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PAULTON ROVERS U18's 1 v 3 YATE TOWN U18's

By Tony Walsh

Yate overcome Paulton REPORT FROM CIARAN SKINNER & JOSH HURST

Paulton welcomed Yate for the Quarter Final of the Roger Stone Memorial Cup.

The game was very high tempo from the start with both teams working hard in and out of possession.

Yate started the better of the sides with Takayo Nembhard chipping returning keeper Sean Salter which went just wide of the post.

Yate almost took the lead in the 12th minute with Reon Dawes strike being tipped over the bar for a corner.

Four minutes later Nembhard gave the visitors the lead by slotting past Salter in the Rovers goal.

Paulton then took control the game with Lewis Bond-Kendall’s free kick going straight into the wall and the resulting cross meeting the head of Sam Cary who headed just wide.

A minute later Mason Harrison’s counter attack was finished with a chip over Yate keeper Mason Hawkins for the equaliser.

Shortly after Paulton had a great chance to take the lead when Jake Curtis did well to get through on goal narrowly missing the target putting the ball just wide of the post.

At the beginning of the second half both teams continued to play fast attacking football creating chances but no clear cut opportunities and some excellent defending on display from both sides.

With 25 minutes to go, the home side were looking tired, a cross coming into the area was not dealt with well by the defence and Ewan McMillan found himself with the ball at his feet 2 yards out with an open net. A poor goal to concede for Paulton.

With only 20 minutes to go, Rovers introduced fresh legs and changed shape to try and steal a late equaliser unfortunately this left them vulnerable at the back.

Tyler Lane had the chance to make it level but his shot went over the stand from 10 yards out. Harrison’s free kick and and Ali Sen's shot both missed the target.

In the last 5 minutes, after another Paulton attack, the ball was cleared long down the field to Nathan Goodwin-Worrell who ran with the ball from just over the halfway line to finish well and take Yate into the Semi Final.

Rovers showed everyone just how far they have come over the past 18 months against a top side who are currently sat 2nd in the Premier Division, however it just wasn’t to be for them on the night and manager Josh Hurst wished Yate all the best in the next round.


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Updated 16:49 - 9 Nov 2018 by Tony Walsh

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