A slow start for the lads today after expecting an easy ride against our Division 2 opponents in terrible conditions. It took 13 mins to break the deadlock with a neatly timed pass from Bailey into the path of Joe Mellor for him to slot his shot home. The lads continued to press with Joe Mellor who played an inch perfect cross from the left wing for Harrison to place the ball into the net 2-0 with 22 played.
Royton never were really at 100% and controlled the game well. Royton went on the attack early in the second wanting to kill the game of. So they started the second half with 2 strikers but the windy conditions made it very difficult. Young Bailey was making a nuisance of himself creating all sorts of problems and eventually created the 3rd goal with a neat pass back to Isaac who hit it on the turn and giving Royton a 3 goal advantage. Elton had very few chances and when they did Ciaran safe hands Sutcliffe was there to keep his team from conceding.
Royton continued to press and were awarded a penalty and young Sean stepped up and placed his shot wide of the post. An easy win was on the cards with just a couple of shots from our opponents but with 5 mins to go Elton received the ball from the edge of there box and were not closed down by Royton and they broke clear and a quick shot from them bounced of the inside of the post to give them a goal
A relatively easy game although going off recent form and both teams league positions this was geared up to be a cracker..
MoM Joe Mellor
|October 13, 2018||10:30 am||Main Cup||2018/2019||Saturday|
|Royton Town AFC U14’s||3|
|Elton & Walshaw JFC LIons U14’s||1|