Youngsters build on fine start
BBHC U14s 0, Folkestone U14s 3 THIS WAS a splendid performance from the Optimists juniors, sponsored by Remland Carpets. They eased into the lead after just two minutes and never looked back. A simple but very effective short corner routine saw Bradley Goodsell sweep home the first goal from the left hand post. Three minutes later a defensive slip saw Bradley collect the ball in the area to pass left to Joshua Caskie who swept in their second. With spirits quite obviously raised by their incredible start, Folkestone played some attractive hockey, linking passes, finding players and having several further opportunities to score. However it stayed at 2-0 in the first period. Again within two minutes of the second half another short corner saw captain Will Mainwaring fire one home. The defence didn’t have a huge amount to do but they were in control of the back line and when needed defenders Ben Shaw, Ashley Mainwaring and Jacob Smith tackled strong and hard, winning the ball and distributing it intelligently. Keeper Matt Whitehead kept a clean sheet having made two fine saves. Midfielders Elliott GilhamJones, Will Mainwaring, Lydia Cameron and Jacob Spong, worked tirelessly creating many attractive attacking passes and linking well with the forwards. Up front Willem Bygrave, Bradley Goodsell Joshua Caskie and Emily Miller-Hastings all had several shots on goal coming from skilful play and were unfortunate not to have doubled the score. The talented youngsters have proved great ambassadors for the club and still top their league.