Christchurch Under 9’s Sunday 21st September 2014

CHRISTCHURCH v RINGWOOD TOWN

A full fixture list for Christchurch FC’s new playing home at Stourfield School saw the New Forest League have the early kick-off. Beautiful weather again greeted the teams and allowed both to get off to a frantic start.

With some minor tweaking to the defensive formation, the boys carried on from their last game, with some hard, fast running, quickly turning defence into attack. Always looking to pass the ball, the team played some great open football, roared on by an ever increasing number of supporters as the other Christchurch teams turned up for their matches.

With this being only their 3rd league fixture, the boys should be applauded for how quickly and confidently they’ve settled into playing structured matches.

Half-time oranges, along with some tactical tips from the coaches saw Christchurch add to their first half performance and play out a controlled and impressive second half.

The enthusiasm from the boys is fantastic and gives the team a great platform for the rest of the season.

Squad: Angus, Dorian, Harrison, James, Joseph, Leon, Ryan, Stephen

CHRISTCHURCH v GREENFIELDS

In the 2013-14 Season, the boys first ever BYFL League season, Greenfields home and away had been very tough, one-sided matches. So everyone associated with the Christchurch team was looking forward to welcoming Greenfields again, full of anticipation to gauge the progress of the boys and team from last season.

And they were not disappointed.

Roared on from both touchlines, the game was full of excitement and some great football. Cross-field passes, running into space and moving the ball quickly, both sides fully contributed to a fantastic game of end to end football.

The progress from last season was clear to see, with Christchurch giving Greenfields a serious test, as noted magnanimously by their coaching staff, who applauded the team for their play and said they were already looking forward to the return fixture.

Congratulations to all the boys.

Squad: Heath, Josh, TJ, Liam, Thomas, Harry, Louie L, Martin, Cameron, Louie H