Teddington Raptors v. Leatherhead U10
5 - 1
What a start to 2019 for the Raptors! Every single player was outstanding today. We played as a unit, we passed well and we played with confidence!
The Raptors dominated possession for most of the match. Cormac Sims and Max Rankin were virtually impenetrable in defence. Billy Hall had a great game in goal making two notable saves. The first a block from a close range effort in the first half. The second was from a long range dipping shot that Billy managed to push over the bar.
Our first goal came from a rare left footed shot from Jarvis Moore from the right side of the penalty box which crept inside the near post (possibly Jarvis first left footed goal so congratulations to him)!
Lennon Chalmers was in the right place at the right time in the penalty box to make it 2-0 to the Raptors.
Leatherhead then scored against the run of play after we surrendered possession in a dangerous area in front of goal and we went into the break 2-1 up.
Daniel Jolly scored the third goal after his initial shot was saved by the goalie who parried the ball back into Dans path, who smashed the ball into the open net.
Daniel then played a leading role in the best goal of the game. Picking the ball up deep within his own half, Daniel
drove through the centre of the pitch carrying the ball to into opposition penalty box, before unselfishly setting up Lennon Chalmers, who finished the move with a fierce right foot shot.
Lennon scored his hatrick and the raptors fifth goal a few moments before the final whistle. Latching on to a ball that had bounced over the Leatherhead defence, and with only the goalie to to beat, Lennon’s right footed shot went in off the left post.
Man of the match went to Jarvis Moore for an all round great game. On top of his goal, Jarvis passed the ball well and made good decisions. It was also very pleasing to see him track back from the half way line, doing just enough to put the Leatherhead striker off and preventing a goal!