Under 10s Results and Match Reports

2005 - 2006 Season

Results

17 December 2005 - Darby Green Dynamos - (H) 1-1 League Draw more

10 December - Pinewood Panthers (A) (CUP Last 16) 3 - 4 (Cup) Win more

3 December - Ashridge Park Rangers (A) Postponed more

26 November - Whitegrove Wasps (H) 6 - 2 League Win more

19 November - Binfield Bullets (A) 1 - 1 League Draw more

12 November - Pinewood Predators (H) 8 - 5 League Win more

5 November - Sandhurst Town Strikers (H) 1 - 1 League (CUP) Draw more

22 October - Pinewood Panthers (A) 0 - 4 League Win more

10 October - Sandhurst Town Swifts (H) 2 - 2 League Draw more

8 October - Sandhurst Town Strikers (A) 2 - 5 League Win more

1 October - California Eagles (H) 2 - 0 League (CUP) Win more

24 September - Ascot Utd Racing - (H) 8-2 League Win more

17 September - Crusaders Kings (H) 4-1 League Win more

10 September - FC Bracknell Bullets (A) 9-2 League Defeat more

Match Reports

17 December 2005 - Darby Green Dynamos - (H) 1-1 League Draw

On yet another cold early morning start, two of the strongest teams in this division locked horns at St Sebastian’s. With Darby Green having won all previous nine games prior to meeting us we knew this was going to be a tough match. The Cavaliers made their customary fast start and controlled the early possession. A quick thinking Stevie got an assist as his long drop kick found Kieran battling with Darby Green’s defence. Kieran managed to shrug them off and score a goal under an on rushing goal keeper. The Darby Green Keeper unfortunately was injured on the play and had to be substituted. He did manage to recover to come back on at a later stage. The substitute keeper was tested a few times and looked more than capable of handling himself between the sticks. The remainder of the half was end to end stuff with both teams having chances. Kieran was working tirelessly up front battling the Darby Green defence and has the lumps and bruises to prove it. The Darby Green forwards were battling with Darrell, Colin and Toddy. Both defences were battling hard to keep the other at bay. Neither team was giving an inch. The half ended with the Cavaliers leading 1-0. If we thought the first half was a battle we knew the second half was going to be harder. Darby Green have not won all their matches by resting on the laurels. We knew they were probably going to throw everything they could at us including the kitchen sink, and they did. I think at one point I even saw a shower and a bath tub being chucked up the pitch. After a fairly even start to the second half, Darby Green enjoyed a period of sustained possession that ultimately resulted in the equalizer. Every now and then you hit a ball so sweetly that as soon as it is hit you know it’s a goal. Stevie had no chance at the save. The remaining fifteen minutes were going to be crucial to the outcome of the match. I always thought there was going to a winner. With Darby Green committing more men forward, we knew if we could withstand the pressure we would have a chance to counter attack. They even brought the goal keeper up for attacking corners. On a couple of occasions they were very nearly caught out with George and Harry shooting wide of the goal respectively. At the final whistle the score ended at 1-1. Both teams knew they had been involved in a tough match. It was never a dirty match but was very physical. We probably had the better of the first half and they probably had the better of the second half. A sign of a good side is how you react to periods of sustained pressure. Both teams threw everything at the other and neither team blinked or budged an inch. We probably needed to win the match more then them but more importantly neither team wanted to lose the match. The Cavaliers unbeaten run is now extended to 13 matches.
George and Ryan took turns battling on the right of midfield, Harry and JJ took turns on the left, Colin took turns battling in the middle and ended up battling up front as striker. Kieran spent most of the match battling up front running tirelessly up and down the pitch. Toddy and Darrell were very solid in defence. Stevie was called on a few times to make good saves. This was one heck of a team performance. I couldn’t give the man of the match to one person and not the other. One noticeable person missing today was Jordan. He unfortunately had to have surgery in the week and will be missing for a while. As he was our inspiration today, it was only appropriate that he got the Man of the Match award.


