YOUTH FOOTBALL: Malmesbury fall to breakaway Blunsdon goals
1:20pm Friday 4th October 2013 in Sport
DESPITE having 70 per cent of the possession Malmesbury lost 2-0 in their away trip to Blunsdon
Blunsdon U18s 2
Malmesbury Vics U18s 0
It soon became apparent that while Malmesbury wanted to get the ball down and play, Blunsdon were keen to break up play and rely on the long ball over the top. However, they found Korey Wright coping with everything in the air. Malmesbury failed to capitalise on their possession and in the 40th minute Blunsdon finally got a breakthrough when the ball ricocheted kindly for their No.8 to score.
The second half saw Malmesbury come out with renewed vigour and again they dominated, only for Blunsdon's nine-man defence to withstand all attacks.
A five-man Malmesbury move down the left flank was headed just past the post by Josh Langley.
And the same player also went close after a surging run from 40 metres out led to a shot which just swerved past the right-hand post at the last second.
Then, against the run of play in the 85th minute, Blunsdon's No.8 scored with a speculative looped shot into the top right hand corner.
Malmesbury continued to battle for some reward for the last five minutes but to no avail.
Despite this loss the commitment from all the players and especially from George Stone and Korey Wright was excellent, and if kept up the rewards will come.
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