U16s Chelmsford 10 v Ipswich 15 - By Clive Mills

What a great win it was. 

With only 8 players and NO goalkeeper we stormed to a fully deserved 15-10 win against a very large Chelmsford side who had a full squad of players.

We trailed 4-3 at the end of the 1st quarter but finished the 2nd quarter leading by a goal and then never looked back, and finished the game comfortable winners.

Josh H, Joel, Nathan & Dan L all did a quarter in goal and made some great saves as well as all having very good games on pitch and all contributed with a goal or 2.

Meg & Poppy were excellent both in attack and defense, with Meg getting her name on the score sheet and both showed great skill and determination throughout the match. 

Dan Harris was dare I say it.... a bit awesome. Gave us a platform to build on by scoring the first few goals and then sat in defense and ran the game through his reading of the game and his strength, as well as organising the rest of them in the water. 

Joshua M played very well in a game 2 years above his age group and maybe scored the goal of the game with an audacious lob from the wing with fell perfectly inside the far post giving the East region U16 keeper no chance.

Special mention to Thomas Mills and Jon Mayall who did a great job in coaching the team together for the first time and they always gave the team plenty of encouragement to drive them to this performance and win.

Well done to all who played & coached