U18’s Match Report: Stags beaten by Citizens
Hampshire County Youth League (U18’s) – Division 1
Sunday 21st October 2:00pm
Longmeadow Ground Whitchurch
Winchester City 5 – 2 AFC Totton
It took City just 2 minutes to take the lead against the young Stags with a goal direct from a corner. The in-swinging kick eluded everyone and ended up in the back of the net. City continued to threaten and went close to increasing the lead after 11 minutes. A free kick into box from 25 yards out, was headed just wide of the goal.
Totton had their first effort on goal after 13 minutes. A James Matthews corner found Josh Carey who brought the ball down, but saw his shot saved by the keeper. City increased their lead with 19 minutes of the game gone. With right back Tyler Beech laying injured inside his own half, City exposed the space behind, breaking forward to make it 2-0.
On 24 minutes, Totton pulled a goal back. Matt Wotton chased a long ball forward, got in front of the centre back and knocked it over the advancing keeper. Moments later City almost scored but were denied when Mitchell Jackson tipped a shot over the bar.
On 42 minutes City made it 3-1 from the penalty spot. Mitchell Jackson was adjudged to have brought down the striker as he rounded the Totton keeper.
Half Time: Winchester City 3-1 AFC Totton
On 59 minutes Totton pulled a goal back when Harry Edmondson ran down the left & flicked the ball over a defender to Matt Wotton. He cut inside and scored from just inside the box.
On 62 minutes Totton lost keeper Mitchell Jackson to injury. With no substitute keeper on the bench, Marco Gashi volunteered to take over in goal. After 68 minutes, the stand in keeper made a great reactionary save as he tipped a close-range effort over the bar. After 75 minutes City made it 4-2 from a free kick inside the box, that was awarded after Marco Gashi picked up the ball from a Ben Pike back pass.
Woeful Totton’s miserable afternoon was completed on 83 minutes when City made it 5-2. They switched play from right to left inside the Totton half, before cutting inside and firing home.
Full Time: Winchester City 5-2 AFC Totton