JPL Cup U16 Group 23
- competition : JPL Cup U16 Group 23
- date : 07/09/2019
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Cirencester Town 3 Eastleigh 2
Cirencester welcomed Eastleigh to the Corinium Stadium for their 1st encounter and opening cup game of the season.
From the 1st whistle you could tell this was going to be a good game as both teams wanted to get the ball down and play. Eastleigh were very comfortable on the ball and passed it around nicely. In the 1st period there were no clear cut chances so finished 0-0
In the 2nd period Eastleigh saw a lot of the ball but Cirencester defended well and Ben Creighton in Cirencester goal held the ball well in his hands. Cirencester found themselves 1-0 against run of play they broke down the left when Charlie Mccrae played a perfect ball for Reegan Messenger volley home for a well worked goal.
Cirencester went 2-0 in the 3rd period when Harry Walters set free Sam Riley to slot home. Cirencester looked pretty Comfortable with a 2 goal cushion.
But in the 4th period Eastleigh were determined to make a good game of it and when Cirencester failed to clear their lines, Eastleigh no 9 finished off with a good strike. That sparked Eastleigh into action and found themselves level almost straight from kick off they won the ball back and no 9 found the back of the net again, to make this into an exciting tie. But Cirencester were determined to get something out of this game and 4 minutes from time they won a corner a good delivery from Otis Lewis found Reegan Messenger at the back post to score his second from a good header. Cirencester converted to a back 4 to see out the game and managed to hold on to all 3 points.
Eastleigh were a very well organised team and no doubt will have a good season , we wished them a safe enjoy back. And if games are like this for the rest of the season will be a cracking season a head of us.
- match summary
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