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2016 Match Reports

2014 | 2015


Mitcham Park's improved run of form continued this week with their best performance of the season against Rocks Lane. A victory last month over their B team stood us in good stead, but this was always going to be tougher.

From the outset, Mitcham were on the front foot passing the ball around well and finding space to exploit. Jamel Dacres opened the scoring, with his 15th goal, in as many games finishing off a free flowing move with his usual accuracy.

Rocks Lane found it difficult to break down a very determined Mitcham side with, firstly, Jaydon Lawrence and then Jeriah Fearon defending resolutely. Chances came and went for the Stripes; Kairon McLaren and Wakeel Abubakar coming close. Mitcham's lack of a specialist goalkeeper came back to haunt them though, as an innocent looking shot evaded everyone and crept into the corner for the equalizer. Would this put a spanner in Mitcham's works and deny them a victory in what was a dominant performance? You wouldn't have thought so as they kept up the attacks; Jamel, Kairon and Zain made their keeper work hard, but the clock was ticking, and only 3 minutes remained when Kairon cut inside, and nice work around the box, led to a snap chance for Jamel, who smashed it home for 2-1. Mitcham then showed great maturity, keeping the ball away from the opposition for the remaining few minutes, and this led to win number 6 in this, their debut season, a fantastic achievement considering most of the teams in their group had the benefit of being together the previous season.

Great strides are being made now as they get the hang of what's required; effort and determination is now being matched by some lovely creative football and the performances are improving steadily.

A new goalkeeper will be trialed after the Xmas break, and hopefully he will give us more confidence before the fixtures are reversed, and we look to better the results of the first half of the season; judging by the last few performances, that will be a formality.



Match report 4/12/16
Mitcham Park U8 Stripes - 4 Mitcham Park U8 Reds - 5

Despite a good talking to at training this week, the U8 Stripes once again kept up their recent run of disappointing and lack lustre performances. The opposition this time, was our own clubs, U8 Reds team. Newly assembled, with plenty of spirit and determination, that was all they needed, as the U8 Stripes threw away, what should have been an unassailable lead, by completely neglecting the work they have done in training, for the past few months.

They were 2 down before finally creating their first chance; a nice passing move that resulted in Kairon slotting home nicely. The first quarter ended 2-1 and a good chat at the break seemed to do the trick as a much better 2nd quarter resulted in some nice football, and a hat trick from Jamel which put the U8 Stripes 4-2 up and well in command, but a sloppy concession just before the break gave the U8 Reds hope.

The final 20 minutes were the worst of the season so far; the passing and moving disappeared; the tackling was abysmal as it was all day, and the likes of Jenson and Kaidon were finding it a doddle to dominate from then on. Hardly making it into the opposition half, not playing to their strengths,and constant basic errors were the catalyst for the capitulation that left the U8 Stripes red faced as two late goals sealed a win for the elated U8 Reds; and fair play to them - they rolled their sleeves up and took full advantage as the U8 Stripes completely retreated into their shells when the going got tough.

This week, the U8 Stripes travel to Hampton; themselves a decent side, and unless there is a dramatic improvement all round another defeat will be on the cards.

The season now shows, 5 wins, 1 draw and 8 defeats, which for a first season, against teams with an extra season under their belt, isn't the worst, but sloppiness and a lack of determination have cost us dear as many of the defeats have been by the odd goal.


MATCH REPORT – 20/11/16

Mitcham Park, U8 Stripes met Mitcham Park U8 Colts in a much anticipated League game on Mitcham Common this week. Both teams were searching for their first League victory of the season; there have been tournament wins, but both still fruitless in the League. The Stripes were pre-match favourites, although the gap is closing between the teams, with the Colts recent improved performances.

It was the coldest day of the year, and all were struggling to keep the bitter weather at bay; kick off was delayed by 20 mins as the referee couldn't be found, but eventually he identified himself, and we were off.

The U8 Stripes were read the riot act before the game, and an all-round improvement was expected, but it wasn't forthcoming as the Colts started the brighter; sloppy control, passing and a lack of movement made the Colts job a lot easier than it should have been, and the first 5 or so minutes had little excitement. Then, with their first foray into the Colts box, Zain put the Stripes ahead, finishing well. That seemed to wake up the Stripes, and an own goal, and another from Zain made it 3-0 shortly after.

