Stalbridge Youth FC

Match Report

Match Report - 20 Sep 2015, Result not entered

Stalbridge had an away match to Merriott Sharks this week, we had a full squad with five subs for the game. Stalbridge started very strongly, and a goal from Bartek in the 4th minute gave the impression that the game could have been a whitewash. This turned out not to be the case, and Stalbridge's and Bartek's second goal didn't come until the 35th minute. Merriott are not the strongest of opponents and the extremely narrow and short pitch played to their advantage, and they closed us down very quickly, not allowing Stalbridge to get many shots away. Half time at 2-0 up, Stalbridge came out all guns blazing from the break and Joseph scored Stalbridge's quickest ever hattrick! 3 goals in 5 minutes! 41st, 43rd and 46th minute of the match. At this point the game was dead and buried, Stalbridge's defence didn't have a lot to do, but when required they were very solid, as was Cameron in goal. The midfield played well under tricky circumstances, with nowhere for the wingers to run in such a tight space. After multiple substitutions, it was Andrew's turn to go back on for the last ten minutes, and 2 minutes from time Andrew scored a fantastic goal to make the final score 6-0 to Stalbridge.
Man of the match today was Joseph Alhoshani, for his fantastic hat trick, almost scoring a goal with his head and working really hard for the whole match.