League leaders Shelford arrived for their final game of the season needing three points to secure the league championship, bringing with them a host of supporters resulting in a crowd of over 200, for what turned out to be the classic 'game of two halves'.
Shelford started tentatively. The City youngsters had their fair share of the early play, and the visitors were shaken when, in the 8th minute, Harry Farrow crossed from the right finding Connor Woodrow just outside the box. Connor's rocket shot hit a defender's hand giving City a penalty. Harry Farrow converted the kick to give City a one goal lead.
Shelford were creating some good attacking moves but City were looking dangerous on the break. Connor Woodrow was getting through a lot of work in the centre of the City defence with Bobby Freil matching his work rate in attack.
The City lead lasted until the 32nd minute when Shelford finally broke through the defence to make the half time score, in what was developing into a very entertaining game, City Development 1 Shelford 1.
Two minutes into the second half Shelford took the lead from a penalty.
Shelford now upped their game scoring 5 more goals before the final whistle.
Full credit to Shelford who showed why they were league leaders, as their confidence increased they played some creative and attractive football, with two of the goals coming from well worked freekicks.
City continued to press when given the chance. Harry Farrow came close to pulling a goal back but the courageous visiting keeper was there to whip the ball of his foot, and Ricardo Green was a constant threat whenever he got the ball.
Final score: City Development 1 Shelford 7.
City Team: Joe Isaacson, Ricardo Green, Will Jones, Will Evans (C), Connor Woodrow, Mapeo Mendes, Aaron Hiscock, Harrison Horton, Harry Farrow, Finn Cater, Bobby Freil.
Subs: Richard Daniels, Tom Goodjohn, Claudio Soussa Rob Scrutton.
Unused sub: Brad Green.
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