Match Report
Dulwich College U14B vs  St John's School, Leatherhead
On: Saturday, 19 Jan 2019
Venue: Away

After another productive week of training under their belts, the squad were excited to put a more consistent performance together against St John's Leatherhead.

Initially, the game was a tense affair, with neither team really asserting their own shape or ideal structure upon the other, leading to a fairly scrappy first fifteen minutes. However, once Dulwich had got their eye in in terms of more accurate, early passing, the game seemed to flow more for them. This was helped by the wing backs of Racana and De Calonje creating more width, allowing the midfield of Titcomb, Vazquez and Gbadamosi to stamp their authority on the game.

After consistent pressure in the opposition half, Dulwich had their chance and it came through Gbadamosi, who turned his defender brilliantly just inside the edge of the right hand side of the box and shot powerfully across the face of the net to find the top left corner. This seemed to be a catalyst for the away team and they got their just reward for playing positively before half-time through Tom Jerman, who after making numerous runs, was found with the ball and finished with excellent composure after being through on goal.

The Dulwich squad were well into their stride at the start of the second half and after more excellent attacking play leading to a corner, it was Tom Jerman who bagged another goal, adding to his impressive tally of four from two games. The home side rallied well and took one of their chances on the break, dragging themselves back into the game. However, instead of sitting back the away team pushed on, gaining more width with Lal and Basic, allowing Oraka and Lee to make runs through the direct channels. This eventually ended in a superbly worked goal with Vazquez doing what he does best with a lovely ball to Oraka, who with forty yards to run into, excellently chipped the keeper with a cool finish.

It seems there are exciting things to come with this emerging squad.