Sat 19
U13s JPL
Old Wulfrunians' Junior FC
City U12s v Old Wulfrunians

City U12s v Old Wulfrunians

By Glenn Webby
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Match report by Gary Watkins

City entertained Old Wulfrunians in a league encounter at Perdiswell.

Quarter 1:
The home side started brightly and took the lead inside the first minute when the in form Ashton Doyle cut in from the left wing and slotted the ball home past the keeper. The home side dominated the first quarter playing some neat passing football. Doyle had another 20 yard shot well saved by the keeper. The home defence looked solid, well lead by Jay Bennett and the midfield of Kyle Clayton, Josh Sanders and Adam Willis were winning battles and playing some great through balls to the forwards. The visitors battled hard but their only chance of the first quarter was snuffed out by a terrific last ditch tackle by the energetic Joe Layland. The home side doubled their lead at the end of the quarter after some more fine work by Clayton resulted in his cross being converted by Doyle from 6 yards
Quarter 2
With City in control the second quarter followed the same pattern as the first and Doyle had a great chance of completing his second hat trick in two games but his effort was well saved by the visitors keeper. Doyle did however complete his hat trick in the 23rd minute with a tap in after some great work from Henry Guy. The visitors keeper was certainly kept busy and was keeping his side in the game with some fine saves from strikes by Jake Brookes and Clayton. Old Wolves were defending stoutly but the constant city pressure led to the 4th goal after Adam Willis played a great one two with Rafe Green before slamming the ball into the net from close range
The visitors finally tested Louis Hudson in the city goal in the 31st minute but the keeper made a comfortable save. A minute later some sloppy defending from the home side allowed the visitors striker in on goal but he shot whistled wide of the upright.
Quarter 3
The home side completed their scoring in the 44th minute when a quick throw in from Liam Rickets found Willis who cut in from the left beating two defenders before squeezing the ball past the keeper from a tight angle. The excellent Kyle Clayton had further chances to get the goal his work rate and skill deserved but it just wasn't to be as he had two further efforts superbly saved by the visitors keeper. Old Wolves persevered and played some attractive football but unfortunately a combination of poor final ball and solid defending denied them any chance of scoring
Quarter 4
The final quarter saw efforts from Green, Guy and Clayton well saved by the keeper as the City boys took their foot off the gas their passing became a little sloppy but for the second week running they recorded a 5-0 victory in the league

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Sat 19, Oct 2019