Feb 23, 2013 (morning)
Our U18s got pasted by Middlesborough U18s 5-2 on the road. Jonathan Henly let four past him, added to his misery with an own goal as a 1-1 halftime score turned into disaster. Kaine Sheppard & Dennis Robson both scored in the losing effort
Feb 23, 2013 (afternoon)
Blyth (6-9-19, 23rd) vs Hayes & Yeading (17-11-5, 3rd)
Here we go again, against a club that plays defense about as well as D&R (24 allowed in 33 games). Any point here is a bonus. We're 13:2 dogs at home.
D: Brown, Seery, Antwi, Sinclair
MF: Matondo, Wedderburn, Vipond, Bembo-Leta
ST: Clarke-Harris, Mole
Bench: (Groves, Morrison, Cofie, Whitaker, Hartley)
Halftime: Hayes & Yeading 1 - Blyth 0
Noble runs coast to coast on the counter, cross to Blinkhorn for a goal at 33'
Wedderburn skimmed the top of the crossbar twice in the first 30 mins, we were that close to an early lead.
Fulltime: H&Y 1 - Blyth 0
We somehow managed 13 shots on just 37% poss ... but couldn't score. Again.
Brown 7.1, Seery 6.0, Antwi 6.8, Sinclair 7.0
Matondo 6.5, Wedderburn 6.5, Vipond 6.1, Bembo-Leta 6.7
Clarke-Harris 6.0, Mole 6.8
Subs: Cofie (58' for Clarke-Harris) 6.2, Whitaker (58' for Vipond) 6.9
Feb 23, 2013 (postmatch)
Another moral victory of sorts I suppose. Does nothing to get us clear. We're now 7 pts short of safety, and 9 pts short of the closest team with the same number of matches played.
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