Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Basford Utd U19 7-0 Carlton Tn Academy

12-0 in the reverse fixture on Monday, but the gale force wind and a much stronger Carlton side meant this was not going to be anywhere near as easy as it was then.

Basford made a few changes to their Monday night line-up, but the outcome of this game was never in doubt after the first goal went in. 

Playing with the wind behind them, United's first goal came in the 8th minute and inevitably went to DAN JACKSON - his 24th of the season for the U19's if my adding up is correct! Joe Brothwell played the ball in from the left wing and all the striker had to do was steer it home from close range.  

JACKSON headed home Tom Teece's right wing corner at the far stick to double the lead two minutes later. On 23, Brothwell made a stunning run down the left and picked out KYLE KEETLEY in front of goal. The no. 11 turned superbly in front of goal before hammering the ball past Sam Marriott. 

JACKSON completed his second triple in successive games - this time it was all his own work. A run down the left followed by a sweet curler that flew across Marriott and into the net.  After Jackson had dummied the keeper in front of goal, KEETLEY had the simplest of tap-ins to make it 5-0 on 42. 

Seconds later BROTHWELL struck a cracking low drive from 18 yards out that gave Marriott no chance. H-T 6-0

Keeley was upended in the area in the 51st minute, and as he did on Monday, Conor Naylor stepped up to take the spot kick. Unlike Monday however, he was foiled by a wonder save by Marriott, the custodian tipping the effort onto the post - his defenders cleared the loose ball before a Basford foot could get to it. 

BROTHWELL scored the only goal of the second half - hitting a hopeful shot from 22 yards that Marriott  didn't see due to one of his defenders blocking his view. 

With the wind in their faces, the United lads struggled to get their game flowing and it was something of a relief when Referee Andy Rolph blew time on the proceedings.  F-T 7-0

Thoroughly enjoyed the season watching the Basford U19's - they only need three points from their games at Parkgate and Matlock to secure the Division title. What a double that would be for United with the first team being crowned champions of the EMCL after Barrow Town lost at Bardon Hill. Well done to all at Greenwich Avenue!

Admission £2 inc programme
H/C 21 at it's peak.