U14's Match Report

ition: Cup

Result: 7-1 (WIN)

The Under 14's progressed to the last 16 of the cup with a 7-1 against Riefield Vipers. Amandeep Ratten with four goals and one each form Jack James Jack Brandon and Aaron Finigan completed the scoring. We go into the Christmas Break unbeaten since the 20th October 2013 . Well done to all the squad.


Date: 8th December

Home: AFC Phoenix v Russellers

Competition: League

Result: 1-1 (DRAW)

The Under 14's recorded their 5 league draw of the season in a below par performance against AFC Pheonix. Taking an early league through a well taken goal from captain Cameron Chamberlain we failed to add to the good start and paid the the price with an equalizer from Pheonix in the last ten minutes. Jack Brandon had a last minute goal ruled out for offside , but we have no complaints about the draw.


Date: 1st December

Home: Russellers v Junior Reds Athletic

Competition: League

Result: 1-1 (DRAW)

Another great performance for the boys holding the league leaders to a 1 -1 draw, despite missing two regular defenders. Jack James fitted into right back Jonathan moving to centre half and Joseph moving to the left. Going 1-0 down to an early strike Russellers scored a well deserved equalizer after Amandeep Ratten pick up a pass from Jack James down the right cut inside and finished low in the corner of the goal. 1-1 at half time no further goals in the second half and with a bit more luck could of won the game. Russellers has now shown in the last two games we can complete with any of the teams at this level , all credit goes to the full squad


Date: 24th November

Home: Erith & Belverdere v Russellers

Competition: League

Result: 0-2 (WIN)

Russellers recorded their first league win of the season with a well deserve victory against title favorites Erith & Belvedere. Playing to a plan the tactics paid off restricting Erith & Belvedere to just one attempt on goal which Lee Wilson superbly tip over the bar. Amandeep Ratten as the lone striker caused all sort of problems and was rewarded with a brilliant goal turning and hitting the ball into roof of the net. 1-0 up at half time we knew Erith & Belvedere would come out attacking us , but it Russellers who increased the lead and again Amandeep Ratten pick up a great defense splitting pass and finished pass the advancing keeper. Cameron Chamberlain the midfield general won almost everything and frustrated our opponents. The back four again produced a first class performance Jonathan,Chris,Jack and James held firm, Cameron,Tom, Charlie Michael and Jack all worked hard to control the midfield and Amandeep up front was always a threat. Subs Luke and Meta also played their part coming on to bolster the midfield and Joseph coming off in the first few minutes due to illness. Well done to all of the lads.


Date: 17th November 2013

Home: Russellers v Dulwich Hamlet 

Competition: Cup

Result: 10-0 (WIN)

Russellers cruised through to the 2nd round of the league cup with a convincing 10-0 win against Dulwich Hamlet. 1-0 up in the first minute after a header by Michael Cody fell for Amandeep Rattan who chip the advancing keeper. Arron Finigan made it 2-0 after picking up a throw from Jack Brandon and hitting a 25yd shot over the keeper. A James Rolls cross and Bailey Sells was at the end of it to force the ball over the line.The fourth goal came from Ton Fone who hit a 20yd shot low in the corner of the goal. 4-0 up at half time Cameron Chamberlain made it 5 after good work my Amandeep Ratten. Bailey Sells made it 6 after running on from a pass by Chris Lockwood. A dummy by Cameron Chamberlain on the edge of the area allowed Sean McDonagh to finish to make it 7.Jack James then scored the 8th from inside the area and then the 9th after a great cross from Jonathan Afriyie. Bailey Sells completed his hatrick on the stroke of full time to make it 10. A special mention goes to the defense (James Rolls Jack Brandon Chris Lockwood Jonathan Afriyie and Keeper Lee Wilson) who kept a clean sheet for the first time this season. 


