Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School Boys-U15A vs  Waingels College
On: Monday, 21 Jan 2019
Venue: at Home

U15A 3 - 0 Waingels College

Goals: J Dhaliwal, H Wardle & S Hawes

The U15s came through the toughest test of the season thus far with, in the end, a comprehensive win over their local rivals.

Celebrity mention: Ellis Riley, just pipped the effusive Harry Wardle to MoM after an excellent display at CDM where he snuffed out many Waingels attacks and set the RBCS team rolling with a range of both short and long passing. Even more impressive seeing as he stepped into the role on the stroke of kick off after the unfortunate Nick Sandu had to pull out in the warm-up.

A tense and sometimes scrappy first half saw RBCS survive one clear cut chance while having themselves have the ball run across the face of goal, an excellent save by the Waingel’s goalkeeper from Jack Webb , two headers going agonisingly wide and several shots all failing to get the score board ticking. As such, a lack of composure set in where we tried to move the ball from back to front too quickly to create the more clear cut opportunities that have characterised the previous two performances.

However, the deadlock was broken early in the second half with a scruffy goal, flicked in by Jai Dhaliwel from an excellent delivery by Jack Webb which settled the team down to see more fluent football, particularly down the left, from Jai, Sam Hawes, Jack and Ellis to create several opportunities. The introduction of Andrew Babcock at right midfield also saw an injection of energy as RBCS threatened on both flanks. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t long before Jack’s corner was excellently met by Harry Wardle to effectively kill the game as a contest. Sam Hawes, having gone close twice previously, netted the third as Waingels’ discipline deserted them. Harry hit the bar and Sam and Jack again went close but the game finished 3-0.

The defence held firm to record the third clean sheet of the season and the RBCS players showed excellent maturity to ignore some wayward challenges in the latter stages.

Not quite as composed as previous performances but nevertheless, a significant test successfully negotiated.