Match Report: Yardley vs Cannock (21st September 2019)

Posted on 30th September, 2019

Yardley 1st XI 7-1 Cannock 3rd XI

Yardley fielded the same team as last week, strengthened by the return of Zach.


On a gloriously hot end of summer afternoon. Yardley soon set about their task, forcing the pace to win an early short corner that unfortunately, could not be converted. Cannock settled into their game and forced their own early short corner that was put away to establish an early lead for the visitors. Shortly afterwards, Neal was called upon to make a great save to prevent a second goal. Jeevan produced a run on goal but his effort went just wide. Zach was able to hold the midfield and set up several chances that ought to have earned a better outcome. A scramble in the visitors D ended up with skipper Alex scoring to level the game. Yardley created another great chance just afterwards. Yardley were having most of the attacking play and Cannock limited to few chances, but were not out of it by any means. Just on the stroke of half-time Yardley managed to edge in front when Noor got on the end of another chance.


Yardley’s slender half time lead was fair result for their efforts so far.


Yardley continued on the offensive right from the start of the second half. It was not too long before a surging run forward by Jeevan resulted with a shot on goal that gave the keeper no chance. Noor added a fourth to put the home side well ahead. A somewhat scrambled effort from Jeevan gave Yardley their 5th. By now, Cannock’s efforts were few and far between as their efforts were well defended, with Noah prominent at the back. Another rampaging move forward saw Noor’s fierce shot well saved by the visiting keeper. Yardley’s sixth goal was crashed home by Jeevan as part of a well worked short corner routine. To complete a thoroughly comprehensive performance, a great finish to another speedy Yardley attack saw Jeevan on hand to claim his fourth and the team’s seventh. A super end to a game that saw all players settling down into the season.


Next week, in the last of the pre-league games, Yardley travel to West Bridgford.


Goalscorers: Jeevan (4), Noor (2), Alex (1)


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