MATCH REPORT | MILLBROOK 4-1 MOUSEHOLE | SATURDAY 19TH AUGUST 2017

MILLBROOK 4-1 MOUSEHOLE

SOUTH WEST PENINSULA LEAGUE WEST DIVISION

SATURDAY 19TH AUGUST 2017 AT JENKINS PARK

 After two high-scoring away draws – 4-4 at St Dennis and 3-3 at Porthleven – Mousehole returned to the scene of their first-ever fixture in the newly-formed South West Peninsula League ten years ago , but came up against a Millbrook team strengthened in the summer after finishing an impressive 4th last season and having already begun the new campaign with a draw and an away win.

The Seagulls travelled with 13 local players among a 15-man squad having an average age of around 20 years.  Josh Otto featured for the first time this season and local lad Joshua Storey started in the back line – at a few days after his 16th birthday probably the youngest first-team debutant in recent times – but were without injured goalkeeper Steve Parker-Billinge and Yeshe Briar.

Mousehole passed the ball around well for the opening period and created a couple of half chances, but were caught out twice after losing possession in their own half, allowing the pacy Millbrook attack to capitalise with two straightforward finishes.

An uphill struggle at two-nil down at half-time became a mountain to climb within five minutes of the re-start, firstly when a left-wing cross floated over deputising goalkeeper Adam Robathan, followed by an unchallenged header from in front of goal, resulting in a 4-0 scoreline and bringing to 11 the number of goals already conceded by Mousehole in the first three matches.

The hosts were content to close the game down for the remainder of the game and despite seeing a lot of the ball The Seagulls rarely threatened the well-organised home defence.  After a hat-trick in each of the first two matches, Jerome Slew found openings hard to come by, but he had the final word in injury time, whipping in a penalty after a foul on Lewis Caspall.

With only two points on the board out of a possible nine, Mousehole will be expecting to improve their tally when they play their fourth away game of the season this Wednesday (23rd), kick off 6.30pm, at nearby Wendron United, who lost 7-1 at Wadebridge on the opening day but then won away 2-1 at Illogan in midweek.  The Seagulls then travel to high-flying Liskeard Athletic on Saturday (26th), kick off 3pm.

Mousehole:  Adam Robathan, Joshua Storey, Billy Curtis (captain), Ben Williams, James Taylor, Kevin Lawrence, Bradley Wills, Lewis Caspall, Josh Otto, Luke Johnson, Jerome Slew

Substitutes:  Used – Matt McIlroy, Finn Cross, Nathan Goodspeed.  Unused – Louis Graham

Mousehole scorer:  Jerome Slew (penalty, 90+2).

Referee:  Jake Webster

PLAYERS PLANNER w/c 21st August

 WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Week beginning MONDAY 21st AUGUST 2017

 Any NEW PLAYERS wanting to attend any session, please contact Jason Blunt beforehand

(07985 614692 or jason.blunt@sky.com).


MONDAY 21st AUGUST:    

Under-9s, 10s, 11s and 12s:

Penzance Leisure Centre, Sports Hall.  6 – 7pm.  ‘Soccer Sounds’.

Indoor footwear needed.  £3 per child per session.


TUESDAY 22nd AUGUST:

Under-12s:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  5.30 – 7pm.

First team + Academy + Third team:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  7 – 8.30pm.

Women’s Team:

Training.  Mounts Bay Academy.  7.30 – 9pm.


WEDNESDAY 23rd AUGUST:

First team:

League fixture: away at Wendron United (Underlane, TR13 0EH), kick off 6.30pm.

Reserves:

Opening League fixture of the season – Trelawny League Division 1 v Newlyn Non-Athletico

At Marazion.  Kick off 6.15pm.

 Under-9s, 10s, 11s, 12s:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  5.30 – 7pm.

Seagirls:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  6.30 – 7.45pm.


THURSDAY 24th AUGUST:

Under-9s/10s/11s/12s:

Soccer School every Thursday until 7th September.  Marazion Community Fields. 10am to 3pm.

£10 members, £12 non-members.

Contact Matt James on moj67@btinternet.com, or Jason Blunt as above, to request a place

 Third team:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  7 – 8.30pm


FRIDAY 25th AUGUST

First team + Academy:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  7 – 8.30pm


SATURDAY 26th AUGUST:

First team:

League fixture: away at Liskeard Athletic Lux Park, PL14 3HZ), kick off 3pm.

Reserves:

League fixture: Away at Perranporth Reserves, kick off 2.30pm.

FOUR MOUSEHOLE ACADEMY PLAYERS SELECTED FOR COUNTY YOUTH TRIALS

Four of Mousehole’s talented youngsters have been selected for the Cornwall County Youth Under-18 trials to be held on Thursday 24th and Thursday 31st August at Brannel School, St Stephens, from 6.30 to 8pm.

