U14 - West South Division
- competition : U14 - West South Division
- date : 15/12/2018
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Saints come from behind to take victory against a strong Torquay side
In what had to be said horrible weather, Saints and Torquay served up a fantastic feast of football.
Both teams started brightly and the game started at a high tempo, Sam Healey timed his run into the area from midfield very well and connected with a Harry Gurd cross to put Torquay into the lead. With the first period coming to an end Liam Osborne was able to pick out Josh Hurford from the left hand side who in turn helped it on to Matt Frewin to power home and level the scores at 1-1.
The second was much the same as the first. The brightest moment was Alfie Lloyds overhead kick he connected well and could easily be the goal of the season. Saints didnt need long before they were able to level the game up again Acey Mead latched onto a long ball, the first touch was exquisite and the second found the corner of the goal (not bad for someone that had just spent 20 minutes in goal) 2-2 and all to play for. Torquay pushed again and Sam Bishop was able to set up Alfie L to drill a shot into the bottom corner to make the half time score 2-3.
During the third and fourth periods Saints assumed a bit more control in the game, but Torquay defended well. Acey mead was able to equalise and score a brace for the day. Saints kept pushing looking for a winner with Torquay happy to sit a bit deeper and play on the counter attack. After a few very good chances for Saints (it should be noted that the Torquay GK made a string of good saves and an acrobatic goal line clearence) Oli Rayson tried his luck from distance and was able to put Saints infront for the first time in the game at 4-3. With moments to go Torquay applied some pressure with a deep cross which resulted in a corner. Almost all players filled the area and a good chance to level the game was sent over the bar
Congratulations to both teams for playing some excellent football and providing a close game. A special mention to Acey, Josh and AJ who all took a turn in goal for Saints. #team
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