Year 10 Football ResultsPosted on: 24/11/2022
BLENHEIM HIGH 7 v 1 THERFIELD
Training in our week away from the league gave us the opportunity to work on two key areas. Firstly, our defensive positioning and our ability to move the ball through the wings whilst in transition. Playing a 4-3-3 means the boys need bravery on the ball, as well as trust in the defender next to you to pick up the opposition space, rather than taking the easy option of holding an extra player behind for cover.
Secondly, was our shooting and movement in the box. As the sun set on the astro, Blenheim sought to implement the above in their play against Therfield. The key to the game lay in Blenheim’s confidence in the press on the Therfield defence, something that would be a challenge for the full game. Nevertheless, a strategy that was deployed to maximise their assets.
Blenheim began the game attempting to play long direct passes diagonally in behind which were quickly thwarted by a large centre back pairing. As the boys grew into the first half, they made the switch to play short passes into feet and give wide players, Josh and Luca the opportunity to run in behind using their pace. This was matched by fullbacks Aidan and Billy who made the pitch as big as possible by hugging the touchline.
What came next was a passing masterclass from the team with the ball starting with Blenheim's keeper Ethan and ending with Josh slotting the ball home between the keepers legs to make it 1-0. Calm, controlled and composed to make it 1-0. Shortly after the restart, midfield engine Harry picked up the ball 35 yards out and put his foot through the ball which then looped in the top corner with a marvellous finish. Mikey then picked the ball up again on the edge of the box and drove it home to make it 3-0 to Blenheim at the break. A fantastic performance.
In the second half, Blenheim took control of the game and looked to establish a high pressing game. Goals then followed from Prince, Mikey and Tom made it 6-0. Prince's goal was the pick of the bunch. A finessed finish into the corner that rattled in off the post. In only his second appearance for the team, Prince put in a brilliant display.
The match ended in an open fashion with Blenheim getting caught on the break to give up a clean sheet before they scored a final goal on the final whistle to make the score 7-1. The boys shook hands at the end and showed excellent sportsmanship. Well done boys.