Football College News
Wednesday 21st of April 2021. Plume Football College Vs Chase High School
Plume run out 7-2 winners!
In what was a cold but sunny afternoon, The Football College welcomed Chase High School to the Plume Arena in a game that saw a plethora of goals. In the first half, the game was a fierce and competitive match that saw strong challenges being put in by both sides. Plume, the more dominant of the two sides, road their luck in the first half with Chase missing 1 or 2 clear cut chances as well as hitting the cross bar from close range. But thanks to goals from Dan Smith and Jamie Williams, went into the break 2-1 up.
Into the second half, and Plume picked up where they left off in the first in relentless fashion with Kacpa Banas converting into an empty net after James Telford’s cross took both defenders and goalkeepers out of the equation. Into the 60th minute and after some great industrial work from James Telford, he managed to slot it past Chase’s despairing goalkeeper. In an instant Plume then made it 5, after winning the ball back from the restart the ball fell to creative midfielder Harry Brooking who cleverly took it past 3 players to calmly finish into the bottom corner. 5 become 6 as the clock struck minute 70, after Johnny Hughes slotted his penalty into the bottom corner after Kacpa Banas was fouled in the area. As the game was winding down, Plume made it 7 thanks to a second goal from striker Kacpa Banas who was able to outfox the goalkeeper in a one vs one situation. The only sour note of the second half was that a defensive mistake allowed Chase a 2nd goal, but overall a fantastic display from the Football college in what was a resounding win.
Wednesday 12th of May 2021. Plume Football College Vs South Essex College
Bad day at the office for Plume.
On what was a glorious Wednesday afternoon in Maldon, the Football College welcomed South Essex College to Fambridge Road in what was an afternoon to forget for us.
In what was an injury hit side, Plume started the better of the two teams and within the first 10 minutes we were 1-0 up. An exquisite lofted through ball from midfielder Harry Brooking sent Jamie Williams into the left channel, who cleverly took it round two players to square it to fellow winger Ritchie Cooper who nestled the ball into the South Essex net. 1 goal to the good and confidence flowing with some good passing in midfield setting another chance for Plume, only for the ball to safely land in the opposing goalkeepers’ gloves. After a mad 5 minute spell, Plume found themselves 2-1 and chasing the game, South Essex’s equaliser was a fantastically taken goal that arrowed into the top corner. Their second quickly followed from the penalty spot, after South Essex’s striker was brought down in the penalty area after confusion inside the Plume defence, 2-1 heading into the break.
The second half was one of frustration for the Plume faithful, with all 3 of South Essex College’s second half goals being gifted to them through errors and lapses in concentration. We did have our fair share of chances to get back into the game, but it was just one of those days for the boys in blue and on another day the score could have been very different. With the final score ending Plume Football College 1 South Essex College 5.
Wednesday 26th of May 2021. Plume Football College Vs South Essex College
A frustrating friendly loss!
Plume welcomed South Essex College to Fambridge Road for the third time in as many weeks on Wednesday in a game that saw a number of well taken goals.
The first half never really got going in what started as a cagey affair, with both teams looking a little nervous to start off with. However, as the game went on, both teams began to showcase a plethora of well worked moves starting from both goalkeepers cleverly playing out from their own 6-yard box. With Plume’s midfield of Matt Brooks, Ben Naughton and Joe Gregory stamping their authority on the game with some brilliant one and two touch passing in the middle. It wasn’t until the 25th minute that saw the games first chance, with some good play from striker James Telford creating a half chance for Joe Cole, who failed to score past the South Essex goalkeeper. 0-0 at the interval.
The second half was a totally different affair, with chances galore for both teams and a flurry of second half goals. South Essex took a very early lead through a well created goal down their right-hand side to stroke past the despairing Connor Hardy in goal. 1 became 2 very quickly with a goal that was a carbon copy of the first, 2-0 South Essex College. As the clock struck minute 60 Plume’s Freddie Dibley decided to take matters into his own hands, driving with the ball from centre half to play a neat one-two with winger Jaydn Roberts to burry the ball past the South Essex keeper from the edge of the area. 2-1 and confidence flowing, Plume pressed and had the better of possession and chances over the next 10 minutes, creating chances and looking very dangerous. However, to their despair, South Essex College hit on the counterattack twice in a matter of minutes to secure a 4-1 win. A score line that flattered the visitors slightly, although disappointed with the score line, there were a lot of positives to take from the game and a lot of things to be excited for going into next season!