U14 – 28th October 2018

Old Bordenian U14 VII

OBHC 1 – 1 Anchorians
OBHC 2 – 1 Gore Court

The New-Old Boys started their 2018-19 season with an exciting triangular vs Gillingham Anchorians Girls, BBHC and Gore Court. Starting nervously, they were held to a 1-1 draw against a very strong and well organised Anchorians team with end to end play for the full game. The visitors took the early lead but the lead was cancelled out by Ben Gunner from a neat short corner routine to bottom left.

Next up, they took on BBHC, taking positives from the previous game and focusing on things to improve, they started well but BBHC’s talent showed and they took the early lead, followed up shortly by another goal. Despite the 2 goal deficit OBs dug in and with some resilient defending from superstar Emily Skinner no further goals were conceded in the first half. From the restart the team started well, creating a number of chances down the left and right hand side from Harrison Devoy and Joe Mital, eventually the opposition defence cracked and Joe Mital finished with a neat deflection following Harrison Devoy’s shot. It was not enough however and BBHC scored a third with the game ending 3-1, BBHC were the deserving winners.

Finally the closing game was the local derby against Gore Court. Both teams started well, creating chances each end with OBHC taking the lead through Tom Gunner who slid the ball past the ‘keeper into the bottom corner. The midfield worked tirelessly with newcomers Zak Tuckwell and Lewis Cooper not giving in and making some very important tackles and interceptions which helped create chances in front of goal. In the second half, with the bit between their teeth, the team jumped out of the blocks with Harrison Jolie stepping up and finishing a great goal. Gore Court, however, came back straight away to make it 2-1 with a neat finish. New to goalkeeping, Jacob Carter made some great saves from close range helping keep the visitors out, and the lead was almost increased by a superb piece of skill by George Williams chipping the ball over the ‘keeper but, with the ball going just wide, it was enough however and the OBs took their first win of the day.

Ben Gunner was voted Player of the Day by the team and Lead Coach Iain Burwood confirmed his delight in the way the new team improved throughout the day, pulling together when needed right across the pitch. Next fixtures are on the 18th November away at Gillingham Anchorians.

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