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Sports Report - Year 9 Boys Football

Tonight the year 9 boys football team hosted BCA looking to get back to winning ways after a tough defeat to KAS last term. It was the usual scramble for players due to absence or injury but eventually with Duarte Da Silva turning up at 3pm we had 12. 

It was a tough start as BCA flew out of the blocks and penned Chilton in their own half for quite some time. The ground was surprisingly firm and this made for a difficult game as the ball stayed in the air for long periods and meant Chilton couldn’t play their usual neat football. BCA missed some chances before Ashley Higgins unleashed a speculative shot which somehow squirted under the goalkeeper to make it 1-0. Chilton were fairly comfortable until a corner in the dying seconds of the first half saw BCA equalise as the defence fell asleep at the back post, 1-1 at half time.

In the second half Chilton found their passing form and had much more control of the game. Suddenly chances started to come. Cameron Richardson worked tirelessly along with Lewis Jennings in midfield. Jack Francis chased a lost cause, kept the ball in play, drove at the defence and beat two players before pulling back to Higgins who scored from close range to make it 2-1, it was superb from Francis to create that from nothing. Chilton were now in control with 15 minutes to go. 

Suddenly BCA scored when the defence failed to clear a corner, the subsequent volley left stand in keeper Billy Cresswell with no chance,  2-2. Things got worse as Chilton failed to track runners and a goal mouth scramble ended up in the net to make it 3-2 to BCA with 8 minutes to go. Chilton missed two brilliant chances as Mountain went close. Eventually he broke free again and scored to make it 3-3 with 5 minutes to go. Chilton were throwing everything at the opposition now and chance after chance was spurned. Eventually Chilton won another corner and as it evaded everyone, Duarte the super sub was unmarked at the back post to calmly side foot a volley into the net to finish the game 4-3 to Chilton. 

A brilliant game and I’m proud of the fight the boys showed when really up against it. It keeps their hopes up of making the Sedgemoor final, if they can beat Blake they will be in it.

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