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Ashington Cougars U13 - Match center

Ashurstwood Wanderers U13
Ashington Cougars Black U13
Sat 16 Apr 09:30 - Horsham & District Youth Football League - Under 13 D Full time

Ashurstwood Wanderers U13 vs. Ashington Cougars Black U13

Ashurstwood Wanderers U13 vs. Ashington Cougars Black U13

Cougar’s final game of the season saw them away to Ashurstwood Wanderers and a win would mean they leapfrog the home side in the league standings; this did not go unnoticed by the players and meant a cup-final atmosphere before kick-off.
Early pressure from the Cougars saw them unlucky not to take the lead and only the pitch condition kept the scores level. Cougars finally took a well earned lead when Sam Boyd fed the ball to Thomas Fitzpatrick who read the uneven bounce of the pitch perfectly and placed the ball in the bottom corner. Cougars created several more half chances but were unable to capitalise until an excellent run and cross\shot from William Sharp found its way into the Wanderers net. The half time lead was extended to 3 -0 when Thomas Fitzpatrick beat three defenders to a speculative through ball and finished with ease.
Injuries to William Sharp and Samuel Davies meant a half time re-shuffle for Cougars and they were under pressure from the start of the second half. Despite some valiant defensive work from Alex MacPherson, Jack Evans, Oliver Rencontre and stand-in left back Sam Boyd Wanderers finally broke through the Cougars defence to make the score 3-1. However Cougars have grown into an unflappable group and seemed inspired by the return to the field of Samuel Davies. Not for the first time in recent weeks Cougars fighting spirit put them on the front foot and when Jamie Gallagher received the ball just inside the Wanderers penalty area it was no surprise to see him curl the ball with power and accuracy into the bottom corner of the goal. Moments later Thomas Fitzpatrick completed his third hat-trick in successive games with an exquisite chip from a tight angle and with the lead extended to 5 – 1 the game was beyond Wanderers. With three minutes remaining Wanderers scored a late consolation goal but the three points went to Cougars.

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Brockham Badgers U13 16 46
2. Copthorne U13 16 36
3. Hassocks Junior U13 16 36
4. East Grinstead Meads Inter U13 16 27
5. Ashington Cougars Black U13 16 23
6. Ashurstwood Wanderers U13 16 22
7. Dorkinians Saints U13 16 16

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