragons was ended with disappointing results as the U11's lost 4-1.
DDFC were spurred on by the news of Matteo, Ethan and Louis playing after we had initially thought they would be away on a school tournament. However, maybe complacency got to the mind of our players as we conceded three goals in the first half against a very aggressive and physical team.
After an inspiring half-time team talk by Daryl and Ben, DDFC came out as a much stronger team. Hugo controlled the defence all the way through the half with Matteo, Freddie, Eddie and Saul pulling the strings in midfield and a goal was evident. After some nice build-up play from Freddie, we managed to get the ball to Ethan upfront who exquisitely laid the ball to Matteo who coolly slotted it home. Game on!
Our power and aggression were much better than in the first half which was what Daryl wanted to see as this can be the deciding factor in these league games. But unfortunately, we couldn't create enough good chances to score and conceded through a slightly lucky rebound. It was a tricky day for the Dragons, but a great team effort and in the end we were simply outmuscled and outclassed.
On to the next one!
Written by Saul de Botton