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Beaumont Town 4 Oadby Owls Juniors 7 - 2nd December 2012 (3rd round County Cup)

On a very cold winters morning, we arrived at Beaumont to be greeted by a heavy frost on the pitch.  Luckily because the pitch had a lot of grass on it, there wasn't much exposed frozen mud.  The  ref decided to give it till 11:00am and then the match would go ahead.

The lads started brightly and for the first 20 mins Oadby played some excellent football and built up a lead of 3-0.  Unfortunately a bit of complacency crept in and Beaumont pulled a goal back.  This spurred Beaumnt on and they managed to grab a second, just before half time.

The second half started with Beaumont pushing for an equaliser however the Oadby lads manged to take control of the game again and built up a bigger lead.  Beaumont did however managed to get another couple of goals and so although Oadby won in the end 7-4 and are now into the Quarter Finals of the county cup, we will need to look carefully at how we allowed Beaumont to get 4 goals.  This was a game that at 3-0, saw the team playing great football and we should have pushed on to put the game to bed.

Player of the Day: We play as a team, taking the plaudits together and also any criticism.

Goals Scorers: Jovan (2), Callum(2), Lewis (2), Rio

Beaumont Town 0 Oadby Owls Juniors 1 - 18th November 2012 (League)

On a very windy day and on a pitch that was very narrow, we came up against a tough Beaumont team.  They are not afraid to get stuck in and they break quickly in numbers.  They don't keep much of a shape but you have to be on your toes with Beaumont.

In the end it was a very one sided game in terms of possession and chances, but we found it very difficult to break them down and their goalie was on top form.  It took a penalty from Jovan to break the dead lock.

Final score 1-0 was important in that we kept a clean sheet and we notched up another win.  We will however have to make sure we put our chances away in future, if we wish to keep the winning streak going.

Player of the Day: Our squad of players continue to play as a great 'team'

Goals Scorers: Jovan (Pen)

Oadby Owls Juniors 5 Groby Juniors 0 - 11th November 2012 (League)

Apologies for the brief nature of the match report, it wasn't the cold that prevented me getting more details down today but the fact I was running the line today.

On a beautiful autumnal morning we welcomed Groby to Coombe Park for our fourth league game of the season.  Unfortunately the pitch is now starting to look and play like a winter pitch, with a number of muddy/wet areas. 

The lads played a great game today and considering the conditions they moved the ball well.  The Groby goalie had an excellent first half and it took an excellent shot by Rio to make it 1-0 to Oadby at half time.

The one minutes silence for Remembrance Sunday was observed by the players at half time.

In the second half, our dominance really began to pay off and further goals by, Jovan, Ako, Freddie and Callum sealed a good 5-0 victory against a potential 'banana skin'.  A number of Groby's parents gave praise to our players and the style of football we played.

We were missing Tambo (due to illness) and also Ethan who has a knee problem and we all hope he recovers to be able to resume playing as soon as possible. 

Player of the Day:  A great performance by the whole team

Goals Scorers: Rio, Jovan, Ako, Freddie and Callum

Oadby Owls Juniors 12 East Goscote 0 - 4th November 2012 (County Cup)

With the incredibly cold conditions and the rain beating down, it was not the best of conditions to keep taking notes, so apologies for a not very detailed match report (My hands stayed in their gloves).  The game today gave us on opportunity for the lads to try to play their two touch game, to pass the ball and for our team to keep possession.  The lads did this well in the main and at times played some excellent football.  The final score reflected the gap in ability between the teams, but it must be said that at no point did East Goscote give up and indeed their goalkeeper was a credit to them, keeping the score down to 12.

We will clearly meet much sterner tests than this as the season progresses and so the lads need to continue to work hard and develop their game further.

Player of the Day: As always the team of 15

Goals Scorers: Callum (3), Jovan (2), Lewis (2), Joel (1), Ethan (1),Tambers (1), Taylor (1), Blake (1)

Oadby Owls Juniors 3 Beaumont Town 0 - 14th October 2012 (League)

On a fine Autumnal morning (yet again!!!  Just wait till January!!), we hosted Beaumont Town in our third league game of the season.  We knew pretty much what we would be up against as we had played them in a friendly a couple of weeks ago.  They're not a bad side, that tends to rely on the pace of a few of their players.

Early exchanges were fairly even, but it was Oadby trying to play the football.  Although we had the majority of the possession in the first half, our lads had to be aware of Beaumont on the break and Cam had to make a couple of important saves.

In the 8th minute Lewis played a nice ball from the back to find Rio in midfield, Rio carried the ball forward and then found Browny with a perfect pass, a great shot by Browny opened the scoring, 1-0 to Oadby.  Shots by Rio (17 mins) and Freddie (23 mins) threatened to extend the lead, then on 27 mins Rio again found Browny with a nicely weighted pass, this time Browny had to fend off a defender but he still managed to get his shot on target, 2-0 and that's how it stood at half time.

