South Coast U13 Blues
- competition : South Coast U13 Blues
- date : 01/02/2020
- time : 11:30
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RTB Academy v Aldershot U13
Back at Warblington School for a home game against the Shots who won the toss and decided to go with the strong wind for the first half of the contest.
RTB started on the front foot and a strong run down the left by Harrison won a corner. Great delivery by McCarthy found Akpa at the back post who nodded it home for an early 1-0 lead.
Aldershot started to wake up with some good attacks and their big Centre Forward looking dangerous. Their pressure paid off with an equaliser and the 1st period ended 1-1.
RTB made some substitutions but more of the same from the Shots in the 2nd quarter sent them into a 2-1 lead. RTB having chances of their own but unable to captialise, then conceded a third goal playing out from the back.
Still in the game, the home side stuck at it and were rewarded with an Annand goal after a fine pass by Bates found the resolute striker and with a good powerful run, managed to bring the Havant boys back to 2-3.
They then equalised 5 mins later when the tough tacking McCarthy sent a great forward ball over the top and into Annand's path for him to bury the ball straight past the Keeper. HT 3-3
The 2nd half saw chances at both ends with Aldershot's neat attractive football up against the RTB press, creating an even contest. Eventually, it was the press that produced a chance for Butler who drove the ball home from the edge of the box to put RTB in the lead.
The dangerous Annand then secured his hatrick 4 mins later, with another accurate well hit shot to make it 5-3. Pretty even for the remainder of the quarter apart from one good chance for Aldershot. A great last ditch tackle by the unlucky Lloyd was followed up with a crisp shot only for Bonney to make a fine save down low to his right.
The 4th period saw the Shots ramp it up a bit and RTB penned back, However, they didn't look like conceding and saw the game out for a fine win. FT 5-3
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