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K Sports FC Youth U18 (KYL) 5 - 5 Ashford United

Home | 07 October 2018

K Sports Battle Back in Ten Goal Thriller

K Sports Colts Under 18’s got off to the ideal start in their Kent Youth League U18 South match on Sunday against Ashford United.  Jack Ward’s quick pass found Jake Bates on the edge of the Ashford box.  Bates’ chipped cross was met by Ollie Aston who smashed home K Sport’s first goal.  A second goal followed with Jake Bates again providing the cross which was bundled into the net by Matt Morse.

Ashford struck next, with a well worked goal, but K Sports immediately restored their 2 goal advantage when Aston juggled the ball past an Ashford defender and the keeper before firing the ball home.

K Sports luck ran out minutes later when Jack Ward instinctively prevented a goal using his hand to give Ashford a penalty and earned himself red card.  Ashford’s striker dispatched the penalty, and the teams went in at half time with the score at 3-2 to K Sports.

After the break, Jake Bates was brought down in the Ashford box to win a penalty.  Bates uncharacteristically fired the penalty over the bar.  Ashford started to apply pressure and make their extra man count, scoring 3 goals in quick succession to take a 5-3 lead into the last 20 minutes.

But K Sports weren’t going to give up easily, and continued to play attacking football.  Their efforts were rewarded with just 5 minutes to go when Charlie Roberts’ wonderful strike from the edge of the Ashford box finally beat their keeper. 

The game entered injury time, and with just 1 minute to go, the tireless Roberts worked his way through the Ashford defence to score the equaliser.

K Sports tried one last attack but were unable to steal the game, which ended 5-5.

Starting Line Up

GK
Nicky Tolhurst
DF
Sonny Cook
DF
Joe Howells
DF
Jack Ward
MD
Jake Bates
MD
Michael Cross
MD
Matthew Morse
MD
Alistair Petrie
MD
Charlie Roberts
MD
Eben Simmons
ST
Oliver Aston
ST
Ethan Gabriel
ST
Morgan Tasker

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