Gatwick United U16 – East Grinstead Meads U16 24/08

Gatwick United U16 – East Grinstead Meads U16 24/08. Gatwick United U16’s warmed up for the start of the season with an impressive 5-4 victory at East Grinstead Meads.

Despite facing opposition from the top tier of the Horsham League, it was Gatwick who were the dominant force and could have won by a more convincing margin. United started brightly, moving the ball swiftly through midfield and asking questions of the Meads defence.

Gatwick opened the scoring from a free-kick and new signing Mason then struck twice to give the boys a 3-0 lead.
Meads pulled one back but their joy was shortlived as Jeremy added another to ensure Gatwick went into half time 4-1 up. It was an excellent first-half performance with the backline of Leo, Tommy, Joe and Riley coping well with the direct threat of Meads, while Sam looked rock solid in goal.

Gatwick United U16
Gatwick United U16

The midfield was in complete control, keeping possession and linking well with striker Jeremy to bring the wingers into the game. Stung by Gatwick’s superiority, Meads hit back in the second half, scoring twice to reduce the arrears.
But another free-kick gave United breathing space and, despite a late goal from the hosts, Gatwick held firm to secure a well deserved victory.

It was an exceptional all-round team display, with Riley deserving special mention for once again excelling in an unfamiliar role, this time at left-back.

Gatwick United U16 – East Grinstead Meads U16 24/08

Boss Mitch Parratt said: “What a win. The performance was really pleasing and we produced some great play. Well done to all the boys.”
The Under-16s will now be looking to build on this level of performance as they prepare for the start of the league campaign against Cuckfield Cosmos on Sunday September 4.

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Written by: Phil Bryant