Thursday, 26 September 2019

Hugh Christie 1 St George's 4

Match 28/19/1751 - Wednesday, 25th September 2019 - Academy Championship

Hugh Christie (1) 1 Kempton 14
St George's (1) 4 Anderson 44,80 Deslandes 73 Lovell 88
Headcount: 4

Admission: Free
Programme: None
Mileage: 32/2,012

A strong second half performance culminating with three goals in the last 17 minutes gave St George’s (Broadstairs) the points at King’s Hill.

The first half had been hard fought with Hugh Christie taking the lead on 14 minutes but being pegged back on the stroke of half time.

Hugh Christie’s lead had been obtained when Harry Kempton cut in from the left wing to bury a shot into the far corner from the angle of the 18 yard box.

St George’s hit straight back with a shot straight at Joe Roberts and we’re indebted to Louis Mayer who produced an acrobatic clearance from the line to preserve the Angels Academy side’s lead.

Both goalkeeper’s were employed before on the stroke of the break, a move opened up the Hugh Christie defence which allowed Jordan Anderson to fire a shot past Roberts from 12 yards.

The second half was evenly matched until the home side appeared to run out of steam in the last 20 minutes.

A superb 25 yard effort from Hugh Christie’s Angus Fife crashes against the right hand post and Harry Bray’s shot clawed out of the top corner by the St George’s goalkeeper.

But that is not to say that the Broadstair’s side were without chances of their own with the Angels’ defence stretched on more than one occasion.

The home side’s resistance was finally broken on 73 minutes by a moment of pure class from Leon Deslandes who deftly curled a shot over the keeper and into the top corner.

St George’s totally dominated the final 10 minutes scoring on 80 minutes through Anderson and with two minutes remaining Brandon Lovell wrapped up proceedings.

It was a harsh lesson for the Hugh Christie boys that a game lasts 90 minutes and they need the fitness to be competitive for every one of them.

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