Under 11 Red Match Stories 2017/18

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Saturday 2nd December 2017

U11’s Plate 2017-2018

Line up: Jack, Henry, Alex, Devon, Max, Lucas, Hugo, Zack, Kian, Rowan, Ollie, Leonardo

Felixstowe kicked off December with a home match against Salvation Army in the U11’s Plate with a place in the quarter finals up for grabs.

The Reds started brightly with Hugo and Ollie linking up well on multiple occasions but their shots were too tame to really test the visitors keeper. The first ten minutes were dominated by Felixstowe with Henry and Max also getting involved with some good play but the home side were yet to really trouble the goalie.

This all changed minutes later when the first real effort of the game fell to Max whose looping shot easily beat the keeper but hit the cross bar and bounced out of play.

Felixstowe continued to pile on the pressure and the deadlock was broken when Lucas was on the edge of the box ready to pick up a loose ball and neatly placed the ball into the bottom right hand corner to put the home side in the lead. 1-0.

Felixstowe were hungry for more with Max shooting just wide and Ollie just missing the target with a header from a Red corner.

Salvation Army finally had their first spell of attacking football but their forwards were kept at bay by some impressive Felixstowe defending led by Zack who continued his fine form which saw him win MOTM in their last game against Ipswich Athletic.

Shortly before half time Max had the chance to double the lead but unfortunately hit the woodwork for the second time after a good one two with Hugo.

Half time Felixstowe 1-0 Salvation Army

Felixstowe started the second half as quickly as the first with both Hugo and Leo just missing the target but managed to double the lead after a goalmouth scramble fell to Ollie whose left foot finish found the back of the net.2-0.

Not long after, Felixstowe scored again. Jack, who had come out of goal at half time, hit a sweet left foot volley from outside of the box into the roof of the net. 3-0.

Leo, Hugo and Ollie all came close to making it 4 as the second half was dominated by an impressive Felixstowe side.

Felixstowe took advantage of the oppositions goal kick, with Rowan latching onto the loose ball and hitting a thunderous strike just off target.

The Reds finally got their fourth after Ollie tried his luck from long range which forced the keeper to palm the ball away. The ball only got as far as the oncoming Hugo who slotted the ball home for a well deserved goal. 4-0.

Straight from Kick off Salvation Army attacked and Rowan somehow managed to put the ball past his own keeper which gave the visitors a consolation goal. The final whistle blew minutes later making the final score 4-1 to Felixstowe.

A great team effort by the boys which saw some very entertaining football being played as they secured a thoroughly deserved win which has set up a quarter final clash against local rivals Trimley Red Devils in January. Only two more games stand in the way of a place in the final and if they continue to play as well as they did today they have every chance.   

Man of the Match: The whole team

Final Score: Felixstowe 4-1 Salvation Army


Kirton -Home

Saturday 11th November 2017

South Suffolk Youth League

Line up: Jack, Henry, Alex, Devon, Max, Lucas, Hugo, Zack, Kian, Rowan, Ollie (captain)

Felixstowe entertained local rivals Kirton on Remembrance Day having lost their last game, a friendly against Woodbridge.

It took just seven minutes for the first chance of the game as a Kirton forward beat the Felixstowe defence and put the ball just past the post. An early warning for Felixstowe.

Kirton broke again on 9 minutes and may have scored if it wasn’t for a great clearance by Henry. Another chance for Kirton fell on 16 minutes, when a brilliant counter attack left 4 vs 3 but again the away team shot just wide.

On 25 minutes Felixstowe had their first real shot on goal. Max running through the Kirton defence but only managing to shoot into the keepers hands. Kirton, who had been playing some wonderful counter attacking football all game, broke as the keeper’s long ball down the field beat the Felixstowe defence. A Kirton forward latched onto the loose ball and took a thumping shot which looked to be going into the top corner. Jack made a world class save, tipping the ball onto the bar. The rebounding ball fell to Ollie as Felixstowe looked to do some counter attacking of their own and was making good progress down the pitch until he was brought down by a Kirton defender. The resulting free kick was whipped into the box but Felixstowe were unable to get enough on the ball to trouble the keeper.

The first half came to a close and despite Kirton having the better chances, the Felixstowe defence held up well to keep Kirton at bay and keep the game at 0-0.

Kirton started the second half as strongly as the first and straight from kick off could have scored if it wasn’t for another great save from Jack, whose feet denied Kirton from taking the lead.

Not long after Kirton had another good chance at goal but shot wide. The resulting goal kick from Jack fell to Hugo who took on a couple of Kirton players before putting a through ball into Max, whose pace left the Kirton defenders with no chance of catching him. Max took a shot which looked to be easily saved by the keeper but he fumbled the ball and it ended up in the back of the net for the first goal of the game. 1-0

Kirton didn’t let the goal get them down and managed to beat the Felixstowe defence leaving a 1 vs 1 with the keeper. Jack, who was determined to keep a clean sheet made another vital save to keep Felixstowe in the lead and his big kick down the field found Hugo again who put Max through on goal. Max beat the offside trap but his shot was centimetres over the bar, denying him of his second of the game.

Felixstowe continued to pressure Kirton with Ollie bossing the midfield and making some fantastic runs down the pitch. Kirton however, were not out of the game and would have certainly scored if it wasn’t for a last ditch challenge from Alex who showed great determination in winning the ball and kept the game at 1-0.

A goal kick from Jack found Ollie in space in midfield and a pinpoint through ball found Lucas whose great run was unfortunately a fraction offside. Moments later Ollie once again put a great ball through, this time to Hugo, his shot hitting the crossbar.

