Avon Youth League Under 16s, Division 2, 04/09/16
Oldland Abbots Colts 2 Keynsham Town 4 (HT 1- 2)
Keynsham scorers: Alfie, Alex, Toby & Luke.
WINNING START TO THE SEASON FOR RUSTY KEYNSHAM TOWN
Keynsham started the match well retaining the ball and dominating possession.
Oldland Abbots were made to do lots of chasing with neat passing moves from the Keynsham defence and midfield.
On 13 minutes there was stunned silence as Alfie, following a run down the right wing, blasted the ball into the top left hand corner of the Abbots goal. Leaving everyone in disbelief – was it a shot or a cross? Who cares, just a great first goal of the season!
Keynsham continued to control the match with Reegan making good decisions to come out of the area and clear the long ball threat from Oldland.
On 20 minutes Alex was put through on goal and neatly chipped the goalkeeper only for the ball to be cleared off the line – some of the Keynsham Town passing moves from the midfield at this stage were a delight to watch with only the end product missing.
As with last season the defensive line of Brendon, Tommy, Adam (& Sam) were solid.
On the half hour, a pass from Ben put Alex through who rounded the goal keeper to score Keynsham’s well deserved 2nd goal.
Unfortunately, following an imperious display, Alfie was injured and had to go off to recover leaving Keynsham temporarily down to ten men.
Just before half time Oldland were awarded a free kick 30 yards out and Keynsham old boy Josh floated a high ball in that deceived everyone and landed in the goal to make the half time score 1-2.
In the 2nd half the eleven fit men of Keynsham were boosted by three rejects from the tail end of the cricket season but unfortunately it started with Keynsham giving away another soft free kick on the edge of the penalty area. This time Reegan parried the powerful shot from Josh and a follow up shot went over the bar.
Oldland began to tire and most of the attacking football was now in their half with their only threat being from the occasional counter attack and set pieces.
With Keynsham now dominating and attacking at will, Toby won the ball from a defender and ‘one on one’ with the goalkeeper coolly slotted home to make the score a more respectable 3-1 to Keynsham.
Soon after, on 55 minutes, Luke was put through on goal and at the second attempt (following a good save from the goalkeeper) slotted the ball into the bottom left corner to make the score 4-1.
Sustained Keynsham pressure saw Ben come close with a header from a corner, Max have a powerful shot tipped over the bar & Adam pass up a glorious chance which flew high over the bar.
However, despite the large number of goal chances created, it was Oldland Abbots that scored the last goal of the match from a corner to make the final score 2-4.