Juniors Triumph 4-1 On The Road Against Civil Service
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Juniors Triumph 4-1 On The Road Against Civil Service

Aug 12, 2023

The ROSS Juniors men’s team continued their preparations for the upcoming season with an away fixture against Civil Service. The match faced an unexpected delay of 30 minutes just before kick-off, causing both teams to struggle with settling into the rhythm of the game.

Fifteen minutes into the match, an impressive strike found its way into the back of the Juniors’ net, granting the hosts a 1-0 lead. However, the Ross team responded admirably, and with 10 minutes remaining in the first half, a corner kick was delivered into the Civil Service box, leading to a flick-on that Ben Scotford capitalized on, smashing the ball home from close range to level the score.

Despite the absence of five players, Ross persevered, although they lost a player to injury who was subsequently substituted with Fin Mudie-Jones. Just before the halftime whistle, a well-timed pass reached Scotford, who calmly finished and shifted the away team ahead with a 2-1 lead.

Ollie Purdy was introduced by Ross during halftime, and the game remained tightly contested until the 70th minute when a sequence of skillful play enabled Mudie-Jones to deliver a cross, setting up Purdy for a close-range goal.

Ross later brought Prince Pilime onto the field, and the team expanded their lead as Purdy headed in a goal, solidifying their advantage at 4-1.

The upcoming match for Ross is an away fixture against Ruardean.

Meanwhile, Newent Town launched their Hellenic League One campaign at FC Bristol, resulting in a 2-0 defeat. The Daffs came close to scoring early on, with Matty Klich having a one-on-one opportunity with the goalkeeper, only to see the ball deflected for a corner. Klich narrowly missed another chance shortly after, sending his shot just over the bar. However, a handball in the box awarded the hosts a penalty, which they converted off the inside of the post to take the lead.

Despite additional efforts from Klich, and a save by Aaron Thomason, who later had to be substituted due to injury, the Daffs couldn’t find their way back into the game, resulting in a final score of 2-0.

In their next fixture on August 12, Newent Town is set to travel to face Calne Town.

On a different note, even though the FA Cup final is still ten months away, Hartpury took part in the competition over the weekend, facing a 2-1 defeat at home against Holyport.

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