Junior Boys Under 16a

Junior Boys Under 16a
AYL U16 16/03/2014 - AEK Boco 4 Chilcompton 0 Print E-mail
Written by Paul Withey   
Monday, 31 March 2014 14:20
Written by Graham Brant

Boco played hosts to the well respected Chilcompton team today on a glorious spring afternoon. With expectations of some great football neither team disappointed as the game got off to a flying start by Jack Madge needing to make an early save from a well hit Chilcompton ball. At the other end Joe Cox was on great form as he made some neat and fast little runs to get the ball through to the two front Jacks. Despite some great plays it took a while for the ball to settle and Boco get into their usual rhythm. On the quarter hour mark though will intercepted a Chilcompton attach and sent the ball along the line for Callum to take up the charge, He passed three defenders before unselfishly laying the ball off for Cousin Jack to hit a blinding shot that left the keeper no chance and opening the scoring account. Boco now started to push and a well executed corner by Callum sawTom Norley first blast the ball and then head it on the rebound into the keepers hands. Chilcompton were always a very competent team and gained confidence with little runs that made Will, Liam Luke and Tom work to defend the goal. Alex took a free kick on the half hour just outside the Chilcompton box. The ball went short to Sam who switched the play to Joe. Joe put the cross into the box but Jack Ball could not quite make contact to finish the move. Sam, jack Green and Callum all had chances but each one went slightly wide or over the bar. With only injury time of the first half left Jack B picked up a poor goal kick and charged to the back line. His cross met Sam who shot and saw the keeper dive and let the ball go through his legs to make it a halftime score of 2-0.

The second half was similar to the first as Boco started to play some great passing football Brad and Harry’s fresh legs provided pace in midfield whilst Tom P gave strength at the front against the towering Chilcompton defence. The opposition were still able to break though, but Liam and Tom had it covered and protected Jack Madge from any danger and Luke managed to clear one corner attempt off the line. Greener just kept running and placed a super ball into the area which Harry glided onto and thundered in for number three. Joe continued to work his socks off twisting and turning to play the ball forwards. His persistence paid off and he added a goal to his tally  with his trademark turning shot to finish the gae 4-0. A great game played in good spirits with two great battling teams

Final score  Boco 4- Chilcompton 0

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 March 2014 14:21 )
AYL U16 09/03/2014 - Ashton 2 AEK Boco 3 Print E-mail
Written by Paul Withey   
Monday, 31 March 2014 14:15
Written by Graham Brant

Playing away from home is always more difficult than it seems and today was to prove this. With a pitch change to Ashton Park School Boco prepared for a tough game against Ashton boys A team. The sunny weather was a great to see at last and the game started at a furious pace. An early ball from Liam saw Joe Cox trap the ball turn and run towards the line a simple knock to Jack Ball who headed it across the goal and saw Greener run on to it for the first goal in less than two minutes of play.

From the restart Ashton were fast and physical and were judged to have been fouled by Boco in the penalty box. Their number 9 cleanly placed the ball past Jack Madge who despite his great stretch could not reach the ball. Making one a piece in under 5 minutes of play. The Boco team tried to keep the ball down and play the football they are renown for but Ashton weren’t allowing them to do this and Boco received numerous free kicks that interrupted the flow of play. On the quarter hour, Tom N took an excellent free kick which Bradley got his head to but the keeper managed to palm it wide for the corner. Alex took a short corner to Brad which saw Tom N charge in and shoot just to the right of the post. Boco held their own and created most of the chances. Jack Ball placed the ball high to Joe, whose volley again just went wide. The defence of Liam , Tom, Luke and Callum stood strong despite some heavy challenges and it was right on half time that a low strong free kick from Brad on the edge of the Ashton box thundered through the wall and past the keeper to end the half 2 -1 up to Boco.

Sam came on for the injured Will in the 2nd half and got straight to work pushing the ball forward, however a defensive mistake saw Ashton through on goal and the scores again became equal. The rest of the game became a bit scrappy and physical but  with brilliant composure and play maintained by the Boco side. Only 12 minutes into the second half Jack Ball was pulled down inside the penalty area and this well converted penalty put the visitors ahead again. Every member of the Boco team gave their all in a challenging game that saw a well earned three points

Final score Ashton Boys 2 – Boco 3
Last Updated ( Monday, 31 March 2014 14:15 )
AYL U16 02/03/2014 - St Vallier 0 AEK Boco 3 Print E-mail
Written by Paul Withey   
Monday, 31 March 2014 14:12
Written by Graham Brant

Another wet and Windy Sunday afternoon saw Spring start where Winter left off. Boco met third place St Vallier away from home on a boggy but playable pitch. The game was going to be tough as St Vallier made a strong start and tested Madgey’s reaction almost from the start. Boco got the ball down  the hill but just could not penetrate the Vallier defence. It took about 15 minutes to settle and boco started to pick up the pace. A ball from Brad came through to Jack ball who laid it sideways for it to connect with Greener’s boot and bounce and bobble its way into the net to open the scoring. Joe worked hard and was able to control the ball getting it into the box for Callum’s shot to go just over the bar. The middle of the pitch started to break up so it relied on pushing the ball wide to Will and Joe to get the ball into the box both needing to battle with the defence to achieve this. Sam received a great ball from Jack Green but was unable to keep it low and the wind took it sailing over the bar.  Brad, Jack B and Tom N all tokk free kicks that were either cleared or saved by the Valier keeper.

