Yate Town U18 1-0 Bristol Manor Farm U18
Late Knight drama at Lodge Road
There was an early set-back for the visitors that saw them reduced to ten men, but Yate seemed a little over-anxious to make this advantage count, and were guilty of overplaying and some inaccurate decision making in the final third.
The home side's best chance of the half came as Luke Henderson latched onto a ball through the middle but unfortunately pulled his effort wide, and Manor Farm could have taken the lead when well-placed after build-up on their left, but a scuffed shot enabled Tyler Edmunds to block with his left hand.
There was a need for the hosts to maintain possession and keep persevering, especially as the away side came out better organised in the second half. They worked hard and looked capable of nicking one on the break. Yate slowly built up a period of pressure coming in waves. Sam Knight had a shot blocked as he tried to work some space, Ewan McMillan shot from distance forcing the Farm keeper to save low down to his left, and the same stopper stood up well as Henderson broke clear one-on-one.
Ellis Kow came off the bench and caused Farm a new problem up front, with his strength and involvement in Yate's build-up play. With barely two minutes left, he helped link a move from the right to the centre, and the ball span loose six yards out after several attempts on goal had been blocked. Knight was there to tuck the ball into the bottom corner, sparking scenes of celebration from the home side.