Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Handsworth Parramore U19 5 v Treeton Terriers 1 - PSF

Wednesday 5th August 2015
Pre Season Friendly
at Windsor Food Services Stadium
Sandy Lane Worksop
Handsworth Parramore U19 (2) 5
Matt Morton 21 pen, 52, Joe Wallace 44,
Kyle Lilley 65, Callum Harrison 87
Treeton Terriers (0) 1
Ryan Ruddiforth 89
Admission Free
By the time Ryan Ruddiforth (he has appeared on this blog before) capped off a decent performance, with a well taken (consolation) goal for Treeton Terriers in the very last minute, Handsworth had already finished off their very capable looking County Senior League opponents, who owed the crossbar a debt of thanks for intervening several times too.
Treeton knocked the ball around well enough, but they didn't get much change out of a very solid looking Ambers (well, Reds if you must) back four, who dealt admirably with anything they had thrown at them all night.
With the management teams and several players from three of Parramore's other sides stood close by to run the rule over the latest catch of young recruitments, the home side were awarded a penalty when a Treeton player handled the ball in the six yard box.
The very highly rated and much sought after Handsworth striker Matt Morton sent Jake Lancini the wrong way from the spot to open the scoring in the twenty second minute.
On the stroke of half time, the home side doubled their lead when Matt Morton (above) nodded a left wing corner back across the face of the goal towards Joe Wallace (below) who poked the ball home from the edge of the six yard box.
HT: Two - Nowt
Seven minutes into the second half Matt Morton, timing his run into the Treeton box just right to meet Harry Bamforth's left wing corner, beat Lancini all ends up with a thumping header to make it 3-0.
Morton is a natural and already has a wise old head on his young shoulders.
He has all of the attributes required to become a (very) successful forward and will prove to be a real handful for any defence once he is unleashed against unsuspecting first team opponents.
"The best striker I have ever seen for his age", quipped my football guru, a local(ish) based 'scout' with a LOT of respect within the game (particularly from me) who I met up with to watch Handsworth U19s play a couple of times in the not too distant pass.
Matt Morton is very happy where he is BTW.
So hands off!
The visitors had every right to be completely deflated when Kyle Lilley beat Lancini in a race for the ball and rolled it into the back of the net (4-0); but, to their immense credit, the Terriers at least kept doggedly trying to attack the Handsworth goal, in spite of coming up against a very determined rearguard action from the young Ambers.
Did I really just insert that really bad canine pun!?
Callum Harrison hammered the the fifth and final nail into the Treeton coffin, with a well struck shot from 20 yards out in the 87th minute.
Ryan Ruddiforth, as I previously mentioned, pulled a goal back in the last minute.
A well contested game and I enjoyed the conversation and banter with a clutch of the natives tonight.
If you give it out you have to take it back graciously and accept this sort of thing in the tongue in cheek manner in which it is intended.
That said, sleep with one eye open and stay on your guard Steve Holmes!
FT: Handsworth Parramore U19 5 v Treeton Terriers 1
Kudos to whoever made this a 7.15pm kick off, which allowed me to get back in plenty of time to crop the pictures, type up a few semi-literate observations and still make my 10pm rendezvous for the late night family feast with my son, who is home from Luton to celebrate his birthday.
For the official match reportage from tonight's game and even more crap photographs, click HERE