Stonebow vs Robert Bakewell
Stonebow’s boys team looked to continue their great unbeaten form in a game against a tough Robert Bakewell team on Thursday 6th October. The game against Stonebow’s rivals started hotly with both teams creating some early chances. After the game settled down Robert Bakewell took control of the game, keeping the ball well and created some chances. After threatening from many corners, Robert Bakewell finally managed to break through and opened the scoring.
After their opening goal, Robert Bakewell continued to play in the same way by having more of the ball. The defence continued to stay strong and stopped Robert Bakewell from doubling their lead. After soaking up all of the Robert Bakewell pressure, Stonebow managed to hit Robert Bakewell on the counter attack and Isaac managed to slot the ball away levelling the score. Soon after the equaliser the half time whistle blew.
Changes were made at half time with a tweak in some tactics to counter Robert Bakewell’s well thought out tactics. As the second half began, Stonebow grew into the game keeping the ball more and started to cause a threat towards the Robert Bakewell defence. The constant pressure resulted in Stonebow winning many corners. The corners were brilliant whipped into the box, hitting the bar once and the Robert Bakewell making some brilliant saves. The pressure finally paid off for Stonebow as Isaac managed to score again putting Stonebow 2-1 up.
Robert Bakewell did not let that goal impact them and they kept sending waves of attack at the Stonebow goal. Harry made some great saves, including a couple of 1-on-1’s to stop Robert Bakewell from equalising. The game was great for any neutrals as there was a lot of box to box attacking play from each team. Rhys was played down the wing, took on and beat his man and played a beautiful looping ball into the box. From this, the ball perfectly bounced past the Robert Bakewell defender and Will scored a simple tap in to make the score 3-1.
Stonebow did not stop there, as they were gunning to increase the score line with Isaac desperate to score a hat-trick on his second time of asking against Robert Bakewell. The constant pressure allowed Stonebow to play higher up the pitch, and dominated the ball in the Bakewell half. This resulted in Caleb shooting from outside the box and scoring, deservedly after doing so well in his defensive duties. The game ended 4-1 to Stonebow with Lewis making many important clearances and tackles during the game.