MATCH: Castle Combe Colts U13 Blacks V Melksham Town U13 Tornadoes Print
Season 14/15 - Under 13 Black

MATCH: Castle Combe Colts U13 Blacks  V Melksham Town U13 Tornadoes                                                                                                                                                                                   DATE: 21st September 2014                                                                                                       GROUND: Castle Combe Sportsfield, Upper Castle Combe                                                           REFEREED BY: Andy Lewis                                                                                                        MOTM: Owen Heaton

CCCU13 Blacks started their second league game of the season at home to Melksham Town U13 Tornadoes today. With an away point and an impressive performance in their previous game the team were keen to continue as they left off. But unfortunately this wasn’t to be the case as Castle Combe ran into a rampant Melksham Town team who were very impressive and will have taught the boys a lesson not to let their guard down in future. We knew we would be in for a tough game and it proved to be the case with a disappointing 1-10 loss for the home side.

The team put in a brave effort in the first half with Melksham leading 3-1 at the break. With the goal from Castle Combe coming from Josh Bolwell after goalkeeper Bradley Orchard sent over a fine ball from his own area which Josh drilled low and hard to the keepers left and into the net. Bradley made a number of saves to keep the score at 3-1 until half time although Castle Combe could have pulled one more back before the break when a few chances went missing. With Josh making a clever run with the ball he then squared it for Sam Matthews whose effort rose just over the bar. And moments later Sam again had a strike on goal only for the Melksham keeper to make a fantastic save to the top hand corner of the goal. Last week’s hat-trick hero Harvey Neale then had a shot well saved which appeared to be rolling into the bottom right hand corner of the goal before being cleared away.

Man of the match on the day went to Owen Heaton who despite the heavy score line kept battling and made a number of brave blocks throughout the match and his attitude was as always, superb. It was nice to see a few smiles still on the boy’s faces after the game had ended so credit to those. And credit to Melksham Town Tornadoes who played some great football on the day and pulled away with the match in the second half scoring 7 without reply. It was also nice to see the boys crediting Melksham for their efforts and now I’m sure they’ll be ready to turn their attention to training and next week’s game.

The match was well refereed and there was great support for both teams on the side lines today from parents and spectators which I’m sure the boys appreciated.


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