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Sunday, May 01, 2016

U15's Match Report

Junior Premier League National Cup Semi-Final - 30/04/2016

Hereford FC U15s 2 vs. 1 Newport County U15

Hereford U15s played Newport County U15s in the Semi-final of the JPL National Cup. The game was played at Edgar Street, home of Hereford FC and was a great experience for both teams who all thoroughly enjoyed it with a good crowd cheering both teams on.

Hereford U15s have come on a great journey this season to reach the semi-final which has seem them compete in 11 games to reach this far in the competition. They were really looking forward to the opportunity to play at Edgar Street.

Hereford had a poor first half with the whole occasion (Ground, spectators, competition) getting to them mentally causing a number of nervous moments. They did take an early lead through Liam Bishop but the goal was ruled out for offside. Newport had a spell where they were in control and after a defensive mistake, they broke away to make it 0-1 to the visitors. 

Half time 0-1.

A good, productive half time team talk saw Hereford come out with much more confidence; they knew they needed to score.  Second half saw them play some much better football and looked more likely to score than Newport. They controlled the game for long periods and restricted Newport to minimal time on the ball. It didn’t take long for them to equalise when Jake Spink received a pass from Luke Marston, then broke into the box and fired the ball into the bottom corner to make it 1-1. Hereford restricted Newport to few chances but did give away some silly free kicks in and around the penalty area which caused problems with some excellent set pieces from the visitors. These were dealt with by the Hereford defence and goalkeeper.

Hereford who were having a lot of the possession started to create a number of chances to score and with 15 minutes to go, Liam Bishop put the young bulls 2-1 ahead, firing the ball into the top corner of the meadow end goal and celebrating in style!!

Overall, both teams took a while to settle down in the environment but produced an exciting, very competitive game and for Hereford, a great comeback to win 2-1. They battled hard, had to adapt their style of play and ensure they did what was needed to win the game.

A fantastic achievement for a team who didn’t even qualify for the cup competition last year… A year on and their in the Final!!! The final will be played Saturday 14th May at Lilleshall, kick off time and opposition TBC. We hope to see as many of you as possible supporting the boys!!

Team: 1.Regan, 2.Godsall, 3.Hayes, 4.Baycroft, 5.Edwards, 6.Vanstone, 7.Marston, 8.Greenhouse, 9.Bishop, 10.L Marston, 11.Mellars, 12.Spink, 14.Mcleod, 15.Gauci, 17 Davies (Capt)

Goal Scorers: Spink, Bishop

Manager: Liam Brewer

Coach: Luke Brimfield