Match Report
Shiplake College Boys-U13B vs  Cokethorpe School
On: Wednesday, 21 Feb 2024
Venue: at Home

This was a match throughout which resilience was key in clawing back six goals. After a strong start and nifty footwork on the wings by Harry Williams and Charlie Craig the pace of the opposition striker was too quick for our midfield and defence and he slotted home a comfortable goal. The striker put another three goals in before our midfield and attackers threaded neat passes through to Luca Currie who picked his spot each time to tuck in two outstanding goals to close the gap. Oli Gilbart-Smith's work rate was exceptional and he covered defensive and midfield positions with incredible tenacity and skill preventing a number of balls travelling through to their front line. To top it off he tucked away a confident penalty; an inspirational display. Mackenzie Lewis' was excellent as captain, commanding the back line and modelling the kind of leadership I expect we will see more of from the next match. Sai Vedhara scored a masterful goal from range and Henry Lawrence and Matthew Lane were a strong presence in central defence, but even with a further three pin-point accurate goals from Luca victory was just out of reach this week.