U15 - Midlands East Division
- competition : U15 - Midlands East Division
- date : 20/10/2018
- time : 13:00
- comment :
Bart keeps the Doughboys out
Netherton will know they were fortunate to take all 3 points in todays JPL game at home to Wellingborough Town.
The home side having Keeper Bartosz Berezowski to thank for a trio of outstanding saves that keep their unbeaten run going to four from four.
United started off with a positive and attacking attitude and scored after just 90 seconds when Younus played a ball down the left to Vaickelionis who beat his marker and pulled a neat pass across the goal for Jakub Nowicki to tap home from three yards out. (1-0)
The wide players were getting lots of space in the first 20 minute period and should of scored two or three but Wellingborough stood firm although Viliam Radic and Nowicki should of done better with the chances they had.
The second period was very scrappy and lots of possession was given away however neither keeper had much to do as the teams cancelled each other out despite the away side seemingly wanting it more as we went into the HT break.
Manager Roberts had changed the side up for the beginning of the 3rd period and had insisted on more positivity when going forward; and this almost paid off straight away when Vaickelionis was clean through with 40 yards of open space to run into, yet he chose to unselfishly square the ball across the 18 yard box to Nowicki instead of going it alone which looked like the best option.
Moments later though Nowicki pulled out wide, beat his marker and pulled the ball back which the visiting side failed to deal with and there was United's top scorer Viliam Radic to tap in from just inside the 6 yard box (2-0).
Despite the score, Wellingborough were passing the ball around well and were very organised and disciplined. The first of the Berezowski saves came from a chance which found the away team with two spare players in the penalty area and the first time shot from the centre forward was saved by the outcoming keeper who had made up some yards and flung himself bravely at the shot.
In the 58th minute, Radic took a quick short corner to Lewis Leesons, who then took it round the defender and curled in a great effort from the corner of the 18 yard box (3-0).
The last period of the game was a more even affair; although again full credit has to go to Wellingborough who kept playing and forced two outstanding saves from the home Keeper. Both 20 yard efforts tipped over the bar when nothing else but a goal looked on the cards.
United in fairness could have had a few more goals themselves, but for some wasted chances in front of the Wellingborough goal.
However despite the win and the points taking Netherton to the top of the league, the game has left us seeing we still have lots of things still to learn; and hopefully the Half-Term break will give the legs a well deserved rest and the minds time to think about what could be done better.
All the best to Mark, Gary and the boys from Wellingborough Town, best side we have played so far and a great set of lads.
- Netherton United Fc
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- Wellingborough Town FC