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Vauxhall Motors U16’s 1 - AFC Liverpool (L) U16’s 2

In there final pre-season game of the season, our U16’s took on the highly respected Vauxhall Motors under 16’s.

 

Despite having no fewer than 5 regular players missing and a squad of just 13 on the day, The Reds started really well and bossed the opening exchanges.

AFC’s squad was further depleted after just 10 minutes when Steven Gray was carried off injured after a late tackle on the edge of Vauxhall’s box. The mood was lifted however when James Woods scored direct from the resulting free kick.

Shortly after, Danny Rimmer extended the lead with a half volley after being set up by Dan Guy-Currie.

Half time Vauxhall Motors 0 AFC Liverpool 2

Vauxhall came on strong in the second half after switching to 4-3-3 and Liverpool had to soak up plenty of Vauxhall pressure. They held firm for 20 minutes before Owen Davies deservedly pulled one back for the motormen. Vauxhall continued to pile on the pressure and were awarded a penalty when AFC’s Keeper Ryan Mainwaring was adjudged to have brought down a Vauxhall player inside the box. However the excellent Mainwaring saved at full stretch to his left to maintain the lead.

 

Final score Vauxhall Motors 1 AFC Liverpool 2

 

Please note that there are 2 AFC Liverpool Under 16 teams:

Liverpool based (L)
Wirral based (W)


(September 2, 2008)
            

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