Boys rocked by three losses

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John Bryan Coventry Minor Football League

Rugby Town JFC U12 Boys 1 – 3 Leamington Brakes 
The U12 Boys, sponsored by XyPlan, took an early lead through a great Saul Bayliss finish from an Alexander Halliman pass. Reagan Jones nearly made it two from a half cleared corner but his shot was saved.

Full backs Samuel Collins and Kieran Pedder were able to push forward and Jake Linton made some dangerous breaks from midfield but clear chances were difficult to find. The Brakes rarely threatened but Daniel Plumbley made a couple of superb saves late in the half.

Owen Hughes cleared off the line in the first action of the second half. The Brakes took the lead with two quick goals but Luke Linton calmed the Boys setting up some great passing moves fromthe back.

Owain Griffiths spread the play well from the centre of midfield, linking up well with the battling Rhys Turner. A third Brakes goal secured the win but the Boys should be proud of their performance.

Hawkesmill 4 – 1 Rugby Town Boys

The U12 Boystook on Hawkesmill with only ten men available due to injury and illness. Daniel Plumbley had a great game in goal and set up numerous attacks with some accurate clearances.

Reagan Jones was a constant threat up front, holding up the ball well and allowing George Harrison to join the attack. A cool Saul Bayliss finish made it one nil and at the other end Luke Linton and Owen Hughes dealt comfortably with the Hawkesmill attack.

In the second half full backs Owain Griffiths and Samuel Collins broke forward well and Rhys Turner went close to doubling the lead after a great run into the box. As Hawkesmill pushed forward Jake Linton provided good defensive cover in midfield. With 15 minutes to go the tiring Boys conceded two quick goals. Two further goals followed late in the game but the Boys finished their season with a great team performance.

Christ the King 5 – 0 Rugby Town Boys

The U12 Boycompeted well throughout the first half. The back four of Owen Hughes, Luke Linton, Samuel Collins and George Harrison were composed and organised, dealing well with the King’s strikers. Saul Bayliss had a shot saved when put through on goal and Owain Griffiths went close with a long range lob. Daniel Plumbley made some good saves and distributed the ball well. Alexander Halliman and Rhys Turner impressed in midfield setting up some neat passing moves, allowing Reagan Jones to break forward at pace.

The Boys made a slow start to the second half conceding two early goals. The only highlight of a poor second half performance was a string of fine saves from Jake Linton. However, some great finishing lead to three further goals and a comfortable victory for Kings.