Arthur Terry 4 v 1 Plantsbrook
S. Watts 2
Man of the match: A. Thompson
|U16's in semi-final action at Sutton Town FC, Coles Lane|
The Y11 team faced familiar foes Plantsbrook in the semi-final of the AES District Cup, that was played at Sutton Town FC ground (Coles Lane) on Friday evening. The boys were keen to maintain their 100% winning record against their opponents and they started the game very brightly indeed. Arthur Terry took the lead through a wonderful strike from Reece Hutchinson, who after receiving a return pass from a quickly taken short corner, carried the ball to the edge of the penalty box before curling it right into the opposite top corner of the net! Unfortunately, a very soft goal was then conceded after some ''indecisiveness / over-confidence'' at the back! The boys shortly restored the lead just before half-time though, after striker Sam Watts finished clinically after latching onto a through ball from midfield. An improved Plantsbrook came out stronger in the second-half and to be fair, looked the most likely to score next. However, Arthur Terry's defense proved to be very resilient and withstood everything their opponents had to offer. Some real quality football from Arthur Terry then came through, as the team once again took control of the game. This led to a further two goals being scored in the second-half courtesy of striker Josiah Francis and another stunning goal from Sam Watts, who had skillfully turned his marker inside out before rounding the keeper to slot comfortably into the waiting net.
A huge congratulations to the boys!
Hopefully they will finish their final season together with another trophy to add to the many titles they have won in their previous years from Y7.
Cup Final Details
Arthur Terry vs (Great Barr / Kingsbury)
@ Hollyfields Sports Centre (Holly Lane, Erdington)
Tues 8th March - 3.45pm Kick-off