U14 - West Central Division
- competition : U14 - West Central Division
- date : 17/11/2018
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Individual Highlights As Paulton Rovers Host FC Wiltshire
Paulton Rovers welcomed FC Wiltshire today on a cold but sunny morning.
The first quarter saw FCW start brightly, making good decisions they passed quickly and broke through the PR lines to force Will into an early save – this was to be the first of many today. PR struggled to get traction in the game though they worked well and tried to play the right way. FCW strength and pace made it difficult for an off colour PR to find support positions resulting in passing errors and a lack of possession. Before too long a well worked move saw FCW take the lead 0-1. This was closely followed by a second after a rebounded shot off the post was controlled well and moved to the side before a spot selected and the shot dispatched (Rooneyesque, but with a goal). PR continued their efforts and whilst struggling for fluency developed their own attacks to test the FCW back line and GK. Harry on his debut forced a save late in the quarter before Will Ford scored a controlled header (against the odds) from a corner. The quarter finished 1-2.
Will in goal for PR was involved again early on in the second quarter making multiple great saves by taking up good positions and being big and brave in equal measure. Whilst lacking an end product much of the time PR attacks provided hope that Will’s efforts in goal would not be wasted. Josh and Leo between them saw that it wasn’t when Josh, showing great awareness, saw the space in behind the defence and played a big ball over the top for an eager Leo Miller to run onto and ultimately pick his spot. The quarter finished 2-2.
The third quarter started with early pressure from PR. This was exemplified by a confident Leo Miller, as he turned well to create space on the edge of the box and fire a lofted shot marginally too high against the cross bar. This fine effort from PR saw FCW respond in kind as they applied pressure of their own to create an effort on goal that also rocked the cross bar. With the possession stats sloping in FCW’s favour and their midfield growing in confidence they started to pick passes through the PR defence. The FCW forwards were timing their runs with increasing precision and when 1v1 with the GK showed more composure to capitalise on their great runs to make it to 2-3 and then 2-4 in quick succession. The quarter finished 2-5 following a good run and a squared pass for an easy tap in – good unselfish play and team goal.
The efforts of the PR midfield, redoubled following the break, reduced the time and passing options available to the FCW midfield. The two teams effectively cancelled each other out and with no goals in the quarter, the final score remained 2-5.
Today, FC Wiltshire displayed some strong running and good interplay to produce a solid team performance. For PR, some fine individual performances raised the spirits today, but they will know they have more to give and look to show this next time.
We wish FCW a good season and would like to thank them for the game today.
- Paulton Rovers Development Centre
- match summary
- FC Wiltshire