Ashleworth Woodpeckers v Abbeymead Rovers

Match Report 19/01/03


Game 1

Ashleworth battled hard in the first 10 minutes and were hard to break down, mainly thanks to good defending by Conner Parslow and Harry Benfield. But just before half time Abbeymead scored after a spell of pressure on the Ashleworth Goal. The score remained 1-0 untill half time.

The second half started evenly with both sides going close in the first 5 minutes. Rory Green and Sam Wharton did well in midfield and tackled well to help keep the score at 1-0 untill 3 minutes to go. Abbeymead scored twice within a minute to put the game out of sight, but Ashleworth still had chance to score twice themselves before the final whistle.        John Fish and Guy Buist played well in midfield and broke down alot of the oppositions attacks.

Final Score 0-3   Man of the Match  Sam Wharton


Game 2

Ashleworth started strongly and it wasnt long before goals from Ryan Dean put them 2-0 up in 5 minutes. Abbeymead went close twice soon after but were thwarted by fine goalkeeping by Ryan Sheppard, including a brave save diving at the oncoming strikers feet. Josh Preston added another with a cool finish and Ryan Dean completed his hattrick before halftime to make it 4-0 at the break. In the second half Josh Preston added 2 more to get his hattrick. Oliver Mansfield scored his first goal of the season and Ryan Dean added 2 more to take his tally to 5 in the game to see Ashleworth end up 9-0 winners. Jack Edgington did well in defence,

and Chase Parslow, Hannah Richards and Thomas Stubbs worked hard to give good supply balls to the strikers.

Final Score 9-0     Man of the Match   Ryan Dean and Ryan Sheppard


Game 3

In what promised to be Ashleworth strongest test yet this season, they started well and matched their opponents in every department. Just 1 goal 2 minutes before half time split the teams giving Abbeymead the lead. Good goalkeeping by Jack Shayle and strong tackling by Edward Goolden and Ashley Davis made it an entertaining 1st half. In the second half Ashleworth equallised through Bradley Davis and went close twice to taking the lead through Hary Cook and Patrick Hopper. Abbeymead scored from a corner with 5minutes to go and the game became really end to end attacks, but with the very last kick off the game Ashleworth conceded another goal to flatter the end score line.

Final Score 1-3    Man of the Match    Jack Shayle