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Under 13 8 - 2 Ditton Minors Youth

Home | 30 September 2018

Staplehurst Monarchs Youth 8-2 Ditton Minors Youth

Today we played our league opener against Minors. We had a full squad other than Ben. First half we hit the ground running and were soon into our stride. We opened the scoring as Fin W released Tom to race through 1 on 1 and score. Tom soon added our second as Will played him in again to finish 1 on 1. Will was then provider again as his corner was half volleyed home by Harry F. Tom was unlucky not to complete his hat-trick as Will played him in and his curling effort came back off the post. Fair play to Minors they didn’t fold and got a goal back just before half time as they intercepted a back pass to score. HT 3-1.

Second half we got our lead back to 3 as Fin W passed to Lenny who raced clear to finish. We again caused our own problems at the back as we were caught in possession and Minors scored again. Finn B then saved 1 on 1 as Minors rallied. Tom went close with a back heel and Jack shot narrowly wide from Gareth’s square ball. We settled our nerves as Lenny set Tom up to complete his hat-trick. After this we stepped it up a gear as Louis won a header at a corner and Harry F followed up to score. Felix then scored as Jacks shot was parried and Felix rounded things off as he finished Aleks’ pass. Will saw a late effort saved. 8-2 FT. Marcus, Jacob, Harry H and Jan played well at the back and showed great confidence playing out from the back at times.

MoM Tom/Lenny/Will. So a good start to the league season, some of the passing and movement for the goals was fantastic but lots to improve on. Credit to Minors they played some nice football at times and showed great character.


Lots of positives today, lots to improve but a good start.

Starting Line Up

Finn (GK)
Felix (DF)
Harry (DF)
Harry (DF)
Aleks (MDF)
Lenny (MFD)
Marcus (MFD)
Finn (MFD)
Thomas (FWD)
William (FWD)


Jan (DF)
Jack (MFD)
Louis (MFD)
Gareth (FWD)