AFC Worthing Youth U11 v Worthing Town Red U11


Match Report: U11’s Challenge Cup

AFC Worthing Youth U11 2 – 1 Worthing Town Youth Red U11
Date: 21/09/2014
Venue: Fernhurst Drive, Goring


This morning’s game was to be the new AFC Worthing Youth’s Under 11 first cup tie against a well-organized Worthing Town Red side. Given the team are new and still finding their feet it was invariably Worthing Town Red started the strongest.

Worthing Town opened the scoring on the 15 minute mark. The ball was crossed from the Youth right-side of the pitch to the back post where a great run from a Worthing Town lost his marker to slot the ball in, giving goalkeeper Joe no chance. The momentum was with Worthing Town Red at this time with AFC Worthing Youth having to dig deep to get in to the game. As the game progressed AFC Worthing Youth started to compete more but still lacked any real bite and were second-best to many loose balls.

Working tirelessly up-front, Zachery found his play thwarted by the strong Worthing Town Red defence who worked well to limit AFC Worthing Youth’s chances. As the first-half progressed AFC Worthing Youth found themselves in a goalmouth scramble which the Worthing Town couldn’t clear quickly enough. This allowed Zachery to get his toe to the ball and slide it in to equalize and make it 1-1.

The second half saw AFC Worthing Youth apply some pressure but Worthing Town Red were also getting on the ball and as a team Youth were lucky not concede any further goals. If it not for some good defending from Charlie, Sophie and Jack it is fair to say Worthing Town Red would be the team in the hat for the next round of this cup. Joe in goal had a great game with his brave saves.

In the last minute with the game looking like it would end in stalemate, Zachery had a great run into the box but the referee spotted an infringement and called a penalty. Sam took the resulting penalty and placed it home with confidence to the Worthing Town keepers right to win the game. In what was a hard-fought game AFC Worthing Youth were given a really tough test by a strong Worthing Town side who can count themselves unlucky not to be going through to the next round. Today was AFC Worthing Youth Under 11’s day.

Richard Hack
AFC Worthing Youth Under 11’s Coach