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

Gloucester
Stourbridge FC
Full time
C Swain (5'), K Peters (24'), T Hunt (42'), J Fletcher (65', 78'), L Allen (70')
Sat 8 Apr 10:30 - League

Terrific team display

Ruthless finishing and defending was the difference

Ruthless finishing and defending was the difference between two very good footballing sides. We clearly enjoy playing Gloucester as last time out we won the game within 20 minutes with devastating attacks. But his time we had to be a bit more patient as our opponents have become a much better side BUT clearly we have also.
From the off we looked composed with Joe happy to play to Tom Hunt and Liam Hurle as we tried to play through the thirds. It took only 5 minutes to take the lead when Will Bishop pressed the ball high up the field meaning a ball fell to Callum Swain. Short of a goal in recent weeks (you wouldn't have known) as he rifled the ball in off the crossbar. We looked a threat down the flanks with Charlie Morris overlapping and delivering a number of dangerous crosses. James Welch and Tom Trevis offering great support and Tom saw a fine header unluckily hit the bar.
The next 20 saw Gloucester put a higher press on as they showed excellent energy and passed the ball well. We got a 2nd on a quick counter (James Fletcher bursting through) to be denied by the GK. Tremendous anticipation and quick thinking saw Kyle Peters calmly cut in and finish the rebound. They had a 10 minute spell where we really had to defend well. No more evident than a fantastic goal denying block by Will Bishop and a couple of vital interceptions from Tom Hunt. Against the run of play we got a break away goal. A super ball wide from Jimmy to Lewis saw him support his own pass, get it back and whip a low dangerous cross that was turned into his own net. 3-0 half time.
The next quarter saw Gloucester enjoy their best spell as they really worked hard to close down and played with a very high line. Credit to them as they went a further goal behind two minutes into the quarter. Good work on the left saw Oli Hartland win us a corner. A James Welch delivery was met with a towering Tom Hunt header which boomed against the underneath of the cross bar. Gloucester moved the ball well with the midfield having a great tussle. Hayden Reeves came to the rescue on two or three occasions as they forces play down our right side. However for all their possession Joe only made one save and the rest of the time swept up well.
We spoke about the need to look forward earlier when dealing with such a high press and to use the pace of Lewis in particular. The final quarter saw us run away with the game as Lewis supplied two assists both for James Fletcher who moved into double figures for the season. Fully deserved his goals for his work rate and link up play. Lewis Allen also opened his account for us with a well taken finish from a Tom Hunt ball over the top. The Gloucester keeper was really busy as he denied Lewis twice more and made a terrific double save from Callum Swain.
Today shows just how far we have come. A very good side lost 7-0 today due to your ability to manage different scenarios and carry out game plans. It was a joy to watch you play out from the back on a tight pitch. You mixed up the game when needed and also showed the importance of concentration and not letting in goals when the opposition are having their spell.
Today we have given the entire team MOM as everyone contributed so positively. Great to see the two strikers back finding the net, plus wide players scoring and creating and Tom scoring off a set piece. Nice to see players with a smile and playing with confidence.
See you at training Wednesday - those away, easy on the eggs please!!!

Key moments

5:00
Goal Callum Swain scores for Stourbridge FC
24:00
Goal Kyle Peters scores for Stourbridge FC
42:00
Goal Tom Hunt scores for Stourbridge FC
65:00
Goal James Fletcher scores for Stourbridge FC
70:00
Goal Lewis Allen scores for Stourbridge FC
78:00
Goal James Fletcher scores for Stourbridge FC

Highlights

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78:00 Assist
Lewis Allen makes an assist for Stourbridge FC
78:00 Goal 0 - 6
James Fletcher scores for Stourbridge FC
75:00 Sub Off
Tom Trevis is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
75:00 Sub On
Liam Hurle is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
70:00 Assist
Tom Hunt makes an assist for Stourbridge FC
70:00 Goal 0 - 5
Lewis Allen scores for Stourbridge FC
65:00 Assist
Lewis Allen makes an assist for Stourbridge FC
65:00 Goal 0 - 4
James Fletcher scores for Stourbridge FC
60:00 Sub Off
Will Bishop is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
60:00 Sub On
Callum Swain is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
40:00 Sub Off
Liam Hurle is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
40:00 Sub On
Hayden Reeves is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
40:00 Sub Off
Callum Swain is substituted off for Stourbridge FC
40:00 Sub On
Oliver Hartland is substituted on for Stourbridge FC
End of period 1
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
Hayden Reeves is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
Liam Hurle is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
Oliver Hartland is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
James Fletcher is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
Callum Swain is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
Tom Trevis is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
James Welch is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
Kyle Peters is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
Lewis Allen is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
Tom Hunt is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
Charlie Morris is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
Will Bishop is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Player of the Match
Joe Collingridge is awarded player of the match for Stourbridge FC
45:00 +35:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Joe Collingridge keeps a clean sheet for Stourbridge FC
42:00 Goal 0 - 3
Tom Hunt scores for Stourbridge FC
42:00 Assist
James Welch makes an assist for Stourbridge FC
37:00 Assist
James Welch makes an assist for Stourbridge FC
24:00 Goal 0 - 2
Kyle Peters scores for Stourbridge FC
24:00 Assist
James Fletcher makes an assist for Stourbridge FC
5:00 Goal 0 - 1
Callum Swain scores for Stourbridge FC
5:00 Assist
Tom Trevis makes an assist for Stourbridge FC
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As it happened

  • Gloucester
  • Stourbridge FC
  • 0
  • Callum Swain Goal 5:00'
  • Tom Trevis Assist 5:00'
  • James Fletcher Assist 24:00'
  • Kyle Peters Goal 24:00'
  • James Welch Assist 37:00'
  • James Welch Assist 42:00'
  • Tom Hunt Goal 42:00'
  • James Welch Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Oliver Hartland Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • James Fletcher Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Callum Swain Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Tom Trevis Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Liam Hurle Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Kyle Peters Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Lewis Allen Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Tom Hunt Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Charlie Morris Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Will Bishop Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Joe Collingridge Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Hayden Reeves Player of the Match 45:00 +35:00'
  • Liam Hurle Sub Off 40:00'
  • Hayden Reeves Sub On 40:00'
  • Callum Swain Sub Off 40:00'
  • Oliver Hartland Sub On 40:00'
  • Will Bishop Sub Off 60:00'
  • Callum Swain Sub On 60:00'
  • Lewis Allen Assist 65:00'
  • James Fletcher Goal 65:00'
  • Tom Hunt Assist 70:00'
  • Lewis Allen Goal 70:00'
  • Tom Trevis Sub Off 75:00'
  • Liam Hurle Sub On 75:00'
  • Lewis Allen Assist 78:00'
  • James Fletcher Goal 78:00'

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