A rare treat for me to referee a full night of U10/11 matches at Novartis, and I was not disappointed

Holton Le Clay vs. Scartho 2013

Healing Hotspur ‘A’ 9 Holton Le Clay Boys 3

Holton desperately need that first win to get team up and running, this game followed pattern of previous games I have watched, team was in game at half time with scores level at 2-2. Holton had pulled back a two goal deficit.

Second period Holton keeper played outfield, he was as excellent out a he was in goal, only problem was the negative effect it had on the team overall. Healing upped their game whilst Holton left teams first half performance in the dressing room.

Healing Hotspur ‘A’ 9 Seven Seas 5

Buoyed by a win in their first game Healing looked for back to back wins against Seven Seas. The younger Seas got off to a positive start, twice leading and twice being pulled back level. They the suffered a bad run to half time as Healing ran away with game to 7-3.

Second half evened out again as Seven manfully upped their game. Hotspurs scored a string of excellently crafted goals, whilst Seven Seas must be given huge credit for their attitude; they don’t want easy push over games in their own age group, they want to be tested against older opposition.

Grimsby Borough Colts 2 Discoveries Boys U11’s 3

Game did not disappoint my anticipation. Colts opening 2-0 spell had me thinking the game was only going one way. Discoveries had other ideas, they dug in, clawed a goal back and then another. Half time level.

Second half, Sensing a win Discoveries never let Colt’s settle, high pressing game broke up Colts play and team was rewarded with a match winning goal.

Grimsby Borough Ballers 5 Discoveries u10’s 3

Discoveries put a 100% effort into the game and with three minutes left was holding a 3-2 lead, last three minutes Borough found untapped reserves to grab two late goals to preserve team 100% record.

Discoveries can take great credit for their part in the game, and must have gained confidence knowing they can rattle the leaders.