Romsey U14 Boys – Sunday, 1st December 2019
Salisbury 8 Romsey 5
This was an entertaining end to end game.
Salisbury had the early chances but Jo in goal denied them with two reflex saves in quick succession. Romsey’s counter attack started with Toby finding Lorne who raced into the Salisbury half beating two players before thumping the ball into the box. The unmarked Jack M stepped forward and struck a fierce drive into the net. Romsey then took control with Luke, Jack S and Will commanding midfield which led to a neat move by Freddie and Rupert down the left finding Jack M who side stepped a defender and struck goal ward. The keeper made a great block but Jack J quickly reacted to net the rebound. Salisbury were still having success and scored twice making it 4 – 2.
From the start of the second half, the defence were tested by a slick Salisbury attack but Owen, Daniel, Ollie and Thomas stood firm until a ball, played into the box, appeared to strike a forward’s foot, Romsey hesitated and the forward scored.
This spurred Romsey back into attack, Harry finding Luke who dribbled past two defenders, before neatly lifting the ball high past the keeper.
Salisbury then scored twice in quick succession against the run of play but Romsey were not for giving up.
Jack S and Will passed from midfield before feeding Lorne on the edge of the D. He dribbled past 3 defenders, his shot was blocked but he reacted first and smashed it home. Salisbury made it 8 and, from the restart, a long pass out of defence from Luke was controlled and played forward in one movement by Jack M. He outpaced the defence and coolly placed it past the advancing keeper.
Romsey then pushed for a result and camped in the Salisbury half. Rupert, Jack S, Lorne and Jack M all had excellent efforts blocked or saved, before Romsey ran out of time.