OTFC U12 Team Presses High and Takes the Win

The Vice Chair and Secretary went along to watch our U12 boys. Here’s what they had to say:

Both U12 teams started strong in a well matched game. Oundle held the ball well with some accurate passing and Boston played forward but couldn’t get past Oundle’s keeper to start with. Bostons determination saw Oundle concede an early goal, but this was followed by some great teamwork from Oundle which created an equaliser. Minutes after Oundle found the net again and took the lead. The team continued to press in the fast passed game and held the lead until Boston slipped one through our defense minutes before half time.

Going into half time equalising didn’t deter Oundle, their attitude and team work saw them increase their communication and a series of one touch passes created another opportunity which saw Oundle take the lead once again.

Boston challenged Oundle with a few quick runs but with a solid defense and a couple of incredible saves Boston were unsuccessful in creating any opportunities.

Oundle’s midfield took the immediate pressure off the defense and continued to pass and move creating lots of opportunities. It’s incredible how the players worked together reading the game and knew where the next pass was coming from, but a run from Boston put Oundle under pressure once again. Amazingly, Oundle intercepted, they played wide to create an outstanding run smashing another goal in the back of the net. With Oundle in the lead the team continued to keep possession, pressing high to ensure they stayed in the lead.

One thing is for sure that teamwork is the essence of our U12s success in todays game. A fantastic effort from the boys and incredible attitude, it was a pleasure to watch. A real credit to the coaches for their time and effort… Next week they take on the Hereward Cup!