Apex Youth hit 12 past Dynamos
Under-13 Division Three Melbourn Dynamos 1 Apex Youth 12 It was and wet and windy November morning for both teams as Apex Youth travelled their furthest distance yet to face Melbourn Dynamos. From the off, it was clear that this was no easy match to play
Under-13 Division Three
Melbourn Dynamos 1 Apex Youth 12
It was and wet and windy November morning for both teams as Apex Youth travelled their furthest distance yet to face Melbourn Dynamos.
From the off, it was clear that this was no easy match to play for both sides due to the weather conditions making both the pitch and the ball slippery.
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With both teams battling in poor conditions, the first ball hit the back of the Dynamos' net 11 minutes in with a nice goal by Caleb Gray.
Three minutes later, Lewis Fry made a long high shot at the opposition's goal only to be caught by the Dynamos' goalkeeper.
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For the next nine minutes, Apex made attack after attack with no success until the ball reached the feet of Jordon Taylor who, with his usual finesse, lobbed the ball into the back of the net.
However, Melbourn Dynamos did not let this 2-0 lead deter them and they battled forward with the ball making its way to their number 16. Having gained the ball he embarked on a solo run before unleashing a fearsome strike to make it 2-1.
Following another five minutes of battling in the rain between the two teams, Reece Banham gained control of the ball and, following a superb cross along the Dynamos' goalmouth, the ball was picked up and tapped home by Stephen Franklin.
Three minutes later, Stephen gained his second goal of the match having run through the Dynamos strong defence making the half-time score 4-1 to Apex Youth.
From the start of the second half, Melbourn Dynamos stood firm in their defence, as did their goalkeeper, to ensure that several attempts at their goal were thwarted.
It took 11 minutes of battling before the ball made its way into the net as Stephen Franklin completed his hat-trick.
As the minutes ticked by, Apex Youth gained a further goal, this time by Lewis Fry.
Despite the lead, Melbourn Dynamos did not drop their guard and continued to push forwards towards the Apex goal only to be stopped by the Apex defence.
Twenty-four minutes into the second half, Apex Youth gained their seventh goal, again by Franklin.
This was followed three minutes later by a forceful run forward by Kalvin Stocker. Having taken the shot, the ball ricocheted off of a Dynamos defender and past the goalie into the net.
In the final minutes of the match, Apex Youth gained a further four goals by Caleb Gray, Lewis Mitchell and Reece Banham, Reece scoring two of them. At the final whistle the score was 12-1 to Apex Youth.
Despite the foul weather, a big hand must be given to Melbourn Dynamos. Their defence was superb as was their skilled goalkeeper who made many a stunning save throughout the game.
Watching them play, it is clear that they have a lot of good football skills to offer and deserve success in matches to come.