Aldershot Boys And Girls FC
U10 Whites Division 5 Cup Winners!!!
Congratulations to all involved with the U10 Whites. With a season full of mixed results, the team decided to say thank you to everyone by going on a fantastic cup run, reaching a final where they were due to face Petersfield Town Bocas. For some reason, the league decided to play a development match against the same team the week before, where the result went against us. But, come cup final day, the team bounced back and were deserved winners after a tough match.
Match Report by MJackson
Despite losing 3-1 in a development match to the Petersfield Boca Juniors a week earlier the U10 Whites took to the pitch with a determined look about them which eventually paid off.
The match was a fantastic advert for youth football, played at a high pace and going from end to end, both teams contributed to an excellent football match, right from the first whistle the Whites looking solid in defence and midfield they contained Petersfield really well limiting them to mainly long shots whilst always looking like the team most likely to score when they attacked, playing some really nice football at times.
After a goalless first half the deadlock was broken early in the second half when Ash put the whites 1 up from just inside the area. With around 10 minutes left to play it looked as if Ash had put the Whites 2 ahead after a goal mouth scramble, only for the goal to be harshly ruled out after it was adjudged one of our players handled the ball in the build up to the goal. Petersfield pushed hard to equalise and with just a few seconds left to play they had a shot that took at least 1, possibly 2 deflections along the way before looping over our goalkeeper Jack and into the net to take the match into extra time.
Because both teams had given so much during normal time it was visible that players on both teams were getting tired, they match still flowed from end to end but neither team was able to produce a winning goal in extra time meaning the match had to be decided on penalties.
Due to 3 great saves from our goalkeeper Jack and 3 fantastic penalties by Theo, Luke & Charlie the Whites went on to win the penalty shoot-out 3-1 to claim their Divisional Cup
The ABGFC U10 Whites Cup Final Winning Team: Jack (GK), Liam, Aron, Ash, Theo, Luke, Jamie, Charlie & Joe