Castle Combe Colts U11s v Trowbridge Town ( cup) on 29th January 2017.
Colts lost 7-3 in an absorbing match against very strong opposition. The score line didn't reflect the chances and overall closer game. We started very well, creating chances down both wings, especially with Freddie and Joel linking up.
However we went 1-0 down, then 2-0 behind with clever through balls and finishing from Trowbridge. Matty got us back in the game with a splendid left foot curled shot. Unfortunately we didn't clear from a corner and it was 1-3. Despite this CCCFC continued to fight hard, with James scoring from a speedy run and shot from down the wing. It was 2-3 at half time.
Our back four worked very well nearly all game to contain them, with a great partnership developing between Seby and Cole in the middle of defence, and Will and Kwaku, as well as Sam being solid in their wing back roles.
Matty continued to drive us forward, while Ollie worked hard on the left; but again despise chances, the game went away from us towards the end as we chased the game, and despite some great saves from Bailey. Even at 7-2 down the Colts came back, with a fine run and finish from Will, who was Man of the Match.
Overall we were delighted with the performance. We just need to be more clinical in front of goal, taking our chances better, as well as looking for those through balls to the strikers like Trowbridge did.
We now will be in the subsidiary cup so keep up the fantastic effort boys in our new competition.