LEDBURY SWIFTS U-12s 0 KINGTON U-12s 3
Kington were the visitors to Ross Road last Sunday, and though the Swifts competed well for long periods of the match Kington's superior fire power proved why they are the title favourites, as they killed the game off with three goals in ten minutes before half time. Kington started the game full of confidence after scoring over thirty goals in their first five matches, and Swifts had to work hard to keep them in check. They did this with individual battles being fought all over the pitch, not least Tom Powell, Chris Savidge and Luke Perry in midfield and up front Sam Peplow also competed well with their respective markers. Kington were having more of the attacking play and Dave Reynolds in the Swifts goal had to be alert on more than one occasion. Swifts had two good chances themselves, when after Sam Crichard weaved his way into the box to provide shots for Powell and Savidge; but both players efforts went wide when they had more time to pick their spot. Then in a crazy ten minutes Kington won the game, first of all Adams used his pace to get behind the Swifts defence and beat Reynolds with a good finish. Three minutes later Swifts had at least four chances to clear the ball and Brazier stepped in to thump the loose ball home. The final goal came from a corner, when once again slack marking left Adams to claim his second with a header. H-T 0-3. Swifts came out for the second half with a more determined spirit, led by skipper Ashley Nelder who had his best game of the season so far. Though Swifts were having more possession they couldn't find a way through despite the efforts of Perry, Crichard and Ndluvu. Kington should have increased their lead, when in a breakaway the striker shot wide from three yards out. Swifts continued to press forward for a deserved consolation goal, but Kington's defence held firm. This Sunday Swifts travel to Lads Club.