Town fourth way into another final
PUBLISHED: 11:12 20 April 2006 | UPDATED: 14:38 12 May 2010
Met Police Bushey 0 Buntingford Town 2 (Buntingford win 3-1 on aggregate) BUNTINGFORD have a fourth cup final to look forward to as their young side won Tuesday night s Herts Floodlit Cup semi-final second leg. Paul Attfield started with seven youth tea
Met Police Bushey 0
Buntingford Town 2
(Buntingford win 3-1 on aggregate)
BUNTINGFORD have a fourth cup final to look forward to as their young side won Tuesday night's Herts Floodlit Cup semi-final second leg.
Paul Attfield started with seven youth team players with goalkeeper Damion Williamson being the oldest Town player at 23, but the youngsters did the club proud with an impressive performance.
They took control of the game in the first half, playing the game at a pace the hosts struggled to cope with, and some quick passing and quality crosses gave Town a number of opportunities to score.
Gary Christie, Phil Fisher, Tom Malins and Matt Turl all had good chances in the first half, and with Town keeper Williamson a virtual spectator Town were maybe a little disappointed to go in at half-time level pegging.
The hosts tried to make their physical and experience advantage tell in the early stages of the second half, but despite an early scare in the opening minutes when a forward put the ball wide from six yards, Town slowly began taking the initiative again.
The pace of Town's game began leaving some tired legs in the home ranks and a couple of cautions for home players for bad fouls was a sign of clear frustration.
The opening goal came after 67 minutes when Robbie Wilmott ran on to a Phil Fisher through ball to expertly clip it over the advancing keeper.
Police gambled throwing more men forward and pumped longer balls into the Town area, but the visiting defensive determination and some fine catching and punching from Williamson relieved the pressure.
Town made the game safe with six minutes remaining when a fine passing move down the right ended with Matt Turl firing in a 25-yard strike.
The keeper could only parry it and Wilmott reacted quickest to ram the ball home and set up a final against Buckhurst Hill
Attfield said: "Once again the youngsters have shown experience, composure and desire beyond their ages and I'm extremely proud of another fine achievement.
"The result was fully deserved against a good team and it was just another game, one of many, that you would have been privileged to be in attendance.