Lemsford beat Bulldogs

PUBLISHED: 17:01 01 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:18 26 October 2009

DEPLETED Lemsford Youth Under-11s made it 15 straight victories with success over Broxbourne Rangers Bulldogs. Despite missing six players on holiday, Lemsford won the Mid Herts Rural Minors League Division Two match 2-0. The Bulldogs made a gallant bid t

DEPLETED Lemsford Youth Under-11s made it 15 straight victories with success over Broxbourne Rangers Bulldogs.

Despite missing six players on holiday, Lemsford won the Mid Herts Rural Minors League Division Two match 2-0.

The Bulldogs made a gallant bid to come between Lemsford and their target of winning every league game this season.

The first half saw some controlled football from both sides, though Lemsford spent a lot of time in the attacking third.

Laurie Burton and Joe Wild combined well down the right flank to create several good chances for Lemsford, and their perseverance was rewarded after 20 minutes.

Joe Wild finished off a flowing move down the right with a looping shot across the keeper that ended up in the back of the net.

Bulldogs started the second half strongly, but were soon pushed back into their box and conceded a corner after 10 minutes.

They failed to clear the cross and Josh Turnbull was on hand to knock the loose ball in for Lemsford.

A 30-yard screamer from Sam Miller could have turned the tide for Bulldogs had it been on target.

The rest of the half was a story of missed chances for Lemsford.

Burton headed just wide from a Couzens corner. Burton and Smith also laid on golden opportunities in the box for Turnbull, who fired both over the bar.

A makeshift back four of Kirby, Smith, Coletta and man of the match Scott Couzens laid the foundation of a controlled win.

Captain Sam Robson also led by example in midfield and praised the all round team effort.


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