Blues guilty of profligacy in Spring Trophy win


Andover Ford sponsored Andover Town Youth U11 Blue travelled to Basingstoke this afternoon to take Rooksdown Rangers in the U11 Spring Trophy.

Town started on the front foot and pinned their opponents in their own half but spurned a host of chances in the opening exchanges.

They were unable to breach the packed home defence until the 13th minute when Ollie Walker intercepted a goal kick and from his resultant cross Rui Horner fired in off the post.

Town doubled their lead six minutes later when Ollie Walker converted a fine cross from Xander Mutter at the far post.

Towns’ complete dominance was highlighted by the fact that keeper Alfie Marchment got his first touch of the half in the 23rd minute and even that came from a back pass.

With half time approaching a fine through ball from Arran Topham released Horner and he outpaced the home defence and finished adroitly to give Town a three-goal lead.

Town increased their lead within a minute of the restart when Xander Mutter netted the rebound after Aidan Coad’s shot came back off the home keeper.

With the Blues losing their discipline and shape in the search of further goals, Rooksdown saw more of the ball but were unable to seriously trouble the visitors’ defence.

Due to Towns’ profligacy in front of goal and fine saves from the Rooksdown keeper there was only more goal in the second half but it was worth waiting for. Ollie Walker’s shot finding the top corner from just inside the box after a sustained bout of pressure.

Peter Askew
ATYFC U11 Blue Sports Reporter

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