U12 - West North Division
- competition : U12 - West North Division
- date : 06/04/2019
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Gloucester City entertained FC Wiltshire who were still in with a chance to win the league.
Due to the Easter holidays this was going to be some of the Gloucester players last game of the season with their last game next week. All the coaches asked of the players was to play their hearts out and enjoy playing football, probably it was the same conversation the FC Wiltshire coach had with his players.
The game started with City hoping to not repeat the same start earlier in the season when both teams meet but sadly it did for City as Joe Beavis latch onto a great through ball to slot home. For City thoughts of the score line earlier in the season must have entered their thoughts but not today as the rolled up their sleeves and went for it.
Both teams were now creating chances galore but finding both keepers in great form, were City going to get back in this game or were Wiltshire going to extend their lead further. The first quarter ended with just the one goal between the sides.
With new encouragement City entered the second quarter looking to back into the game. With both teams were still attacking the other and the next goal could be key, who was going to get it. It was City that got the goal when Charlie Daniels corner to the far post found an unmarked Will Frankin who slotted home. 1-1. Now with new belief City started to press more and it was City that grabbed the next goal starting from just inside their own box. Harry Noblet controlled the ball inside own box, beat a player then played a great ball down the wing to Oliver Hambling who wiped a first time cross to the far post for Jayden Esson to fire home, what a goal. 2-1 city here we go thought the city supporters. They were in a state of shock when Esson grabbed a second just before the break 3-1.
The third quarter was going to be a key quarter for both teams, could City hold their own or even extend their lead or could Wiltshire get back into the game and back into the title race. With both teams still being brave with the ball and trying to pass through each other who was going to get the next goal if they can.
This time it was Wiltshire who grab the next goal and what a goal, from a city free kick just outside the Wiltshire box, FC won the ball and counterattack with such pace City couldn't get back in time after committing too many men forward and could only watch as Beavis grabbed his second goal, cracking goal. Could City respond or just hold out to the break and recompose themselves. Sadly with some tiring players City didn't close Cody Frost down who let fly from 20yds to see his shot fly in the top corner (take a bow son). 3-3
Could City respond in the last quarter or would Wiltshire grab the win they needed to stay in the title race. They quarter was a nail biter as both teams created chances over and over both could only find two keepers in fine form and defences backing up to clear anything.
Half way through the quarter Wiltshire taught City a valuable lesson in playing to the whistle when most the city players stopped as they thought the ball went out for a throwing to them and stood and watched as FC went and scored through Hartley Newsome. Harsh lesson but one they now hopefully wouldn't forget.
Could City get an equaliser their performance deserved, sadly no as Wiltshire broke again from City attack and it was Beavis who completed his hat trick. Well played lad.
This was a cracking game by both teams and to be fair a draw could have been a fair result but you don't always the breaks in football.
City will take great pride in their performance today against a very good side fighting for the title especially after first encounter earlier in the season
- Gloucester City Youth Development U12 Yellow
- match summary
- FC Wiltshire