Sully Sports FC Youth through to 3rd round of Cup
7:10am Thursday 11th October 2012 in Sport
SULLY SPORTS FC YOUTH 3 LISVANE YOUTH 1
THE second round of the South Wales FA Youth League Cup saw Sully Sports FC take on Lisvane at Sully Sports' ground, where Sully had a 100 per cent home record so far this season in all competitions. With Captain Ben Ware not available, Morgan Harris took the captain's arm band as a holding midfielder.
Sion Thomas started alongside Will Barber at centre back. Manger Stevie had made a change in formation which saw Fraser Hodgkins and Jake Bosza partner Morgan in centre midfield with Joe Dyer just behind strikers Ryan Warden and Travell Konton. Connor Ogden started right back and Lloyd Phillips left back. In goal it was Lewis Howell.
Sully made a promising start, seeing a lot of the ball and creating several chances early on, and it took only 10 minutes for Sully to score their first goal, which came from some good one-touch football in the middle of the park.
Ryan received the ball wide left and crossed hard and low for Fraser to beat the keeper in the 6 yard box. Against the run of play Sully conceded a penalty only minutes later through Sion for shirt pulling.
With Lisvane equalising, Sully stepped up their game and were seeing more and more of the ball.
Another chance went begging with Ryan going past two players with a bit of trickery and shooting from outside the box. He hit the crossbar but the ball landed at the feet of a Lisvane defender to clear.
A free kick on the edge of the right side of the box saw Travell step up, with manager Stevie telling Joe to push up and follow in as the keeper had already dropped the ball several times. Travell's shot saw the keeper spill the ball again, and Joe completed the simple tap-in for 2-1. Just before half-time Travell come off with a groin injury, and was replaced by Max Bramhill.
The second half saw Sully start very promisingly again with high pressure, Joe Fraser and Jake not giving the Lisvane midfield any time on the ball. Sully again took only minutes before they had created more chances with several corners and shots at the Lisvane keeper.
It took 15 minutes for Sully to get some breathing space, Max stepping up with a free kick again on the right side of the box, but this time it was Ryan who got a simple tap-in with the goalkeeper dropping the shot.
With Sully now 3-1 up, the manager brought off Fraser for Scott Taylor and Jake for Owen Willams, to go back to Sully’s normal 4-5-1 formation to see out the game. So Sully are through to the next round of the cup, with Joe Dyer taking Man of the Match.