Devizes Town Youth FC (U14) V Malmesbury South (U14) – 26th April 2015 at Devizes.
The Malmesbury South team:
Defenders: Jack, Angus, Dan, Pete
Midfield: Ben, Charlie, Josh, Kyle
Attack: Ryan, Jasper
Substitutes: Max and George
Coaches: Jay Martin and Andy Waller
Linesman: Andy Booth
Yet another sunny but cool day for this crucial league game top of the table versus second at this impressive venue, the Malmesbury fans settle down in the stand.
The referee blows his whistle and Malmesbury kick off, and mount the first attack. The game swings and Devizes go in to attack mode, but great tackles by Angus, Pete, and Dan stop the successive Devizes attacks. Dev win a corner, knock the ball into the box which isn’t cleared initially but Harry collects.
Malmesbury survive this period of pressure without conceding, Charlie attacks down the left, crosses to the middle but Ben can’t quite reach it. Josh down the left and wins a corner. The corner is knocked out by the Devizes defence to Ryan, who smacks in to the goal.GOAL
0 – 1
Dev respond and attack down the left, Jack wins the foot race with the attacker to clear the danger. Charlie surges through the middle and is in on goal, but the defender makes a great recovery. Malmesbury go again, Charlie to Ryan who knocks the ball in to the middle, Jasper shoots but keeper saves, but doesn’t collect and Kyle is first to the rebound and scores. GOAL
0 – 2
Dev come straight back surge down the pitch and knock it in to the corner of the goal. GOAL
1 – 2
Malmesbury respond and win a free kick, but can’t make it count. Devizes return to the attack beat the Malmesbury defence and around Harry to score. GOAL
2 – 2
Parity doesn’t last long as Malmesbury win a corner, Charlie takes and knocks the ball into the box, Jasper heads and scores. GOAL
2 – 3
Malmesbury continue in attacking mood, Kyle to Ryan who shoots but wide. Malmesbury win a corner, Kyle takes in to the middle, Ben heads but just over – close.
Malmesbury continue to press, Ben knocks a ball to middle, Jasper shoots but wide.
Dev return to the attack, but great defence by Dan clears the danger. Dev attack and Harry is beaten, but Josh stops a certain goal by clearing off the line, well done Josh great defensive work.
The referee blows his whistle for half time with the game in the balance.
HALF TIME SCORE 2 – 3
The Malmesbury coaches make some changes with Ryan and Josh off and Max and George on. Dev go on immediate attack but Harry collects. Dev go again and Malmesbury concede a corner. Dev knock ball in to the box and the Devizes striker heads in unchallenged. GOAL
3 – 3
Dev continue to attack, it looks like they are in on goal but Harry it out quickly to collect.
Neat ball from George to Jasper, in a foot race with Dev defence but keeper collects. Dev win a free kick but a great clearance by Dan. Dev attack again, but this time Pete clears. Malmesbury return to the attack, Charlie lofts a ball to Jasper, who controls the ball and chips the keeper very sweetly. GOAL
3 – 4
Dev respond again with a speculative shot but Harry collects.
George collects ball and surges towards goal but defender recovers. Malmesbury continue to press, Ben knocks a ball in to the middle to Jasper who heads and scores. GOAL – a hat trick for Jasper.
3 – 5
Angus collects the ball and knocks it sweetly to start another Malmesbury attack. Max knocks the ball into the middle to Jasper who beats the keeper but over the bar. George to Kyle who shoots but keeper collects.
Dev return to the attack but the Malmesbury defence stay strong. Lovely interplay between Charlie, George & Jasper on the left wing, leads to a speculative shot by Charlie but wide.
Jasper is withdrawn and Ryan returns to the game.
Dev attack but shoot just wide. Dev continue to press but Angus clears and Max chases the ball out.
The game finishes after one final attack down the right by Ben.
The referee blows his whistle to bring the game to a close a competitive and entertaining game.
FINAL SCORE 3 – 5
Congratulations to both team for a close game with Malmesbury running out the eventual winners.
On to the final league game of the season, Chippenham Town Youth V Malmesbury South at 6.30pm on 29th April 2015 at Stanley Park, Chippenham. – COY Reds