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No Luck For Chaucer

Chaucer's Y6 footballers had an unlucky time of it as they resumed their involvement in the Derbyshire Primary and Junior School Football tournament...

Despite a series of strong performances, in which Chaucer were the better team each time, we were held to a modest set of results - 2 wins and 2 losses - from our latest trip to Heanor.

The evening started in promising fashion. In the opening match, 2 goals by Ellis Briggs and 1 from Charlie Palmer gave Chaucer a 3-1 victory over Howitt.

However, a goal apiece from Ellis and Charlie were not enough to prevent an unfortunate 2-3 defeat to Mundy. After falling behind early on, Chaucer dominated for long periods and equalised twice but were unable to convert enough of their many chances to take a lead. Mundy grabbed a late winner on one of their few attacking forays.

The 3rd game was yet more agonising from a Chaucer point of view as we somehow managed to lose 1-2 to Waingroves. The Ripley-based team took the lead almost straight from the opening kick-off but were then completely outplayed for the next 9 minutes and 30 seconds of the match. Unfortunately we only had a solitary Kieran Lynch goal to show for that dominance and, as we pushed forward for a winner, Waingroves hit us on a counter-attack, scoring with the last meaningful kick. Unofficial opta stats reported that Chaucer had 93% of the possession and out-shot their oppponents 37 to 2. Regrettably, 35 of our shots were straight at their keeper and one missed the target.

Chaucer bounced back in style to record a decent 5-1 win over Ironville in the final game of the session. Shazaad Ahmed and Kieran both scored twice, while Charlie bagged one. "Soccer Star of the Week" Ellis had another great game, providing creativity and work-rate down the left wing. Had it not been for some sloppy positioning and more wasteful finishing in the 2nd half, we could have won by a far greater margin. 

Rumour has it that shooting practice is scheduled for each Thursday afternoon between now and the Kids Cup!

~ Mr Woodcock.

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