U18’s edged out by Money’s
Hampshire County Youth League (U18’s) – Division 1
Sunday 24th March 2:00pm
Moneyfields Sports Ground
Moneyfields 3-2 AFC Totton
Despite a tight start to the game, the Young Stags almost took the lead with 10 minutes gone. Jack Diaper won the ball in midfield & picked out James Matthews running down the right. He fired the ball across the goal & Patryk Lachowicz just missed the ball at full stretch at the far post.
With 18 minutes gone, it took a good defensive header from Ben Pike to put the ball behind for a corner. However, the resulting kick was headed home to give Moneyfields the lead.
After 30 minutes Totton went close when Jack Diaper hit a deep cross to Patryk Lachowicz. As his header thundered back off the crossbar, the ref’s assistant flagged for offside. Totton made it 1-1 after 32 minutes when Shahram Jalal picked out James Matthews on the left. He burst past the fullback, cut back inside & crossed to Sam Cattle who headed the ball home.
After 36 minutes James Matthews ran down the right & crossed to Josh Carey who flicked the ball to Patryk Lachowicz, but from 10 yards out he shot just wide. With 40 minutes gone Moneyfields regained the lead following an attack down the right. From the right edge of the box, the ball was whipped in & flicked past keeper Mitchell Jackson.
After 43 minutes James Matthews ran down the right & fired his shot across goal, just past the far post. On the stroke of half time, Jack Diaper picked out Josh Carey & he saw his 25 yard shot fly just over the bar.
Half Time: Moneyfields 2-1 AFC Totton
After 55 minutes Mitchell Jackson made a good save following a shot from the edge of the box. After 58 minutes Totton had a corner & James Matthews in-swinging kick was punched over the bar by the keeper who was stood on his line. The resulting kick picked out Josh Carey who headed back across goal to Ben Pike & his header was tipped over the bar.
Moneyfields increased their lead after 75 minutes, against the run of play. A throw in on the left was then switched across the pitch & a shot from the edge of the box beat keeper Mitchell Jackson. After 80 minutes Tyler Beech played a long pass out from the back to Matt Wotton. He ran on to the edge of the box & saw his shot saved by the keeper.
Totton went close on 87 minutes when Shahram Jalal closed down the keeper following a pass back. The attempted clearance struck the Totton player & the ball looped over the keeper and just over the bar.
With 90 minutes gone, Totton pulled a deserved goal back when Matt Wotton ran onto a pass & lofted the ball over the advancing keeper to make it 3-2. Totton almost equalised in the 92nd minute when Patryk Lachowicz saw his shot saved from a tight angle. In the 94th minute Jack Diaper then saw his 40 yard free kick tipped over the bar.
Full Time: Moneyfields 3-2 AFC Totton