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Match Report | Erith Town 1 Dulwich Village White 1
10/11/2019 – Selkent League Game
Last Sunday’s game saw the U14s take on Dulwich Village White at the Belvedere Sports Club.
Due to injuries and illness, the Dockers only had 9 players available, so it would require maximum effort to get something from the game. Both teams observed the minutes silence for Remembrance Sunday impeccably and it was Dulwich who got the game underway.
As Dulwich looked to take advantage of the 2 extra players, the Erith Team were quick to shut down the opposition and looked to play on the break. Some great tackling from the Dockers defence, who were also being protected well by the midfield trio of Barnett, Akintunde and Ibiama kept the chances for Dulwich to a minimum, and Kamara, who was deputizing in goal, pulled off some good saves when needed and showed great distribution throughout.
After 18 minutes, Dulwich took the lead through a well worked corner, which eventually broke the deadlock. The Dockers quickly looked to get back into the game and utilise the pace of both wingbacks (Chukwujekwu and Onakoya) with a mixture of some intricate play and searching cross field balls. Seesay was chasing down everything upfront and got his reward on 25 minutes when he smashed in the equalizer. This rallied the Dockers again and they continued to battle for every ball. In the final 10 minutes of the half, both teams had chances to take the lead, however the first half ended a goal apiece.
HT – Erith Town 1-1 Dulwich Village White
The second half continued very similarly to the first, with Dulwich looking to pass the ball around and use the extra 2 man advantage. The Dockers again were first to every tackle with the boys putting their bodies on the line. The central defensive pairing of Arthur and Bromley dealt with everything thrown at them, from deep crosses to last ditch tackles and the longer the game went on the whole team continued to grow in confidence. Erith looked dangerous when breaking forward, with Seesay, supported well by Akintunde and Barnett looking to get the Dockers into the lead. Chukwujekwu and Onakoya continued to cause Dulwich problems down each flank, with a Dulwich defender receiving a yellow card when hauling down Onakoya when he was clean through on goal. In the closing stages both Bromley and Akintunde both went close for Erith, while Dulwich had a goal ruled out for offside. An entertaining game finished honors even.
FT – Erith Town 1-1 Dulwich Village White
MOTM was too close to call today and after the immense effort and fantastic performance, the award went to the whole team. The one thing that we ask for each week is effort and we are very proud of how all the boys battled this week.
Match Report | Orpington Stallions 2 Erith Town 2
27/10/2019 – Selkent League Game
Last Sunday’s game saw the U14s return to action away against Orpington Stallions.
With Akintunde, Ibiama and Onakoya all making their debuts, it was a new look Dockers squad that got the game underway and quickly pressed to create an opening. Some quick passing and great use of the ball created a few great chances. Unfortunately for Erith, the Stallions keeper was in fine form and pulled off a string of fine saves to deny Seesay, Barnett, Chukwujekwu and knight.
After the flurry of early chances, Orpington started to grow into the game more and push forward in search of a goal. Some well-timed tackles and some good saves by Kamara in goal kept the scores level, however on 25 minutes Orpington took the lead with a low drive from just inside the box. Erith tried hard to get back into the game before half time and went close again, forcing the stallions keeper into more fine saves. Unfortunately they could not find a way past him and went in at the break 1-0 down.
HT – Orpington Stallions 1- 0 Erith Town
The second half started well, with both sides looking to play good passing football and after 45 minutes, the Dockers were level. Some great build up play around the box from Akintunde and Palmer created an opening for Seesay. Again the keeper was forced into a fine save however Dunne was there following up to make it 1-1. Again the Dockers pushed forward and with good build up play from both wings, went ahead on 60 mins. Good work across the midfield created an opening for Seesay, who made no mistake and beat the keeper with a cool finish.
It was Orpington who then rallied as they tried to get back into the game and despite some good defending, they equalised with 5 mins left after the defence failed to clear a long ball into the box. Despite pushing for a winner, the Dockers could not find a way through and the game finished 2-2.
HT – Orpington Stallions 2- 2 Erith Town
MOTM was Onakoya for an impressive debut performance at wing back.
