U18 Match Report: Royston Town v Soham Town Rangers

Date Wednesday 20 October 2010
Match Royston Town v Soham Town Rangers
Competition Eastern Junior Cup – Group Stage
Result Won 3-1
Royston Scorers Duffin, Hennessey, Bond

Royston's youth team won their opening group game in this year's Eastern Junior Cup competition with an encouraging performance at Garden Walk on Wednesday.

On the evening Royston's creativity was a particular stand out and but for the woodwork twice in the first half and a some fine goalkeeping by the Soham Town stopper the margin of victory would have been far wider.

The Crows took a 5th minute lead with a fine move down the left with the resulting piece of individual skill and finish from George Duffin quite outstanding.

Both Duffin and Luke Hennessey then had efforts turned onto the woodwork and Duffin also had an effort disallowed for offside.

At the other end Soham were a particular threat from set plays ad went close on a couple of occasions but otherwise young keeper Owen Bentley played admirably in his first full game for the youth team this season.

Despite only having a one goal lead at the interval the game was literally won in the first ten minutes of the second half with Royston scoring twice more.

First Luke Hennessey ran powerfully into the box and through a couple of tackles before unleashing a powerful 16 yard drive just inside the far post and minutes later another run and cross from Hennessey was turned into the net from close range by Daniel Bond.

The hosts never looked like throwing the advantage away despite a well taken consolation goal from Soham with ten minutes remaining. Royston continued to create chances until the end with a couple of close efforts and some more goalkeeper interventions

: Bentley Monti Richardson Mullings T Spencer Worbey Luzinda (Reed) Hennessey Duffin Bond (J Spencer) Webb (Pemberton) Unused : Brennan Plumb