Monday, 23 September 2013

Staveley Miners Welfare 4 v Farsley AFC 0 - FA Youth Cup

Monday 23rd September 2013
at Inkersall Road, Staveley, S43 3JL
FA Youth Cup First Qualifying Round
Staveley Miners Welfare U18 (2) 4
Ryan Bates 33, 83
Josh Fields 37,
Greg Fitzpatrick 51
Farsley AFC U18 (0) 0

Staveley MW
Ryan Stockley, Joe Harris, James Finnigan, Jake Johnson, Konna Payne (C), Oliver Bates, Ryan Bates, Josh Fields, Conor Bendall, Nathan James, Greg Fitzpatrick
Subs - Declan Partridge, Josh Pickering, George Slack, Jem Akpinar, Kieran Patilla
Farsley AFC
Josh Walsh, Karl Exton, Tim Robertson (C), Kyle Hancock, Alex Reid, Thomas Green, Max Phillis, Dan Ward, Jake Ledger, Andreas Cordeneaun, Chad Moras
Subs - Louis Surtees. Adam Birkenshaw (GK), Ronald Makoala, Jason Prior, Louis Edmonds
The young Welfare side eased their way through the first qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup, at Inkersall Road tonight, with a commanding and dominant performance.
After a lively, end to end, opening ten minutes, Carl Vickers side, soon worked out that the visitors were vulnerable to pacey attacking runs through their static defence and set about taking the game by the scruff of the neck.
Jake Johnson's effort from 12 yards was turned away smartly at the expense of a corner by Farsley's keeper Josh Walsh. 
Walsh had to be alert again again, dashing from his area to cut out a Staveley attack down the right flank when Ryan Bates played the ball into the path of Conor Bendall.
Bendall held off two challenges and tried his luck from 20 yards, but Walsh had positioned himself well and he gathered the ball comfortably.
It was inevitable that Staveley were going to take the lead at some point, given their lions share of possession and the breakthrough came on 33 minutes, when Ryan Bates broke away in the middle of the pitch and sprinted forwards a full 40 yards before planting the ball beyond the already overworked Josh Walsh.
Four minutes later, Josh Fields dispossessed Max Phillis and powered towards Farsley's goal before knocking home Staveley's second goal with a finish that was almost identical to their first.
Stung into life, Jake Ledger and Andreas Cordeneaun combined well for Farsley on the edge of the home sides penalty area, but Ryan Stockley dealt with the chance without much fuss
HT - Staveley MW 2 v Farsley AFC 0.
The second half was just 6 minutes old when Greg Fitzpatrick met a well weighted cross from Ryan Bates and powered a headed goal beyond Walsh, who by now must've been wondering if some of his outfield players had been given the night off.
Farsley's right back Karl Exton looks like a quality player in the making and one for the future, but there is only so much one defensive player can do, when the opposition is pulling the rest of your back four all over the place.
Jake Johnson knocked the ball down the left wing for Josh Pickering to run on to, but Exton raced back to intercept the danger as Staveley threatened to run riot.
Josh Fields tried his luck with a direct free kick, but Josh Walsh held on to the ball as he resumed his quest to keep a respectable look to the final scoreline.
Louis Surtees freed Kyle Hancock on the edge of the Welfare box, but as he was about to shoot the defence shut up shop and blocked the Farsley midfielders effort, which went wide of the left hand upright for a corner.
Josh Pickering was flattened just inside the right hand edge on the Farsley area, right in front of the linesman and Staveley were awarded a penalty in the 82nd minute.
Once more, Josh Walsh was the Farsley hero, saving Pickering's spot kick with his outstretched foot.
With the crowd still talking about the penalty save, the visitors conceded another spot kick, less than a minute later.
Ryan Bates took responsibility this time round.
Walsh was defiant again and he got down and pulled off yet another save, but Bates reacted quicker than anybody else and fired home the loose ball off the rebound.
FT - Staveley MW U18 4 v Farsley AFC U18 0
A very comfortable win in the end, engineered by attacking at pace and keeping the ball on the deck. It was a pleasure to watch this very enjoyable performance by Staveley's Under 18's.