Friday, 13 November 2015

U16 Football team back to their best!

Wednesday 11th November 2015

AES District Cup Quarter-Final
Bishop Walsh 2 – 4 Arthur Terry
Scorers: Watts 2, Francis 2

Match Report:
The U16 boys travelled across to local rivals Bishop Walsh School this week, hoping to avenge last year’s defeat in the regional district cup final!  The game started with an early kick-off and the Y11 Arthur Terry boys wasted no time in making an immediate impact by taking a 2 goal lead within the opening 10 minutes.  The opener came from Sam Watts, who was at hand to convert a superb ball that was delivered into the box. The second came minutes later from striker Josiah Francis, who finished clinically past the keeper after holding off several challenges during a strong run towards the goal.  Walsh pulled a goal back around the 20 minute mark, but our Y11’s continued to dominate the game and went 3 – 1 ahead before the HT break with another fantastic strike from Josiah Francis who curled in an effort off the far post from just outside the area.  In the second half the home side pulled the score closer, after capitalizing on their 'Rory Delap' throw-in tactic, but Arthur Terry once again restored the two goal margin within minutes of conceding the second. Striker Sam Watts completed his brace after finishing off an absolutely stunning counter attack, that included several link up's of one and two touch passes, excellent movement and a wonderful delivery to assist the awaiting finisher. From then on the game continued in the same fashion and the U16 boys put on a real show of football class to control and see out the game that finished 4 – 2 overall, securing the team’s place in the semi-final.

NB: Arthur Terry U16 now wait  to play the winners of Stockland Green vs. Plantsbrook.

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