St John's School, Leatherhead Boys-U12B vs Epsom College
On: Saturday, 21 Jan 2017
U12B vs. Epsom College – Away (Lost 4-1)
In their first match of the official football season, the U12Bs were keen to set things off to a great start! We came out eager and energetic and ready to show Epsom College just what these young Eagles are made of – grit, drive, and determination. There was some fantastic defensive play by Ben and Sam and particular recognition should be given to Archie and Thomas who worked very well together showing some superb initiative, control and understanding of the game. The team did very well to hold a strong attack from Epsom but unfortunately Epsom were quick and utilised some structural lapses managing to score 2 goals into the first half. However, the Eagles weren't willing to give in and after a great drive by Will and Thomas – Osian made St. John's history in securing the first ever goal for the U12B team. A fantastic moment of celebration led us nicely into the second half and we stepped back on to the pitch full of energy to make a come-back thanks to some inspiring words from Captain Luke. Unfortunately it wasn't to be – and aided by a slightly wonky pitch, Epsom came back even stronger. The boys played a fantastic game against a strong Epsom side and should be proud of some of the great skill they demonstrated throughout the match. They have gone from strength to strength with training so far this season, and let's hope it continues.