Team: Stevie Green (GK), Darrell Richardson, Kieran O'Conner, George Holmes, Ryan Pieper, Jack (JJ) Jenden , Harry Goss, Jack Todd, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: Kieran OConner (1)
Man of the Match: The Whole Team

10 December - Pinewood Panthers (A) (CUP Last 16) 3 - 4 (Cup) Win

Another early start greeted the boys and parents this morning in this eagerly awaited cup match against a Pinewood team whose home ground is less than two minutes drive from our home ground. We knew this was going to be hard fought match. The Cavaliers made an uncharacteristically slow start to the game this morning and Pinewood took the lead with an early goal. I think it took that to wake the boys up this morning. Straight from the kick off we got one back as a great through ball found Kieran fighting through the Panthers defence to shoot at goal. After the ball ricocheted about a few times it found its way back to him and he crashed it into the net. Not to be outdone the panthers took the lead again within five minutes. I was beginning to think it might be one of those games where both teams reached double digits in the score line. The game was being played a very high pace with both teams attacking and defending very well. After numerous chances to level the score we finally did just before half-time. A great corner by Kieran found Colin unmarked making a diagonal run to the near post to side foot the ball on the volley into the net. Half time came with both teams level at 2-2. The second half saw the Cavaliers pick the pace up a bit and start to control the ball with a bit more authority. We were pressing forward at every opportunity to get another goal. We did at times tend to lose our shape a bit and were twice almost punished for it. Stevie “Wonder” Green was on hand to make a couple “blinding” saves to keep the scores level. Some great link up play between Harry, Colin, and George found Harry free on the left. Harry’s left footed shot beat the keeper and from my angle looked to be going into the net. Colin wasn’t so sure and was on hand to kick the ball into the net. My assumptions were correct when Colin sheepishly apologized to Harry afterwards. Shouts of “Lineker, Lineker” could be heard from the touchline. After the goal the Panthers started attacking with a bit more urgency. They looked to have equalized 5 minutes from the end but Darrell was on hand to make a fantastic goal line clearance. Just when it looked like we would win the match in regulation, Pinewood scored right at the death. Extra time loomed. It looked like the football Gods were conspiring against us again when Darrell, Ryan, and Harry all had to come off injured. Harry did manage to recover to come back on with 5 minutes left in the match. The Cavaliers seemed to step up another gear in extra time and had the best of the chances. Jordan put on a lovely display of keepy uppey while changing directions to shake off a couple of defenders. The touchline broke into a chorus of “Just like watching Brazil”. I must admit it was lovely to see. Kieran finished off the scoring for us to give us the 4-3 victory. It’s a shame there had to be a loser in this match because both teams gave there all. Looking out on the pitch at the final whistle I could see every player from both teams was exhausted. They played their hearts out. Our boys did their best to give me heart failure at times today. I can’t imagine there being any neutrals at this game but it must have been a cracking match to watch if there were any. It was end to end stuff; a great match to watch. Every player can take pride in today’s result. A few slip ups in marking and keeping our shape led to the Panthers goals, but the boys’ attitude, commitment, and will to win were second to none. Man of the match today went to Stevie “Wonder” Green. He was an absolute diamond between the sticks today. After missing the first five matches of the season he is back to his best with back to back Man of the Match awards. Well done Stevie.

Team: Stevie Green (GK), Darrell Richardson, Kieran O'Conner, George Holmes, Ryan Pieper, Jack (JJ) Jenden , Harry Goss, Jack Todd, Jordan Tait, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: Kieran OConner (2), Colin Pope (2)
Man of the Match: Stevie Green'

3 December - Ashridge Park Rangers (A) Postponed

Match Postponed due to standing water on the pitch. Will be rescheduled at a later date.

