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Under 12 Blues 2 - 2 Upminster Town United

Away | 09 September 2018

9th September 2018

Upminster Town United Blue v Dagenham United Blues

The Under 12’s sponsored by Cypher, travelled to an away match versus Upminster Town United, for the season opener.

With a fast paced start Dagenham had a great chance of scoring within the first 5 minutes, but with a bobble of the ball the shot was fumbled. The next 15 minutes saw battling from both teams, but Dagenham slowed down and Upminster put the first goal in the net. Dagenham fought back, our trio in defence were taking better shape, with some good movement down the wings from Tannia and Ola, Dagenham equalised with a through ball from our captain Ty to our striker Daone.

Half time 1-1

Dagenham showed their grit and determination, and started the 2nd half being the stronger team. Within 10 minutes the ball was in the air outside the box, coming off the back of Charles, Ty struck the ball on the volley and it was 2-1 to Dagenham.

Dagenham just took their foot off the gas and conceded a sloppy goal 5 minutes before the full time whistle. The defence wasn’t strong at that point, our keeper Jack couldn’t have done any more than he did, with a strong jump and stretch his fingertips brushed the ball, but it went in, top bins!

Final score 2-2

The game was great to watch, with end to end action, and seeing the physicality of  football at this age group, this season will be eye opening and competitive.

A special mention to Wasim, after a few weeks off of training with a leg injury, he came back this week and gave it is all, playing the whole second half he was cool calm and collected on the ball.

Player of the Match this week goes to Tannia, she had a cracking game! Running up and down the wing, taking players on and being strong in tackles. Also crossing some lovely balls into the box, and taking some far reaching throws. All round she had a very solid game. Congratualtions Tannia!