- Type of Match: League
- Venue: Clapham Common
- Squad – Gabriel Baptiste-Halliday, Ravohn Bannister, Wani Beya, Ephraim, Bissamou, James Des Voeux (Captain), Tom Gordon, Godwin Igberaese, Talib Lebby, Ruban Pradhan, Rhys Read-Beche, Djibril Sangare, Boris Shippey, Dakara Wifa, Hugo Turpin
- Result: nil-nil
- Man of the Match – Ruban Pradhan, Boris Shippey & Djibril Sangare -the back three.
Match Report: Clapham Rangers Colts U12 v Santley FC
It was a full-on strong, tough, physical match. The Colts deserved to win after working hard at the back and gaining more chances on goal. The referee was wearing flip flops in freezing conditions!
The first half of the game was played mostly in Santley’s end with the Colts plying on the pressure up front with a strong defensive back three with Ruban, Boris and Djibril. There were shots from James, Dakara and Wani. A great set up pass by Rhys to Hugo was kicked into the back of the net but unfortunately the off-side flag was raised. Ten minutes before the end Tom and Talib were swapped for James and Hugo. Santley FC weren’t given many chances to score and the Colts were unlucky not to.
The Colts were under pressure at the beginning of the second half and Gabriel made some good saves. After a shaky start the Colts soon settled into the match and added some strong pressure in the middle and up front. Talib, Godwin and Tom were substituted for Rhys, James and Wani around about 10 minutes into the second half. . The Colts had several chances with shots by Hugo, James and Dakara. The momentum of the full-on tough, physical game continued until the end whistle. The final score was nil-nil.
Coach Luke’s Men of the Match – the back three defenders Boris, Ruban and Djibril.