Margate Under 18s 0 Whitstable Town Under 18s
Kent Youth League Under 18 South
Sunday 14th December 2014
Scorers: Kahled Almshari, Rhys Austin
Whitstable Town Under 18s achieved their second win and clean sheet of the season as they beat a strong Margate team who had won the last three league games. The first half was a tight affair with the visitors having the first attempt on two minutes when Khaled Alshamri had a shot well saved by the Margate keeper. Town had most of the opening twenty minutes and opened the scoring after 17 minutes when the inform Bradley Dale played Alshamri in. He beat his marker to side foot past the on rushing keeper. Margate responded well and started to pile on the pressure but for good organization and defending the town back four stood firm and untroubled and it was the visitors that looked more likely on the counter.
Margate came out for the second half with all guns blazing and could have equalised after 55 minutes when they struck a thunderbolt against the post. Town still looked a threat with both McGachie and Alshamri going close but Town had to wait until the 72nd minute when a Margate defender handled a Dale cross in the penalty area and the referee pointed to the sport. It was Rhys Austin who stepped up to slam the ball home. Town had time for one last chance when Wickham whipped in a superb cross for Jay Donnelly to glance his header against the post.
This was a excellent performance from a young Town team.
Subs. Wallis, Wickham, Tabony, Birch,
MOM Bradley Dale