Division 3 – Saturday November 28th 2015


 The young Yachtsmen produced their best display of the season in wet and windy conditions against top of the table Wootton.

Straight from the off the youngsters took the game to Wootton and were denied a clear cut penalty on 5mins when Joe Craig was bought down in the box. The quick passing and movement off the ball was causing their defence all sorts of problems and on 15mins a second penalty was denied when Nicky Vyse was chopped down in their area.  Fair play to the lads though as they just got on with the game and were finally rewarded for their efforts on 25mins when Nicky Vyse outpaced his full back before squaring the ball for JOE CRAIG to score. Soon after, on 35mins, Cowes had our third penalty shout when Nicky Vyse was yet again fouled in their box and to everyone’s disbelief the Referee awarded a goal kick, saying he was unsighted!!

H-t 1 – 0

Cowes were warned that at some point Wootton would come into the game, and for the first 15mins of the second half they had a lot of possession, but the defence were awesome and did not allow their opponents any clear chances. After this period Cowes started to dominate the game again and, as they physically tired, JORDAN CHAPMAN took full advantage on 65mins, bursting through the midfield, laying the ball off to Sam Phelps, then continuing his run to get on the end of the cross to score a second goal for the home side. Several more opportunities were created, most with just the keeper to beat, to finally put the game to bed were missed before, on 80mins, JOE COLLINS found himself free just inside the box and smashed his shot into the roof of the net. Great team performance from the whole squad and a thoroughly deserved victory.

Team: Owen Stevens, Rupert Bowles, Jordon Stacey, Jake Cass, Dan Flux, Sam Phelps, Jordon Chapman, Ryan Brenchley(Alex Boirand – 45mins) , Nicky Vyse, Jordon Whittle,  Joe Craig(Joe Collins – 66mins). Sub: Wilfred Armfield not used.

Report supplied by IAN CASS