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U16 FRIENDLY | Chorley FC U16 vs Stoke RTC U16

Chorley FC U16s hosted Stoke Regional Training centre U16s today for a friendly in the JPL. The game started off with Chorley Playing a 4-2-3-1 whilst Stoke played a similar formation. With the clash in formation the play was difficult to start flowing with two very physical teams. In the first 20 minutes there was 8 free kicks given against Chorley meaning they were constantly put on the back foot. 

Fighting against the wind and constant pressure of Stoke Chorley conceded a goal in the first half of the game. Stoke put pressure on the Chorley FC back line which lead a defending error where a CB headed the ball over the goalkeeper and resulted in a goal.
 
Chorley started to get into the rhythm into the second half, moving into a 4-4-2 formation with a more attacking side present. Chorley’s number 11 Taylor Brickell finished a free kick 25 yards out that rattled the crossbar in. 
 
Stoke continued to pressure Chorley forcing fantastic series of saves by Liam Doyle in the sticks. One ball managed to break free with Myles Durkin, Chorley’s firm left back clearing it off the line. Chorley bounced back with a series of attacks, all saved by Stokes goalkeeper Matt. 
 
In the last 20 minutes Taylor Brickell scored another goal for Chorley however was deemed offside by the linesmen, the 5th offside goal in last 6 games. With only 30 seconds to go Chorley FC’s CDM Kian Dewhurst bested 3 men on the dribble into the opposing area before being taken down by a Stoke RTC player. A penalty was awarded and converted by Taylor Brickell.
 
Manager Declan Williams comments from today’s game 
 
“ I think we had a great game today vs Stoke, both teams represented their teams well. Every moment I see the lads play to their potential it fills me with pride as we have only been a team for a very short amount of time.”
 
“At this level it’s all about development and placing players in environments where they have opportunities to succeed within Chorley FC and potentially play for the club in the future. If they keep playing with the heart and desire that they do I have every confidence they will get the chance to do so.”
 
Chorley FC U16’s next fixture is a friendly on Tuesday night 30/01/2018 at JMO vs Burscough. kick off for this game is 8PM. 
 

 

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