Lions lose out in tight match against Woking

Woking Tigers v. Lions

4 - 1

A tough day yesterday for the boys as they had to play the last 25 minutes of the match with only 9 players. It was always going to be difficult without some key players but the team battled extremely well and created some good chances including an amazing penalty save from their keeper which could have brought the game back to 2-2. I am confident that with a full squad that we will win the home match against Woking when we play them later in the season.

Mike

Lions tamed by GPR Titans

Lions v. GPR Titans

1 - 5

We battled well last Sunday against a strong GPR side and we do see signs of improvement in the lads commitment. A special mention to Billy who did a great job as our second-half goalkeeper and was blameless for the goals conceded in the second-half. For this reason he was my man of the match. Of course there was an exceptional start to Matthew’s Lions' career, coming off the bench to score a screamer into the top corner. Let’s hope there’s plenty more of those to come!

If the boys can continue to up their physical side to the game, play with their heads up and pass the ball quickly then results will come.

Mike

Lions edged out of cup by Claygate

TAFC U13 Lions v. Claygate U13 Royals Hares

3 - 6

Another good performance from the lads today which unfortunately was not quite sufficient to overcome a Claygate side from the league above us. As we discussed with the boys after the game we need to up the physicality on the pitch and make sure we win those 50/50 balls as technically we are as good as most of the sides we meet. Two good goals from Ed and one from Luca gave us a chance however Claygate were clinical with their finishing and were often stronger in winning the ball in midfield.

Good performances from all, with Alex Lord in particular filling in at right-back, but my Lions' man of the match this time goes to Harry for all his relentless running and commitment to the cause.

Mike

Match Report: Lions 2-6 Virginia Water

I know you’ve heard this one before but it was once again a shame that some of the Lions excellent passing and movement didn’t end with a score line that more accurately reflected the possession during the game. Whilst Virginia Water are a good side I still think that with the footballing gods on our side we could beat them, but that will have to be for another season now! A superb Beckham like goal from Sam while still in his own half was the highlight, with Ed doubling our score in the second half. A mention also for Alex Batty who is drilling the back line like Tony Adams into something resembling Arsenal’s defence in the 90’s!