U14 - Elite - North
- competition : U14 - Elite - North
- date : 26/01/2019
- time : 12:15
- comment :
Grantham Town U13 v Worcester City U14
Grantham Town U13s hosted Worcester City U14s on a cold blustery morning on Saturday in their Elite League North match up.
The home side started brightly and took the lead early. A speculative long ball from Rigby led to the City keeper being put under pressure by Redman. Redman emerged with the ball ten yards out but with his back to goal. After a neat turn he calmly slotted into the bottom corner. Five minutes later, the away team should have levelled. After an initial effort was saved, the ball fell to a City striker who looked sure to score. Unfortunately for him, his shot from 6 yards rose in the wind and crashed off the crossbar to safety.
The second quarter continued with both teams trying to play football despite the difficult conditions. A slight defensive hesitation from the hosts let City break away and they equalised with a neat finish from ten yards. The game continued with chances at both ends. First, Slater rattled the bar at one end only for Worcester to take the lead on 32 minutes when a cross shot left Lovelace with no chance as it looped agonisingly over his head and into the net. Half time 1-2.
The second half continued to be a competitive affair but City increased their lead on 47 minutes. Some good build up play was finished off with a fine strike from the edge of the box. 3-1 to the visitors. Then on 62 minutes they put the game to bed. Some tenacious battling in the penalty area led to a chance for the City striker and he finished confidently. The younger hosts did not give up though and had the last word with a fine goal with five minutes to go. A fine through ball from Bray-Smith being assuredly dispatched by Hall with his wrong foot into the roof of the net. Full time 1-4
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