Somerset FA Under 16s, Cup, 03/02/17

Keynsham Town 0 Broadwalk 3 (HT 0-2)




The South Bristol Sports Centre 3G pitch was the venue for this eagerly awaited cup match.

A high tempo was set from the beginning with both teams battling hard in the midfield with a fine display of end to end attacking football.

Broadwalk were very dangerous from set pieces with their height and strength in the box and were also good at using the width of the pitch to attack, forcing  Brendan, Harrison & Tommy to work very hard at the back. For once it was Keynsham playing a counter attacking game with the pace of Toby supported up front by Miles holding the ball up well.

The quality midfield of Max, Ben & Will showed good skill on the ball as well as showing the necessary aggression and were always looking to play the forward pass. There was also great energy and skill down both wings from Adam & Luke. Early on, Toby had a couple of breakaway chances and Luke came close with a free kick from the left hand side of the box.

On 22 minutes, following a disputed throw in, a break away run and right hand cross from Broadwalk saw ex-Keynsham player Alex drive the ball into the roof of the net from close range for a 0-1 lead.

Five minutes later, against the run of play, Broadwalk scored again, this time from a well worked free kick that was headed in at the far post leaving Reegan with no chance. This following a good save from a Toby free kick at the other end.

There were two more free kick opportunities for Max at the end of the half but both were saved by the Broadwalk keeper who was having a good game.

At the end of the half the score was 0-2.


At the start of the 2nd half Miles & Toby were replaced by Owen & Ozzie.

Broadwalk applied a period of sustained pressure for the first minutes of the half but the Keynsham defence held firm with Harrison making a crucial shot block.

With the storm weathered Keynsham had a period of domination and had good chances at the other end with a free kick from Luke going narrowly wide of the left hand top corner.

There was also a memorable passing move from Ben & Ozzie with Owen shooting narrowly wide and later having a shot saved. Alf, Dan & Sam were introduced midway through the half to help the defence as Broadwalk applied more pressure and Reegan made a great diving save from a free kick and this time Alex missed the follow in shot.

In the last minutes of the game a powerful shot from the edge of the box finally beat Reegan to make the final score 0-3 to Broadwalk.

Keynsham were extremely unlucky not to score and created a large number of goalscoring opportunities against probably the best Sunday league team in the region.

The large crowd watching went home fully entertained!



Mike Cooke.


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