Barrow U18's v Chorley U18's

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Barrow U18's v Chorley U18's

Postby Jamwil » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:10 am

Barrow AFC U18’s v Chorley FC U18’s
Monday 20th October 2014
LFA Under 18’s Floodlight League
Score 1-1
Chorley FC
1. George Hulme
2. Patrick Fordham-Skelton
3. Jabbar Itsham
4. Lewis Todd (C)
5. Craig Richardson
6. Brandon Alexander
7. Christian Holt
8. Kane Morris
9. Lewis Kelsall
10. Callum Darcy
11. Rob Wong
12. Tom Mckee
14. Raheem Khan Siddique
On a cold evening in Barrow Chorley FC took to the field with a number of changes from the Kendal game due to call ups to the Lancashire Schools team and injuries. The game started out a very even affair as the wind started to gust around the ground but it was Barrow who took advantage of some scrappy defending and poked the ball into the back of the net on 10minutes.
This however seemed to snap the Chorley players into action and over the next 15 minutes Chorley seemed to hammer at the Barrow door with good chances, firstly Callum Darcy threaded a ball through the Barrow defence to Lewis Kelsall who’s shot was beaten away by the keeper. Next up Callum Darcy himself broke through the defence with a fine run only to be thwarted by an excellent save from the Barrow no.1. Barrow were still having success and with the strong wind behind them launched the ball up field and broke free only for George Hulme to pull off a fine save to prevent a second goal. Chorley were straight back up the other end thanks to some good and move football with Callum Darcy having a good shot that unfortunately went wide.
On 28 minutes Rob Wong got trapped deep in the Chorley half and a poor back pass put in the Barrow forwards only for them to round the Chorley keeper but hit the side netting. On 30 minutes Raheem Khan Siddique replaced Rob Wong after he turned kiss ankle and straight away started to cause the Barrow defence issues with his pace and strength. This started a huge wave of pressure by Chorley with Raheem putting Kelsall through only for the Barrow keeper to come to his teams rescue again. Paddy Fordham Skelton was next to test the keeper only to hit it straight at him. Raheem then cut inside from the left and hit the side netting. It wasn’t too long before Raheem was at it again jinking through the barrow defence only to see his shot once again saved. Into the last minute of the first half and more good build up play led to Kelsall firing just wide.

The second half started just as the first ended with Chorley on the front foot, Raheem powered his way down the left before whipping the ball across goal, Callum Darcy then had another shot only for the Barrow keeper to make another good save. Chorley’s defence was standing strong at this point with Lewis Todd marshalling his back line of Paddy and Jabbar Itsham, the midfield of Craig Richardson, Brandon Alexander, Kane Morris, Callum Darcy and Christian Holt battling hard as the challenges started to get strong. It was one of these challenges that led to Kane Morris being replaced on 48 minutes by Tom McKee. On 51 minutes Kelsall once again broke on the right hand side but his long range effort was caught by the keeper. Darcy then went on a mazy run before being pulled back by the Barrow defender, Darcy fought to stay on his feet to get a shot in which went out for a corner when he could of easily gone down and got a penalty.
Chorley continued to boss the game but the Barrow defence were restricting Chorley to long range efforts which did not really trouble the excellent Barrow keeper. With Brandon Alexander coming off second best in a 50/50 challenge he had to leave the field with Kane Morris returning going out on the left due to struggling himself.
On 68 minutes the breakthrough came for Chorley when good approach play put Kelsall through who ran on goal and patiently waited for the goalkeeper to move before sliding the ball past him and into the back of the net for a goal that was fully deserved. This lifted the Chorley players even more as the Barrow heads started to drop and they were soon on the attack again, Christian Holt firing just over the bar with a looping effort. Next up Raheem turned and shot but straight at the keeper. Barrow did have their chances and a good move by them down the middle finished when Jabbar seemed to win the ball however with the tackle coming from behind the referee awarded a free kick and cautioned Jabbar for the tackle much to the amazement from those in the stands.
On 81 minutes Chorley believed they had the winner as a free kick put into the back post firstly was blocked on the line by a Barrow outfield players arm, Kelsall then poked the ball home and the referee awarded a goal, this is when the confusion started as the linesman flagged for offside which was rather dubious as barrow had players on each post. The referee then changed his mind and disallowed the goal. This not only bemused the Chorley players, staff and supporters but even the Barrow fans could not work the decision out.
On 88 minutes Chorley once again had the opportunity to win the game with Raheem put through 1 on 1 however his shot went wide.
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Re: Barrow U18's v Chorley U18's

Postby Prodigal son » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:41 pm

Sounds like the youngsters did very well, great credit to them. Keep up the good work.
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