Many congratulations and good luck to:

YESHE BRIAR

FINN CROSS

LOUIS GRAHAM

JOSH OTTO

The final trial – for a chance to carry on the historic success of last season’s U18s squad – is on Thursday 7th September.

Information taken from www.cornwallfootballforum.com/Announcements

PLAYERS PLANNER w/c 15th August

WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Week beginning TUESDAY 15th AUGUST 2017

Any NEW PLAYERS wanting to attend any session, please contact Jason Blunt beforehand

(07985 614692 or jason.blunt@sky.com).

 

TUESDAY 15th AUGUST:

Under-9s, 10s, 11s, 12s:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  5.30 – 7pm.

First team + Academy + Reserves + Third team:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  7 – 8.30pm.

Women’s Team:

Training.  Mounts Bay Academy.  7.30 – 9pm.


WEDNESDAY 16th AUGUST:

First team:

League fixture: away at Porthleven (Gala Parc, TR13 9LQ), kick off 7.30pm.

 Under-9s, 10s, 11s, 12s:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  5.30 – 7pm.

Seagirls:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  6.30 – 7.45pm.


THURSDAY 17th AUGUST:

Under-9s/10s/11s/12s:

Soccer School every Thursday until 7th September.  Marazion Community Fields. 10am to 3pm.

£10 members, £12 non-members.   See poster.

Contact Matt James on moj67@btinternet.com, or Jason Blunt, to request a place

No evening training for under-9s/10s

 Reserves + Third team:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  7 – 8.30pm


FRIDAY 18th AUGUST

First team + Academy:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  7 – 8.30pm


 SATURDAY 19th AUGUST:

First team:

League fixture: away at Millbrook (Jenkins Park, PL10 1EN), kick off 3pm.


SUNDAY 20th AUGUST

Mousehole Women: pre-season friendly away at Charlestown (St Mewan, St Austell, A390), kick off 3pm

PLAYERS PLANNER w/c 7 August

PLAYERS WEEKLY SCHEDULE: week commencing MONDAY 7th AUGUST 2017

Any NEW PLAYERS wanting to attend any session, please contact Jason Blunt beforehand

(07985 614692 or jason.blunt@sky.com).


MONDAY 7TH AUGUST:     

Under-9s, 10s, 11s and 12s:

Penzance Leisure Centre, Sports Hall.  6 – 7pm.  ‘Soccer Sounds’.

Indoor footwear needed.  Please note: £3 per child per session starting this week. 


TUESDAY 8th AUGUST:

Under-12s:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  5.30 – 7pm.

First team + Academy + Reserves + Third team:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  7 – 8.30pm.

Women’s Team:

Training.  Mounts Bay Academy.  7.30 – 9pm.


WEDNESDAY 9th AUGUST:

Under-9s, 10s, 11s, 12s:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  5.30 – 7pm.

Seagirls:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  6.30 – 7.45pm

Academy:

Circuit training.  Penzance Leisure Centre.  6 – 7.30pm.


THURSDAY 10th AUGUST:

Under-9s and 10s:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  5.30 – 7pm.

Academy + First team + Reserves + Third team:

Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  7 – 8.30pm


FRIDAY 11th AUGUST – nothing planned


SATURDAY 12th AUGUST:

First team: opening game of the SWPL West Division season:

Away at St Dennis (Boscawen Park, PL26 8DW), Kick off 3pm


SUNDAY 13th AUGUST

Mousehole Women: pre-season friendly away at Illogan RBL (Oxland Park, TR16 4DQ), kick off 3pm

MOUSEHOLE UNDER-9s IN SOUTHAMPTON TOURNAMENT

This weekend, under-9s manager Darren Wakefield takes his youngsters to Southampton to compete in a brand-new annual football tournament being held at various venues across the city.

The main ‘Southampton Cup’ is played between youngsters from professional academies at home and abroad, while the ‘Community Tournament’ is for under-7 to under-12 teams from across the country.

Mousehole AFC are one of 20 under-9 boys’ teams divided into four groups of five in a round-robin 5-a-side format played on Monday 7th August .

They will also receive complimentary tickets to the Southampton v Sevilla pre-season friendly at the Premier Division’s St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, pose for a team photo, and take part in the tournament’s opening ceremony after the match.

Darren Wakefield was enthusiastic about the weekend ahead:  “We are delighted to be given this fantastic opportunity to be involved in this new tournament. The boys have been training very hard over the last few weeks in preparation, and are really excited to play against some of the best teams in the country”.

IMPORTANT PARENTS’ & CHILDREN’S MEETING

IMPORTANT MEETING:

WHEN?  This Friday 4th August, 6.30pm

WHO FOR?  Parents and children:  under-9s, under-10s, under-11s, under-12s

WHERE?  Mousehole AFC, Trungle Parc, Paul, Penzance, TR19 6AZ

WHO WITH?  Jason Blunt, Director of Academy & Youth Development

WHAT FOR?  Discuss and sign registration forms for teams next season.  Discussion on a few other topics.

