Result: Game abandoned.
‘The 1s travelled to Plymouth to face Marjons this week. We started the game on top, applying lots of pressure and creating numerous chances that we could not capitalise. After a close shot from Haire following a corner kick routine he was starting to find his feet. At the following corner the keeper parried the ball and he was there to volley home from 10 yards out. We continued to apply create chances, with Jasper and Femiola getting in behind their back line, and our second goal came through a cross from Femiola followed by a dummy from Gale which allowed Jasper to smash home from 5 yards out. 2-0 at half time, we came back out and nothing changed. Gabe won a penalty after a couple of minutes and Haire concerted. Gale went on an amazing run eventually slotting it through to Hinks who slid it past the keeper into the corner of the goal to make it 4-0. Pagano replaces an injured Jasper and is dangerous from the outset. In the 56th minute, he closed down their left back and wins the ball, and then the defender tried to take him down however injured himself in the process. With a suspected broken leg play is stopped and the referee eventually abandons the match. The match will be replayed in Bristol. We wish the Marjon’s player a speedy recovery! It’s tough to do a man of the match for an incomplete game, however special mention to the defence, in particular Bertie, who kept another clean sheet and were solid throughout’.
Next week: Southampton 1s Home.
Will Gale (1s Captain)
Result: No game.
Next week: Southampton Solent 1s Home.
Alan Harlington (Manager)
Result: 3-1 Win vs Southampton 3s. (Cup)
After a consummate 3-1 win away at home to Bristol 2s, the 3s travelled to southamptom with a quiet confidence focused on securing a successive victory. With spectators watching on, the game kicked off. dominating the first half, Bristol peppered the goal but only went into the break 1-0 up from a goal by the one the only Ryane Tullyyyyyy. A rousing half time team talk coupled with some inspired substitutions put the boys in good stead for the 2nd half and it seemed a matter of time before Bristol inevitably capitalised on their building pressure. After initially being denied an equaliser by a questionable offside call, Nial Beirne was denied for being offside AGAIN. Beirne spent most of the half offside in what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to prevent himself from scoring. Nevertheless, captain leader legend Ryane Tully steps up to the mark and puts the game to bed with a sublime flick at the near post from an in-swinging corner. Beirne comes off (thank god) only for his replacement to show him how to do it and zip it in top bins 3-1 Bristol. Thank you very much.
Next week: Gloucester 1s Away.
Ryane Tulley (3s Captain)
Result: 3-3 draw vs Cardiff 1s. Won 3-2 on penalties. (Cup)
After a brilliant 3-0 win the previous week, the 4s went away in the cup to play Cardiff 1s. We went in huge underdogs but we felt confident that an upset was on the cards. We were under the cosh from the off but were resilient and well organised. We went 1-0 down after we gave it away on our half and they finished calmly. Some great Seddon saves and some incredible last ditch blocks (including Sean howell diving in front of the ball and taking it in the face) meant we did well to go in only 1-0 down at half time. In the second half they began to dominate the ball and they kept finding space between the lines. They scored a beatiful goal from the edge of the box to make it 2-0. We seemed down and out here, but our players continued to work their socks off and try to play football. Some inspired substitutions from sageyola followed. Captain leader legend louie Hemmings had a speculative shot with 5 minutes to go which bounced just in-front of the keeper and over his outstretched gloves to bring us back in the game. He sprinted back into our half, screaming at our players to get up for it. Rich started to get on the ball in midfield and with 3 minutes to go leathered it top corner first time to score a screamer to draw us level. Absolute scenes. 30 mins of extra time followed and we defended for our lives, and Seddon made some more incredible saves, and we remained composed enough to keep it round the back, superb work rate from all the boys. Penalties. Some held their nerve, others didn’t, but a brilliant save from seddon and them lashing it over meant we had to score to win. Hemmings was unlucky to hit the post but Seddon made a brilliant save to win us the game! 3-2 in pens, what a win! A huge upset, bring on the next round.
Next week: USW 2s Away.
Sean Sage and Louie Hemmings (4s Captain)
Result: No game.
Next week: Hartpury 3s Away.
Giuseppe Lombardelli (5s Captain)
Result: 3-2 win vs Cardiff Met 6s.
After a consummate 2-0 win away at Cardiff Uni last time out, the 6s welcomed Cardiff Met with a quiet confidence focused on securing a successive victory. With spectators watching on, the game kicked off and quickly heated up; Sweeney and Nunez attempting to break a players leg in a double clamp challenge from behind proving to be the boiling point for an on field face-off. In spite of dominating the first 20mins, Bristol found themselves 2-0 down after poor defending; fortuitous goals from a free kick and corner proving their downfall. With half time fast approaching, Alfie stuck one in at the near post from 30 yards to put Bristol back in the contest. A rousing half time team talk coupled with some inspired substitutions put the boys in good stead for the 2nd half and it seemed a matter of time before Bristol inevitably capitalised on their building pressure. After initially being denied an equaliser by a questionable offside call, Finn Graham would not be denied again – a chipped finish into the bottom corner drawing the boys level with 15 left to play. The clock read 89 mins and it looked as if the 6s would be forced to rue their missed chances and settle for a hard fought point. Cometh the hour, cometh the man; Rory Cornelius sets the ball out of his feet and strikes one from 25yds. The crowd wait with baited breath as the ball hits the post… then go ballistic as the ball trickles in. Limbs everywhere. 2-0 down, to 3-2 win. Another day, another dub. The 6s win, water is wet. The manner of the victory further increases the confidence, belief and morale within the squad; the boys are now chomping at the bit to head to Aberystwyth next week and get another 3pts on the board.
Next week: Aberystwyth 2s.
Will Straw (6s Captain)