U14 - Midlands Central Division
- competition : U14 - Midlands Central Division
- date : 03/11/2018
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Rushden and Diamonds U14 v Coventry Sky Blues U14
Rushden and Diamonds welcomed Coventry City to a sunny but breezy Malcolm Arnold Academy this morning.
Diamonds started out the brighter with strong attacking play keeping Coventry on the back foot; the visitors soaked up the early pressure supplied by Jay Lester and Jimmie Wilson but eventually Diamonds went ahead after Tyrece Osayande found the bottom right corner from the edge of the box. The game continued in the same vein with Callum Law enforcing the midfield allowing the home to team press for a second which was duly supplied by the boot of Osayande again. 2-0
Period Two kicked off with the same vigour as the first with attacking ebbing and flowing football, neither team able to capitalize. Rusden’s defence stood resolute throughout, Kennedy and Kostov calling the tune ably assisted by Zack Douglas and the outstanding Bobby Mills. The introduction of Josh Kilsby into the mid field brought extra creativity allowing Jack Shears to flourish on the wing. Left winger Jimmie Wilson had to leave the field of play early after a heavy fall, the worst confirmed later with a broken wrist! We all wish you a speedy recovery Jim. 2-0
Period Three saw the Sky Blues hit the ground running intent on getting back into the game, their high pressure being rewarded with two free kicks just outside the area in quick succession, fortunately for Diamonds both sailed high. R&D keeper Bradley Timlin pulled off a fine save on the back foot to deny the Blues reward for their efforts. The home team heeding the wakeup call turned up the heat to force the save of the day from the visitor’s keeper! The ball seemed to be destined for the top left corner but was kept out by outstanding acrobatics. 2-0
Period four showed no let up from the home side; Dylan Stacey and Eric Cucovei supplying the pressure up top with Roan Ribchester putting the extra miles on the wing. The increased intensity finally paid dividends for Diamonds with some slick passing in the final third for Charlie Baxter to unleash a screamer from the outside of the box 3-0 Diamonds now in free flow with sweeper keeper Josh Cross pushing the back line forward trapping Coventry in their own half allowing Osayande to complete his hat trick. The floodgates might have opened at this time but the Sky Blues battled to the end. Final Score 4-0
Coventry played with fantastic sprit and a pleasure to host; we wish Craig and the lads all the best for the season.
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