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CHIPPENHAM TOWN U18's 2 v 1 PAULTON ROVERS U18's

By Tony Walsh

Hosts win league

Chippenham won the Somerset Floodlit Youth League Central Division beating a Paulton side that more than deserved something out of this game.

Paulton travelled to face a tough Chippenham side who have been unbeaten all season in the league. This was set for a close encounter after paulton narrowly lost in the previous fixture in October.

Paulton dominated early on the wings with Oakley Rawlings down the left and Mason Harrison down the right. An early opportunity for paulton with them hitting the post with a volley from Ali Sen.

Chippenham took the lead against the run of play with Harris stabbing home a dangerous cross from the right hand side.

Rovers came out the blocks early after half time Rawlings played through Lewis Harrison who was blatantly pulled down in the box but the penalty was not given to the away side.

More chances came from the away side when a free kick was whipped in by Ali Sen and came to Lewis Harrison who couldn’t sort his feet out to pull off a shot and another big opportunity was missed.

Chippenham started to look dangerous with the long ball over the paulton defence and a penalty was given away by Sam Cary when the referee seemed to think he pushed down the striker. The penalty was slotted away very well and paulton had a big deficit to overcome in the last 10 mins.

Paulton scored in injury time after Mason Harrison timed his run past the home defence and put the ball away to give them a slim chance of getting a point. After more pressure late on Rovers couldn’t find a goal. The game finished 2-1 to Chippenham but didn’t reflect the strong performance Rovers showed moving the ball through the thirds.

Updated 16:05 - 10 Jan 2019 by Tony Walsh

Where next?

SOUTHERN LEAGUE 125st ANNIVERSARY Madejski Stadium Reading on Friday

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