AYL U16 AEK Boco 4 St Vallier 0 Print E-mail
Written by Paul Withey   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 09:10
Written by Graham Brant

Having met for the second time in a month, Boco knew this would be a tough game. The start was fast paced by both teams with neither team taking advantage of the other. Tom Patton returned to goal for this game and was soon in action showing he still has a safe pair of hands. Boco tried to push forward but were met by a tight back four and had to move the ball around to maintain possession. A great run by Tom Norley saw him pass five defenders before whipping it to the right for Joe Cox, Joe's excellent first time cross found the head of Jack Ball but went just wide. In the mean time the back four got caught napping and the Vallier striker was onto the mistake. Whilst the ball went in the referee disallowed the goal for an offside infringement proving a lucky escape for Boco. On the 25 minute mark, Alex and Harry replaced Will and Josh. Half way through the half Boco appeared to take their foot off the gas and allowed the St Vallier team push forward again. Great defending by Luke, Callum and Tom ensured the ball stayed out of the penalty box and Boco began to dig back in. A corner by Alex saw Tom N's header go over the bar. the was quickly followed by a wonderful run of play which saw Jack shoot just high of the bar. With just five minutes left of the first half and the rain pouring on the players, Alex whipped a perfect corner into the box and found Harry's head to open the scoring for Boco.

Not sure what was said at half time but Boco were a changed team in the second half. The rain stopped and the passes were accurate.The team linked up and every member of the team played their part to maintain possession. some great work by Brad,Sam,Will, Alex and both Jacks ensured that the ball spent the whole time in the Vallier half and shots were created from tight positions from a cohesive team.  It took a Greener run into the corner to cross and find the head of a waiting Will to put the ball in the right hand corner of the goal for number two to appear on the score sheet. This was quickly followed Alex moving the ball to Brad who twisted the defender to find the boot of Jack Ball to make it three. The final goal came by a stroke of genius. A right footed cross on the back line by Jack Ball saw it curl into the goal and seal the game
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