U14 - West Central Division
- competition : U14 - West Central Division
- date : 02/03/2019
- time : 10:30
- comment :
PRDC vs BIC
On the 3g at Norton Hill School Paulton Rovers hosted Bristol Inner City. The opening few minutes of the first quarter were a nervous affair with the majority of play confined to the middle third. Both teams looked evenly matched, but it was BIC who broke the deadlock. Some nice feet at the edge of the box in conjunction with some timid defending, saw a well struck side footed shoot beat the Paulton keeper. This was then followed by the goal of the match, a well-received ball and excellent strike 20 yards out, the ball dipping over the keeper and BIC were 2 goals to the good. BIC had a further chance to make it three from a corner, a good header was met by an equally fine save. Paulton however were still very much in the match with spells of sustained pressured and ignoring the score a fairly even 20 minutes. First Quarter, 0 – 2.
The first ten minutes of the second quarter began with end to end opportunities. A great header following a corner went just wide and a free kick from distance keeping the BIC keeper on his toes were encouraging signs for Paulton. At the other end BIC had a through ball dinked over the cross bar and the Paulton keeper coming off best in a 1 v 1 situation. A goal was sure to come, and it went in Paulton’s favour; their striker latching on to a through ball calmly struck home round the keeper. The later spells of the 20 saw BIC pressure with some fluid movement but solid Paulton defending kept them at bay. Second Quarter, 1 – 2.
Paulton started the third quarter much the stronger with some excellent build up play in the midfield, being more offensive and pushing players forward seeking an equaliser. A shot from a tight angle was a near miss, though a defensive header following a freekick was nearly the leveller, but for an acrobatic save from the BIC keeper. BIC were now fighting back but the Paulton defence were resolute and showing no mercy. However, after a long-range free kick the ball was momentarily snatched from the Paulton’s keeper’s waiting hands and found its way to the back of the net and BIC had restored their two-goal lead. Paulton however rallied after this unlikely goal and after some neat interplay and excellent strike was saved only by the crossbar. Third Quarter, 1 -3.
The final quarter saw BIC enjoy their lead, they were playing with confidence and purpose. They were soon rewarded with a goal at close range after some skills at the edge of the box. BIC had some further chances but were denied by the crossbar. Overall an enjoyable match against two evenly pegged teams, both playing some excellent football. Final Score 1 -4.
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