YOUTH FOOTBALL: Tysom wonder goal lifts Stratton U13s
10:02am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Sport
Stratton Youth Round-up
Golden Valley Rangers U16s 1
Stratton Youth U16s 1
(Golden Valley won 5-4 on penalties)
STRATTON bowed out of a second cup competition in as many weeks after losing on penalties following a very even contest.
Stratton took the lead halfway through the first half, courtesy of a looping shot from Ashley Organ which the home goalkeeper spilled into his net.
Halfway through the second half the home team seized upon another mistake by the Stratton defence and goalkeeper to make it 1-1.
Numerous chances came and went for both teams but neither could make one count.
The penalties were even, too, with Golden Valley just edging it.
Stratton need to cut out the silly defensive mix-ups that are costing them matches on a regular basis.
Almondsbury U15s 2
Stratton U15s 7
Stratton travelled to Almondsbury in the first round of the county cup, and were rewarded with a win.
Within five minutes of the start, Stratton went two up with goals from Selby and Hall. The home side came back into it with a breakaway goal.
After dominating the first half, Stratton surprisingly found themselves leading only by 3-2. Selby scored his second and an own goal kept the score close.
Stratton's improvement through the first few games showed in the second half with fine passing moves and more well taken goals, with Selby taking his tally to four.
Ben Knowles and MoM Liam Courtney finished off the scoring.
Manager Mark Wright said: “It's nice to see the lads starting to work well together which shows in the football they are trying to play.”
Stratton U13s 4
Swindon U13s 2
The U13s progressed to the next round of the league cup with a convincing win and a good team performance.
MoM Jack Tysom scored three the first of which was a cracker – Joe Shepherd crossed the ball in and Tysom took it on his right foot, flicked it up and fired it into the top corner with his left foot.
Sam Lomas added another to prevent the visitors from forcing an equaliser.
STRATTON U8s played Fairford, with Hollie Giles making her début for the home side, while Fairford also featured a girl, Ashley Burgess, in their team.
Nice to see them mixing it with the boys and not being fazed by them.
Jayden Stratford continued his knack of scoring straight from a corner kick – not a bad skill to develop.
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