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U18s - Match centre

Yate Town
Ashton & Backwell FC
Thu 20 Apr 19:30 - Somerset Floodlight Youth League - Premier Division Full time

High Five for Yate as they secure their status

Yate punish Ashton with 5 strikes and ensure they remain a Premier Division team next season

In a scrappy start, neither side were able to retain purposeful possession to create anything clear-cut until Sam Knight collected a ball on the left, picked up pace and cut inside to drill a neat finish inside the far post for 1-0. Yate then settled a bit better, becoming less anxious to force the game.

Ashton fought well, had some decent passages of play but didn't really threaten too much. The hosts had some half-chances but they all went unconverted before the break.

HT 1-0

After the restart, the visitors settled quicker, but Joe Shutt was proving a constant thorn in their side, with his speedy bursts down the flanks and dangerous deliveries, and his tireless work rate. His corner went uncleared in the 6 yard box and, as the ball hopped up, Luke Henderson was on hand to nod in at the far post. 2-0.

Lewis Neal, off the bench, chased down the visiting keeper, who spilt the ball on the edge of the box then clipped the striker's heels. This earned Yate a penalty and the unlucky keeper a red card in the process. Henderson successfully fired in his 3rd spot-kick in 4 games for 3-0.

Knight swung over a corner to Jimmy Sellick whose excellent looping header found the top corner before Shutt latched onto a quick throw and played a fine square ball to Henderson on the edge of the box. His measured drive arrowed into the bottom corner for his third and Yate's fifth goal.

FT 5-0

MOTM - Joe Shutt

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Weston-super-Mare 14 34
2. Clevedon Town 12 28
3. Cullompton Rangers 12 21
4. Radstock Town 12 20
5. Wells City 14 16
6. Yate Town 14 16
7. Bristol Manor Farm 14 12

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