26 November - Whitegrove Wasps (H) 6 - 2 League Win

Another cold early morning start saw the Cavaliers unbeaten run continue and stretched to 10 games. The Cavaliers came out of the blocks sprinting, ala Lynford Christie in a sprint race. Two quick goals in succession by Kieran and Harry saw the Cavaliers go 2-0 up in the first 4 minutes before the Wasps knew what hit them. The game settled down after that and the Wasps started to enjoy a bit more possession. With only one recognized back at our disposal, the Cavaliers defence held firm with Toddy, Jordan, and Jack (JJ) Jenden cutting out most of the Wasps forward play. George, who has speed and endurance by the bucket loads, was working tirelessly running up and down the right flank causing problems going forward and very tenacious in his defensive play. Stevie came up trumps again with a top draw save in the first period. JJ, in his more customary role in the centre of midfield, played a solid first half setting up chances for the forward players while not neglecting his defensive responsibilities. A mix up between midfield and defence saw a Wasps player through on goal which was coolly finished leaving no chance for Stevie. The half ended with Cavaliers up 2-1. The second half started pretty much the same as the first with Colin, Harry, George and Ryan hounding the Wasps defence. This eventually paid off as Colin latched onto a through ball from Ryan and coolly slotted in past the Wasps keeper. Stevie came up with another blinding save, only to see it ricochet around like a pinball, touching three or four players before landing at the feet of a Wasps player. Stevie still managed to get his hand on the follow up shot but saw it trickle over the line for a goal. The next few minutes saw both teams enjoy equal possession and causing problems. The Cavaliers then took control of the match again. Another through ball, this time from Harry, saw the keeper come off his line and handle the ball outside his area. The resulting free kick saw Toddy on the score sheet for the first time this season. With the angle a bit difficult and two people in the wall the odds were against him scoring, but he sent the ball around the wall and into the top right corner to score a fantastic goal. With George burning up the grass on the right, tricky Harry darting and weaving on the left and Ryan and JJ dictating the pace in the middle, it was only a matter of time before we scored again. Jordan sent a clearing ball up the right wing which Colin again latched onto. He went around one defender, then the keeper and coolly tapped it into the net. The Wasps again enjoyed a period of possession but Kieran, now on at Left back, and Jordan at right back fought tenaciously to keep them at bay. Colin, on his own to the left of goal, looked odds on for his hat trick when George sent in a fantastic whipping cross. A Wasps defender gallantly jumped in front and took one in his stomach for his team. He unfortunately landed wrong on his leg and had to be subbed. The Cavaliers goal scoring machine wasn’t done yet. A great ball from Kieran sent Harry on his way to weave through the traffic and finish up the scoring for a 6-2 win. Stevie was called upon twice again before the final whistle and came up trumps both times. In the end it was a hard fought victory for the Cavaliers over a very tough battling Wasps team. As the season progresses the boys are beginning the gel nicely and play some fantastic football. The forward play and transitional play from defence to attack was again excellent today. We are beginning to rely on more passing movements and less dribbling around opponents, which is pleasing to see. I am beginning to see less of the “me” attitude and more of the “team” attitude. The fact we had 4 players on the scoring sheet today is evident of the unselfish play between our players. Man of the Match: Stevie Green. Stevie was absolutely fearless between the sticks, snatching the ball from the feet of most attacking players, and coming up with 4 fantastic saves. A special mention goes out to George Holmes, who caused havoc all game long going forward and proved solid as a rock while back defending.

Team: Stevie Green (GK), Kieran O'Conner, George Holmes, Ryan Pieper, Jack (JJ) Jenden , Harry Goss, Jack Todd, Jordan Tait, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: Colin Pope (2), Harry Goss (2), Kieran O'Conner (1), Jack Todd (1)
Man of the Match: Stevie Green

19 November - Binfield Bullets (A) 1 - 1 League Draw

Match Report for U10 Bracknell Cavaliers
On a day that was without a doubt the coldest day of the season, on a frozen pitch that probably shouldn't have been played on, the Cavaliers go 9 straight matches without defeat. With only seven players at our disposal today it was always going to be a tricky fixture. We had Toddy, our only recognized left back, the very speedy George and tricky Harry missing today. The boys, however, came out of the blocks with a head of steam. They played a very determined first half and were dominant in every facet. The team play was fantastic and the passing was very crisp. Every Binfield attack was snuffed out by Darrell, JJ, and Jordan. The football gods were just not on our side today. On another day without the heroics of the Binfield goalkeeper, who I thought had a fantastic match, some very determined defending and I must say some poor finishing; the match probably would have been over at half time. Ryan answered my question, when I shouted out "Is anyone going to score today?” by popping up with his first goal of the season with 10 minutes left in the first half. I think he was the only one who brought his shooting boots today. When the half time whistle blew Stevie, our Goal Keeper, came off the pitch without ever having a touch of the ball in the first half. The Bullets must have had a good talking to at halftime because they were playing with much more purpose and determination in the second half. Stevie was definitely kept busier in the second period. Halfway through the second he had to come up with a brilliant save, showing why we paid all those millions for him, to keep us in the lead. More Cavaliers chances came and went as the clock ticked on. Colin looked to have added to the score when he chipped the keeper. But a Binfield defender, who never gave up on the ball when most would have, came up with a fantastic sliding goal-line clearance. There is always the possibility, if you don't finish your chances on goal, that you can be pegged back. You only have to switch off for one second to concede a goal. It was looking like we might get away without adding to our lead, but it was just not meant to be today. With about 7 minutes left in the match the Binfield Striker went on a twisting run around the Cavaliers defence to slot home a beautifully struck ball. In the end we were unlucky to come away from the match without the win, but the Bullets, through a very spirited Second Half display, sheer grit, and dogged determination not to lose, I felt thoroughly deserved the draw. Although the result didn't go our way today, I was very pleased with the boys' performance. One positive we can take from this match is that our shape, link up between defence and attack, and passing between our forward players was excellent. I was particularly impressed with the unselfish forward play between Kieran, Colin, and Ryan. Let’s just hope everyone brings their goal scoring boots next week.


