Oxford Soccer Schools v Worcester City U13's
Oxford SS find a way to unsettle City both on & off the pitch
Match report provided by Oxford Soccer Schools
Soccer Schools UK (Oxfordshire) welcomed Worcester City to Boundary Park for the League Four table topping game. The game got off to a frantic start, both teams eager to win the game and give themselves the advantage in the league. SSUK (Ox) knew a win for the away side would almost guarantee they would finish above them in the league but a win for the home side would mean it would go down to a 3 game shoot out.
The first quarter was largely dominated by SSUK (Ox) who went ahead when a fantastic cross from Jason Moore found Kieran Day, who tapped in to make the score 1-0. This seemed to spur Worcester on, a free kick from Harry Egan was misjudged by GK Darby Wood, unfortuanelty for Wood, the ball ended up in the net to make the score 1-1.
The second quarter was just as tense as the first, SSUK (Ox) looked to play wide as much as possible and Worcester looked to play through Jack Hobbs and Jack Tustin. Again, great work out wide, this time from Harri Dawson found Fred Copping, who laid the back to the oncoming Guy Woolley, who steered the ball past the Worcester GK to make the score 2-1 at the end of the second period.
Quarter 3 started superbly from the home teams point of view, as within 2 minutes of the kick off, a shot from Ryan Jones was wonderfully saved from Archie Bennett, but on hand was Freddie Kennedy who lashed the ball into the net, 3-1. Again, Worcester showed the were up to the fight and got back into the game , when a long pass over the back 4 found the lively Yousuf Khan who rounded Wood and scored, 3-2. Moments later SSUK (Ox) responded with two quick fire goals, one again from Kennedy, the other from Jones, to make the score 5-2 at the end of the third quarter.
Period 4, Worcester really came out and took the game to SSUK (Ox), Scott Wheeler made the final 17 minutes interesting when he reduced the score to 5-3, with a good finish inside the box. SSUK (Ox) knew they had to defend well as the barrel of attacks were coming from the away team. SSUK (Ox) looked to create chances themselves, but were unable to get the final pass right to kill the game completely.
SSUK (Ox) would like to wish the Worcester City the best of luck with their last 3 league games and the upcoming semi final.
Final Score: SSUK (Ox) 5-3 Worcester City.