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U12 Yellows finish with undefeated record

1 year ago By Pete Johns

Gosport Borough's U12 Yellows squad finished 2016/17 with an undefeated record after a hard fought final game at Whiteley.

With the final couple of games remaining the team's 100% win record was on the cards.

With so few games played in 2017 and the title confirmed, Phoenix provided the first game to challenge thier winning streak. The conditions were ideal bus as the game kicked off it showed that the team hadn't played much.

The Yellows were slow off the block and conceded a quick goal. This snapped the tean into gear and and they quickly realised that teams were trying to deny then the 100% record.

The Yellows started to pass the ball around nicely and play as a team and soon grabbed an equalizer. With confidence restored, they managed a further eight without reply.

United Services were the next challenge. A very physical side in blustery conditions proved to make this a very difficult game.

The U12s passing was off and the teamwork non-existent and a few changes were required before the scoring was opened. The game turned scrappy and poor with the home side trying to play the long ball game but in the final five minutes, two fantastic moves added two more goals and a 3-0 win.

The final game of the season caused some nerves in the camp and with the Whiteley Reds having done their homework, the Yellows found they were closed down every time they took possession.

Whiteley scored first and with the team unable to change their style of play, they were soon two goals down. Boro' Yellows were handed a lifeline when a penalty was awarded but none of the team looked confident enough to take the spot kick as nerves got through to them. The kick eventually was easily saved by the Whiteley keeper.

At half time a quick team talk and a few changes sent a hungry team back out for the second period. With attack after attack the inevitable happened and Boro' got one back.

As Gosport piled on the pressure, numerous goalmouth scrambles in the Whiteley area were defended resolutely - the ball just wouldn't go in for Boro'.

Then at last one final attack and a cross from the left deflected off a Whiteley defender and into the goal to level the score.

The character of the Yellow's players was magnificent. At the final whistle they had fought back from two down.

Whiteley provided a guard of honour at full time - applauding the team as the champions.

Updated 09:23 - 4 Apr 2017 by Site Manager

Where next?

Under 12 Yellows crowned champions Borough's U12 Yellows have won Division 3 of the Portsmouth Youth League

Sun 2 Apr
Under 13 Yellow Whiteley Wanderers Red
League 2 – 2
Sun 19 Mar
League 0 – 3
Sun 12 Mar
Under 13 Yellow Phoenix Youth
League 1 – 9

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