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Under 14's KYL vs Folkestone Invicta

Match Date: 24 September 2017
Score: 2-3

Bearsted were the dominant team in the first half . Even after the first minute when the Folkestone forward latched onto a loose ball and found himself with just the keeper to beat. Harry came out strong to parry the shot wide. But this was the early wake up call Bearsted needed.  From then on Bearsted were in control, with both Jack H and Jack M having success down the wings.  It was Zack who made the first goal beating the defensive line on the left, finding himself in front of goal with just the keeper to beat. Unselfishly, he played it across to Jack M who was also in a great position to slotted home. The second goal came soon after by way of a wonder strike from outside the box by Josh B-L, who latched onto the loose ball that came from another Bearsted attack, and his perfectly aimed shot finished in the top corner.
The Bears walked off the pitch at half time 2-0 up and were cruising. But the game was by no means over.  An impressive tactical switch by Folkestone turned the game on its head and Folkestone began to look strong up front. Folkestone’s ‘new’ striker who’s power and pace began to give the Bears a problem and it wasn’t long before the Bears conceded. The loan striker broke through the Bears lines on the right side and cracked one perfectly to inside the back post.  Then not even 10 minutes later an almost identical goal by the same player levelled the score. With neither team wanting penalties and with a good 10 minutes left to play both teams looked hungry to get a winner. Both teams had their fair share of changes but nothing that tested  the keepers. Then out of the blue another break away from the Folkestone forward with another identical chance as the first 2 goals put a third passed the Bears goal to take the lead. With a few minutes left to play the Bears did their best to pressure the Folkestone goal with a few late chances but it wasn’t to be. Definitely a game of 2 halves but lots of positives for The Bears to take away but also some things to work on at the training ground.