Perhaps not the fireworks that were wanted but a comfortable win for the U14's Tandridge team on Sunday. They didn’t give many opportunities away thanks to a solid performance from the back four, Dan Knowles in goal only having to make a couple of saves but given the possession they had and the chances they created they gap between the two teams should really have been greater. Bromleians tried hard but the hosts were grateful for their lack of a good finisher.
They started brightly and had a few chances in the first five minutes but then the game settled into a rather scrappy affair. The home side had most of the play but simply couldn’t get the final pass together. Their defenders couldn’t cope with Joe Ryder’s pace, height and strength. He had a couple of headers go over the bar but on 25 minutes it came good, running onto a through ball and showing great composure slotting a shot past the goalkeeper to open the scoring. That was how it ended at half time.
The second half played out much like the first with Sevenoaks in charge. Within five minutes it was 2-0, a high ball was lofted in and Joe Ryder was there to meet it along with the Bromleians goalkeeper who, under pressure, could only palm it out to Josh Penfold who shot into the open goal. It was nearly 3-0 a few minutes later with another super cross from Kai Okulaja. Ryder got his head to it but the goalkeeper got down and pushed it round the post.
The home team should have finished their visitors off but Bromleians didn’t give up and looked dangerous on the break. The Blues just couldn’t make the most of their chances so it ended 2-0. They will have to be sharper and more aggressive in future games and the lack of communication on the pitch needs to be overcome if they are going to make the most of the strong team spirit and obvious talent in the team.