U13 - Midlands Central Division

  • competition : U13 - Midlands Central Division
  • date : 01/12/2018
  • time : 10:30
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Match Report

Visitors victorious

A scrappy contest between Worcester City and Alvechurch saw the visitors shade proceedings by 2-1 courtesy of a fortunate winner.

Highlight of the first quarter was a brilliant strike that gave Alvechurch the lead as City lost possession in midfield and their player showed great strength to hold off a defender and unleash an unstoppable strike into the roof of the net. It was no more than they deserved on the balance of play as City struggled to get any kind of foothold in the game.

The hosts came out from the first interval more determined as both sides battled to get the initiative but the quarter was devoid of any notable action.

However the game sprang to life in quarter three as City were inches from levelling as determined work by Saeed Khattak on the byline saw his cross almost put into his own net by a defender whose miskick went out for a corner. Moments later Khattak was rewarded for his performance throughout when he raced clear of the Church defence and lashed home beautifully with his left foot from fully 25 yards.

Having been pegged back, Alvechurch then went close with two decent efforts of their own as the match entered the final period all-square.

The match was eventually decided in innocuous circumstances when the City keeper failed to deal with a cross - the ball squirming through his hands and being adjudged to have crossed the line by the linesman who was well placed.

Ed Bowers almost levelled within moments but his shot curled over. In the closing stages, Alvechurch were then denied a third goal by the bar on two occasions - the first after a mazy run and clever chip by their very impressive man-of-the-match and the second from a speculative long-distance free-kick.

Not a game for the purists but a hard-fought game by two committed sides.

Well done to Alvechurch for their win and we look forward to the rematch later in the season.


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  • Alvechurch Fc South
Worcester City stats
NO name Goals G S B
Harry Rebbeck
Charlie Cooper
Edward Bowers
Callum Morris
Matthew Athey
George Duggan
Saaed Khattak 1
Kyle Shaw
Noah Read
Thomas Parry
Ben Taylor
Christian Carter
Alex Fenn
Harry Stone
 stats
NO name Goals G S B
OWEN BURTON
JACK ROUND
BILLY RAY STANLEY
JACK BAKER
FREDDIE PLANT
BRADLEY ROGERS
ETHAN THOMPSON
SAMUEL RICHARDS
DAN LOVELL
SAMIR NASIRI
LENNON BLOUNT
LEWIS SHAW
CALLUM JOSEPH NORTH 2
SAMUEL ANDREW BROMLEY
MATTHEW ALEXANDER WEBB
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