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FRIENDLY FOOTBALL MATCH: STONEBOW VS ROBERT BAKEWELL

With a new-look side this year the team started the game tentatively, meaning Robert Bakewell saw the majority of possession and chances inside the first ten minutes. With pressure building, it was the away side who broke the deadlock. A shot from outside the area made an unforgiving bounce and saw its way into the net past stranded keeper Ben Frisby. The goal seemed to boost the Stonebow side who gradually took control of the game. Five minutes before half time the home side got themselves level. A superb free kick from Daniel Coyne just inside the opposition half flew into the top corner and the game was level at 1-1.

The second was a one-way game with Stonebow completely dominating. A solid midfield and defence kept the away side extremely quiet, and the home side took full advantage of this. Harry Adamski caused major problems down the left hand side and the whole team were full of confidence. A cross from Harry found its way to Rahul Shah, who calmly controlled the ball and fired a shot. With the keeper spilling the ball, it was Archie Bryan who was first to react to poke the ball home to give Stonebow a 2-1 lead. The chances kept coming but the away keeper ensured the score remained the same. Harry Adamski and Reece Oxford were both unlucky not to score. The game continued one way until the final whistle which meant the home side won the game 2-1. Robert Bakewell manager openly admitted after the game that Stonebow were the better side and deserved the win.

Well done to all players: Daniel Coyne, Ben Frisby, Harry Adamski, Reece Oxford, Ross Flynn, Andrew Chesca, Abdul El-Sabae, Ugo Oliupke, Jordan Lee, Archie Bryan and Rahul Shah.