U13 - Midlands Central Division
- competition : U13 - Midlands Central Division
- date : 19/01/2019
- time : 10:30
- comment :
City overpowered by Kettering
A rampant Kettering Town Elite proved too strong for Worcester City in an impressive 8-0 win.
The prolific Pharrell Blyde netted five times in a powerful performance as the hosts failed to contain him.
City's hopes for a solid start were undone within two minutes of the first whistle as the striker took advantage of some defensive hesitation to steal the ball and shoot home. He netted from another one-on-one shortly afterwards as the home defence hesitated for an offside flag that never came.
The third goal was harsh on keeper Christian Carter, who performed admirably throughout, when he made a smart stop only for Kettering to react quicker to the rebound - a goal that gave them a 3-0 lead at the midway point.
As they had done at the start of the match, City conceded another goal unnecessarily at the beginning of the second half when they didn't deal with a corner and were punished.
Kettering continued to dominate throughout the final two quarters and four further goals followed, including the goal of the game as Blyde cut in from the left wing and curled beautifully into the top corner.
City lost four players to injury between the warm-up and third quarter but battled gamely to the final whistle and credit to both Harry Stone and Tom Parry for putting their hands up to play in unaccustomed positions to help their side out.
All will dust themselves down and go again next Saturday.
Well done to Kettering for a strong performance from start-to-finish and best of luck to Tony and his lads plus coaching team for the rest of the season.
- Worcester City
- match summary
- Kettering Town Elite