The roles were reversed a few minutes later as after some strong defending from Zack and Kian, Hugo picked up a Felixstowe clearance and put a good ball into an oncoming Ollie who slotted the ball past the keeper. A well-deserved & well taken goal for the Felixstowe captain. 2-0.

One wasn’t enough for Ollie as five minutes later he made a solo run down the left hand side of the pitch taking on two Kirton players. He looked to have overrun the ball but lunged his left foot at the ball as both he and the keeper went to the floor and it flew over the keeper into the net. 3-0.

The game ended 3-0 to the home side and was a fantastic win for Felixstowe and Walton. The boys should be proud as every one of them played their part in securing the win against a very good Kirton side and managed to keep a clean sheet in the process.

Man of the match: Jack


Claydon - Away

Saturday 23rd September 2017

South Suffolk Youth League


Team: Jack, Devon, Kian, Ollie, Hugo, Leonardo, Lucas, Max(c).

Not the best start to the match turning up with only 8 players this week. After a little team talk the match started. We knew it would be hard knowing that Claydon had a good team in the past and playing with 9 and having 4 fresh sets of legs to come on when needed it would be tough today. Leonardo grabbed the ball and went on a dazzling run beating 4 players and getting a shot away going just past the post with only 1 minute gone. The ball was going back and forth with pressure mounting our end Claydon grabbed a goal on 3 minutes when we should have cleared the ball 1-0.

Felixstowe did not drop their heads and got hold of the ball passing it around lovely, the ball was dinked over the top by Hugo for speedy Max to run onto and get his shot away only for it to flash past the post again. The boys were rewarded with their persistence and determination when Hugo put a lovely through ball through for Lucas to calmly slot the ball home on 6 minutes game on 1-1.

The game carried on as it started with a high tempo only for Claydon to carve out a good goal to put us behind 9 minutes gone 2-1. Claydon had a couple of corners bringing out good saves from Jack. The boys knew we had a good chance to get back into this game working well up and down the wings passing it around and not letting their heads drop.

Claydon hit the ball up top trying to catch us out only for us to mess up what looked a easy clearance with 3 players on the ball Claydon somehow got the ball to score and put us 3-1 down on 25 minutes. With half time looming Leonardo went down the wing to get a cross come shot away to hit the side netting. Half time 3-1 down.

After talking to the boys and being proud of them for their hard work and determination in that half. The score could of easily been the other way round. Change of keeper and positions for a couple of players the second half was away. Some great saves tipping it around the post by Leonardo, Claydon kept pressing on our goal but some great defensive work from Devon, Kian, Hugo and Ollie kept them out we went up the other end for Hugo to put 2 lovely crosses in for jack to get a glancing header away and a fierce shot away from Devon just going wide.

Claydon hit the ball up and over us as we were trying to get the goal we needed to get back in it. We had Lucus on hand to make two great challenges and clear it, two more great shouts and with our new linesman Stuart for the game, the offside trap worked in our favour. Eventually the 4 subs that Claydon had with fresh legs every time they come on made our hard work come to an end as they scored 3 quick goals in 5 minutes. Our boys were finally done and looked gutted but carried on till the final whistle 6-1.

Thank you to Claydon’s coaches, players & supporters who also commented on how well we had done today. Stuart, thank you for doing the line and our traveling fans for your support. unlucky today boy’s great effort all round really proud of you.

Result 6-1

Attendance 31.


Framlingham - Away

Saturday 16th September 2017

South Suffolk Youth League

Team/squad:-Jack,Ollie(c), Max, Kian,Devon, Hugo, Alex, Leonardo, Henry, Lucas, Rowan & Zack.
Second game of the season away to Framlingham.The boys started the game with a high tempo which is how they finished last week's game, some early pressure from the boys resulted in a couple of good efforts on target from Hugo and Max.
With Max looking very surprised he can shoot with his left foot, it  resulted in some good saves from Fram 'keeper. Not long later Max was rewarded with a good through ball running onto it to calmly slotting it home on 5 minutes.
Framlingham stepped up from the restart and we failed to clear our lines, they were back in it 1-1 with only 7 minutes gone. The game evened out with some good saves from both 'keepers, also good play from both sets of players.We stepped up a gear pressing the Framlingham goal which resulted in Hugo having a good run and finishing well to put us 2-1 up on 27 minutes.
Half time came and time for some wise words from coach Stu. Back out for the second half we carried on as we finished the first, running down the left flank with captain Ollie being brought down. He dusted himself off and set the ball down for the free kick. Up steps Ollie he curls the ball over the wall and into the roof of the net. Some people said it took a slight deflection off the other team but it was goal bound and can't take it off him 3-1 on 32 minutes.
We were producing some lovely football down the wings with Devon starting to stand out and attach his man, getting a couple of shots away. Framlingham were far from out of the game still hammering shots on our goal they were rewarded on 45minutes for their hard work with a fine goal - 3-2 now. Not knowing how this was going to end up the ball was going from end to end so fast Framlingham had 2 goals disallowed for offside in quick succession.
Good defending/off side trap and two very good calls from our number one linesman Giggsy today. The referee had a very good game and after spotting a rabbit hole in the pitch Giggsy went digging around for some soil to fill it, only for him to run up the line later and fall in the new hole or just slip over, what ever it was it brought a smile to the fans that side.
Finally we managed to kill the game off when Ollie let a thunder bolt go from the right hand side across the goal into the bottom corner 4-2 up on 52 minutes.We managed to see the game out with a bit of luck as the whole midfield thought they were up front to win the game 4-2.
Overall the team/squad played really well and are starting to gel and use the bigger pitch.We are lucky to have a squad that are all able to play their part when called upon.
A big thank to the away team coaches and all the home/away surporters.
Attendance 25.
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