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City Development 1 Eynesbury Rovers Res 6
Posted by Chris Hale
Mar 9, 2019, 19:01

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It was a game that, from a spectators point of view, was a mixture of entertainment and frustration.

Four first half goals and two goals after the break ensured a deserved win for the visitors, although the score line was perhaps rather flattering.

The first half saw a strong Eynesbury side, with the wind at their backs, put City under almost constant pressure with most of the play taking place in the City half.

Eynesbury were dominating the midfield where City looked very static and were rarely first to the loose ball. On the few occasions that City managed to launch an attack, they looked dangerous with Harry Farrow and Chris Racher causing the visiting defenders problems.

The first scoring chance came in the 5th minute when Ricardo Green, right down by the corner flag, put in a perfect cross to Lucas De La Ruelle who saw the Eynesbury keeper whip the ball of his foot.

Three minutes later, a lapse in attention by the City defence allowed Eynesbury to take a one goal lead and extend it to two goals two minutes later.

Chris Racher was causing Eynesbury problems down the left wing and, in the 27th minute, was the architect of the City goal. He beat two defenders and made himself space on the left wing, cut inside and let fly from twenty yards. With the keeper beaten, the ball hit the bar and Harry Farrow, who was following up gleefully put it in the back of the net.

But City again had a lapse of concentration and two minutes later Eynesbury made it 1 - 3.

City pressed to reduce the arrears. In the thirty fifth minute Chris Racher was unlucky to see his looping shot headed off the line.

Three minutes later, following a crashing blow to his back and head, a dazed Harry Farrow had to leave the pitch and in the fortieth minute Eynesbury made the half time score 1 -4.

The second half saw an improvement in both defence and midfield for City. Substitute Harrison Horton, making his debut, was particularly influential in midfield, but the absence of Harry Farrow up front was sorely missed.

It was now a more even game with City instigating some good attacking moves, but not getting the ball in the net and it was two breakaway moves by Eynesbury, in the 70th and 86th minute, that caught City napping and lead to a final flattering score of City Development 1 Eynesbury Reserves 6.

City Team: Joe Isaacson, Ricardo Green, Matt Jenkins, Will Evans (C), Adam Capel, Victor Garcia, Chris Racher, Finn Cater, Lucas De La Ruelle, Harry Farrow, David Plesia.
Subs: Harrison Horton, Bobby Freil, George Rayner.


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