Despite a lively, close fought match, Vinters lost by one goal to Canterbury Youth 3-2.
Both teams looked eager at the kick off but it was Canterbury who went in front when the broke through the Vinters’ defence and the keeper was forced to save but the ball rebounded kindly to the Canterbury striker who scrabbled the goal over the line 1-0. Not to be outdone, Vinters levelled when a Brodie Fernandes’ left foot strike was hit over the goalie 1-1. Vinters Will Sumner came close on a couple of occasions, one shot rebounding off the keeper and the other when his long range effort went just over the bar. They were rewarded when a Dan Inglis corner crossed the line in the goalmouth scramble. Vinters keeper mishandled the ball which allowed Canterbury to hit a low shot into the open goal to make it 2-2 which remained the half time score.
Both teams put up a good display of football and were pressing for goals but Sumner was unlucky again and Jamie Reumel also had a shot saved. The game was lively and no matter how hard Vinters fought, Canterbury held strong and the match proved hard work for both teams. Half way through the second half, the ball fell to a Canterbury forward and he scored making it 3-2. Despite pressure by Vinters, and industrious work by Matt Copeland on the left and Callum Macgregor in defence, Vinters could not find the shot they needed to draw the score level and credit to the Canterbury team who came out victors 3-2.
Squad: Emile Buels, Ed Cammarano, Chris Carcary, Aaron Clarke, Brendan Collins, Matt Copeland, Brodie Fernandes, Dan Inglis, Callum Macgregor, Alex McVeigh, Jamie Petrie, Morgan Potter, Jamie Reumel, Joe Seaward, Will Reynolds and Will Sumner.