U13 Tigers pay the price for failing to snuff out the Finches – 2nd Dec 2017

U13 Teddington Tigers v. U13 Finchampstead Rovers

3 - 3

Table topping Tigers made a slow start to this match. The manager had sent out the correct kick off time on the morning and there were only 9 players on the pitch at Kick Off. Finchampstead took an unexpected lead with a scrappy goal. Tigers then took total control of the game. Wave after wave of attacks followed. There was some comment on an opposition linesman, who was very quick with the flag, ruling out one goal and several clear breaks. Eventually Hooper broke through and calmly slotted home.

 Half Time 1-1

 The second half started with the tigers on the front foot. Richmann arrowed a goal in from the wing and Hoang looped on in from the edge of the area. At this point excitement mounted as a goal feast was anticipated. Several good chances were spurned and the post rattled. Finchampstead scored with a pitch long breakaway and gained confidence. Shortly before the end numbers poured forward and caught Tigers out again.

Full Time 3-3

Goal Scorers: Hooper, Richmann, Hoang

MOM: Wyatt

Leon Chakraborti

U13 Tigers humble Sandhurst and go clear at Top of Table – 25th Nov 2017

Sandhurst Rangers U13 v. Teddington Tigers U13

0 - 10

Today​ ​we​ ​played​ ​Sandhurst​ ​Rangers,​ ​it​ ​was​ ​a​ ​good​ ​game. They​ ​created​ ​some​ ​chances​ ​to​ ​score​ ​but​ ​couldn’t​ ​finish​ ​them so​ ​were​ ​unable​ ​to​ ​get​ ​a​ ​goal,​ ​but​ ​when​ ​we​ ​were​ ​attacking​ ​and​ ​had opportunities​ ​to​ ​score,​ ​we​ ​did​ ​so. Their​ ​goalkeeper​ ​made​ ​some​ ​good​ ​saves​ ​but​ ​couldn’t​ ​save​ ​all​ ​of our​ ​shots.​ ​The​ ​build​ ​up​ ​play​ ​was​ ​great​ ​and​ ​the​ ​finishing​ ​was excellent. As​ ​a​ ​whole​ ​our​ ​team​ ​had​ ​good​ ​chemistry,​ ​good​ ​passing,​ ​and especially​ ​good​ ​finishing.​ ​We​ ​played​ ​well​ ​together​ ​and​ ​in​ ​the​ ​end it​ ​was​ ​an​ ​impressive​ ​10-0​ ​victory.

Goal​ ​scorers:

● Leon Chakraborti​ ​ ​ ​ (3) ● Joseph Lucas ​ ​ ​ ​ (2) ● Hugo ​ Heverin​ ​ (2) ● Paul ​ ​​Hoang ​ (2) ● Freddie ​​ Wilkinson ​ ​ ​ ​ (1)

MOM : Chakraborti

Overall​ ​it​ ​was​ ​a​ ​great​ ​team​ ​effort,​ ​let's​ ​carry​ ​on​ ​playing​ ​like​ ​this!

Joseph Lucas

U13 Tigers avenge cup defeat and head to the top of the table – 18th Nov 2017

Teddington Tigers v. Ascot Aces

6 - 4

Tension was high at St Mary's as the team returned from a week off, courtesy of a blank cup week. Ascot Aces had visited in September and left with a 5-2 victory.

The game started with flurry of goals. Lucas snaked his way past four defenders and slotted home. A long shot eluded Heverin for the equaliser and then Chakraborti put the Tigers in the lead with a driven shot apparently 'learnt from FIFA'. 2-1 after 5 minutes. The game settled down and approaching half time the Tigers conceded a penalty. This was hit obligingly in Heverin's mid-rift. Before half time Sant struck a sweet half volley home from 15 yards. 3-1 half time.

Tigers exerted more control after half time. Lucas struck again for 4-1, and Ascot pulled one back. Lucas completed his hat-trick and the Tigers were 5-2 up. A few changes were made and Ascot tried their luck with some long range shooting. Some went for throw ins, but a couple of true strikes pulled it back to 5-4. Ascot and a few spectators seemed assured the comeback was on. Tigers remained calm and took advantage as the spaces opened up. A sweeping move ended up with Richmann slotting home by the post.

The whistle blew and Tigers had earned a good victory in a close match. Solidity in backline of Folley, Wyatt, Buyukberber and Nunn/Chakraborti was again a key asset to build on.

MOM : Lucas

Goals : Lucas x 3, Chakraborti, Sant, Richmann

The Manager