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Under 14 Sparks - Match centre

Thornbury Town U14 Colts
Portishead Town FC
Sat 14 Oct 10:30 - Cup Full time

Thornbury Town U14's 2 - 4 Portishead Town U14's

Impressive first half display see's town earn a cup win

An astute start to the game, a change of ends from Captain Sam saw us playing down hill and with the sun behind us. So, like the cavalry coming over the hill and out of the sun we overwhelmed the opposition from the off.

Jack operating from the right and Louie from the left stretched the game to the point Thornbury didn't see the ball for the first 20 minutes. George followed his instructions to the letter and played their 6ft centre forward off the park, not letting him have a sniff. Ollie and Joe muscled their way around the centre of the field ensuring forward momentum with Ewan pulling strings around the box.

Woody put us in the lead outpacing their defence quickly followed with a brace from Jack and a second for Woody. 4-0 up and playing in our new formation like a well oiled machine.

Second half saw a few warbles calmly cleaned up by Luke. However, a lessoning of intensity, especially from corners (having practised this in the week!!!), saw Thornbury score and then build up some pressure. We handled this well with Josh, Sam, Louie, John and George all committing to some great tackles and remaining calm as Thornbury pushed for a second. It was by no means one way traffic in the second half, Morgan and Jake R were great outlets and we came very close to extending our lead, especially when Woody tried kicking Morgan and the ball over the line.

Thornbury sneaked a second but never really looked like they had any more goals in them. 4-2 the victory and Jake MotM for his last 20 minutes when the team was tiring, there was no stopping him at either end of the pitch.

Jonah

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