U18 Match Report: Royston Town v Blackstones

Date Wednesday 8 September 2010
Match Royston Town v Blackstones
Competition Ridgeons Youth League: West Division
Result Won 3-2
Royston Scorers Bond, Hall, OG
Man of Match

The youth team deservedly won this home league game giving them maximum points from their first two games.

The side are growing in confidence and probably should have won this game by a bigger margin as they created some clear opportunities throughout the game to make the scoreline more emphatic.

Blackstones wrestled the early exchanges and took a third minute lead when a simple volley from a well delivered corner left The Crows poorly flat footed.

The response was superb from the team as they gradually stamped some good authority onto the game and began passing the ball well.

They equalised mid way though the half when Daniel Bond lashed home a half cleared free kick and sixty seconds later the game was turned around when Ryan Webb’s whipped in left wing cross was sliced into his own goal by a defender.

Royston continued to dominate in the second half with Bond shooting wide when clear, George Duffin volleying over from close range, Shane Carthy struck a post with a crisp 20 yard strike and Ryan Webb’s run a fierce shot was superbly tipped over at full stretch.

It was left to 15 year old Jordan Hall to finish the Crow’s scoring when his fine looping header from Webb’s cross found the net.

Blackstones fought until the very end and were rewarded with an injury time penalty after a handball was given but it didn’t take any gloss off of Royston’s fine performance