U15 - Elite - South
- competition : U15 - Elite - South
- date : 23/03/2019
- time : 12:30
- comment :
TUFC U15s v Worcester
Torquay United v Worcester
Score : 3-3
Scorers(TUFC) : Burt (2) 58,67 McKenna 80+1
Worcester : Number 2 (2) 3, 17 Number 4 80+3
A thrilling encounter at South Devon College saw Worcester rescue a point in injury time to deny Torquay their first win in the Elite League.
Worcester started brightly and were a goal up inside 3 minutes when the home side failed to clear from a corner and the ball fell to a Worcester forward who slotted past Marshall from close range.
The home side nearly fell further behind a minute later but Collings came to the rescue with a goal line clearance.
On 8 minutes home keeper Marshall made a fantastic one handed save, pushing an effort just wide of the post to deny the visitors.
On 12 minutes, Louis Pascoe nearly equalised for Torquay when he was played in by Ollie Hardiman but saw his effort palmed onto the post and away.
Worcester added a second on 17 minutes when the same player added a second after the home side failed to clear.
Torquay finally managed to get into the game in the next quarter and created a few opportunities without really testing the visitors goalkeeper.
Tom Burt pulled one back on 58 minutes after a long ball out of defence by Alex Cherry put him in behind the defence and when the Worcester keeper couldn’t quite block him off he rolled the ball into an empty net from a tight angle.
The home side began to take control of the game and on 67 minutes they deservedly equalised when Tom Burt cleverly lifted his shot over the keeper after being put in by McKenna.
Two minutes later, the away side thought they had restored their lead but Ollie Hardiman denied them with a goal line clearance.
At this stage, the game was very much in the balance but it was only in added on time - a couple of injuries and a couple of bookings meant there was a substantial amount saw Torquay take the lead when McKenna took a swing at a high ball into the box and beat the keeper, give the home side the lead for the first time.
But their celebrations were to be short lived when a couple of minutes later Worcester rescued the point that they probably deserved when their number 4 found time and space in the box to find the back of the net.
A very competitive game, played in the right spirit, with ultimately a fair outcome.
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