MATCH REPORTS

Here you can find details and analysis of our latest matches.

TIGERS V SEVENOAKS

07/02/16

Tigers started with some commanding fine passing football, creating a string of opportunities but where unable to trouble the score line. Opington rallied and  the game became competitive from all sides . tigers spirit gave them the edge,but then a lapse in concentration gave Opington the chance to place a well struck shot into the the top corner of the Tigers net, Tigers where stunned and a fine passing move from Orpington left tigers 2 nil down at Half time.

A rousing half time speech gave Tigers belief and the second half continued in a competitive way with chances coming for both teams. a fair and even contest continued.

Then came the the game changing moment .A penalty awarded to tigers was rattled against the woodwork, Tigers hearts where broken with ten minutes to go heads dropped and concentration lapsed , errors allowed Orpington to take the score to 5 nil a score line which flattered them in a game that was so closely competed . 

Tigers v Seymor Villa

1st Nov 2015

This week Tigers found their self belief , starting strong with some fine passing football putting Villa under pressure straight from the off . This paid off with the award of a early penalty, but this opportunity unfortunatly was missed. Still Tigers pressed and some fine goalkeeping kept the Tigers at Bay. Tigers were first to the ball all over the pitch and their hard work eventually paid dividends and by half time they were 2 goals up.

Villa rarely threatened but this was down to a well drilled Tigers Team that  had a desire to win. A 25 yard wonder strike put Tigers 3 up. Villa finally found thieir feet and a late late strike made the final score 3-1.

From a coaching point Tigers produced some of their best football of the season; pressing, passing, moving and most of all they gave it their all . The hard work  on the training ground is starting to bear fruit. Well Done Tigers

Surrey Cup Weekend

Sunday 4th October

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Tigers V Sutton Utd

Tigers came up against a well drilled and disiplined side that was bigger and stronger in most areas of the Park. Sutton got off to a flying start scoring within minutes of the kick off, knocking the wind from tigers sails; two more quick goals followed . It

was then that Tigers dug deep and began to fight. they found some self belief and became competitive, chances came tigers way but a string of fines saves and last minute tackles  kept the Sutton goal intact.

Sutton were clinical infront of goal and at Half time Tigers found themselves 6 down. A uplifting half time speech gave the Tigers the self belief that was needed ,Tigers started quicker and sharper growing stronger as the half went a fine string of saves by the tigers keeper and some determined defencive work made a solid base for the tigers to work from. Sutton found it hard to play the dominant football that they played in the first 40 mins, but two fine strikes gave Sutton a 8 nil victory. Tigers second half performance won them many new friends including the Sutton Utd management team who commended the Tigers second half fight and spirit.

 

Eagles V Purley Panthers

A high flying Eagles side came up against a physicaly stronger and quicker Purley side that had speed and pace that at times Egales found hard to cope with, dispite Eagles being in a up beat mood Purley were quicker to the ball and had soon racked up an early lead. Eagles team spirit and self belief kept them working hard but Purleys sharper quicker passing always gave them the edge as there higher league position became apparent Eagles battled untill the end and were able to walk off the pitch with there heads held High.

 

It must be said that both teams came up against teams that are well established with a set up of a profeesional standard. So well done to to our boys for giving it your best.

SEVENOAKS FC v COULSDON ATHLETIC

15/2/15

A hard fought encounter played with passion and spirit from start to finish.

 

Sevenoaks took an early lead with a stunning strike from outside the Coulsdon box that gave the keeper no chance as it hit the top left hand corner. Coulsdon played some nice neat football to open up the Sevenoaks defence to equalise. 1-1 Another stunning looping strike from outside the box put Sevenoaks 2-1 up at half time.

 

A self believing Coulsdon came out for the second half and soon put the Sevenoaks goal under great pressure, with the Sevenoaks  goal keeper making a string of fine saves. Was it going to be one of those days.

 

Eventually the breakthrough came with a fine passing move finished of with a crisp clean strike levelling the scores . Another fine passing move resulted in a third Coulsdon goal. Sevenoaks battled on and were awarded a penalty in the dying minutes but a fine save from the Coulsdon Keeper , ensure that Coulsdon maintained a slender lead, from this save Coulsdon broke quickly down to the Sevenoaks area where they themselves were awarded a penalty . Another fine save from the Sevenoaks keeper was followed up by the alert Coulsdon  striker to make it 4-2 to Coulsdon.

 

A passionate gave in which both teams should be proud of their performance.

TIGERS V LAMBETH TIGERS

25/4/15

A friendly match arranged to keep the boys' mind focused and match fitness up at a time where our last few remaining  league matches are a few weeks apart thus giving us lots of free Sundays.

 

Bearing this in mind Tigers started well , when they took an early lead with a fine passing move down the left hand side that was smartly finished at the end of a low hit cross.

 

This had the affect of awakening Lambeth tigers who as a team had not tasted defeat in nearly three years and had reach the quater finals of the European Cup for there age group. Lambeth put together some fine passing football and using their pace  and movement and so soon equalised. Tigers remained competative but found themselves 4-1 down at half time to a fine football team.

 

The second half started in much the way the first half did with a early goal for the Tigers built on a creative passing move.

 

Lambeth then began to show there quality and greater fitness and took control, with greater movement and possesion of the ball,tigers working hard earnt the respect of a team that plays constantly higer level.

 

A 6-2 victory was not as one sided as the result states.

 

A big thank you to the staff and players from Lambeth Tigers and for the inspirational words afterwards.

 

Today we played a team that we can take a great deal from learning from their approach, their attitude and their application. a place that we can aim to be.

TIGERS V OXTED

17/05/2015

 

The last Game of the season for Tigers and after a lengthy break both teams provided a large number of cheering parents ,from both teams with a hard battling end of season encounter.

 

Tigers started well with some fine passing football, crisp neat passing and movement helped increase the pressure on the Oxted goal,producing a number of fine save s from the Oxted Keeper.

One of these fine saves lead to a Tigers Corner from which tigers took the lead with a fine looping header that nestled into the corner of the net

 

The first half was a fine display of football from both teams and seemed to be over so quickly.

 

Both teams started the second half well with Oxted always in the game, creating a few early chances that were dealt with well by the Tigers solid back line and keeper. Tigers got their passing game back together and a nice passing move was finished strongly by the Tigers forward. Oxted rallied and struck back after a defensive mixup by the otherwise faultless Tigers Defence.

 

More Tigers pressure and  another goal  Tigers Third, and then all to quickly an Oxted second ,soon followed by the full time whistle.

 

This in all was a fantastic game played in a hard battling fair manner a credit to both teams ,there supporters ,managers and most of all the boys

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