SEMI FINAL WIN
By Neil Sutcliffe
STERLING AT THE DOUBLE
The U18s were playing Warley today in the League Cup Semi Final.
The lads got off to the perfect start. A first minute ball into the channel utilising Louis Sterling
pace got the Warley back 4 chasing back. Louis showed great composure & picked out Kai Milburn
arriving late in the box & Kai slotted the ball into the corner.
Pace again for the second goal. A back header from Louis put Ryan Clay
clear & he hit a screamer from 20 yards to put us 2 up.
Goal number 3 once again all about pace. Louis latching onto a through ball outstripping the defenders before slipping the ball past the advancing keeper.
3-0 at half time & Harry Graham
in goal hadn't been troubled. Which was just as well because he'd picked up a calf strain & was struggling.
A couple of changes knocked our rhythm for the start of the half but we were still in control.
We created a few chances but weren't quite clinical enough.
Harry kept his clean sheet with a worldy save from a close range header. Everyone thought it was in but he somehow stretched out to push it round the post.
The game was put to bed when Callum Woodrup
raced passed the full back before putting in a low cross for Louis to score in the corner from close range.
4-0 at full time & back to the same ground for the final in 2 weeks.
Man of the Match Louis Sterling
. 2 goals & 2 assists.