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Chard U’16 4, Taunton Civil service U’16 1

4 years ago By Hannah McGown

Chard fielded a debut team for their first U’16 match of the year.

They were facing an individually talented Taunton Civil Service team, who had the run of play in the early stages of the match but were kept out by a combination of some excellent defending by chards defensive trio of Matt Edmunds, Danny Grabham and Callum Baillie and some outstanding saves by Chards young keeper Oscar Smith.

However it was chard that made the breakthrough with two consecutive goals. One the offspring of a skilful run from Nathan Johnson and a nicely slotted bottom corner goal by Toby Cooper, the other scored by James Float.

The play was even throughout the remaining part of the first half Chard coming close with efforts from Brad Williams and Nick Parkinson. Taunton Civil Service having their fair share of chances as well.

The second half brought about a formation change for chard Fraser Lewis dropping back to strengthen the defence, leaving four players now at the back.

Adam Veitch took charge of the second half early with some sensational stick skills, even managing to take the ball from chards half into the oppositions twenty-five and dribble the ball into the goal.

Taunton maintained their attack but remained unable to penetrate Chards defence, not managing to convert the chances.
Chard once again struck next Brad Williams getting his well deserved goal.

Taunton finally pulled one back when they struck chard on the counter and scored a dubious goal that left chards defence and goalkeeper feeling slightly hard done by.

It was great to see some of chards up and coming youth players in action and the future looks bright for Chard.


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