South West U16 Blues
- competition : South West U16 Blues
- date : 28/09/2019
- time : 11:15
- comment :
Saints Southwest V Wells City FC U16
Saints Southwest U16’s welcomed Wells City FC again for the second week in a row to Devon, but this time in the league and at Teignmouth Community Colleges 3G. Todays match official Gary Page got the game underway on time with Wells City taking the centre kick. Saints Southwest with a 1-3-4-3 formation took the early opportunity to press and win the ball back early in the first quarter. Both team were playing a high line, compacting the middle third with saw lots transitions of possession.
It was Reece Shaw from Saints Southwest who broke the the dead lock, latching onto a 40 yard pin point pass from Jacob Pickavant, Reece struck the ball past the Wells City Goalkeeper, rattling the far posts side netting.
Saints Southwest continued to apply the pressure for the remaining minute in the first quarter.
The second quarter saw a very different Wells side, more like the one we saw last week who came out with bags of energy, pinning back Saints Southwest’s mid-block. Saints Southwest were forced to make a change in the versatile back 3, with Aikin Hurd-Thomas feeling under the weather. This unsettled the Saints Southwest’s back 3, which Wells were able to take full advantage of scoring 3 quick goal in a 10 minute ruthless spell. Wells went into half time 3-1 one up.
With a change of formation, bringing on Callum Nightingale, Will Hardiman and Nathan Gaze in a 1-4-1-3-2 shape, which narrowed the space, along with dropping deeper to allow players to get behind the ball, Saints Southwest were in a stick or twist scenario, to which they chose to twist a dig deep playing on counter attack. Mid way through the third quarter, it was in the in form Reece Shaw again, scoring twice to make in 3-3.
With the shape staying the same in the final quarter, Saints Southwest’s goalkeeper Dylan Wyatt, played a short goal kick which a well organised Wells trap was able to kick the ball and score to make it 4-3. Saints Southwests Lewis Cooper switch with Kuba Sobczak, to offer a little more strength in the middle. With 10 minutes to go, it was again Reece Shaw to managed to capitalise on 50/50 ball leaving him 1 on 1 with the Wells goalkeeper, which he covered for the deserved equaliser. The game finished 4-4.
Overall a great game to be part of for all played in a good competitive spirt.
All the best for the season.
- Saints Southwest Devon
- match summary
- Wells City