CONCORD FC u12 play in the Southend & District League Premier Division

Anyone interested in joining call the coach Ryan Pollard on (m) 07506 833895 or contact the club to

find out more..

The team training is as follows;

Wednesday evening ? 18,30 – 19,30

Waterside Sports Center, Canvey Island (usually the other side of the hedge)

Saturday morning ? 09,30-11,00

Smallgains Playing Fields – Smallgains Ave, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 8JH

Matches are usually played on Sunday mornings

St Cleres Tournament

Recently Concord FC u 12 team entered the St Cleres Football Tournament in Stanford Le Hope..

In the previous matches Concord had struggled to take the drills and practice from training ground

into game mode despite the coaches belief it was the right coaching, however all these games (bar

one) the team were excellent in all areas of the field.

Starting off with 3 wins on the spin and creating many more chances than in previous matches and

allowing very few opportunities for the opposition. The teams pass & move ethos was outstanding

and with an effective new system the team were strong and resilient.

The day was breezy but hot and sunny, and in the 4th game some tired legs and minds were

apparent, and although losing 0-1 to Chelmsford City we had an equaliser disallowed..

So the final group game was against arguably the best side in this tournament Buckhurst Hill.

However we matched them in every department and had several chances to score, but eventually

ended 0-0 draw.

Concord proudly topped the group with 10 points and Buckhurst Hill finished 2nd.

Therefore the Elite Group Final was; Concord FC v Buckhurst Hill FC

This was again a similar affair to the last match and where chances were created and not taken, and

we looked strong defensively.. However from a final throw in Romie launched a massive throw into

the box that Ellis?s looping header over the keeper and into the net, but the referee decided

somehow to blow the whistle for full time at the point the ball was in the air.. not waiting until the

play ended.. but after some protest the referees decision (as you would expect) stood firm.

So we went to 5 mins of extra time, and still goalless. Therefore to penalties.. Unfortunately that?s

where our terrific journey ended finishing runners-up.

Although disappointing for everyone, the managers were quick to pick up on the positive points that

for 6 games on the spin a consistent performance was clear to see. That?s a first for this team

although capable are not always consistent. But we proved that the ethos of the coaching was

paying off.


Teams in the Elite group were;

JR Sabres (Charlton Athletic) W2-0

Thurrock Panthers W1-0

Ryan FC W1-0

Chelmsford City Whites L0-1

Buckhurst Hill Royals D0-0

The top two play the final.

Concord FC v Buckhurst Hill FC 0-0 AET – Buckhurst Hill won 1-5 on penalties