Boreham Wood Under 19’s 4 – 2 Bromley Under 19’s
Conference Youth Alliance National Cup – Quarter Final
Wednesday 7th March 2011 – Kick off 1.00pm
On Wednesday, Boreham Wood’s talented group of young players progressed to their second National Cup Semi Final in as many weeks when they beat Bromley 4 – 2 in the Conference Youth Alliance National Cup Quarter Final.
‘Wood’ started lacklustre and after sloppy defending down the left wing Bromley were allowed to cross the ball into ‘Wood’s’ box, which fell kindly for the Bromley striker to stroke the ball home. However ‘Wood’ didn’t react to this wakeup call and Bromley missed a number of chances to widen their advantage.
Bromley would later regret these missed chances after a pin point free kick from Charlie Hunter was met by Ruddock Yala to level the scores mid way through the first half. ‘Wood’ later doubled their tally for the day when good forward play from Harvey Scott-Morris allowed Dean Rubinia in on goal to toe poke the ball past the Bromley goalkeeper and into the bottom left hand corner, and Boreham Wood entered the interval 2 – 1 up.
Boreham Wood started the second half much brighter than they did the first and yet although not playing to their full potential they bagged another goal, when another Charlie Hunter set piece after 70 minutes was flicked on at the front post by front man Dean Rubinia and was met with a riffling header from Liam Griffin.
The game was put out of sight after 80 minutes when a Bromley defender failed to put distance on his clearance the ball fell to Sam Doolan on the edge of the box. Sam, on the half volley, struck the ball cleanly into the top left hand corner of the goal and scored his second wonder goal in as many games after scoring a bicycle kick against AFC Wimbledon in the Reserve Team on Saturday.
Bromley scored a late conciliation when Sam Doolan took down a Bromley striker inside the box. The same boy dusted himself off to take the penalty and stroked the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net.
Although the performance of ‘Wood’s’ young players was not up to scratch, so far in this competition ‘Wood’ have comprehensively beaten Croydon Athletic 4 – 1, Welling United 4 – 0 and Cambridge United 6 – 0 before their 4 – 2 win against Bromley on Wednesday, however they must push on and work hard from here as this is when the season really does begin and nothing is won in March.
Squad: J Wilton, L Close, L Wallace, C Hunter, R Yala, S Doolan, L Griffin, M McCann, D Rubinia, H Scott-Morris, G Hunter. Subs: T Winston, R Hastings, D Laughton, S O’Connor, T Mashingindze, M Roles.
Goal scorers: R Yala, D Rubinia, L Griffin, S Doolan.