JPL One South U14
- competition : JPL One South U14
- date : 29/02/2020
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Evesham United vs Alvechurch
Honours even between Evesham and Alvechurch, on a sunny, windy, squawley, leap day in the vale.
Nothing much happened in the first period ( scrappy from both sides with no real chances to note). Alvechurch started Q2 strongly and despite some (painful) hail, created a host of chances but were unable to convert any of them ( Joe in the Evesham goal making some good stops, the defence holding firm and and Alvechurch not able to hit the target). On the stroke of half time, and against the run of play Dan from Evesham scored to make it 1-0 at the break.
Alvechurch started strongly again and scored twice in the third period. One from close range and one following a looping ball into the box, which swirled in the wind and was converted. 1-2 at the end of Q3, and Evesham rarely threatening in the period.
What had been quite a scrappy game, turned into a pulsating final quarter. Evesham scored first following a straight goal kick down the middle (wind assisted), and a second of the match for Dan, 2-2. This was was followed 5 mins later by a similar goal, down the middle from a kick off, and Dan pouncing as it bounced, hat trick to Dan and 3-2 to the home team. End to end now, and Alvechurch had some good chances, before equalising from close range to make it 3-3. Both sides had chances to win the game, but couldn’t convert and it was 3-3 at the whistle.
An entertaining finish to a game, with 2 quite evenly matched sides in some challenging weather conditions. Both sides could look to areas to improve, however plenty of commitment and positives as well. A point-a -piece was probably a fair reflection on the game.
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