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Hearts FC Ligers U13's - Match centre

U13 Ligers
MARLOW UNITED
G Lee (2', 33'), F Pickrell (21'), K Kota (34'), H Pillay (43')
Full time
E Fisher (54'), T Rutland-Dix (66', 71')
Sat 2 Mar 10:00 - Cup

U13 LIGERS ROAR TO FINAL

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Ligers guarantee grandstand end to season with comfortable win in semi-final

Ligers guaranteed a grandstand end to the season, an emphatic semi-final win ensuring their place in the final on May 4th. Ligers played some of their best football this year to build an unassailable five goal lead within 45 minutes; although Marlow made a spirited late rally it was never going to be enough to upset the home team. It was the sweetest revenge for the league reverse in the autumn.

George Lee got Ligers off to the perfect start with a goal after 75 seconds, picking up the ball just inside the area and burying a rare right-foot finish beyond the diving William Worster. The game ebbed and flowed with corners at both ends and even though Dylan Tomlinson had several attempts, neither goalkeeper was really troubled. As has happened a few times this season, Ligers were losing the midfield battles, particularly in pursuit of the second balls, but the back four was rock solid and Gabe and George continually caused problems when the ball did come their way. And as United made their first substitutions, it was Frazer Pickrell who doubled the lead with an accomplished finish.

The next 10 minutes saw Marlow pressing hard to get back into the game. Matthew Barrett pulled out a brilliant diving save to deny George Carter, while Connor Chaplin and Henry Johnston were both denied by defensive blocks. John gave way to Hayden, making his first appearance since mid-November, and Kevin slotted into a more central role. But it was the combination of Gabe’s pace and George’s strength that created the third goal, the threat again starting on Ligers’ left as Gabe angled in a pinpoint pass that George Lee put away at the second attempt to claim his second goal. Within a minute, a Daniel Kubinskyy corner was met by Kevin Kota who headed firmly beyond William Worster to seemingly put the game beyond doubt with half-time imminent.

Ligers brought on Zac, Tommy, Ilyas and George P-M for the second half. Daniel, now playing in central defence, took advantage of some dispirited Marlow players to trouble the visitors’ keeper but it was good work by Frazer that created space for Hayden Pillay to put the result beyond doubt. The only question seemed to be whether Matthew could cap a fine team performance with a clean sheet, particularly as Toby was having an outstanding game in the centre of Ligers’ defence.

However, Marlow aren’t accustomed to heavy defeat and showed massive character to mount a come back, although it was too little and far too late. George P-M should possibly have done better when the ball popped to him some two yards out from Marlow’s goal but a goal for Edward Fisher and two for Toby Rutland-Dix, including one that Matt appeared to have scrambled away having let the first attempt squirt through his hands, put some respectability back into the score line.

There was no question that Ligers were the better team on the day and their performances throughout the competition have rightly earned them their place in the Final. Matt looked unbeatable for 50 minutes, and Toby deservedly won the man-of-the-match award. There were important contributions all over the pitch and all sixteen players deserve plaudits. There is now two months to wait before the final against Twyford Comets Blacks who disposed of Woodley Saints Wolves 4-1.

Next week Ligers return to League action with a local derby with visitors Teddington Athletic Wolves.

Toby Chilvers

Player of the Match

Toby Chilvers

Key moments

1:14
Goal George Lee scores for U13 Ligers
20:31
Goal Frazer Pickrell scores for U13 Ligers
32:20
Goal George Lee scores for U13 Ligers
33:30
Goal Kevin Kota scores for U13 Ligers
43:00
Goal Hayden Pillay scores for U13 Ligers
53:28
Goal Edward Fisher scores for MARLOW UNITED
66:00
Goal Toby Rutland-Dix scores for MARLOW UNITED
70:00 +1:00
Goal Toby Rutland-Dix scores for MARLOW UNITED

