DEWSBURY RANGERS 0-2 SALTS U17
Back to winning ways
The U17 Huddersfield squad were back to winning ways against the third place Dewsbury team. The pitch was very bobbly which mean lots of poor touches but Salts stuck to their task well. Every one had to work very hard to combat the high energy of the home team. Salts created plenty of chances but were frustrated by the referee giving at least four dubious offside decisions. We twice had crosses roll across the goal mouth without anyone on the end to finish. Just before half-time Dewsbury hit the bar and we were fortunate to go in level.
Both teams looked to step up the pace after the break and Dewsbury had a good ten minutes where they seemed likely to score. Salts then won a succession of corners and finally a brave header by Nathan Hirst found the top corner.
The game became more frantic as Rangers pushed for an equaliser but this allowed Salts forwards more space which they took advantage of. Nat Wilson-Fleming was unlucky when a screamer from outside the box hit the underside of the bar, bounced down and came out. It looked like it had gone in but the referee was not convinced. Nat then doubled the lead when he diverted Will King’s shot into the far corner.
It should have been easy from then but Salts gave away a needless penalty to give the home side a chance. For the second time this season Cain Spencer showed his class and dived full length to turn the penalty round the post.
Salts didn’t want another scare so slowed the game down and ran out worthy winners. A great performance by all fourteen players.