Salts U17 0-1 Horbury Town
A frustrating first round defeat for the U17s
A frustrating first round defeat for the U17s in the Huddersfield League Cup as they dominated all the stats except the one that counts. Possession, corners, free kicks won, shots, shots on target all in Salts favour, Except goals scored.
The game was preceded by an immaculate minute’s silence for Remembrance Day and Salts were soon on the front foot creating several chances but unable to find the net. Nat dragged a good opportunity wide and Luke also missed when through. When Karl did find the target the keeper brought off a fine save. At least three more good chances went begging in the first half while the visitors showed us how it’s done with one of their rare forays into our penalty area. A superb turn and shot left us 0-1 down at the break.
After a motivational talk at half time Salts proceeded to dominate the game creating chance after chance but finding the keeper equal to anything we got on target. Will King came closed when his shot was deflected on to the bar. With the defence looking solid Salts threw players forward but were unable to find the goal they deserved. A good performance but we came away empty handed.