The second half continued with Oadby dominating possession and trying to play the football.  We had to still be aware of their threat and Cam made a great save from a speculative shot by one of their forwards.  On 38 mins Rio broke into their half and put a lovely ball into Browny's path.  Browny was not going to miss the opportunity of a hat trick and he slotted the ball in, 3-0.  That's how the score finished, our 3rd league game brought a 3rd win.

Well done to the lads today, Beaumont were a potential banana skin.  Our squad again all played well, Haz, Joel and Taylor took a turn starting on the bench today.  This was no reflection on how they have been playing this season, as they have all started the season well.  I feel the players do appreciate that it will be a long season and we value all the players and so we will over the course of the season make sure that all the lads get plenty of football. 

Player of the Day: Some outstanding performances throughout the team, but as always, the whole team deserves this award

Goals Scorers: Callum (Browny) 3

Oadby Owls Juniors 7  Braunstone Trinity 1 - 7th Ocyober 2012 (County Cup)

Arriving at Coombe Park at 9:00am to get set up we were greeted by a cold foggy morning, autumn is definitely here.  Fortunately by kick off the fog had cleared and we were ready for our first cup game of the 2012/13 campaign.  We were drawn against Braunstone Trinity of the 3rd Division.  Braunstone had got promoted from the 4th Div last year and had started this season well, a number of coaches we had spoken to had said they weren't a bad team.

Our lads were positive from the start and we were picking out Jovan and Blake out on the wings with some nice passing football.  On the 3rd minute Joel broke into the right hand side of the box, he fired the ball across goal and a defender could do nothing but deflect it into his own net.  1-0 to the Owls (we'll give that one to Joel).  Despite dominating possession we were unable to convert this domination into goals until the 21st minute when Callum shot from the edge of the box to make it 2-0.  In the 23rd minute Braunstone managed to get into our box, a cross from the right took an awkward bounce and looped into our goal.  On 27 mins, Taylor produced a penetrating run into the edge of their box, his shot was parried by the keeper and Joel was there to pick up the bits, 3-1 and that's how it stood at half time.

The second half got under way and the lads maintained their dominance of possesion.  A great through ball by Rio, picked out Lewis and he slotted it home to make it 4-1.  Barely minutes after that goal Lewis again broke into the box with the ball, he pushed it pass the keeper and the keeper pulled him down, Penalty. Callum hit the penalty but the goalie made a good save, to be fair their goalie had a good game.  On the 43rd minute a corner from Jovan was met by Ako. his header was saved by the keeper, but he could only push the ball into the path of Lewis who tucked it in, 5-1. On 53 minutes, Rio and Taylor combined well to set up Lewis for his Hat-trick, 6-1, then Joel got his Hat-trick on 57 mins to make the final score 7-1.

A good solid performance by the lads.

Again we thank the players and parents for their understanding with the way we are trying to rotate players this season.  We feel we have a strong squad of players and we want all players to get a fair crack over the season.  It does mean players need to accept they may start on the bench, but this is most definitely not a reflection on their abilities.  It will be a long tough season, we have already seen that as the lads get bigger, the knocks they receive are heavier than when they were little under 7's, we will certainly have injuries through the season so the squad will be needed.

Player of the Day: As always, the whole team.

Goals Scorers: Joel (3), Lewis (3), Callum (1)

Riverside United 1 Oadby Owls 3 - 16th September 2012 (League)

On a very autumnal winday morning, we travelled to Syston for our first away game of the season.  On a poor pitch (a filled-in ditch ran diagonally across the pitch) and with the windy conditions, our lads tried their best to play their passing football.  In a first half where we dominated possession, we were forced to make a substitution in the 12th minute when Tambo sustained a bad arm injury ( his dad reports that it wasn't a break, but there is some damage and he may be out for 1-2 weeks), so Haz had to come on and slot in at left back. Our dominance paid off just before half time when Jovan put in a great cross from the right and Joel headed home, 1-0 to Oadby.  So we went in at half time 1-0 up and looking at how we could make our dominance pay.

For the second half, Blake was brought on and it was Freddie that came off.  We changed things round a bit, with Blake going on the right, Jovan switching to the left and Oli taking up position in centre midfield.  On 40 mins a great corner from Oli was volleyed in by Ako who took up position on the edge of the 6 yard box.  2-0 to Oadby. We continued to dominate possession, but the defence and Cam had to be on their toes as Riverside did try to break with the quick ball pumped forward.  In the 51st minute Taylor put a ball into the box that Jovan met while under pressure from a defender and the goalie, he managed to tuck it away, 3-0 to Oadby.  Riverside managed to nick a goal back on the 56th minute, but Oadby ended up 3-1 winners.

A well deserved victory by our team.  With Sam (knee injury) and Lewis (transfer not quite through) unable to play today and with Tambos injury (we all wish him a speedy recovery), it is clear we are going to need our 15 player squad for this gruelling season.  We have stressed to the lads we are a team of 15 and that we have confidence in all of them and so we will rotate players through the season. 

Another good win, well done to everyone. 

