Rain doesn’t dampen Sonics’ spirits

November 27 2015

We have enjoyed a great few weeks at Sonics, despite all the rain that has come down!

By Andy Edwards

We have enjoyed a great few weeks at Sonics, despite all the rain that has come down! We have lost a few matches to the weather but have made use of local green areas to train when Golden Hill has been too wet. The Downs and Canford Park have been really useful and it has been great to be able to use Wellington Hill Playing Field with the support of the Friends of Horfield Common.
 
Our under 7s continue to enjoy their first season at Golden Hill with a mix of Saturday morning training and matches. The latest fixture saw no fewer than nine 5-a-side matches played against Bishop Road on Wellington Hill with all the boys getting lots of playing time.
 
The under 8s are enjoying their football and the coaches are all looking good in their new jackets, thanks to Liam at Xpress Printing in Gloucester Road. The under 9s and 10s are also benefitting from a good balance of matches and training sessions on Saturday mornings.
 
Our under 11s are continuing to give match time to lots of children in both 7-a-side matches and 9-a-side matches – they recently took part in a fantastic match with our friends at Shire Colts.
 
The under 12s have enjoyed recent League matches against Stoke Lane and Nicholas Wanderers, and a very good natured friendly against Ashton Boys – impressively, the boys (themselves) decided to observe a minute’s silence to show respect for the recent sad events in Paris.
 
We don’t focus overly on results at Sonics but our under 13s have managed to play some great football and win every game they have played this season – well done to all the boys!
 
Our under 15s have also seen that playing good football and trusting each other can improve results. After a lengthy sequence of coming second in matches, our boys recently managed to draw away at Yate and win 9-7 at home against Nick Wanderers, an impressive achievement given that we were 2-0 down!
 
Our under 16s have continued to show their quality in recent weeks, drawing with Brislington and Keynsham, and winning away at Roman Glass – the boys are currently joint second in the Avon Youth League Division 2.
 
It has been great for the whole club to see the progression of the under 18s in the last couple of seasons – we have enjoyed competitive games against Yate United and our recent win over Tuffley Rovers.
 
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