Bradley Stoke Youth FC U14s, who play in Division 1 of the Avon Youth League, played Oldland Abbots on Sunday and, in a dominant display of football, took all three points with a 4-0 scoreline.
Bradley Stoke made their intentions clear in the first 20 minutes with both Jacob Wood and Josh Troke testing the Oldland keeper.
Strong defending by Jake Bassett, Max Farretti and captain Sam Hughes kept most of the play in the Bradley Stoke half.
The only real danger came from a breakthrough run by Oldland that resulted in a corner which took some time to be cleared effectively.
Wood again threatened with a fine free kick from 25yds and a great shot from a cross both of which ended up just over the cross bar.
The first goal came from a great run by Harry Brock who buried the ball in the bottom corner. Jacob Woods finally benefited from his constant pressure by picking up a loose pass and slotting the ball home, to leave Bradley Stoke 2-0 up at the break.
Josh Troke was unlucky not to score in the first minute of the second half when he went one-on-one with the Oldland keeper, Dan Hocking, who just did enough to push Troke wide. Hocking then kept his side in the match with a run of saves as Troke and Wood kept up the pressure resulting in Jacob Wood’s second goal.
Oldland, to their credit, never gave up but had difficulty in getting through some strong defending and leaving Owen Onslow little to do in goal.
Another two great saves from Hocking as Woods tried for his hat-trick but pushing in the box resulted in a penalty being awarded. Up stepped Jacob Woods who sent it agonisingly wide.
The fourth goal came from a chip back by Harry Brock to Lynford Bhebhe who spun it into the top corner.
I must say it was a pleasure to watch a game where all the players and supporters showed such good spirit and this was helped by some excellent refereeing.
Photo: Harry Brock on the ball for Bradley Stoke Youth FC U14s [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
Other Bradley Stoke Youth FC scores
BSYFC U9 Hornets won 10-5 in their cup match against Coalpit Heath with goals from George Hucker, Harvey Costello, Ben Platt, Henry Prior, Josh Tanner, James Bakewell x2, Luke Wheaton and Dylan Lewis.
BSYFC U11 White Girls Team beat Longwell Green 6 – 1. Goals for Bradley Stoke came from Katie Jones (3), Faye Wyatt (2) and Emily Razey.
They were 1-0 down after just 4 minutes but rallied to equalise after 7 minutes and made it 2-1 for half time. Then playing up a big slope they powered on with four goals in the second half.
Manager Martin Lee commented:
“A great result for the girls and well deserved.”
Bradley Stoke Town FC matches
Three Bradley Stoke Town FC teams saw action yesterday, the Reserves match having been called off.
The Firsts played again, taking on Pucklechurch on the Jubilee field and once again the score line of 2-4 didn’t do the performance justice.
Pucklechurch started the match with determination and Bradley Stoke looked to be on the back foot for the first few minutes of the game but Turner’s cross to Sykes in the box, who should have scored, seemed to settle the home team down and they started to play some promising football, Turner looking dangerous throughout the game. Pucklechurch tried a few long shots but then a defensive lapse from Bradley Stoke let Shaw into the box and his unchallenged shot gave the visitors the lead.
The home side responded straight away and were awarded a penalty for defenders pushing in the box. Brad Clarke coolly stepped up and scored in the bottom corner. The second Bradley stoke goal came shortly after when a Turner corner was headed into the net by Osborne. Things were looking great with a 2-1 scoreline at half time.
Bradley Stoke were still creating chances and looked to be on top but a great strike over the defence from Pucklechurch’s Dan Purnell equalled the score and his breakthrough goal put the visitors ahead.
Bradley Stoke kept at it creating chances but failing to finish and after injuries to Matt Hull & Stu Pyett, a wayward pass from Ben Osborne fell to Rob Belcher who again punished the mistake and out ran the chasing defence for Pucklechurch’s fourth.
The B team also played at home, letting in some soft goals. They were 4-0 down to Wanderers Reserves but a consolation goal from Zax Baker put the final result at 1-4
The A Team had a fantastic result away against Mendip ‘A’. An 8-1 win which saw a hat trick from Paul Zambrzycki, a brace from Dan Corrick and goals from Mike Fry, Shenke Dartey and Dave Gorman making up the massive scoreline. Co-Manager Mark Wilkes felt a ‘master stroke’ was performed by the management team.
Photo: BSTFC 1st team in action against Pucklechurch [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
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