Whitstable Town u18 1 Margate u18 1

Kent Youth League Under 18 South

Sunday 8th February 2015

Whitstable started the brighter in this one and went close on seven minutes when Riccardo Bonetti saw his shot cannon off the upright. Town started to turn the screw and started playing some neat intelligent football. It was Bonetti again who went close for Town on 12 minutes when Wickham picked up the ball in his own half and played in Donnelly down the left channel . He beat his man and put in a great cross for Bonetti to hook his shot wide from six yards. Margate had to wait until the 43rd minute for their first chance which they had a shot that hit the post against the run of play.

Margate came out for the second half on the front foot and went close after 48minutes when they had a header well tipped over by Birch in the Town goal. Up to the 80th minute it was all about the defences with both teams defending outstandingly. On 86 minutes Margate broke quickly down the left and put in a great cross for their striker was on hand to tap in from four yards to give Margate the lead. Another goal conceded in the last 10 minutes. Town responded quickly on 88 minutes Austin picked up the ball on the halfway line and played a great pass over the top of the Margate defence for Charlie Wallis to time his run and place his shot past the oncoming Margate keeper. This was a solid performance from Town’s youngsters.

MOM Milad Hussienkhail.

Team: Birch, Austin, Monks, Okwudinka, Hussienkhail, Wickham, Donnelly, Dale, Alshamri, Wallis, Bonetti. Substitute:  Wallis, Wickham M, Berstou, Hedges, Selwood.