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 Reds fight back for excellent victory



Sports U15s 2
Bourne Town Junior Reds U15 4 

 

A first away game of the season saw the Reds take a well-deserved win against Peterborough side Stanground Sports after fighting back from a two-goal deficit.

 

For the second match in a row, Reds started slowly and, within 4 minutes, the home team had pounced on some sloppy defending from Bourne to snatch the lead.

 

The visitors retaliated almost immediately when Joe Revell, after a fine Nathan Bills through ball, came close when his effort crashed against the angle of bar and post.

 

Bourne upped the pressure and fine play by wing-back David Turner set up Ethan Hunt whose effort went over the crossbar.

 

Visitors on top 

The Reds, with Turner being a permanent thorn in the side of the Stanground defence, saw his cross fly across the six-yard box but evade the on-rushing Bourne strikers.

 

The visitors, despite the goal arrears, were well on top. Bills, Casey Machin and Revell combined in a free-flowing move which saw Bills brought down in the box, but no penalty awarded.

 

This was followed by a long ball by centre-back Darren Halliday which fell to Revell whose snapshot was directly at the keeper. Bourne were creating all the chances but they just couldn’t apply the finishing touch.

 

It was from a Bourne corner that Stanground extended their lead. Breaking quickly on the counter they were caught out by a long ball over the top that was calmly slotted home by the advancing forward.

 

With half an hour gone, and having had all the play, they had nothing to show for it but two goals against.   Visiting fortunes had to change.

 

Revell broke clear on the left-hand side firing in a good cross which the keeper could only palm into the path of Ollie Marshall who netted from no more than a yard out. The comeback was on.

 

Bills and Marshall linked up well and it was Revell who was put in the clear. A sound first touch was matched by a precise finish across the keeper that left him with no chance. 

 

With the scores level it now looked like Bourne might score at will, Revell only thwarted by the keeper after another surging run onto a Bill’s pass.

 

Within three minutes of the second half the Reds nearly grabbed the lead for the first time in the match. Turner played in a great cross which was well-met by Charlie Wheeler who saw his thumping header narrowly go wide.

A goal looked inevitable and it was. Revell to the fore outpacing the opposition defence before coolly slotting into the bottom corner of the net. 

 

The chances kept coming and in a mad thirty seconds strikes from Hunt, Revell, Hunt again and finally Joe Philby were all kept out.

 

Excellent build up work

 

Substitute Luke Edwards put his mark on the game when he had a good chance saved by the keeper after excellent build up work by Isaac Bates on the left-hand side. 

 

The visitor’s lead was nearly doubled when Turner led a breakaway from a Stanground corner. Having run almost the full length of the field, and seeing the home side’s defence parting like the Red Sea in front of him, he took too long to pull the trigger and the chance was gone.

 

With the clock running down, the Reds still only had a single goal lead. Stanground began to exert some pressure of their own and it needed some resolute tackling with Ethan Crolley-Waine and Tom Cameron in the lead to shut the door on the home side. 

 

With seconds remaining Revell put the icing on the cake. The home keeper was beaten to the ball in his area and a toe poke had the ball past him and into an empty net for Revell to grab his third and the Red’s fourth of the game. 

 


 

BOURNE: Alfie Bennett, Joe Couzens, Tom Cameron, Darren Halliday, David Turner, Joe Philby, Nathan Bills, Ethan Hunt, Isaac Bates, Joe Revell, Casey Machin, Charlie Wheeler, Tim Schoutsen, Ollie Marshall, Ethan Crolley-Waine, Luke Edwards.

 


Published: 22/09/2017





 
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