Attendance: About 20 Frozen Parents
Team: Stevie Green (GK), Kieran O'Conner, Darrell Richardson, Ryan Pieper, Jack Jenden (JJ), Jordan Tait, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: Ryan Pieper (1)
Man of the Match: Jack (JJ) Jenden

12 November - Pinewood Predators (H) 8 - 5 League Win

Team: Stevie Green, Kieran O'Conner, Darrell Richardson, Ryan Pieper, George Holmes, Jack Jenden (JJ), Jack Todd, Harry Goss, Jordan Tait, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: Kieran O'Conner (3), Jordan Tait (1), Harry Goss (2), Colin Pope(2)
Man of the Match: Jack Todd

5 November - Sandhurst Town Strikers (H) 1 - 1 League (CUP) Draw

Safely through to the third round of the Cup. Well Done Boys. Next Cup Match...
Pinewood Panthers v Bracknell Cavaliers 10 Dec 2005

Team: Stevie Green (GK), Kieran O'Conner, Darrell Richardson, Ryan Pieper, George Holmes, Jack Jenden (JJ), Jack Todd, Harry Goss, Jordan Tait, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: own Goal (1)
Man of the Match: Colin Pope

22 October - Pinewood Panthers (A) 0 - 4 League Win

Team: Stevie Green (GK), Kieran O'Conner, Ryan Pieper, George Holmes, Jack Jenden (JJ), Jack Todd, Harry Goss, Jordan Tait, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: Harry Goss (3), Colin Pope (1)
Man of the Match: Harry Goss

10 October - Sandhurst Town Swifts (H) 2 - 2 League Draw

Team: Stevie Green (GK), Kieran O'Conner, Ryan Pieper, George Holmes, Jack Jenden (JJ), Harry Goss, Jordan Tait, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: Colin Pope (1), Harry Goss (1)
Man of the Match: Jordan Tait

8 October - Sandhurst Town Strikers (A) 2 - 5 League Win

Team: Kieran O'Conner, Ryan Pieper, George Holmes, Jack Jenden (JJ), Jack Todd, Harry Goss, Jordan Tait, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: Colin Pope (2), Kieran O'Conner (2), George Holmes (1)
Man of the Match: George Holmes

1 October - California Eagles (H) 2 - 0 League (CUP) Win

Team: Kieran O'Conner, Darrell Richardson, Ryan Pieper, George Holmes, Jack Jenden (JJ), Jack Todd, Harry Goss, Jordan Tait, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: Harry Goss (2)
Man of the Match: Jack Todd

24 September - Ascot Utd Racing - (H) 8-2 League Win

Team: Kieran O'Conner, Darrell Richardson, Ryan Pieper, George Holmes, Jack Jenden (JJ), Jack Todd, Jordan Tait, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: Kieran O'Conner (4), George Holmes (3), Jordan Tait (1)
Man of the Match: Kieran O'Conner

17 September - Crusaders Kings (H) 4-1 League Win

Goal Scorers: Colin Pope (2), Jordan Tait (1), Harry Goss (1)
Man of the Match: Ryan Pieper
Team: Kieran O'Conner (GK), Darrell Richardson, Jack Jenden (JJ), Ryan Pieper, George Holmes, Jack Todd, Jordan Tait, Harry Goss, Colin Pope

10 September - FC Bracknell Bullets (A) 9-2 League Defeat

Team: Kieran O'Conner, Darrell Richardson, Ryan Pieper, George Holmes, Jack Jenden (JJ), Jack Todd, Harry Goss, Jordan Tait, Colin Pope
Goal Scorers: Colin Pope (1), Jordan Tait (1)
Man of the Match: Jack Todd