WHAT ELSE?  Any future youngsters interested in playing – phone Jason Blunt first

Jason Blunt can be contacted by ‘phone on 07985 614692 or by email to jason.blunt@sky.com

YOUTH COACHING POSTS AT MOUSEHOLE AFC

Mousehole AFC are looking to recruit self-confident, committed and knowledgeable individuals to join our forward-looking coaching team as voluntary youth coaches.

The club has attracted massive interest in a short space of time and made a flying start to its new long-term plan to nurture young local talent under the leadership of full-time Director of Academy and Youth Development Jason Blunt, until recently coach at Leeds United.

Six youth teams have so far been created, with the prospect of more teams to complete the age-range from 5 to 16, and three-quarters of the available places in the new Elite Academy for 16-23 year olds have been filled.

These initiatives, promoted by the Endorsed Group, have resulted in Nike awarding ‘Partner Club’ status, and the club is establishing an Education Partnership with schools in the area.

Qualifications for the youth coaching roles include a Level 1 FA Coaching Award, First Aid, DBS/CRB check and Safeguarding certificate.

Enquiries to Jason Blunt on 07985 614692.  Applications via CV to jason.blunt@sky.com.

PLAYERS PLANNER w/c 31st July

PLAYERS WEEKLY SCHEDULE: week commencing MONDAY 31ST JULY 2017

MONDAY 31ST JULY:  Under-9s, 10s, 11s and 12s:Penzance Leisure Centre, Sports Hall.  6 – 7pm.  Skills/technical session with music.  Indoor footwear needed.

TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST: Under-12s:  Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  5.30 – 7pm.

Reserves: Pre-Season Friendly at St Ives Town. Kick off 6.30pm.

First team + Academy + Third team:Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  7 – 8.30pm.

Women’s Team:Training.  Mounts Bay Academy.  7.30 – 9pm

WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST: Under-9s, 10s, 11s, 12s:  Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  5.30 – 7pm.

Seagirls: Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  6.30 – 7.45pm

Academy:  Circuit training.  Penzance Leisure Centre.  6 – 7.30pm.

THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST: Under-9s and 10s:  Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  5.30 – 7pm.

Academy + First team + Reserves + Third team:Training.  Marazion Community Fields.  7 – 8.30pm

FRIDAY 4th AUGUST: – nothing planned

SATURDAY 5th AUGUST: First team and Reserves ‘double header’ pre-season friendly at Sticker.

First team – kick off 1.30pm.  Reserves –  kick off 4pm

Any NEW PLAYERS wanting to attend any session, please contact Jason Blunt beforehand (07985 614692 or jason.blunt@sky.com)

ELITE ACADEMY PROGRAMME 16-23s | A PROGRESS REPORT

REPORT BY JASON BLUNT, DIRECTOR OF ACADEMY

Update on the progress of the 16-23 year old players in the new Elite Programme

These are the 13 talented players we have so far selected for this ground-breaking programme:

LIAM ANDREW

YESHI BRIAR

LEWIS CASPALL

BEN CHAPMAN

FINN CROSS

NATHAN GOODSPEED

JOE GIBSON

LOUIS GRAHAM

JOSH OTTO

ADAM ROBATHAN

JOSHUA STOREY

TYLER TONKIN

BYRON WOOD

The group have settled in well, showing a positive attitude, a clear willingness to learn and an ability to absorb all the information and guidance given.
They have been tested in the FA’s “Four Corners” Coaching Development model: physical, technical, social and psychological.

We are at an early stage in their development, but they all have shown signs of rapid improvement in the main area they all need to work on: their technical ability.  But I am convinced, based on the evidence of my coaching experience, that the time and effort they put in will reap the rewards.
This will be a continuing theme across all the youth teams.

The players have been issued with “GPS vests”.  This technological wizardry measures a whole range of the individual’s performance – for example, heart rate, how far they’ve run, the number of high intensity sprints, and how heavy the workload is on the body.  The data we get from this tracking has allowed us to monitor their response to training, assess where they are up to physically, and adapt the training sessions accordingly.

(Nathan Goodspeed, Liam Andrew, Louis Graham, Byron Wood, Finn Cross and Yeshi Briar wearing their new GPS vests)

(Jason Blunt puts the players – and the GPS vests – to the test!)

One of the benefits of this system is it can prevent injuries: so far, we haven’t had any.

In First team pre-season fixtures these players have displayed courage and maturity to take risks when playing a possession-based game. Some of these lads are just 16, and don’t look out of their depth in any way.

It’s never too late to apply!  The Elite Programme can take up to around 18 players, and we’ll be looking to fill the remaining vacancies selectively over the next three months.  If you are interested, or know someone who might be, I’d be more than happy to be contacted in the first instance on 07985 614692, or by email on jason.blunt@sky.com

⦁ Next week we hope to announce the appointment to two new roles: Physiotherapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Jason Blunt