Morris nets goal number 27 for Reds

PUBLISHED: 15:11 20 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 26 October 2009

MATTHEW Morris scored his 27th goal of the season as Sherrardswood & Birchwood Rangers Reds Under-10s beat Ware Youth Clarets. The top-of-the-table clash for second and third places ended with Rangers claiming a deserved 2-0 victory to finish the season w

MATTHEW Morris scored his 27th goal of the season as Sherrardswood & Birchwood Rangers Reds Under-10s beat Ware Youth Clarets.

The top-of-the-table clash for second and third places ended with Rangers claiming a deserved 2-0 victory to finish the season with an eight-game unbeaten run.

With the wind in their favour, Rangers dominated the first half and efforts from Danny Sitton, Tommy Dolan, Stephen Dodd and Matthew Morris all went close.

However, they could not turn their dominance into a goal and went into the break still level.

Despite pressure on the Birchwood goal in the second half, the defence and stand-in goalkeeper Mitchell Warren stood firm and limited Ware to long-range efforts from outside the box.

Rangers' pressure at the Ware end finally paid off with nine minutes to go.

Dolan broke down the Ware right and fizzed his pass across goal for Sitton to slot the ball in at the far post.

Ware never recovered and a fine run from Dodd with five minutes left on the clock culminated in the ball breaking to Morris.

His first-time shot hit the back of the net for his 27th goal of the season.

Further chances fell to Rangers in the final few minutes, with Paine coming close to scoring with a shot that hit the bar.


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