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Development Team 2 Hemingford Utd 2
Posted by Chris Hale
Sep 1, 2018, 18:12

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At the final whistle the neutral spectator would have left feeling quite content to have watched an entertaining game, but the City management and team felt it was two points lost rather than one point gained.

The early pressure was from Hemingford, who earned three corner kicks in the first 5 minutes, but the City defence looked comfortable.

The development team started to create some good attacking moves, but failed to capitalise in the final third until the 26th minute, when Harry England beat the full back and put in an inch perfect cross for Dan Walker to tap in from close range putting City one goal up.

Ten minutes later, with City looking to increase the score, their defence 'switched off' allowing Hemingford to level, and in the last minute of the half Hemingford could have taken the lead but hit the bar.

Half Time: City Development Team 1 Hemingford Utd. 1

The second half saw City start a little of the pace but they soon started to dominate and a second goal looked inevitable. In the 63rd minute, shortly after coming onto the pitch, Christian Carter took a corner from the right, Harvey Bullin headed it on and Ros Paterson headed it home for City's second goal.

City were now re-invigorated, putting together some attractive moves, and looked like increasing their lead, but with 5 minutes remaining, a Hemingford attacker seemed to trip over the ball in the box, but the referee had no hesitation in awarding a penalty from which Hemingford levelled the score.

Full Time: City Development 2 Hemingford Utd. 2

City Team: Kieran Petty, James Brown, Sam Minns, Lewis Carter, Ben Tulloch, Henry Hall, Harry Farrow, Ros Paterson (C), Dan Walker, Jude White, Harry England.

Subs (All Used): Matt Jenkins, Christian Carter, Gui Milainocol, Morgan Cogman-Wright, Harvey Bullin.

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