The second half saw Boco take control and maintain the pressure as they pushed up hill. Greener took on three defenders and managed to cross the ball to find jack Ball rise high and head it clear beyond the keeper for goal number two. This did not stop St Vallier battling and they kept the defence busy to keep Jack Madge happy in his goal. With only 8 minutes left a long  throw from Will fell to Jack Ball who turned and twisted  to get the ball to Jack green to hammer home number 3 and seal the match.

Final score St Vallier 0 – Boco 3 
Last Updated ( Monday, 31 March 2014 14:12 )
AYL U16 23/02/2014 - AEK Boco 1 St Nicks 0 Print E-mail
Written by Paul Withey   
Monday, 31 March 2014 14:07
Written by Graham Brant

A blustery day saw top versus bottom in the league. As Boco know though there are no easy games in this division and that they needed to be on top form if they wanted to walk away with the full 3 points from this tie. The first 10 minutes was a real end to end affair with neither team gaining any real advantage. An early mighty  throw from Jack Madge  found Jack Green just before the half way line. His quick thinking saw a beautiful ball played through to Alex for a run at goal. Only great defending by St Nicks saw the ball go wide for a corner. This gave Boco confidence and minutes later  a lovely ball from Luke to Jack Ball saw Alex through agaim this time his shot drifting just wide. Boco could not relax because St nicks were fast on the counter attack but the back four of Callum, Tom, Luke and Sam ensured it was dealt with early. Boco kept up the pressure and right on half time a great pass from Tom N saw Joe free and the keeper had to really stretch to prevent it hitting the net.

The second half continued to be a battle with Boco never really getting an opportunity to break in their usual  stride. A chance came when Brad got a well timed cross across the goal. Greener hit it with pace only to see it hit the post and skim along the goal line for the keeper to safely gather. There was some strong play from Joe and Harry who kept the midfield moving the ball forward and Tom P got some sharp  crossesinto the box for Tom n to head just over.The goal finally came thanks to Harry who played a dummy to the defender which saw Alex through who made no mistake of finishing the job. The rest of the half saw chances for both team and Will and Liam were involved in some good defensive moves to keep the ball moving forward.

A great battle in poor conditions. The pitch was in great condition and thanks go to the groundsmen who made the game a possibility.

Final score Boco 1- st Nicholas 0
Last Updated ( Monday, 31 March 2014 14:10 )
AYL U16 Cup Semi Final AEK Boco 2 St Nicks 1 Print E-mail
Written by Paul Withey   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:03
Written by Graham Brant

With a Christmas break and a wet January,this was the first game for both teams in almost 5 weeks. Cup ties are always unpredictable and today both Division 1 teams knew they had a chance on a small and soggy pitch. Boco started at their usual fast pace and it was not long before a ball through by Harry saw Jack G shoot and bounce the ball off the left post. A free kick just five minutes in saw a deflection of a defender and Bradley power a shot which the St Nics keeper did well to get to. Joe, Alex and Sam  battled in the middle of the pitch to ensure the Jack's were well fed in the St Nics half. The pressure was relentless and on the 15 minute mark a superb pinpoint cross found Jack Ball rising to head the ball past the keeper and open the scoring for the home team. The pressure stayed on although st Nics always looked dangerous on the break and it took hard work by Liam,Tom,  Callum and Luke to ensure the ball stayed out of Jack Madge's area. Greener showed his power running 30 yards with the ball before a defender just denied his shot rounding the keeper. A poor goal kick was pounced on by Greener and his shot went just over the bar. Callum put in a great throw to Greener who placed an unsighted Jack Ball through to twist and volley the ball which again the keeper had to stretch to save. the chances were many but the St Nics keeper ensured that the score stayed at 1-0 as the teams went in for half time.

The second half saw a more fiery St Nics and they came back with determination and a habit of being quick on the break. Boco still had their chances with Liam, both Jacks,Brad,Tom P, Sam and Harry all shooting but never quite finding the back of the net.The St Nics defence were kept busy and defended well throughout.At the 60 minute mark a rogue ball got  Boco past the back four and St Nics scored a blinder of a goal which Jack Madge had no chance of getting to. This made the pace more frantic and St Nics pushed even harder .Boco kept their composure and shape and were ensuring they were first to the loose ball. With just five minutes to go  before extra time loomed Harry set off across the middle to the right side and crossed the ball into the area.Will was moving from the left wing and his diving header wrong footed the keeper to seal the game and see Boco into the cup final. A great battle in difficult conditions saw a close run semi with lots of excitement.

Final score Boco 2- St Nics 1
Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:04 )
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