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Ashington Cougars U14 - Match centre

Ashington Cougars Black
Dorkinians Saints
Sat 15 Oct 09:30 - Horsham & District Youth Football League - Under 14 D Full time

Ashington Cougars Black U14 vs. Dorkinians Saints U14

Ashington Cougars Black U14 vs. Dorkinians Saints U14

For the third time already this season the ever improving Dorkian Saints were Cougars visitors, on this occasion in the first round of the Under 14 Plate.
Having already been on the receiving end of a battering from the newly formed strike partnership of William Farnes and Thomas Fitzpatrick earlier in the season Dorkinians were well aware of the threat they each pose and adjusted their defensive line to try and null the threat, the strategy seemed to be working and Cougars were unable to make a clear chance despite having the majority of possession.
However as the game progressed and the pressure built Dorkians were forced to defend deeper leaving more room in the middle of the pitch, using the extra space well Harry Hepburn and Thomas Cordingley both had half-chances and each came close to opening the scoring . When the break- through did finally come it was courtesy of William Farnes who finished well on his weaker side when through on goal, after he and Thomas Fitzpatrick had forced the defence into a mistake.
The goal seemed to disrupt the Dorkians concentration and when Jack Evans executed an excellent corner Jamie Gallagher timed his run to perfection and as ever when given a yard of space in the penalty area he punished the opposition with an excellent finish to extend the lead.
The first half ended with the score at 2 -0 to Cougars.
As the second half started Cougars gave the Dorkinians no rest- bite and the lead was once again increased by William Farnes who ran onto a perfectly weighted through ball from midfield, he again finished well on his weaker side despite a valiant effort from the Dorkinains keeper .
It seemed only a matter of time before Cougars increased their lead further and they came close on several occasions, however it was Dorkinians who were next to score when they were allowed space to shoot on the edge of the Cougars area and the ball dipped just inside the cross bar, bringing them back into the game with the score at 3 – 1.
Despite Dorkinians best efforts some no nonsense defending from Jack Evans and Sam Boyd meant that the last few minutes passed without any further attempts on the Cougars goal and the game ended with a hard fought and deserved Cougars victory.

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League round up

Other Under 14 D results

Upper Beeding
1
6
East Grinstead Meads Inter
Ashurstwood Wanderers
1
3
Ifield Galaxy
Horsham Baptist & Ambassadors
1
13
Roffey Robins Rockets

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Ashington Cougars Black 18 43
2. Ifield Galaxy 14 35
3. Ashurstwood Wanderers 13 22
4. East Grinstead Meads Inter 12 17
5. Dorkinians Saints 13 8
6. Horsham Baptist & Ambassadors 13 8
7. Upper Beeding 14 6

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