Cinderford Town U11 Colts 2 Broadwell Youth 1
Cinderford Town Under 11 Colts moved joint top of the league with a 2-1 win over local rivals Broadwell at Forest Academy.
Cinderford started the brightest with Jake Wassell getting plenty of the ball and using it well, twice releasing Harry Wilkins down the right hand side and producing great balls into the box, but on both occasions there was nobody able to get the decisive touch.
Jason Heaphy produced an individual moment of magic cutting in from the left beating 3 players with a series of clever step overs but was unable to get his shot away and the attack was eventually halted.
15 minutes in Broadwell took the lead against the run of play, when a good corner was headed home. This kicked Broadwell into action and Cinderford were then on the defensive but with captain Holly Brown and Oliver Stamp-Dunstan both in excellent form Tom Phipps was rarely troubled in goal.
The introduction of Aaron Singleton, Taylor Blaby and Liam Wilkins before half time gave the home team the initiative back and within 10 second of the 2nd half it was 1-1. Straight from kick off Taylor Blaby played the ball to Liam Wilkins on the right, who’s powerful run and cross was finished off by Taylor Blaby.
The game was predominantly played in the midfield where Cinderford’s Harvey Edwards was winning plenty of balls and pushing Cinderford forward.
With 10 minutes to go it was 2-1 to Cinderford thanks to some quick thinking from keeper Tom Phipps who spotted striker Taylor Blaby in space and his quick kick put Taylor through one on one to produce a stunning 15 yard lob over the on rushing keeper.
Broadwell pushed for a late equaliser but found defender and player of the match Holly Brown in inspired form.
Goalscorers: Taylor Blaby x2
Player of the Match: Holly Brown
Team: Tom Phipps, Holly Brown (Capt.), Oliver Stamp-Dunstan, Jason Heaphy, Harvey Edwards, Harry Wilkins, Jake Wassell
Subs: Taylor Blaby, Aaron Singleton, Liam Wilkins