U16 - West North Division
- competition : U16 - West North Division
- date : 20/10/2018
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Competitive Local Derby
Bath Evo first Xl welcomed neighbours Paulton DC to a sunny Odd Down.
Paulton are a much improved unit and looked compact early on. Evo started well and James Noad nearly headed home on 5 mins. The visiting keeper Ben then pulled off a stunning save from Devante as he cut inside the last man. However, for all the early pressure the home side couldn’t find the break.
The home side continued to have more possession and should have gone one up as Marley went through one on one but slid his effort wide. Next the ball deceived the away #1 and with Noad ready to knock home before a fabulous goal line clearance denied him.
Paulton were very compact and the home side were becoming frustrated. However, on 35mins patience paid off after LJ diagonal found Aidan Maslen wide who drove into the box and scored well. 1-0 HT
The third quarter was Paulton’s best as they pushed more players forward. Leon Ross had a good headed chance for Evo on 41mins, but then the visitors enjoyed a good spell. The left winger shot over when well placed and Ben O Hare did a Grobelaar which caused further panic in the home box. However, after the early pressure the rest of the quarter was contested fiercely in the middle third.
Carpenter’s pace caused problems in Q4 as the home side wrestled back the initiative. Devante was denied by a fabulous tackle before Carpenter ran down the left and squared for the oncoming McDowell to slot home and secure the win. 2-0.
Huge credit to Nick and his team who made it very difficult for Evo.
For Evo, defensively sound but could have been crisper and sharper in the final third.
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