The Sunday Youth Cup final always seems to mean goals, with eight scored last year and 6 the year before, so fans of this one were hoping that Colron Boys and Dosthill Colts could serve up an entertaining game.
They weren’t to be disappointed.
Colron struck first in the 5th minute.
Christian Callaghan and Dan Baxter had already been causing the Dosthill defence a few issues and they were both involved with Colron taking the lead.
Neat combination play saw Baxter advance into the box, his shot was blocked, but Callaghan forced the ball over the line.
Within three minutes they were two goals to the good.
Phil Davis won the ball with a good challenge in midfield, before advancing forwards and firing a shot past Jack Lowes.
Dosthill hit back almost straight away.
Dylan Rees showed great strength and vision to find Nathan Davenport on the left hand side of the area, he cut inside and scored with the ball going in off the post.
Dosthill almost drew level in the 30th minute. They were awarded a free kick, which Jake Nutt took. Rees challenged for the ball, winning a corner, from which he headed narrowly over.
In the next attack, Colron were an inch away from regaining their two goal lead. Davis found Baxter, who turned and let fly from 35 yards, only to see his shot strike the post and bounce clear.
However, two minutes before half-time, they did get their third goal as Baxter’s corner was neatly volleyed home by Davis.
Colron started the second half as they finished the first and scored almost straight away.
Alex Keating played the ball through to Ryan Booth who stroked the ball into the net.
Dotshill had Lowes to thank moments later as he made an excellent save from Booth who looked to poke the ball into the corner of the net.
Booth turned provider for the 5th goal, as he played the ball into the feet of Baxter who shrugged off the defender before firing past Lowes and added an equally impressive backflip in celebration.
Credit must go to Dosthill who kept their heads up and continued to try and play football. Nutt headed over from a corner and Ryan Dingley sent a volley narrowly over the bar.
Colron did look dangerous on the attack and scored two more goals to ensure that their name would be on the trophy.
Goal six came from Booth who outpaced the defence to catch a long forward ball and place it in the corner of the net and he also had a hand in the seventh.
Joe Parkes picked the ball up on the right hand side and played a lovely cross into Booth who in turn played it into the feet of Alex Keating who turned and fired the ball home to crown an impressive attacking display from Colron and ensuring that the Sunday Youth Final again produced lots of goals.
BCFA Offical Photographer Gary Griffiths was present at the final and has captured some wonderful images which are available for purchase here
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