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Semi v Marlow 2

Highlights

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70:00 +5:00 Player of the Match
Toby Chilvers is awarded player of the match for U13 Ligers
70:00 +1:00 Goal 5 - 3
Toby Rutland-Dix scores for MARLOW UNITED
66:00 Goal 5 - 2
Toby Rutland-Dix scores for MARLOW UNITED
64:00 Missed Shot
Hayden Pillay misses a shot for U13 Ligers
63:00 Corner taken
Corner for MARLOW UNITED taken by Connor Chaplin
58:00 Corner taken
Corner for U13 Ligers taken by Daniel Kubinskyy
56:00 Missed Shot
Toby Rutland-Dix misses a shot for MARLOW UNITED
53:28 Goal 5 - 1
Edward Fisher scores for MARLOW UNITED
50:00 Corner taken
Corner for U13 Ligers taken by Hayden Pillay
49:30 Corner taken
Corner for U13 Ligers taken by Daniel Kubinskyy
46:21 Saved Shot
George Carter has a shot saved for MARLOW UNITED
43:00 Goal 5 - 0
Hayden Pillay scores for U13 Ligers
42:58 Assist
Frazer Pickrell makes an assist for U13 Ligers
38:00 Saved Shot
Daniel Kubinskyy has a shot saved for U13 Ligers
35:05 Sub On
Zak Endemano is substituted on for U13 Ligers
35:05 Sub On
Thomas Fondie is substituted on for U13 Ligers
35:05 Sub On
Ilyas Akhtar is substituted on for U13 Ligers
35:05 Sub On
George Perez-Medina is substituted on for U13 Ligers
35:00 Sub Off
Sam Bates is substituted off for U13 Ligers
35:00 Sub Off
Joe Wallis is substituted off for U13 Ligers
35:00 Sub Off
Dylan Tomlinson is substituted off for U13 Ligers
35:00 Sub Off
Gabe Sinclair is substituted off for U13 Ligers
End of period 1
33:30 Goal 4 - 0
Kevin Kota scores for U13 Ligers
33:30 Corner taken
Corner for U13 Ligers taken by Daniel Kubinskyy
32:20 Goal 3 - 0
George Lee scores for U13 Ligers
32:00 Assist
Gabe Sinclair makes an assist for U13 Ligers
28:00 Missed Shot
Connor Chaplin misses a shot for MARLOW UNITED
27:00 Corner taken
Corner for MARLOW UNITED taken by Henry Johnston
26:25 Blocked Shot
Henry Johnston has a shot blocked for MARLOW UNITED
25:22 Saved Shot
George Carter has a shot saved for MARLOW UNITED
25:02 Corner taken
Corner for MARLOW UNITED taken by George Carter
21:30 Corner taken
Corner for MARLOW UNITED taken by Henry Johnston
20:31 Goal 2 - 0
Frazer Pickrell scores for U13 Ligers
19:46 Corner taken
Corner for MARLOW UNITED taken by Alfie Lock
16:15 Saved Shot
Edward Fisher has a shot saved for MARLOW UNITED
10:40 Corner taken
Corner for U13 Ligers taken by Daniel Kubinskyy
10:18 Saved Shot
Dylan Tomlinson has a shot saved for U13 Ligers
9:25 Missed Shot
Dylan Tomlinson misses a shot for U13 Ligers
8:13 Missed Shot
Dylan Tomlinson misses a shot for U13 Ligers
7:54 Corner taken
Corner for U13 Ligers taken by Daniel Kubinskyy
3:46 Corner taken
Corner for MARLOW UNITED taken by Connor Chaplin
1:14 Goal 1 - 0
George Lee scores for U13 Ligers
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As it happened

  • U13 Ligers
  • MARLOW UNITED
  • 0
  • George Lee Goal 1:14'
  • Frazer Pickrell Goal 20:31'
  • Gabe Sinclair Assist 32:00'
  • George Lee Goal 32:20'
  • Kevin Kota Goal 33:30'
  • Joe Wallis Sub Off 35:00'
  • Dylan Tomlinson Sub Off 35:00'
  • Gabe Sinclair Sub Off 35:00'
  • Sam Bates Sub Off 35:00'
  • Thomas Fondie Sub On 35:05'
  • George Perez-Medina Sub On 35:05'
  • Ilyas Akhtar Sub On 35:05'
  • Zak Endemano Sub On 35:05'
  • Frazer Pickrell Assist 42:58'
  • Hayden Pillay Goal 43:00'
  • Edward Fisher Goal 53:28'
  • Toby Rutland-Dix Goal 66:00'
  • Toby Rutland-Dix Goal 70:00 +1:00'

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