Egerton U15 triumphant over Rudheath
Goals were traded as though this were a basketball game. Egerton triumphed in the end deservedly as they put together some cutting moves, which coupled with the pace of their strikers proved too much for a combative Rudheath team.
Rudheath started the scoring from a defensive error. Clayborough was put through down the left but his shot was well saved. With Lasham kicking well and Moore winning headers, Wilson equalised as he was put through. McGrath then scored from a perceptive cross from Weatherby. Tit-for-tat, Rudheath drew level before Wilson’s pace led to another goal. A terrific strike from Rudheath brought the scores level at half time.
Egerton’s defence were having a torrid time failing to cope with the long clearance. Dunham, Robinson, Stanton and Ambage were subjected to an aerial bombardment from the Rudheath keeper. Egerton responded in kind as the goals totted up to 6-6 with neither team able to establish their dominance.
Downing’s excellent corners and free-kicks proved a danger throughout as Moore and Weatherby dominated in the air. Mountney added pace on the left, before Clawson took the game by the scruff of the neck. His electric pace and power proved decisive as he scored four second half goals, terrorising the shattered Rudheath defence.
Clawson’s speed allowed him to latch onto most balls over the top and his commitment sunk Rudheath with an avalanche of goals. Witter and Wall added fresh legs late on in a pulsating game. A cool finish from McGrath and Wilson’s hat trick completed the scoring to provide Egerton with their first league win of the season.
Egerton U15s 9 Rudheath U15s 6
Now that Egerton have discovered the scoring habit, if they can tighten up in defence their shaky start to the season should turn into a rapid climb up the table.