Sat 01
B Team
Tewkesbury Town Saturday Reserves
Hattrick Hero James Jobbins secures a dominant 5-1 win for the B side.

Hattrick Hero James Jobbins secures a dominant 5-1 win for the B side.

By Matthew Jones
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The clash between Bishops Cleeve B and Tewkesbury Town Saturday Reserves finished 5-1 at Kayte Lane. The result of a phenomenal James Jobbins performance.

Jobbins scored 4 of the 5 Mitres goals and assisted the final one which was scored by James Allan at the death.

Tewkesbury scored their goal in the 64th minute to make it 2-1 but Jobbins had scored again by the 65th to restore Bishop Cleeve's lead.

It was Tewkesbury that started the stronger team and should have been one or two ahead if they could have found the target in crucial situations. By the second minute Tewksbury had a one-on-one put wide by Stevie Allsopp and another in the 10th but this time Paul McGarry missed the target.

Missed chances they came to regret quickly as the next significant attack in the 13th minute, would lead to the Mitres’ first goal. Off a freekick, Jed Nicholls found Jobbins in space who knocked the ball forward before taking a shot from range which curved past the keeper and in at the far post. By far the best finish of the day.

Despite the Cleeve domination after the first goal. Keeper Oscar Bignall was still called into action several times. Making the two best saves of the game. One in the 21st where he punched the ball off the line, saving a certain goal. Despite protests from the Tewkesbury players, the ref said the ball didn’t cross the line.

The other save was in the 68th where he made an acrobatic effort to stop an Allsopp shot from getting over him and into the back of the net.

Allan would go on to be the most positive outlet for the Mitre's attacks for the rest of the half as he was immense down that right side. Chased down several plays, played some crucial passes and was probably unlucky not to have a goal by the end of the half.

For Allan, the second half started as the first one ended as he continued to be a threat albeit now on the attack towards the clubhouse. Yet it was Jobbins who would double the lead as he’s played through one-on-one and unlike those before him managed to stay composed and put it on target.

This would start a landslide of one-on-one chances being scored as it was Allsopp who finally finished one of his, just 9 minutes later. Despite a Bignall touch on the shot.

Jobbins didn’t let anyone challenge him for being the most recent goal scorer as less than a minute later the ball was in the back of the clear-cut a team worked goal off kick-off.

The only clear cut chance Cleeve missed in the second half was a practically open goal after Jobbins had rolled the ball around the keeper but Bobby Pepperell of Tewkesbury Town made a significant diving block tk stop the shot. Although Jobbins recovered the ball and played it across to Alpane Tazenouti. He failed to beat the now recovered keeper who made the save.

The match wrapped up with the final two Cleeve goals. And once again its Allan and Jobbins linking up for both. The first in the 89th minute was an initial Allan shot that was saved back into the path of Jobbins who finished it off.

While the second was Jobbins played through and down to the byline where he pulled it back to Allan who finally got his goal after looking dangerous all day.

It was made 5-1 in the 92nd minute by Allan, which would be the last significant play before the referee blew his whistle a couple minutes later confirming the Mitre's win.

Report by Oliver Lewis

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Match date

Sat 01, Oct 2022




Division 2

League position

Bishops Cleeve B
Tewkesbury Town Saturday Reserves