AVDFC U14’s Dynamos 9-3 Tring Tornadoes
Team: Edward, Jay; Luca, George, Dorian, Callum, Harry; Charlie, Kai, Conor, Harley, Owen, Aiden; Billy, Alfie
On a blustery, wet and somewhat miserable morning in Aylesbury the Dynamos lined up against a Tring side, looking to make amends for the last two poor results.
Taylor and Jake were unavailable but Dynamos had their new signing, Billy, ready and waiting to show what he could do.
The early exchanges saw both teams create a couple of chances, but Luca and Dorian were solid at the back for Dynamos and up front a couple of early chances were missed by Alfie and Kai.
After 7 minutes the first clear chance came when Callum found space and moved forward well, playing a great ball over the top for Kai to chase, his shot whistled past the goal.
Moments later Conor and Charlie combined in the middle and Charlie’s through ball was met by Alfie but was well saved. A positive start and Dynamos were looking in control.
15 minutes and the breakthrough…Luca thwarted an attack by Tring and played the ball out to Callum, he played a similar ball over to Kai and he crossed the ball. Unfortunately it was a poor cross, and as happened last week, the ball sailed over the defenders, over the keeper and straight into the goal…! 1-0 Dynamos.
Straight away Dynamos almost made it 2 when George played the ball to Aiden and he skipped past a challenge and hit a lovely cross. Alfie got the shot away but it went over the bar.
20 minutes gone and Mike introduced Billy up front, the crowd cheered and waited to see what would happen….
21 minutes and a Charlie shot was blocked and ended up at the feet of Billy, 30 yards from goal…he simply put his foot through it and smashed it past the helpless keeper into the goal. Surely a contender for goal of the season already and put Dynamos 2-0 up.
23 minutes and Harley’s cross went straight through and found Kai on the right flank, he then crossed and found Billy free who happily helped himself to another goal. 3-0 Dynamos.
25 minutes and guess what happened next. Conor won the ball in the middle and set Callum scampering off down the right flank. His cross was missed by the defence and ended up with….you’ve guessed it…Billy, who smashed it home for a hat-trick. 4-0 Dynamos.
Tring were shell shocked but then surprised Dynamos with a well worked attack and they beat the offside trap. Out rushed Jay to make a great stop with his feet, get up and clear the ball to Kai.
With the first half almost over, the next goal would be CRUCIAL!!!
Harley had worked the ball free down the left wing and played the ball back to Harry who was now joining the attack, he hit a shot which was well blocked, but the ball spun up and landed at the feet of Conor who was through on goal. He calmly side-footed the ball past the hapless keeper and scored his first of the campaign and Dynamos 5th of the day.
Half time 5-0 Dynamos.
The second half started with Tring trying to get something from the game, even if a consolation goal.
Luca and George were holding firm at the back and Edward was on hand to clear his lines when called upon.
At the other end a re-shuffle saw Harry, Charlie and Aiden all deployed further forward. However a shot from Harry was cleared and it fell to Kai, who just stood and thumped a pointless ball back at the goal…poor decision…but the ball flew past the defence, past Alfie and past the keeper into the net…!! I honestly don’t know how he does it…but that 6-0 Dynamos.
Tring then had 10 minutes where they had more possession and Dynamos took their foot off the gas. This allowed Tring to score 2 goals in quick succession and make Dynamos think about a few things. 6-2 Dynamos.
Luckily Billy was not done yet and some great feet in the middle from Owen saw him thread a ball through to Billy who easily scored his 4th goal of the game. 7-2 Dynamos.
Alfie was working hard up front, but was unlucky on a number of occasions not to score. He decided to “literally” give Tring a hand in the Dynamos box by almost punching a Tring corner clear….! Penalty! 7-3 Dynamos.
As the match was drawing to its conclusion, there was still time for 2 more goals.
A clearance from Luca was brought under control nicely by Billy and he moved forward and played the ball square to Owen who got on the scoresheet with a neat finish. 8-3 Dynamos.
The final goal was well worked with Dorian finding Callum again running riot down the wing and his cross made its way to Aiden who coolly slotted the ball home for a final score of 9-3 Dynamos.
It was a comfortable match for Dynamos in the end with some good performance from all the team. Kai scored his 2 goals and caused problems with his pace. Aiden had a great game on the left side and got a deserved goal. Harry was unlucky not to score and battled well. Great to see Conor get a goal to go with a solid performance and Callum was a constant threat hitting some great crosses. Good to see Jay with his confidence back making some outstanding saves as well. Final comment must go to debut boy, Billy, with a 5 minute hat-trick, scoring 4 in total and setting up 3 more…! Fantastic performance by all.