The player’s perspective:
A crushing defeat for the U13s on Saturday but that did not stop them from having a great game at the end of the season and enjoying the football they were playing. We played with great shape and control which showed a massive difference to the start of the season and although we lost the game, thanks to Mr Garrard we have all come on as players and I think everyone would agree that it has been a good season for the boys.
Sam Stephens under 13s player
The coach’s perspective:
We have set lots of process goals rather than outcome goals for the U13s this season and they have achieved many. They are now playing with more shape, more confidence, they understand when to play short passes or when to play the longer ball, they are getting used to making decisions based on how the game unfolds and importantly everybody in the team has seen improvements in their skills. Although Fulneck won 12 – 0, the Read boys should be congratulated on their positive attitude throughout the match, a theme which has run through the whole season even despite some heavy defeats.
The U15s were missing 3 key players and unfortunately it impacted on their performance; without doubt with a full team we would have won. With the scores at 1 – 1 for a large part of the game it looked like we might hang on for a draw; unfortunately, a couple of defensive errors allowed Fulneck to score twice, winning 3 – 1. This completes a strong season for the U15s who have played some excellent football.