Minehead under 15s hosted VPR at home on Sunday and a good all round performance Produced a convincing 6-1 win.
Minehead started well with some good early possession with Tom Barber making some good runs on the left wing. Finley Foreman and Archie Dascombe were controlling the midfield and linked up well with Tyler High who’s run into the box forced the first corner, a headed clearance fell to Lewis Leach on the edge of the box but his shot was wide. Minehead’s back four of Ajay Shopland, Lewis Leach, Charlie Disney and Riley Merrick were intercepting and stopping many VPR attacks although they did force a corner and a good headed clearance from Finley Foreman set up a counter attack with Tyler High who forced a corner at the other end which was cleared then put back in by Charlie Disney but Tom Barber’s shot was just wide. Tyler High then came close after some good link up play with Ben Summersgill but hit the post then soon after had another shot saved. Tom Barber played a long ball through for Ben Summersgill to chase but the keeper got there first. Olly Prescott, Issac Sweetland and Ben Summersgill combined well with a penetrating attack forcing another corner which Olly Prescott whipped in and Finley Foreman struck it well but the post saved the away side again. Olly Prescott came close soon after but the keeper was equal to the shot then Issac Sweetland put it over the bar after Olly Orescott had made a great individual run down the right before crossing into the box. Minehead came close again just before half time when Archie Dascombe put a good ball in from the left and Olly Prescott again had his effort saved.
Minehead started strongly and went 1-0 up through Issac Sweetland who was first to good free kick curled into the box byTyler High. Shortly after Olly Prescott made another great run on the right cutting inside and playing in Issac Sweetland who slotted it home for 2-0 from just inside the box. Minehead were caught with a quick counter attack and a good through ball left a one on one with the keeper and a neat finish put the away side back in it 2-1. Minehead went 3-1 through Finley Foreman with a fantastic header from an Olly Prescott corner. Minehead were now in control and were attacking at every opportunity, another corner put in by Olly Prescott was met by Russell Lindley at the near post and the keeper did well to keep it out. Minehead went 4-1 when Callum Dewar made a charging run from midfield beating several players before setting up Issac Sweetland who scored his hatrick with neat shot on the turn. Minehead were nearly caught again on the counter but keeper Ben Bloys saved well. Minehead continued to press, Duncan Stothard came on and was soon involved and seeing plenty of the ball helping force yet another corner which saw Russell Lindley’s header graze the bar. Archie Dascombe chipped a lovely ball through to Tom Barber who made a great run into the box crossing low for Russell Lindley to finish from close range for 5-1. Just before the end Minehead made it 6-1 after some good play on the left by Tom Barber who’s shot ricocheted off the post and Man of The Match Olly Prescott struck it low to corner from the edge of the box.
Minehead. B Bloys, A Shopland, L Leach, C Disney, R Merrick, F Foreman, B Summersgill, I Sweetland, O Prescott, R Lindley, A Dascombe, D Stothard, C Dewar, T High, T Barber.