Category: 2013-2014 Under 21 Match Reports

UNDER 21s LOSE IN GOAL FEAST

Matty Guila gets first
Matty Guila gets first

Whitstable Town Under 21’s 3  Lewes Under 21s 5

Ryman Under 21 League (South)

Thursday 30th October 2014

The Under 21s went down 5-3 in an entertaining fixture against Lewes at the Belmont on Thursday evening.

Whitstable started the stronger and were soon ahead as Tino Makura sent in a cross that was met by Matty Guila who slid the ball into the net. They continued to press but Lewes always looked dangerous and were level on 25 minutes. However,  Town were to regain the lead seven minutes later when Rene Rivera fed Josh Algar at the far post and the midfielder stroked the ball into the back of the net.  The lead was only to last for three minutes as Lewes got an equaliser. On the stroke of half time Lewes took the lead for the first time to go in 3-2 ahead.

Jsh Algar slots home second
Jsh Algar slots home second

The second half started in the same open pattern as the first and Town were level on 50 minutes when an Andy McGinty corner found Guila who got his second.  Town were denied by a couple of great saves from Lewes keeper, Ryan Burbridge. Lewes regained the lead on 77 minutes before the best goal of the evening right on time when a free kick hit the underside of the bar and over the line.

It had been an enjoyable fixture with a lot of creativity but also some fragile defending.

Team: Hills, George, Skinner, Frewin (Wilkins 75mins), James (Sayer 79mins), Healey, Makura, Algar, Rivera, Guila, McGinty (Josh 65mins)

UNDER 21’s WIN FRIENDLY AT SEVENOAKS

Sevenoaks Town Under 21’s 0 Whitstable Town Under 21’s 1

Pre-season Friendly

Thursday 7th August 2014

The second pre-season game of the season versus Sevenoaks for the u21 squad. A game we expected to be playing against the Sevenoaks u21 side but it turns out that we were playing a more senior side. We took a young team of mostly 17 and 18 year olds to see them in action and although this is our second game as a team it was a different team to the last friendly. Once again our focus in the game was tactical discipline in defence and to mirror what we have been working on at training and that is keeping possession of the ball. We were impressed with the attitude and discipline of the boys and we saw a much more confident approach to the game by the younger players. Our goal came from a well worked passing exchange down the left wing after a meticulous build up from midfield and after the exchange on the wing the ball was cut back and Sam Josh finished of the move with a solid left foot strike. Credit must be given to all the players as they all contributed to working the ball forward. We had a few more chances in the first half with Andy McGinty hitting the angle of the goals with a superb free kick. The second half started with a fierce exchange of attacks by Sevenoaks but they were unable to penetrate our defence as the boys kept both the midfield and backline compact and dispossessed most of their attacks. We had several clear chances both on the ground and in the air but the young strikers could not find the target. A good win for both the club and team this will be good for our confidence and also our preseason preparation. Well done to all the players.

 

UNDER 21’s FALL AT LAST HURDLE

Joe Kane heads equaliser
Joe Kane heads equaliser

Whitstable Town 2 Maidstone United 3

Ryman Under 21 League (South)

Thursday 1st May 2014

Scorers Kane, Taylor 

The Under 21’s went down 3-2 in a highly entertaining game against Maidstone United at the Belmont on Thursday evening. In an even first half Maidstone took the lead via Alex Flisher on 30 minutes to go in at half time one nil up.

Whitstable equalised on 62 minutes when Joe Kane was on hand to slot the ball into the net as he got on the end of a free kick. Only four minutes later Dan Parkinson hit a bullet free kick to give the Stones the lead.  Alex Flisher was to get his second on 74 minutes

Beau Taylor scores penalty
Beau Taylor scores penalty

with another spectacular attempt. Town did get one back in injury time when Beau Taylor slotted home a penalty but it was too late and the title ended up going to Maidstone.

 

UNDER 21’S HAMMER CRAWLEY DOWN

Crawley Down Gatwick 1 Whitstable Town 8

Ryman League Under 21 (South)

Monday 28th April 2014

Scorers: Lester (3), George (2), Brown, Munn, Achong.

Monday evening saw the highly successful U21s demolish Crawley Down Gatwick 8 – 1.

Ollie Brown opened the scoring with a fortunate goal but given his perseverance well deserved; Joe Lester scored his first of three with one in the first half before two second half goals & Curtis George whom was returning through illness also netted two (one either side of the HT whistle) and Jez Achong proved too strong scoring before the break. The Away defence gave away a disappointing penalty which CDG scored from after a handball. Ollie Brown gave way to Mattie Guila. HT saw the score at a well deserved 4-1 to the visitors.

James Etherington provided inspired leadership with a calming controlled captaincy of a young & impressive 21 Team.

With the second half underway, Joe Lester made an impressive start netting his second & third goals after some real skill & determination especially after going down injured only moment before his third. Steven Munn replaced Jez Achong and immediately made an impact with a superb driving strike which left the keeper with no chance and ended the game 8-1 to the visiting Town side who now host Maidstone United on Thursday evening at The Belmont kick off 7.45pm.

Team: Byott, Healey, Cameron George, Etherington, Sayer, Keyte, Head, Brown (Guila), Lester, Achong (Munn), Curtis George (Muira) – Sub Not Used: Humphries