Some great football and a solid team performance from the Dockers this week and unlucky not to get the win they deserved.
Match Report | Erith Town 4 Southwark Dynamos 2
06/10/2019 – Selkent League game
This weeks game saw the U14s take on Southwark Dynamos at Belvedere Sports club.
After last weeks impressive battling team performance, the team were looking to build on that and quickly got the game started with some quick passing and good team play. Southwark Dynamos themselves were also playing good attacking football, which made for a good end to end contest.
Erith created some great chances with Barnett, Palmer and Janeway going close to opening the scoring, but it was (Jackson) Seesay that put the Dockers 1 up on 20 minutes with a cool finish. As Erith pushed for a second, they were caught on the break and Bush was beaten with a good finish by the Dynamos forward to make it 1-1.
The new look midfield worked hard to create another opening with Kafesci, Knight, Dunne Chukwujekwu all moving the ball well up to Barnett and Janeway, with Seesay breaking from midfield to support the forwards. Despite going close and hitting the bar from a well worked free kick, the Dockers couldn’t find a way past the Dynamos keeper, with the first half ending 1-1.
HT – Erith Town 1 – 1 Southwark Dynamos
The second half got off to the worst possible start when Dynamos went ahead quickly after the break to make it 1-2. Again the Dockers rallied and pushed forward in search of an equaliser. Janeway and Seesay went close again and it was Seesay who was making his debut, who put Erith on level terms on 50 minutes with another cool finish.
With the scores level, the game again was fast paced end to end football with some fluid passing.
The defence of Arthur, Kamara and Palmer held strong and on the occasion that Dynamos did break through, Bush was quickly off his line and made some fine saves.
On 62 minutes the Dockers were ahead again when Seesay completed his hat trick with a good follow up after the keeper had initially saved.
In the closing stages, as Dynamos themselves pushed for an equaliser, they were caught on the break. A great ball by Dunne put away Janeway, who finished emphatically to the bottom left corner to seal the Dockers first win.
MOTM this week was Hat-trick hero Seesay, but overall it was a brilliant team performance that earned Erith their first win.
FT – Erith Town 4 – 2 Southwark Dynamos
Match Report | Dulwich Village Reds 5 Erith Town 3
29/09/2019 – Selkent League Game
On Sunday the U14s started off their league campaign away at Dulwich Village Reds.
Due to sickness and availability , the Dockers had only 10 players available, which meant the boys knew they had to battle and put in maximum effort in the game.
As the game kicked off Dulwich took and early lead, however this seemed to rally the Erith Town players and they got the ball down and played some lovely football. After some great link up play in the midfield, Chuwujekwu burst into the box an tees up Barnett, who finished emphatically in the top left corner.
With the Dockers pushing for a second, a sucker punch came just a minute before halftime, when an unlucky deflection set up the Dulwich forward to make it 2-1.
HT – Dulwich Village Reds 2 – 1 Erith Town
Heading into the second half you could see that the boys were starting to tire, but they were all trying to cover every blade of grass and hit Dulwich on the break. In a 10 minute spell of pressure Bush made some amazing saves but was beaten twice to make it 4-1.
The Dockers were determined to fight back and after more good link up play, first through the middle of the park and then wide on the left, Chukwujekwu scored from close range to make it 4-2 with 15 minutes to go.
Once again the Dockers pushed forward, looking to get back into the game and with 10 minutes left they were caught on the break themselves and a smart finish by the Dulwich number 6 made it 5-2. Dulwich started to make the extra man count by playing the ball around the pitch, but all of the Erith players dug deep and continued to shut them down and apply pressure.
Erith rallied again and Barnett netted his second with a cool finish with minutes remaining to make it 5-3.
MOTM was very hard to call after such and impressive team performance, but it was edged by Dunne, who had a brilliant game in centre midfield.
At the final whistle the boys were shattered after giving it their all and were understandably a bit deflated. However, we couldn’t have asked for more effort by the boys and were very pleased and encouraged with how they looked to play. We look forward to the next weeks game and a great first season at Erith Town.
FT – Dulwich Village Reds 5 – 3 Erith Town