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Under 16's Boys - JPL (Sat) - Match centre

Sutton Coldfield
Stourbridge FC
Full time
C Sheaf (55'), C Swain (76', 80')
Sat 3 Dec 10:30 - League

Late, late show seals points for Glassboys

A hard fought victory

A hard fought victory between two excellent sides saw Stourbridge come away with all 3 points. The most pleasing aspect about today was the discipline shown and ability to switch tactically to stop our free scoring opponents. Coming into the game Sutton had been averaging 6 to 7 goals per game boasting the leagues two top scorers. We were under no illusions that the task was going to be tough and we needed to stay focused and in the game.
In fairness we started OK but needlessly gifted a goal on 10 minutes with a poor square ball in the wrong area. Decision making and poor execution of pass was proving our downfall as we caused our own problems but there were enough signs to give us encouragement.
A tactical switch saw us look brighter and a more attacking threat with Mitchell Heathcote looking menacing on the right and James Fletcher causing problems and Kyle Peters making a number of marauding runs forward. Tom Hunt and Hayden Reeves were coping admirably with the two strikers and Liam Hurle slotted in well at right back although his only mistake of the game caused Oli Cooper to make a great save with his legs from a Sutton corner. Jimmy Welch, Oli Hartland and Dan Harvey started to get on the ball and cause more problems for Sutton in this quarter and the work rate of the midfield was immense. 1-0 half time.
Corey and Swainy entered the game as we looked to attack a little more. We dominated the first 10 minutes and were unlucky not to score from one of the five corners we had. Sutton like us were defending well. We then had to deal with 3 or 4 mins of intense pressure as a brilliant Sutton move ended with them hitting our post. Oli also made a couple of important stops. We then went down the other end and scored. A lovely flick on from Callum Swain saw James Fletcher upended in the box but a free kick was given!! Corey Sheaf stepped up and found the bottom corner with a low drive. 1-1 after 3rd quarter.
More changes meant fresh legs for the final period as Sutton came at us chasing the victory. We continued to defend brilliantly. Hayden Reeves typified this with a couple of vital challenges. Lewis Nicholls and Will Bishop linked up really well on the right side as did Charlie Morris with Corey on the opposite flank.
On 76 minutes delight for the boys as a lovely counter attack saw the ball switched to Corey. An excellent cut back found Callum Swain who finished confidentally with his left foot to make it 2-1. Sutton came straight back at us and probed but the boys kept their shape well with Tom Trevis, Amari Richards and Dan Harvey protecting the back four. Another counter on 80 minutes came direct from Oli Cooper. A long kick saw Corey bravely head over the goalkeeper and Swainy tap in for his 2nd which sparked wild celebrations.
A true team effort - every single player had a massive contribution today but MOM goes to Oli Cooper. When called into action he made 2 or 3 vital saves at crucial times and his general handling was impeccable. This performance should fill us with confidence going forward but we must not show any complacency.

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Oliver Cooper

Player of the Match

Oliver Cooper

Key moments

55:00
Goal Corey Sheaf scores for Stourbridge FC
76:00
Goal Callum Swain scores for Stourbridge FC
80:00
Goal Callum Swain scores for Stourbridge FC

Highlights

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80:00 Assist
Corey Sheaf makes an assist for Stourbridge FC
80:00 Goal 0 - 3
Callum Swain scores for Stourbridge FC
80:00 Player of the Match
Oliver Cooper is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
76:00 Assist
Corey Sheaf makes an assist for Stourbridge FC
76:00 Goal 0 - 2
Callum Swain scores for Stourbridge FC
70:00 Sub On
Tom Hunt is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
70:00 Sub Off
James Welch is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
60:00 Sub On
Will Bishop is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
60:00 Sub On
Lewis Nicholls is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
60:00 Sub On
Amari Richards is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
60:00 Sub Off
James Fletcher is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
60:00 Sub Off
Mitchell Heathcote is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
60:00 Sub Off
Tom Hunt is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
55:00 Assist
James Fletcher makes an assist for Stourbridge FC
55:00 Goal 0 - 1
Corey Sheaf scores for Stourbridge FC
50:00 Sub Off
Kyle Peters is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
50:00 Sub On
Charlie Morris is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
40:00 Sub Off
Oliver Hartland is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
40:00 Sub On
Corey Sheaf is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
20:00 Sub On
Hayden Reeves is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
20:00 Sub Off
Tom Trevis is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
20:00 Sub Off
Will Bishop is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
20:00 Sub On
Amari Richards is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Stourbridge FC
  • 0
  • Will Bishop Sub Off 20:00'
  • Amari Richards Sub On 20:00'
  • Tom Trevis Sub Off 20:00'
  • Hayden Reeves Sub On 20:00'
  • Corey Sheaf Sub On 40:00'
  • Oliver Hartland Sub Off 40:00'
  • Charlie Morris Sub On 50:00'
  • Kyle Peters Sub Off 50:00'
  • Corey Sheaf Goal 55:00'
  • James Fletcher Assist 55:00'
  • Mitchell Heathcote Sub Off 60:00'
  • Lewis Nicholls Sub On 60:00'
  • Will Bishop Sub On 60:00'
  • James Fletcher Sub Off 60:00'
  • Amari Richards Sub On 60:00'
  • Tom Hunt Sub Off 60:00'
  • James Welch Sub Off 70:00'
  • Tom Hunt Sub On 70:00'
  • Callum Swain Goal 76:00'
  • Corey Sheaf Assist 76:00'
  • Callum Swain Goal 80:00'
  • Corey Sheaf Assist 80:00'

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