U13 - Midlands Central Division
- competition : U13 - Midlands Central Division
- date : 27/10/2018
- time : 10:30
- comment :
First win for Worcester
Worcester City were in seventh heaven after collecting their first victory of the season with a 7-1 win over Solihull Academy.
The hosts made a very strong start and Harry Rebbeck went close with a trio of early chances and then turned provider to send Jamie Hill goalwards only for the midfielder's cross shot to go narrowly wide. City's domination was eventually rewarded when Jack Christie whipped a dangerous ball into the Solihull box which Kyle Shaw steered home.
The second quarter began with City forcing several corners - one of which nearly resulted with the home side doubling their lead only for Alex Fenn's effort to hit the bar.
With Hill and the industrious Harry Stone working tirelessly in the Worcester midfield, it wasn't long until the second goal came as Saeed Khattak kept his cool to curl into the top corner of the from the right hand corner of the penalty box. The striker then showed great strength to calmly slot in his second shortly afterwards.
Solihull fought back and then enjoyed a good passage of play, where they caused havoc from a corner and then grabbed a foothold of the game with virtually the last kick of the quarter as they broke down Worcester's right flank before switching play and scoring with a good shot from the edge of the box.
Decisive moments in quarter three saw the lively Shaw grab his second to restore the three-goal margin when he ran through from left midfield to finish with aplomb, whilst the visitors reduced to 10 men after one of their players unexcusably kicked out.
As both sides played through the chilly conditions, Lewis Corbett made it 5-1 before Khattak took his goal tally to four with two stunning strikes from the edge of the box - the latter as he ran on to a delicious Shaw through ball to put the icing on the cake for his side.
Well done to both teams for entertaining the parents on a freezing morning and particularly to Solihull for battling on to the final whistle despite only having a goalkeeper on the bench. Good luck to SAFC for their upcoming games and we look forward to the return match later in the season.
- Worcester City
- match summary
- Solihull Academy Fc