U18B - City of Peterborough U18B (EH U18 C2) - L 1-3 - Close encounter in first round of EH U18 boys Cup
COLTS XI - 06/11/2016 VS CITY OF PETERBOROUGH U18B (H) |
TEAM: Colts XI
FIXTURE: Colts XI VS 06/11/2016
HEADLINE: Close encounter in first round of EH U18 boys Cup
LEAGUE: EH U18B CUP
RESULT: NORWICH CITY
REPORT: NORWICH CITY U18B 1, CITY OF PETERBOROUGH U18B 3
Last year saw the two City sides compete in the first round of the EH U18 boys cup, this season it was to be the same opening game of the competition and with City of Peterborough having gone all the way to the semi-finals last season it was clear that they were considering themselves as the favourites, especially with the result being very much one sided last season.
This season the game was very unlike the previous encounter, both teams competing well and the game seeing chances for both teams throughout the game. It was however the visitors, City of Peteborough, who took the lead following a very long spell of deadlock hockey and some great midfield battles taking place, but the equaliser that followed from Norwich City was a remarkable team move, starting with their left half feeding the ball down the left, the ball moving around the top of the 23 and then finding George Brine moving in from the right to slot the ball past the advancing goalkeeper. With two late goals and the visitors running down the clock with even a two goal advantage it was clear that this was a tight game.
Norwich City will take many positives out of a game against what was a very good travelling City of Peterborough team. The next stage is the EH Plate, hoping that performances like this will give the U18 boys a chance of a good run in the Plate competition instead.
POTM: Fred Anthony
RESULT: L 1-3
SCORERS: George Brine
U18B - Bourne Deeping U18 (EH U18 R2) - W 6-2 - City hit six as they down Deeping
COLTS XI - 08/11/2015 VS BOURNE DEEPING U18 (H) |
TEAM: Colts XI
FIXTURE: Colts XI VS 08/11/2015
HEADLINE: City hit six as they down Deeping
Norwich city U18 boys turned up to Taverham with mixed views about their game ahead against Bourne Deeping. City began well stringing some good passes together and creating some good chances. Also creating good chances from short corners. The first goal came when a long ball found Ross Pitcher in the D who beat the keeper with the ball but in the meantime got wiped out by the oncoming keeper resulting in a penalty flick. Sam Paterson then dispatched the flick superbly putting it in the top left hand corner of the goal. Straight from the start after city scored, Bourne Deeping attacked down the right hand side of the pitch and won a short corner that was then scored and got them right back in the game. The goal from the opposition seemed to urge city on that little bit more and again they put constant pressure on the Bourne Deeping goal and this resulted in a short corner. Sam Paterson then scored a great drag flick, which hit the bar and flew straight into the back of the net. From that point onwards city dominated the game with the solid defence of Ethan Marchant and Ali Husband, Alfred Kidner and Tom Ling. The third goal came when Sam Paterson broke up play and moved it onto Sam Tomlinson who played the ball into Will Kidner, the keeper saved the first shot but could not keep out the on coming Ross Pitcher who fired home a fierce shot.
Half time 3-1
City once again began the second half and had most of the play in the oppositions half with odd break away from the opposition. City won constant short corners but just was not able to score. Bourne Deeping however did bring some breakaway attacks and if it wasn’t for the solid goalkeeper Fred Anthony pulling of a good save from a reverse hit shot Bourne Deeping would have been back in the game. Norwich continued to work with great work up top from Joe Holden, Lewis Goodhall, Will Kidner and Ross Pitcher. Another goal finally came however when Lewis Goodhall had a shot and the rebound fell nicely to Sam Tomlinson who hit the ball home. Norwich’s superb work ethic continued as they carried on creating chances and finally the last goal came when Sam Tomlinson played the ball to George Brine at the top of the D who shot and placed it superbly in the bottom corner of the goal. Unfortunately Norwich did let their concentration slip and let a sloppy goal in but they will take the positives into the next round of the cup on the 22nd of November.
RESULT: W 6-2
SCORERS: Sam Paterson,Ross Pitcher,Sam Paterson,Ross Pitcher,Sam Tomlinson,George Brine
POTM: Sam Tomlinson