Late flourish is in vain for under 12s

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St George’s 5

Heanor Town Jnrs u12s 2

Kaj Andersen captained the match in only his second run out for Heanor Town after a great performance the week before.

It was a difficult game for Heanor. Facing very bright sunshine in the first half gave them an early disadvantage but St George’s took full benefit.

In the first 20 minutes or so, St George’s had a few shots just off target and a couple on target were well-saved by Heanor keeper Kian Simpson.

It didn’t feel like it would be long before they found they target and they did just three minutes before the half-time whistle.

Heanor piled on the pressure and some good running from Sam Meakin, Alex Wright and Max Campbell almost led to goals but St George’s defended well.

St George’s came out for the 2nd half with their shooting boots on as they put their second goal in after one minute.

After that, there was a lot of action in the Heanor area but good defending kept St George’s out.

Daniel Holmes, George Timby and Tristan Carlin-Thorpe worked hard for Heanor but three further goals by a good St George’s side put them in command.

However, the Heanor boys got themselves fired up in the last ten minutes and started to play well. A good run from Sam Meakin ended with a neat pass to Jared Smith who fired in a lovely goal.

Kaj fired in several free kicks for Heanor, Beckham-style. One paid off on the rebound when the ball flew past the keeper. The pressure and determination of the other players Emily Seale, Kyle Harris, Harry Vallans and Ethan Bell helped Heanor come back into the game as they got on top.

St George’s broke to make it 5-2 against the run of play, which finished off the game.

On the positive side, if Heanor had played like they did in the last ten minutes for the other 50, it would’ve been a very different game.

Player of the match was George Timby.