AYL U16 Yate 0 AEK Boco 1 Print E-mail
Written by Paul Withey   
Monday, 25 November 2013 15:48
Written by Graham Brant

This was never going to be an easy game as two old rivals met on a cold,dull day  in Yate, Boco set off with some skillful passing and a speed we are now used to expecting from this first class team. The midfield of Brad,Joe, Alex and Sam soon got to work with great forward passes Joe made a great run down the left and his shot flew just wide of the post.This got the rest of the team on their toes and shots by Sam, Callum and Jack Green all met the safe hands of the Yate Keeper. The second twenty of the half however saw Yate gain confidence and start to put the ball into the Boco half. Boco started to seem slow to the ball and the passing was less accurate than it could have been allowing Yate to intercept and have a number of shots at goal. Yate looked dangerous from small breaks and corners. Fortuantely Jack Madge was alert and Liam,Tom, Callum and Luke ensured the back line stayed strong and the danger was quickly dispersed.

Not sure what the manager said at half time but Boco came back with a renewed vigour at the restart.Will made an early cross into Greener's path but it was deflected for a corner that was expertly delivered by Brad but saw  the keeper in the way again. Yate were always dangerous and it took all of Jacks skill to tip the ball over the bar. Joe and Alex showed some great teamwork in placing the ball into the box but it would just not go in despite the two jacks doing their best to find the hole between the white sticks! With just ten minutes to go Jack Green ran from halfway past two defenders to cross a perfect ball to Alex who made no mistake in ensuring he stretched the back of the net with his thunderous shot. Yate continued to the end to trouble Boco but they hung on to take the three points in a close run game which could have gone either way. final score Yate 0- Boco 1