Category: 2013-2014 Under 21 Match Reports

UNDER 21’s HAMMER LEATHERHEAD

Leatherhead Under 21’s 1 Whitstable Town Under 21’s 7

Ryman Under 21 League (South)

Saturday 5th April 2014

Whitstable Town Under 21’s travelled to Leatherhead unfortunately with only twelve player but the Town management team shuffled the pack. Despite the Tanners being a good side, Whitstable dominated playing the ball around. There was hard work from the team  and the ball was played about well, with the team, harassing and not letting Leatherhead play. Town went in 5. 0 half time and credit to the hosts they continued to compete but the end result ended 7-1.

Assistant Manager, Ian Grieves said, We always seem to do well when our backs are against the wall. Hopefully we can use some of the Under 21’s who made the step up to see us through to the end of the season.

Scorers: Lester 3, Achong, Guila, Etherington, Crimmen

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UNDER 21’S COMEBACK FOR THREE POINTS

Whitstable Town Under 21’s 2 Hastings United Under 21’s 1

Ryman Under 21 League (South)

Saturday 22nd March 2014

For the eleventh  game in a row the 21s fielded a different side with four players being given their Whitstable Town debuts due to players moving on, injury and first team call ups .

Having beaten Hastings United convincingly the last time, Town started slowly , taking too many touches.  The visitors scored first as the Town defence again made an error, letting the Hastings forward take the ball around more experienced players to take a 1-0 half time lead. For the very first time this season the half time talk in the changing room nearly lifted the roof off.

With three positional changes after five minutes the game changed and thanks to two Ollie Brown goals Whitstable took the lead. With two substitutes coming on, Town should really have won by more but, credit to the players for the second half performance  (it always appears to be our better half) A message from the management to the lads “don’t keep making it hard for yourselves”

Team:  Humphrey, Sayer,  Webb, Brown, Etherington, Guila, Cameron George, Healy, Munn, Huston, Curtis George Subs used Makura, Achong, Ashman.

UNDER 21’S TURN GAME ROUND TO TAKE THREE POINTS

Burgess Hill Town Under 21’s 2 Whitstable Town Under 21’s 3

Ryman Under 21 League (South)

Saturday 15th March 2014

Once again Whitstable Town Under 21’s had to travel with thirteen players due to first team call ups. There can’t be a side that is able to use so many under 21’s in the first team set up. Burgess Hill Town started on top and soon found themselves two nil up with goals after 15 & 20 minutes with Whitstable being very slow out of the blocks. It took until the 35th minute for the Reds to start the turn round when Joe Lester fired away a penalty.

With a strong half time educational talk from our management team, the team turned the game around in the second half. Herd work, pressure and contesting the game turned the things round. The goals came in the 75th & 85th minute from Stephen Mann and Curtis George to inflict Burgess Hill with their first home defeat of the season as Whitstable ended up 3-2 winners . 

Team: Byott, Sayer, Ashman, Walsh, Etherington, Healy, Smith J(Cameron George),Munn (Frewin), Lester, Guila, Curtis George.  

UNDER 21’S HAMMER THAMESMEAD

Thamesmead Town Under 21’s 0 Whitstable Town Under 21’s 5

Ryman Under 21’s League (South)

Saturday 8th March 2014

With a weakened squad  due to first team call ups, the Under 21’s went to Thamesmead to play one of the favourites for the league.  Physically Thamesmead are a huge team and it seemed they did not have a player under six foot. Whitstable appeared to have  had a massive game on our hands. Town  started the game well , looking really good in defence and a decent first half performance saw us go in 3-0 at half time thanks to goals from Joe Lester (2) and Matt Martin.

 Despite Thamesmead putting three players up front, the Town defence stood firm in the second half, it was Whitstable who scored the fourth with the goal of the game. Martin turned tightly to lose his huge marker and place a thirty yard strike into the top corner.  The game got better with Town manager Bob Reardon  bringing on Cameron George to score with his first touch with a decent strike. It was a good  from all and especially from the solid back four.

Bob Reardon said after the game that he would like to put on record, the excellent hard working training sessions put on by Ian Grieves are starting to pay dividends.