Bees pipped by penalty in opener
The Bee U13 team started their Testway league season off with a hard fought draw on a bleak rain-swept morning at Shipton Bellinger.
The early exchanges with Bees playing downhill were very even with Adam Darby controlling the play well in the middle of the park. That said though chances were few and far between with players struggling to come to terms with the new 11 a side format on a bigger pitch. After 10 mins Shipton hit the bar with a speculative lob. This energised the Bees and Jasper Bates carved out a great through ball to Dylan King whose shot just went wide.
Moments later Bees took the lead after a Shipton corner was quickly cleared and full back Josh Uren fed the ball into the middle and Charlie Anderson fed King who ran into the home penalty area to plant a sweet right foot shot past the keeper.
Although the Bees started the second period going uphill they still had the better of the play and continued to keep the home attack at bay with Sam Rowell and Ethan Tanner fairly solid at the back. There were very few chances created of note in the second period and it looked as though the hard work had paid off for a hard fought victory but with 5 minutes remaining the Bees conceded a penalty for a reason Miss Marple would not find.
The Shipton forward stepped up and gave keeper Henry Brown no chance. Unbowed the Bees tried to get back ahead and King should have done that but dragged the ball onto the post when clean through.
After all the hard work a draw felt a bit like a defeat but the hosts were one of the stronger teams in the league last season so all in all a great start for the Bees.
|10th September 2016||10:00 am||Under 13s Division 2||2016/2017|
|Shipton Bellinger U13s||1|
|Braishfield Bees U13s||1|