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Boys win 4-2 at Gravesham

The u12s travelled to Gravesham with two wins behind them and anticipating a tough challenge in Kent. On arrival it was a busy morning at the pitch venue with lots of games going on and the grass pitches certainly affected by the recent wet weather.

Finn started in goal and with a full outfield squad available we had options in all positions. The starting 9 gave an excellent account of themselves with some great football on a challenging surface. Gravesham were a well organised resilient team who were making it hard for us to break them down and had a few opportunities themselves before a good move was finished by Louis and we went 1-0 up.

Further goals from Louis and Luke was a fair reflection of our attacking threat and we went in at half time 3-0 up.

As coaches we felt these first three games would be an opportunity to get a fair amount of game time for the squad especially when travelling away and give us the knowledge to assess our strengths moving forward.

The four subs were all introduced at half time which was not a reflection of those making way who had certainly made a positive impression and given us good reason to include them in the starting 9. The second half started with a very lively Gravesham approach and we were put under pressure immediately. After a period of good defending the opposition finally made a breakthrough to make it 3-1, the lads responded well with some positive counter attacks and although Gravesham got a long range second goal it was Henry who secured all three points with our fourth goal and a 4-2 win. All the players showed a great attitude & commitment and we look forward to a top of the table clash against North Kent on November 23rd. Player rotation in matches may now become a little more tactical and related to game management but the squad strength is sure to give us excellent options moving forward. We are hopeful a training session will be arranged prior to the next game, more info to follow.

MOM Reuben 

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