U13 - South Central Division
- competition : U13 - South Central Division
- date : 13/10/2018
- time : 11:00
- comment :
Wiltshire Football Academy welcomed Henley Lions Blue to the Gerard Buxton ground.
The condition were not ideal with a strong wind always going to hamper any qualityfootball.
It was Henley Lions with the wind who started the brightest and it was no surprise when they took the lead after 15 minutes, after a shortcorner was knocked into the box the WFA defence could only clear it to the edge of the box where the loose ball was collected and a fierce shot went in of the post gave the keeper no chance. 0-1 after the first quarter.
Some words from the manager and a change of formation resulted in the WFA begin to play better in the second quarter, this was mainly played inthe middle of the park with chances sparse on either side. 0-1 after second quarter.
In the third quarter and with the wind behind WFA began to take control, Jayden Stratford’s excellent strike from 20 yards equalled the game. A few minutes later the same player hit another superb shot from range, the keeper got a strong hand to the ball and directed it onto the bar, which then appeared to drop down over the line. With the WFA players heading back for the kick-off the referee, having no indication from the linesman surprisingly waved the goalie to continue with the game. A few minutes later a cross from the right dropped to Ryan Matthew in the centre of the box, a solid shot looked goal bound but the on-rushing goalkeeper made another great save. A minute later a rare attack saw Henley break quickly on the right, the attack appeared to fizzle out as the ball looked bound for a goal kick but as the goalie hesitated with the ball holding up in the wind the quick thinking attacker stole in to take the ball and calmly pass it into the unguarded net. 1-2 after the third quarter.
The last quarter saw more prolonged pressure from WFA, some strong running from Bradley Ellis saw him twice through on goal, under pressure from the defenders and an out rushing goalie the best he could do was poke it pass the goalie, he did this well but the ball fell agonisingly wrong side of the post on both occasions. Ollie Farrell then dribbled down the left and into thebox but saw his shot a foot over the bar. Finished 1-2
Both teams played well at times, WFA players will be disappointed with the result but credit to the Henley Lions players, they battled throughout the game and defended well and restricted the number of clear cut chances forWFA.
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