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Clacton H4L A Squad:
the start of the tournament things weren't looking good for Clacton. With
goalkeeper Kyle Thompson absent through injury, it was looking like Harry was
going to have to wear the number 1 shirt. However, Carolyn managed to find
experienced goalkeeper Craig at the last minute to ease the pressure off the
team a bit. The team played well together, with Tom Nicks as the star player.
The games were 15 minutes straight, no slide tackling was allowed and all the
free kicks were indirect.
Porters A 1-0 Robbie
had beaten Porters 3-1 in the previous tournament, but Porters are certainly
not a weak side. After Robbie had found the net Clacton looked for more goals
but were unable to increase their lead. Good defensive work from Tom and Greg
also prevented Porters from equalising and goalkeeper Craig wasn't troubled.
Colchester H4L A 1-0 Tom
had won 2-0 in the previous tournament but it was thought that the Colchester
game was going to be very tough. However Clacton were the more attacking threat
and Tom put Clacton ahead by tapping in the rebound after Robbie's shot had
been blocked by the Colchester keeper. Colchester tried to level but the
majority of their attempts were off target.
Tendring Mental Health 1-1 Harry
are Clacton's arch rivals. After the first two tournaments both teams were
level on points at the top of the table, with Clacton above them by 3 goals.
Tendring didn't attend the last tournament though, and Clacton took full
advantage of that by coming out top of the previous tournament to get maximum
points. For the first 7 minutes or so Clacton were all over Tendring,
constantly threatening to take the lead but in the end it was Tendring who
opened the scoring. However, seeing the goalkeeper roll the ball out to a
defender, Harry instantly ran up to take the loose ball and put it in the goal
to snatch a late equaliser for Clacton.
Disability 4 Sport 1-1 Robbie
are another team that didn't attend the last tournament. Until this tournament
Clacton had a 100% record over them. Once Robbie had opened the scoring for
Clacton it was looking like it would be a 1-0 victory for Clacton, but a
defensive error allowed D4S to equalise. Greg failed to clear a back pass and
with Craig off his line a D4S player won the ball and managed to score from a
tight angle. With about 3 minutes left, Clacton did everything they could to
try and retake the lead but were unable to find a winner.