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Youth Lose Out in Top of the Table Clash

AFC Liverpool’s Under 18’s lost out to a late goal as Kirkstall came from behind to regain top spot.


AFC Liverpool started a point ahead of their opponents prior to the top of the table clash in the Liverpool County Premier League Sunday Youth League at Shankly playing fields.
Kirkstall started the match a player down but were particularly threatening from corners, with one such dead ball resulting in a goal line clearance.
AFC Liverpool had a couple of half chances but took the lead shortly before the break. A ball played in from the right wing to the edge of the area was played back to Andrew Sweeney, who struck a well placed drive into the corner of the net.
In the second half, AFC Liverpool weathered Kirkstall pressure to create several chances which all went begging. Nice work from Sweeney created an opening which was hit wide. Good play from the right created a chance which struck the post and the rebound cleared off the line. Also a shot from the edge of the area flew just wide of the keeper’s right post.
However these missed opportunities would prove costly as Kirkstall dominated the last fifteen minutes. Another inswinging corner looped over the keeper but was headed off the line. Then Kirkstall drew level when a cross from the right wing was headed in at near post by Joe Jennings.
Then right on full time Kirkstall snatched victory when a through ball fed Jennings, and though AFC Liverpool claimed offside, it was in vain as the ref waved play on and Jennings tucked the chance away from inside the area.
AFC Liverpool created one more chance in injury time, a looping header that was tipped onto the bar before being scrambled away, as Kirkstall held out to reclaim top spot.

Thanks to Michael Richmond for the match report.

Meanwhile the Under 7’s did well against a strong Memphis side to pull off a close, well earned 2-1 win with goals from Finlay Riley and Charlie Holgate.


Posted by:  afclpapakuz         Date:  April 2, 2012         Popularity:  588 views

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