JPL One South U13
- competition : JPL One South U13
- date : 07/03/2020
- time : 10:45
- comment :
NS RTC v Cheltenham Town
North Somerset welcomed Cheltenham Town to the Everyone Active Stadium for this JPL One league game.
Playing with the wind behind them Cheltenham began the game well limiting NS to few chances and closing them down quickly. In a tight first quarter, the score remained 0-0 but Cheltenham were in the ascendancy as the quarter ended.
In the second quarter Cheltenham continued from where they left off. However, within 5 minutes NS broke quickly with a fine through ball which O. Alrawi took clinically. Within minutes NS made it 2-0 after a well worked goal, slick passing down the right-hand side, opened the Cheltenham defence, allowing O. Risdale to lift it over the on rushing ‘keeper. This was perhaps slightly unfair on Cheltenham who were the better side in the first 30 minutes. However, within a couple of minutes they pulled a goal back to leave the game evenly poised at 2-1 to NS at half time.
NS now had the wind behind them in the 3rd quarter, and soon opened-up their lead with a fine finish by C. Topp. More chances came begging, but a combination of good defending and slightly wayward finishing meant NS couldn’t add to their lead. Cheltenham continued to play well, keeping possession and soon pulled one back. NS 3-2 Cheltenham.
The final quarter began with NS playing with a high tempo, pressing Cheltenham into making mistakes. NS soon capitalised on this in a devastating 10-minute spell, with four goals coming in rapid succession. C. Topp added 3 goals taking his tally to four for the game, as well as assisting O. Alrawi for his second.
A fine end to the game for NS, but credit to Cheltenham for their part in a well contested game. NS would like to wish Cheltenham a safe journey back and all the best for the rest of the season.
- North Somerset RTC
- match summary
- Cheltenham Town