U13s St Johnstone FC v U13s SERYFA Friday 14th December 2018
Callum Barlow Tynecastle FC
Michael Wilson Portobello CFA
Aaron Bone Portobello CFA
Jamie Anderson Portobello CFA
Dillon Monteith Portobello CFA
Riley Carson Bonnyrigg Rose Reds
Max Ramsey West Lothian FC
Brodie Hood Portobello CFA
Owen Hastie Portobello CFA
Adam Phayre Currie Star FC
Miko Brown Salvesen CFC
Layton Bartram West Lothian FC
Luke Paxton Tynecastle FC
Lewis Marshall Salvesen CFC
Alfie Smith Portobello CFA
Louis Patterson Inverkeithing United
Ollie Penrice Livingston FC Community Yellow
Ben McManus Edinburgh South CFC
Our U13s travelled up to McDiarmid Park Perth to play St Johnstone FC on Friday 14th December 2018. A squad of 17 players travelled.
The game was played over three @ twenty five minute periods.
St Johnstone started with a very strong first eleven that had played together on a number of occasions against our first eleven who were playing their first match together.
St Johnstone played some excellent football and started by pushing the SERYFA back into their own half. Keeping their shape well playing with wide players the seryfa defence were given no time to settle playing together for the first time.
Before the seryfa team had really settled in to their shape they found themself 2 goals down in the first period. I was noticable that the Saints were more use to playing together than the seryfa. However the boys showed some evidence of why the had been chosen, by showing individual flashes of skills.
As the coaches had explained to the boys before kick off all the guys that hadn't played in the first period would start the second period. The seryfa started better and started to talk to each other and find each other with some nice football.
However St Johnstone were still on top and scored a spectacular 3rd goal from a shot from well outside the penalty area. Our boys responded well and kept their heads up and started to get more into the game playing some neat one touch football.
Saints were still dangerous and scored their 4th goal of the game.
Team changes and a change of system was made by the seryfa coaches during the break.
We start brighter and were matching the saints team better than the first two periods. The players had settled and were finally starting to play as a team during this period.
Both set of players were looking comfortable on the ball and served up some nice flowing football.
The third period finished goalless and both teams had played well.
The St Johnstone team showed the had played together before and played some great football and the seryfa showed that as the game went on that they with a few more game playing together they will be more than a match for any future opponents
On a personal note i would like to thank all the players for their efforts during the game.
To all the parents who made sure the players arrived on time and for their support during the game I cannot thank you enough.
Finally a huge thanks to Neil Hassan and his coaching staff for all the hard work they have done
Thanks Fraser Lawson SERYFA President