Busy day in Smurfland.
The Smurfs are in full swing this weekend. The 10s kick things off with training at Odd Down. Meanwhile, one group of the 11s will travel to Woking in the Shires Cup, and another will play Gloucester at home. The under 12s travel to Weston Super Mare adn then on Monday the 13s will play Gloucestershire.
Wednesday will see the 10s and 11s play Swindon and WSM, and then finally on Thursday the 13s and 14s travel to Barcelona for a tournament.
The annual encounter with Millfield was the first in Bath for many years. With a large squad, the smurfs used the pace of the wet surface well and caused Millfield to open up which allowed the homeside to attack down the flanks as well as find penetrating passes through the middle.
Instead of training on Wednesday, the 10s had a friendly against Gloucester U10s at Keynsham.
It was a tough test as always agianst the Cotswold side, and despite some good play, mistakes in our own half were punished well by the opposition. Pleasing was the manner in which the smurfs contiued to play their 'risky' strategy and there is no doubt they would have learned from the experience.
The BWB 13s entertained Millfield under the lights and in the drizzle on Tuesday.
With a somewhat depleted squad, the Millfield boys did not pose much of a challenge, so the 13s were given numerous challenges to work through in order to score their goals.
In doing so the exercise became worthwhile and birthday boys Abe helped himself to four goals, whilst the rest of us helped ourselves to his cake!
Training on Weds!
Following training on Saturday, the under 11s and 12s gathered at the salad bar in Pizza Hut to nourish themselves before heading off to the Odeon to watch Maze Runner. What a good film too, it certainly kept Dan SJ quiet for a couple of hours which is a fab acheivement:)
It was a slo a good time to celebrate Robocop's forthcoming birthday, and what better way to do it than with CAKE! Big Stu showed his appetite...
The BWB U13s lost to Yeovil tonight in a national cup game after an all too famliliar showing where possession and chances were not taken.
Many positives can be taken from a performance which showed evidence of principles learned from training, but once again a lack of clinical finishing, and ultimately competitveness allowed Yeovil to progress, whilst the BWBs were left to scratch their heads.
The second match against Gloucester was an entertaining affair with both sides playing out a competitive and closely fought game.
BWB had much of the play in the first half but were unable to score enough chances which their play sometimes warranted. Lewis was excellent throughout and well deserved his goal and Evander had another disallowed for offside. Stu also managed to grab another to put the homeside in a good position.