ROTHERFIELD UNITED MUSTANGS U11s defeated cup finalists THATCHAM TOWN HARRIERS LIGHTNING U11s 3-1 to move clear
ROTHERFIELD UNITED MUSTANGS U11s defeated cup finalists THATCHAM TOWN HARRIERS LIGHTNING U11s 3-1 to move clear of the Berkshire Youth Development League relegation zone.
Thatcham dominated most of the early play. Solid defending from man-of-the-match Tommy Edwards kept the ball out of danger until a break from Sulley Akers, brought down by a sliding tackle, handed Rotherfield a penalty after 15 minutes. Eddie Handley fired it into the bottom corner to make it 1-0.
The second half saw the balance of play shift slightly away from Thatcham before a well received pass in front of goal was hammered home for the equaliser.
The Mustangs hit back when a long throw found Oliver Pryce who smashed it home on the half-volley to make it 2-1.
Just before the final whistle Rotherfield won a free kick which Oliver Deacon netted to wrap up the scoring.