The Colts talisman Joshua, then grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck, and the Stripes stood and watched him, as he tore through them, firstly setting up Nicholas for 3-1 then just before the break, scoring a rather disputed solo effort himself for 3-2, a hint of a foul on Wakeel, which resulted in a whistle from the ref, who then shouted play on, with the aforementioned Wakeel, spread-eagled on the floor, unable to prevent the goal.

Changes were made to the Stripes in an attempt to halt the sudden slide, but they weren't having the desired impact, and the second half was a tight affair. Poor Fabian making his debut in goal, sustained a freezing injury, and had to be helped off and thawed out, meaning Jaydon went in goal for the last 10 mins. Kairon replaced a very out of sorts Jamel up front, and had a couple of chances, but struggled to hit the target. Wakeel then took one to the face, which ended his day, and it was a bit jittery for the Stripes, however 5 minutes from time Kairon finally put one away, and saw the Stripes over the line 4-2. A fair score over all, but the Colts showed an improved performance again, and it won't be long before the first League victory comes. Next up for the Stripes is the Reds, Mitcham Park’s newest under 8s side, who are rapidly improving themselves, so a few fingers will need to be pulled out, in time for that one. 


U8 Stripes match report, Sunday, 2nd October 2016

Mitcham Park Stripes U8s 4 v Wandgas U8s 2
Whitton Wanderers U8s 3 v Mitcham Park Stripes U8s 2

Mitcham Park Under 8s, newly formed this season, won their first game on Sunday, against Wandgas Youth. They took to the field with a record of 0-3 this season, but the performances, have been improving every week, and this result was always coming, just a matter of when.

We only had 5, as two boys/parents failed to make the journey to Whitton, but we had a good chat before the tournament started, and decided, we were going to listen to our good looking, experienced, and tactically brilliant coach, for a change.

We set up a diamond formation, and to be honest, for 7 year olds, they played it superbly. Liam and Zain were the width, bombing on whenever we had the ball, and tearing back when we never. Quite possibly the best striker in Europe at this time, Jamel Dacres spearheading the attack, and Jayden Lawrence, who is a shoe in for PFA Young player of the Year, cleaning up behind. Kairon took his turn in goal, and put in a tidy shift, safe handling and distributing accurately, as most of our moves started from that far back, such was our dominance on the ball.

Zain finished off a superb pass and move attack, coming off the right flank, to chip the advancing keeper, to put us in front, and Wandgas were always behind, from then on. Keeping the ball, passing and creating space, haven't quite been our forte this season, but the work in training certainly paid off, as for long periods , Wandgas were chasing shadows. A hat-trick from Jamel either side of half time, settled the issue. Wandgas to their credit, keep going, but Jayden at the back, was fantastic, he was comfortable on the ball, precise in the tackle, and held play up, whilst others got back in position, like a boy well above his years. His understanding of defending, is truly amazing, interceptions, showing players away from goal, it all comes naturally to him, the name Bobby Moore was mentioned twice, and by two different people, such was his class.

We made the final, played some 10 minutes later, against our hosts Whitton, and decided to, for the first half, revert back to our previous performances, trudging off at half time 3-0 down, not having a shot, and moaning at each other. Ooooh, coach weren't happy, and for the first time in their brief careers, these players got, "properly told". Ears still ringing, they took the "ball" by the horns, and turned it on again. We must have had 75% possession of it, in the 2nd half, Jamal (who else) smashed in a couple, as we run amuck, but time was running out. A last minute attack down the left, by Liam , who cut inside, played a one two with Jamal, and flicked the ball over the keeper, only to see it come back off the post, and away to safety, for a visibly rocking Whitton. Alas, the whistle went shortly after, and our race was run. Congratulations to all who took part, in, what was, a tournament, hosted and played, to a fantastic level, well above the Under 8 standard.

No game for The Stripes, on the 9th, but we will be getting together for an hour or so, training, such is our thirst to improve.