League Cup Semi Finals
FC Chippenham U14 Youth 2 – 1 Greenmeadow Youth U14
FC Chippenham started the game strongly and went ahead early on after Clark Luke scored after connecting with a great cross from the right wing. The game then settled down and developed into a great end to end fixture as Greenmeadow Youth played themselves back into the game. As we approached the end of the first half Greenmeadow applied pressure and had 3 great chances in quick succession, it wasn’t all one way, the Greenmeadow keeper pushing the ball onto the crossbar from a Heyden Buckland shot.
The second half started in a similar way to the first, FC Chippenham applying the early pressure, the Greenmeadow keeper was unable to keep hold of a ball crossed in from the right, but their defense managed to clear the ball off the line. Greenmeadow were unable to take advantage of a weak FC Chippenham back pass, Rowan Doyle unable to get a shot away. FC Chippenham’s Tom Wassli was the scorer of their second goal from a corner. Greenmeadow were quickly back on the attack and shortly after the Referee awards a penalty to Greenmeadow which Rowan Doyle converts to make the score 2-1. Both sides still had chances but neither side could convert them, final score 2-1 to FC Chippenham Youth.
Swindon Youth 3 Highworth Town 4
An entertaining matched played out between these two sides, with Swindon Youth unlucky to lose out. Lots of competitive tackles, Youth looked the more likely and broke the deadline through Daniel Clare. Highworth struck back via Jack Paines on 16 minutes before going ahead through Connor Robb. Youth peppered the Highworth goal but Tom Tinwald remained solid for Town. Robb grabbed his 2nd and Highworths third just before half time. Swindon came out attacking in the second half and it was Clare again on the scoresheet to make it 3-2. Just when a comeback was on the card, Connor Robb went and scored his third which looked to have won the game. But anything Robb could so, so could Clare as he also grabbed his hat-trick to make the score 4-3 to make the last 8 minutes nail-biting. Thoroughly entertaining match which would have made a great final