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U12 White - Match Report

Congleton Rovers Lose In Ill Tempered Affair

(Phil Smith 07/10/2019)

1    Congleton Rovers JFC U12 White
4    Holmes Chapel Black

(Match Date: Saturday 5th October 2019)
Saturday saw unbeaten Congleton Rovers U12 White hosting second placed Holmes Chapel Hurricanes Black.
The game started in blustery and wet conditions with both teams having chances early and it didn’t take long for Holmes Chapel to take lead when the home keeper couldn’t hold onto a powerful shot and with the visitors’ striker gleefully knocking in the rebound.
To their credit Congleton’s heads did not drop and they quickly found themselves back on level terms when Bodhi Waterhouse scored a spectacular equaliser. Picking the ball up in midfield he set himself before smashing the ball over the visiting keepers grasp, hitting the underside of the crossbar, bouncing down onto the goal line then up, into the roof of the net.
Congleton’s joy was short-lived however as Holmes Chapel quickly retook the lead from a close range effort. At two – one down Congleton missed two great chances to go into the half on equal terms, the best when Vaughan Bell nicked the ball past the goalkeeper only to find the side netting from the angle.
Half time Congleton 1 Holmes Chapel 2
The second half was a scrappy bad tempered affair with the best opportunities falling to Holmes Chapel. Midway through the second period Holmes Chapel extended their lead after Congleton failed to clear a cross from the left hand side and the ball was bundled home from close range.
Congleton looked to have a chance to reduce the deficit when Preston Borrow was brought down from behind with a clear run at goal. The subsequent free kick was parried out by the visiting keeper with no Congleton player following up.
The game as a contest was over when Holmes Chapel scored their best goal of the game when they scored from distance in a remarkably similar manner to Congleton’s first half goal.
The game ended four goals to one to Holmes Chapel who were visibly buoyant with their win, whereas Congleton were left licking their wounds having lost their unbeaten status.
Goalkeeper Jack Brammall was the Rovers man of the match