Youths wait on results
PUBLISHED: 17:44 02 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:12 24 May 2010
Cheddar Under-18s 2 Weston Under-18s 1 WESTON'S remarkable run of seven consecutive victories came to an end in their final fixture, against an excellent Cheddar side, and they must now hope that rivals Backwell fail to score a hatful of goals in winni
Cheddar Under-18s 2Weston Under-18s 1WESTON'S remarkable run of seven consecutive victories came to an end in their final fixture, against an excellent Cheddar side, and they must now hope that rivals Backwell fail to score a hatful of goals in winning their remaining two fixtures. With several key players absent, Weston fielded a number of younger players and they did not let anyone down. In the second minute the visitors should have scored when Matt Fisher underhit his chip into the grateful hands of Cheddar keeper Cooper. Shaun Potter and captain Russ Driver came close before Cheddar found their stride and started to control the game. At this stage Martin Stone was the busier of the keepers and Cheddar scored courtesy of a fine finish from close range by Adam Jones.Stung by the setback, Weston responded and only good goalkeeping by Cooper prevent Fisher from claiming an equaliser.Cheddar started the second half brightly and, as he has done throughout the season, Stone showed what a fine keeper he is with a string of saves. In reply, Weston nearly equalised on the hour following a breakaway when substitute Brett Freeman was just inches wide with a long-range effort. Encouraged by this, Weston pushed forward and scored a deserved equaliser on 70 minutes courtesy of great footwork and an even better finish by Matt Fisher. At this stage a draw was enough to guarantee Weston promotion, but it was not to be, as with 10 minutes remaining Max Wdowski's fine run and shot beat Stone at the far post. