U8s Draw Again v Teddington Athlectic

March 28, 2015


Another nail-biting game between Moor Mead's U8 team and Teddington Athletic ends in a 3-3 draw, the second stalemate this season.


Moor Mead started as the brighter team, displaying fine touches and excellent mobility.  However, Teddington's league experience began to tell and they combined a more physical approach with experience at set-pieces to come back into the game.  Teddington scored half-way through the first half, Miles rattled the cross-bar with a free kick reminiscent of a young Beckham, before Jamie followed up a saved shot to make it 1-1 at half time.


The second half saw sustained pressure from Teddington earning them an early goal.  William equalised soon after, calmly slotting in from a great cross.  Dilly made some fine saves, Elizabeth was a rock at the back, Tye and Charlie were ferocious in midfield with Jeremias having a fine game as a box-to-box midfielder.


Just as it looked that Moor Mead were gaining the upper hand, Teddington scored again, rather luckily - but no Moor Mead heads dropped.  Sustained pressure earned us a corner which Nico converted with a 'facer' from Miles' whipped in delivery.


Overall, a draw was probably a fair result.  Moor Mead looked the better side for skill but Teddington's experience gave them a shape and a discipline which we will need to learn from for next season.


Well played to all!

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