Date: 3rd November 2013

Home: Russellers v Hayden

Competition: League

Result: 2-2 (Draw)

Russellers recorded their third league draw of the season with a 2 2 draw at home to Hayden. Russellers went ahead mid way through the first half after Amandeep Rattan was brought down in the area and Tom Fone scored form the spot. Amandeep and Jack James both had chances to increase the lead but both put the chances wide. Leading 1-0 at half time Hayden equalized early in the second half. Russellers restored the lead when super sub Sean McDonagh with his first touch reacted the quickest to a long throw from Tom Fone to find the back of the net giving the Hayden keeper no chance. Hayden equalized for the second time and both teams came close to a winner. An all round better performance from the boys and with a bit more luck could have had all the points


Date: 27th October 2013

Home: Russellers v Villacourt

Competition: Friendly

Result: 12-1 (WIN)

The Under 14's had a convincing win in this friendly against Villacourt. Amandeep Rattan making his Russellers debut banged five goals and Michael Cody three.
1st Goal - 1st min -  Amandeep first to react cool finish inside the area
2nd Goal - 2nd min  Michael Cody Looping header over the keeper.
3rd Goal - 10 min - Amandeep top corner with excellent approach work between Tom Fone and Aaron Finigan.
4th Goal - 20 min - Hat trick from Amandeep , Bailey Sells assist
5th Goal - 36 min - Amandeep pace with a good finish. Tom Fone assist
6th Goal 40 min - Michael Cody roof of the net assist by Amandeep
7th Goal 45 min - Charlie Dryden  assist Jack Brandon
8th Goal 47 min - Bailey Sells assist Tom Fone
9th Goal 55 min - Michael Cody Hat trick ,assist Bailey Sells
10th Goal 62 min - Bailey Sells ,assist Amandeep
11th Goal 65 min - Cameron Chamberlain
12th Goal 68 min - Amandeep 


Date: 20th October 2013

Home: Russellers v Kingfisher

Competition: League

Result: 2-8 (LOSS)

A very poor performance by Russellers who were totally out played by the visitors. Even goals from Chris Lockwood and Michael Cody and a penalty save from Lee Wilson was only a small consolation from this performance


Date: 13th October 2013

Home: Junior Reds v Russellers

Competition: League

Result: 0-3 (LOSS)

The Under 14's were unlucky not to get anything out of this game, without a recognised goalkeeper or centre forward we gave Junior Reds a run for the their money. Once again the bar denied a goal from a shot by Aaron Finigan. Tom Fone also came close with a inswinging free kick. 2-0 down at half time in wet and winding conditions Russellers continue to press but was unable to find the final pass. All the players can hold their heads high especially the stand in goalkeepers Michael Cody and Charlie Dryden. Joseph Ododu who lead the line on is own and with a bit more luck could have found the back of the net , the central defensive pairing of Jack Brandon and Chris Lockwood and Luke Healy who came off the bench and produced an outstanding performance in midfield. 


Date: 6th October 2013

Home: Russellers v Phoenix

Ground: Crofton Albion

Competition: League

Result: 2-2 (DRAW)
The Under 14 recorded their second successive draw. A mixture of the wood work and poor finishing denied a first win of the season. A Jack James strike form a Tom Fone pass put Russellers one up, but within a minute AFC Pheonix equalised. A great cross from James Rolls which gave a chance to Bailey Sells to score in his third successive game. Leading 2-1 at half time we came out looking for a third both Tom Fone and James Rolls hitingt the cross bar, before AFC Pheonix equalised for a second time. Russellers continue to squander changes with Bailey Sells heading over from two yards out, with the last kick off the game Michael Cody hit the cross bar from a twenty yard shot

Date: 29th September 2013

Home: Phoenix Pumas v Russellers

Ground: Welling School

Competition: League

Result: 3-3 (DRAW)

The Under 14's gained their first point of the season with a hard fought draw, coming from behind 3 times to draw 3 all. Russellers started strongly but found themselves 1 nil down to Pheonix from their first attack . A well deserved equaliser after a through ball from Joseph found Jack James to toe pass the advancing keeper . Again Pheonix responded by taking the lead. We found Pheonix goal keeper in great form , and made a number of great saves none better then a tip over the bar from Cameron Chamberlain shot, but he could not do much about a fine shot from Tom Fone which was hard and low in the corner. We again fell behind and went in 3 - 2 down at half time.We the slope and wind against us in the second half the defence stood strong limiting Pheonix to only a few goal attemps. With 10 minutes to go and a inch perfect pass from Cameron Chamberlain found super sub Bailey Sells who cooling finished a great move.

Date: 22nd September 2013
Home: Russellers v Our Lady Youth
Ground: Crofton Albion Sports
Competition: League
Result: 3-6 (LOSS)

Russellers U14 began their league campaign with a home defeat to a well organised Our Lady Youth Team , three nil down at half time the second half was more even with Jack Brandon pulling one back, looking to try and get back into the game we conceded three further a including a penalty, but we kept on pressing to the end Bailey Sells and a second from Jack Brandon made the score more respectable.