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To qualify to play for the Under 18s team, players must be born between 1st September 1999 and 31st August 2001.
END OF SEASON REPORT AND AWARDS
Scroll down for Gary’s player by player report and who won this season’s awards
Cobdown 3G Pitch, Station Road, Ditton
5.30pm to 6.30pm
Sunday – 2.00pm kick off
Home games played at:
Snodland Community Centre
For more information please manager Gary Jeffrey on 07702 092683
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Sunday 24th June 2018 – v Tonbridge Angels u17s at K Sports, (Cobdown), kick off 2pm
Saturday 28th July 2018 – v Staplehurst Men’s Reserves at Jubilee Field, Station Road, Headcorn, kick off 1.30pm
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END OF SEASON REPORT AND AWARDS -from Manager Gary Jeffrey
It has been an excellent season for the lads since taking over as manager. Each of them has given 100% and it is no disgrace if we lose out to a very strong Kings Hill side in taking the league title. I promise we WILL win every game next season and things will only get better.
A few notes on the players this season:
One of the best shot stoppers in the league. Made several quality saves in big games. The biggest improvement in Tommy’s game this season has been his kicking and overall distribution. Not being afraid to roll the ball out and trust the defenders, but also kicking it long when needed. Tommy’s confidence to come off his line is improving too and he also scored a fine penalty against Kings Hill Colts in the cup.
Jack has had a very good season, playing both right wing and right back. Jack has great energy, determination and has also delivered many quality crosses. Jack scored a good goal away to Larkfield earlier in the season and I’m a big fan of Jack’s cheeky banter.
Will has had an amazing season. To me, at the start of the season, Will didn’t look like he was enjoying his football that much, but as the season has gone on, he’s got better and better every week and his strength, determination and ability to be able to ping the ball from left to right has set up several goals. I’ve really enjoyed watching Will develop and enjoy his football again. He also scored what I’m giving as our ‘goal of the season against Istead Utd, when he flicked the ball over the right back and volleyed it in to the far corner from 25 yards, only seconds after coming over to me and apologising for his performance in the first 30 minutes!
Where do I start?? He’s my son so I won’t embarrass him too much. Seriously though we are lucky to have James in our team. He only signed to help the team out at the start of the season, as it looked like we may not have enough players, but I didn’t ever really expect him to play. James plays for Staplehurst Monarchs first team and also recently won the league and cup final with Margate U23’s and he’s had a very good season, playing as a sweeper or centre back for the first half of the season and recently in his preferred centre forward position. James has scored goals and set up several more and I know he has really enjoyed being part of the team and will definitely be staying for next season. I’m giving him a target of 50 goals next season and I know he will do it.
Our team captain, Kieron is another who’s had an excellent season, especially in the bigger games. No attacker likes playing against him as he’s tenacious, quick, strong and fantastic in the air and never gives up. Kieron has improved a lot since I’ve taken over and his communication, both to the boys and me, has got a lot better and a lot more positive, which is brilliant. Also scored a screamer in the cup game at Kings Hill Colts.
I didn’t see a great deal of Harry before I took over the team, but Sally kept saying to me that we need him back and now I know why. An absolute rock at the back alongside Kieron. So quick, strong and great in the air, but also reads the game like a pro. Makes it looks so easy and is calm on the ball. Harry has been a massive asset to us defensively and he also scored a 65 yarder against K Sports which I’m sure he will never forget.
Jamie has had a great season and scored goals in nearly all the big games. His work rate is brilliant, his finishing is quality and he is so much more positive now than when I was watching earlier in the season. Another player who has lifted his game by at least 20% since Christmas and it really looks like he is enjoying himself again and this is being rewarded with goals and assists. Jamie is our top scorer with 18 goals and I’m expecting big things from him next season as we look to win trophies.
Sam is a lovely player to have in the squad. His energy and passion are infectious, he’s quick, strong and so determined and it has driven his teammates to new levels in certain games. Scored a couple of important goals and assisted several more. Such a shame he got an unfortunate injury at Bearsted, which meant he’s missed out on the last few games. But Sam has been a real joy to manage and I love his never say die attitude. We will miss you next season for sure.
Josh joined us just before Christmas and is a real classy player, who’s scored some incredible solo goals and assisted several more. His pace and skill are exceptional and he’s torn teams apart at times this season. The biggest problem for Josh is that he doesn’t realise how good he is, or how could he could be. It’s my job to get Josh on the ball a lot more next season and let him terrorise defences.
Ben must have won 6754 tackles, 4988 headers and run about 203 miles per game. He’s also kicked the ball out of the stadium about 109 times. But seriously what a player! Without a doubt the fittest player in the league, with the best first touch I’ve ever seen. Ben makes the game look so simple and he’s the type of player you don’t always notice until he isn’t on the pitch. Ben is literally everywhere and has covered every blade of grass on every pitch we’ve played on. Leads by example and never ever moans about a thing.
Billy has had a very good season, scoring some important goals, like the winner at home to Bearsted, which was one of my best memories of the season. He’s worked hard for the team and has also covered in a few different positions. Billy has played at Centre Forward, Centre Midfield and also Right Back and that was just in 1 game away to Swale. A great player to have in the squad and another who does his job with no fuss or moaning.
Ciaran St. Clair:
Ciaran’s pace is frightening and he’s caused defenders nightmares this season. Some of his solo goals have been fantastic and he’s also created several more when playing out wide. Another who has scored some big goals at vital times and has scored a total of 14 goals this season and another I’m sure will score even more next season.
Zach has been amazing this season, especially since I’ve taken over. He didn’t really have a settled position but I stuck Zach centre midfield against Chatham Town away and he didn’t look back. His fitness is brilliant and he has also popped up with some great goals with his late runs into the box. Great in the air and tenacious in the tackle, Zach has been one of the most improved players this season and I’ve enjoyed watching him play with a smile on his face.
Charlie has had a very good season. Playing in several different positions, but mainly as a left winger, Charlie has quick feet and a great first touch, he has the pace to beat players and has also set up several goals with his crosses. Charlie can also play centre midfield and is another who is very fit and has a never say die attitude. Works so hard for the team and sometimes his work goes unnoticed, but a great player to have in the team.
Kyle is almost unrecognisable from the player I watched for the first time over at Kings Hill. He’s now playing with freedom and confidence and is creating several chances for the strikers. Great on the ball with lovely feet and could turn a player inside out in a phone box. My job is to try to get Kyle to release the ball a bit quicker and make forward runs when he hasn’t got the ball. This will make him a massive threat moving in to next season.
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