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Maidenhead United
Andover Town
B Keetch (10'), T Richardson (88')
Full time
Wed 14 Mar 14:00 - The National League U19 Alliance - Division E


A win is a win

After losing to top of the league last week Maidenhead looked to bounce back against Andover town and secure 3 points to put distance between themselves and Bashley.

Maidenhead started the brighter of the two teams with Bradley Keetch opening the scoring. Louis Cowton took a deep free-kick and the Andover back line could not deal with the long ball, the ball found its way to Keetch who glided past one player and his left-footed shot flew into the corner past the keeper who didn't move. Maidenhead dominated the rest of the second half but could not fashion a clear opportunity to double their lead.

The second half was a scrappy affair with the wind and the uneven pitch causing havoc. Maidenhead performance levels dropped which gave Andover the glimpse of hope they needed. 30 minutes into the second half they made it 1-1 through a defensive error. A ball played down the right then crossed in and the unmarked attacker headed the ball into the net.

Maidenhead had Louis Cowton to thank to make sure Andover didn't double their advantage with a smart save at his near post on a counter attack.

Maidenhead rolled the dice and introduced Thaon Richardson into the game who to play a decisive part in the outcome of the game. With two minutes to go Maidenhead a throw in which was launched into the box by Toby Crouch, the ball was headed out and Alfie Matthews kept it alive and headed the ball back into the area, The ball landed at the feet of Thaon Richardson, with a quick spin and shot the ball rolled into the bottom corner to give Maidenhead a 2-1 lead.

Second time in a many week's Maidenhead have claimed a win in the dying minuted of the game.

Man of the match - Louis Cowton

Louis Cowton

Player of the Match

Louis Cowton

Key moments

Goal Bradley Keetch scores for Maidenhead United
Goal Thaon Richardson scores for Maidenhead United


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90:00 Player of the Match
Louis Cowton is awarded player of the match for Maidenhead United
88:00 Goal 2 - 0
Thaon Richardson scores for Maidenhead United
75:00 Sub On
Thaon Richardson is substituted on for Maidenhead United
End of period 1
10:00 Goal 1 - 0
Bradley Keetch scores for Maidenhead United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Maidenhead United
  • Andover Town
  • 0
  • Bradley Keetch Goal 10:00'
  • Thaon Richardson Sub On 75:00'
  • Thaon Richardson Goal 88:00'

Team selection

Cowton, Louis Cowton, Louis
Palmer, Joe Palmer, Joe
Treacher, Max Treacher, Max
Pitcher, Matthew Pitcher, Matthew
Parker, Casey Parker, Casey
Rogers, Stefan Rogers, Stefan
Keetch, Bradley Keetch, Bradley
Smith, Ryan Smith, Ryan
Matthews, Alfie Matthews, Alfie
Taylor, Harry Taylor, Harry
Crouch, Toby Crouch, Toby

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Oxford City 15 39
2. Eastleigh Blues 16 33
3. Chippenham Town 14 32
4. Windsor 14 26
5. Maidenhead United 15 25
6. Bashley 16 18
7. Hungerford Town 15 15


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