Pegasus Youth Warriors 14 – 1 Sherwood


The return match with Pegasus followed a similar course to the previous week. 

Due to a pre-match injury, Kieran replaced Patrick in goal for the first half.

Sherwood made a positive start and began to show the passing ability that has been lacking recently. The first 15 minutes were goal-less and there were some lovely play early in the match but against play, Sherwood conceded an early goal. It was great to see the boys continued well and kept a positive attitude. Kieran played well in goal and Sherwood had a few early attempts at the other end with Alfie and Kel continuing their great partnership – unfortunately the goal was elusive!

Sherwood continued to press and made some great chances. Jack bossed the midfield and kept the ball well. Finn was unlucky with a great free kick into the box that was just forced out of play by Pegasus.

Unfortunately the lack of concentration crept back half way through the first half which enabled Pegasus to gain a substantial lead.

At half time Patrick was able to return to action and Kieran was moved to the outfield.  Neil’s half time team talk had the desired effect and the second half started optimistically.  After a Pegasus foul in their half, Kieran took a free kick.  Their goalie managed to clear it straight back to Kieran who then managed a spectacular 40 yard lob into the back of the net – the crowd went wild – it was amazing.  Surely a contender for goal of the season!!! (This clearly annoyed the Pegasus players who scored a further five). 

Unfortunately concentration was missing quickly again in the second half and Pegasus could have scored more than they did if it wasn’t for some fantastic saves from Patrick and goal-line clearances from Luke and Connor.

Overall the performance was better this week – there was some good work in the midfield and there was more passing but the lack of concentration continues to let us down.

Sherwood may have been disheartened at full-time but Neil found plenty to praise in their sportsmanship. Come on boys! Take the positives out of this game – there were several and let’s build on them!

On Sunday night a number of the team went to see Notts County play Torquay.  It is interesting to observe that the team with the imported players don't always come top (how many Pegasus players have made it into the 11 aside team from mini soccer?).  Well done to Torquay, 18 places below County in the tables, for fighting back from 2-nil to achieve a 2 all draw.  It's early days yet Sherwood......

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