Welwyn Pegasus soar to win over Wheathampstead Pumas

PUBLISHED: 06:45 19 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:11 26 October 2009

A DOUBLE from Oliver Harris led Welwyn Pegasus Royals Under-10s to a 3-0 win against their Wheathampstead Pumas counterparts. The victory sees Pegasus sitting comfortably in mid-table in the White Division of the Mid Herts Rural Minors Division, with nine

A DOUBLE from Oliver Harris led Welwyn Pegasus Royals Under-10s to a 3-0 win against their Wheathampstead Pumas counterparts.

The victory sees Pegasus sitting comfortably in mid-table in the White Division of the Mid Herts Rural Minors Division, with nine points from their six games played.

The game got off to a promising start as the Royals took advantage of a good playing surface to get their usual passing style going.

Royals continued to hog the possession as the game progressed but found their hosts awkward customers, closing them down quickly and effectively when on the back foot and breaking quickly when in possession themselves.

James Wood put an early chance wide of the post and then, in an even better move began by a strong break down the right by Oliver Harris, put a shot across the face of the goal and narrowly wide of the far post.

Another break down the wing by Oliver, better still than his previous run, saw him place an exquisite cross-cum-shot that went begging at the far post.

A truly splendid attacking move late on in the half involved most of the Royals outfield players and was as good a piece of football as the parents had been treated to all season, but still the home defence were doing just enough to frustrate them.

Wheathampstead's breaks were fast and threatening but the Royals managed to absorb them all, Thomas Collins in particular having a very good game in defence.

Henry Peters took over between the sticks for the second half from an ailing James Davies and had very little to do as the Royals continued to make most of the running.

As boys on both teams began to flounder in the awful conditions, it was the Royals who coped best and the goals eventually came.

Oliver capped another excellent performance with the first and third goals and in-between times Tom Meenan had an inspired moment, taking the ball past a couple of players to fire home a strong shot from the edge of the penalty area.

Thomas Collins and George Ansell had shots on goal as the team plied on the pressure, before Olivers' second goal sealed a well-deserved and long overdue win.

It was a strong performance by the team for the second week running, and in terrible conditions, with the happy difference this time that the result also went the Royals way.


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