The U16's Kent Youth League team welcomed Guru Nanak to Greatness Park this afternoon, on what was to be a very cold and windy day. Although Guru Nanak are bottom of the Central Division, their results indicate that they are no easy push over and they have almost caused a number of upsets; against some of the top teams in this division.
The game commenced with some early pressure from the Oaks, with Guru Nanak struggling to get out of their half. Suddenly on the 10th minute, McCarthy picked up the ball on our left hand side and crossed towards Burden who was sprinting into the penalty area. Burden took the ball in his stride and hit a thunderous shot that nestled in the corner of our opponent's net. 1-0
On the 12th minute, Chirnside intercepted a pass from our opponents and played a pass to Burden, who was loitering just outside of Guru Nanak’s penalty area. Burden hit a thunderbolt of a shot that hit the goal post with the goalkeeper well beaten.
Then on the 24th minute, the Oaks were awarded a corner. Cooper dispatched a curling effort that our opponent’s goalkeeper could only parry into his own net. 2-0
The rest of the forty minutes were played out in Guru Nanak’s half, with the Oaks attacking at will and having the majority of possession. During the break, Dave Wilkins opened the pitch side cafe. He offered a range of hot beverages and was heard discussing with his wife, Sam, how to make cup cakes for next week’s game.
Then on the 60th minute, Travers took one of his trade mark long throws. This was headed out to Chirnside, who played a disguised pass to McCarthy. Diego McCarthy hit a powerful shot back across our opponent’s penalty area and into their goal. 3-0
Chamber’s who had been dominant in the centre of our midfield, then had two goals disallowed for alleged infringements; which had been spotted by our opponent’s linesman. However, two minutes later Burden crossed from our left for Chirnside, to hit a right footed volley to add another. 4-0
On the 78th minute Diego McCarthy picked up the ball on the edge of the box, to hit a rasping drive that rattled the crossbar. The game finished 4-0.
This was a superb performance from all of the boys and a good chance for Toby to use all of his squad. This is the second week that we have kept a clean sheet and our home league performances keep our unbeaten status intact. This is the second week that we have not allowed our opponents a single shot on goal. Toby and the boys are in fantastic form and welcome Tonbridge Angels to the fortress Greatness Park for next week’s clash of the giants.