Player of the Day: The Team

Goals Scorers: Joel, Ako, Jovan

Oadby Owls Juniors 3  Aylestone Park 1 - 9th September 2012 (League)

On a warm sunny September morning we got our 2012-2013 league campaign underway.  The game was against one of our old rivals and everyone was looking forward to it.  Robbo had a good nights sleep not fretting at all about formations!!!  The pitch was in great condition and we were pleased our goalkeeper Cam had recovered from a finger injury he had picked up in pre-season.

Oadby controlled the first half playing the best football of the game in the first 20 mins.  (1-0) Jovan opened the scoring after a good passage of play which started with the ball being played from the back down the left, then worked across to the right, to then come back into the box for Jovan to score.  (2-0) Callum then increased the lead, which was well deserved by the team, with a well taken finish.  (2-1) In added on time in the first half Aylestone managed to pull one back when a long through ball found one of their forwards.  The whistle then went for half time.

Second half and it was clear the next goal would be crucial.  Cam showed his talent as a keeper that is always aware of situations, by coming out of his box to make an important clearance. Midway through the half we got a deserved free kick just outside the box to the left.  Freddie lined up for the shot, Aylestone put up a big wall, Freddie struck it beautifully into the top right corner, (3-1).  In a tough physical game a few players picked up knocks, but they kept there shape and were disciplined.  In the last 10 mins it looked like we might pick up a fourth, but we were happy with the 3-1 win at the end.

A fine performance by all the lads.  This game clearly showed that we have a great squad of players. We are not a team of 11 with subs, we have a squad of players and we are confident in all of them.  Its a long season and we will use them all in different formations so we need them all together as a tight squad.

Player of the Day: As always the whole team.

Goals Scorers: Jovan, Callum, Freddie.

Sileby Juniors 1  Oadby Owls Juniors 0 - Thursday 16th August 2012 (Friendly)

As part of our pre-season build up we visited Sileby to ensure a good test of our progress. In a very even game we came away defeated, though even the most hardened Sileby fan would have to admit we at least deserved a draw. It was a tough game on the large Sileby pitch, but when our lads played their passing game we showed we could compete with the treble winning Sileby team of last season.

Well done to all the lads, they should've learnt lots from their performance last night.

Oadby Owls 7 v DBS School 0 (Hong Kong) - Tuesday 14th August (Friendly)

In the spirit of building bridges between our club and teams from across the world (ok we got offered this game and we thought it would be a good pre-season workout), we played this team from Hong Kong in a 9-a-side friendly (we had a number of players injured or on holiday so 9-a-side made sense).  Our lads put on an excellent display of passing football and ended up winning 7-0.  The game was played in a very friendly spirit and our players and parents were impressed when the opposition lined up after the game, bowed to us in unison and said thank you.  Now if we could only get Sileby to do that.

Well done to all the lads.

Oadby Owls Tournament - 12th August 2012

On a sunny day at Judgemeadow, we entered our first tournament as an under 12 team.  Our build up to the 2012-2013 season started as soon as last season finished and we have said goodbye to players that served the team well but have now moved on elsewhere.  We say a big 'Good luck' to Harrison who has now signed for Leicester City and Lunny who has signed for Burton Albion.  Good luck also to Alfie, Connal, Jaden and Imran, who start next season with new teams.

So we approached this tournament with new players installed in the team (although we were missing Tambo as he is currently on Holiday in Wales) and we are confident we will challenge for honours on all fronts next season.  So with that confidence we approached the Oadby Owls tournament with a real determination to play our passing game and to give a good account of ourselves.

In our group was a respectable Allexton Magpies team, a team from Staffordshire (Kinver Colts) and the WBA Colts (a development Squad team from the West Midlands).  In the group matches it was only the WBA team that gave us any real problems.  We ended up losing 1-0 to them, in a game which was unfortunately more memorable for their atrocious fouling.  But having beat Allexton 2-0 and Kinver Colts 7-1 and 5-0 (all teams had to play one team twice to make up for the fact a team dropped out), we progressed to the Quarter Finals in the hope of meeting WBA again so that we could show them how our passing style could beat their aggressive approach.

In the Quarter Final we played Bugbrooke from Northamptonshire and won 2-0.  The lads had really got into their stride now playing some great football.  We went into the Semi Final against Greenwood Meadows (from Nottingham) confident that the lads could give a good account of themselves and they did, winning 3-0.  Onto the final then, against a side from Yorkshire, Handsworth Boys, that a lot of people had been saying were a good team.  Well we were too good for them in the end, winning 2-1, though it was a tough game.

CHAMPIONS !!!!  Well done to all the boys.  I don't want to single out anyone in particular, as on a long grueling day, all the boys definitely played their part.  I overheard a number of parents from other teams that were very complimentary of our style of football, which is always nice to hear.

A big thankyou to the parents for their loyal support.  As a group of parents you are great, you do not moan, you don't shout tactical directions from the side (which could give the lads confused messages), you just fully encourage all the boys.

Forward now to a number of friendlies over the next couple of weeks, before the season starts at the end of August.

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