Bedfont Eagles Sports U15 vs Ashtead Colts
Bedfont were playing away at Ashtead and when they arrived they were greeted by the site of a very slanted pitch.
Bedfont kicked off and the first shot was from Ashtead but Nathan was ready and saved the ball. Both sides pushed forward and so the game was end to end, a shot from Connor went wide for the Ashtead to come back and hit the crossbar. More shots from Jimmy, Nathan and Jacob followed but Ashtead were pushing more forceful attacking. Bedfont got the game together and so started to take control of the game and putting real pressure on the Ashtead defence.
A terrific shot from Jimmy went wide followed by a great header from Jack E which hit the crossbar and Tommy’s shot saved. Both teams were trying hard to get the first goal but there was going to be no denying Bedfont when a marvellous pass through the Ashtead defence from Josh to Jack E who sent the ball past the keeper into the corner of the net to make 0-1.
Ashtead came straight back and were very unlucky when for the second time this game they hit the crossbar. With 10 minutes left before half time Bedfont took control and shots from Kaine, Josh, Nathan, Jacob, Sam and Tommy were saved or just wide but Josh gained the ball and his shot hit the post and went into the back of the net to make the score 0-2 at half time.
Even with Ashtead kicking off the second half Bedfont quickly gained control of the game and shots from Sam, Jack C, Jacob and Jack E were unsuccessful. Bedfont were awarded a corner and Sam took it and sent the ball into the area to Jacob who sent a great shot into the back of the net 0-3. Minutes later Bedfont were given another corner and Sam took it and the ball went to Kaine who volleyed the ball straight in the goal 0-4.
Ashtead kept their heads up and tried to come back but their shot hit the post and then went wide. Jack C, Jacob and George’s shots were saved but then suddenly Ashtead made a break and scored to find out it had been disallowed for being offside.
More shots followed from Sam, and Nathan and it looked like the score was going to remain unchanged until Jack C gained the ball and then sent over the head of the keeper to score 0-5.
Final score 0-5
A good game but Ashtead were dangerous on the break and were unlucky not to get at least 1 goal after hitting the crossbar twice and the post but that's the way it goes. Bedfont walked away the winners and a clean sheet.
Man of the match was Jimmy for being a dynamo on the pitch running back and forth.
Scorers, 1 each for
Jack E, Josh, Jacob, Kaine and Jack C.
A clean sheet bonus for Nathan G