Youth Match Report U16 270411



Wednesday 27th April 2011


St Neots Town v Royston Town Youth


Royston Crow Youth Football League U16 Division 1


Won 3-1

Royston Scorers

Jacob, Jordan, OG

The two most in-form teams of 2011 with only one defeat each since the New Year started met on Wednesday evening with Royston continuing there excellent form with a 3-1 win and climbing to 3rd place in the league with games in hand still.
Late arriving and late arrivals meant only 11 available for kick off with key players stuck in traffic and quick five minute warm up. This had an understandable bad affect on the side who also had to endure shooting into a gale force wind in the first half.
Owen Bentley though had a first minute chance when he raced clear but shot wide on his weaker foot. St neots had a good spell after and took a lead when Royston failed to clear a right wing cross with an eventual shot from 12 yards finding the net.
Royston looked good on the counter attack and when they could created some good openings. Ellis King fired inches wide after a good move and Jake Leighton had a fine 20 yard shot well saved. The deserved equaliser came ten minutes before half time when Jake Leighton's shot took a wicked deflection off a defender and looped into the net giving the stranded keeper no chance.
Delighted to be on level terms at half time changes were made and as the half wore on Royston created decnt chances and were unlucky not to win the game by a larger margin. It did take a superb early Dan Sizer clearance off of the goal line to help foundate the scoreline though.
Royston took the lead when Micael Vieira's cross was headed acorss goal by Jordan Hall and Jacob Leighton headed in fromn ten yards.
St Neots trough bodies forward but created little and were persistently hit on the counter attack with some quick decisive breaks. Matt Brennan and Jordan Hall brought out superb saves from the keeper befor Hall fired in a superb left footed angled strike from 16 yards across the keeper and into the corner.
Ryan Omahony and Jordan Hall both hit the woodwork and the keeper saved a superb one on one effort move from Jacob Leighton late on the team determiantion shone through again in difficult circumstances for another excellent three points.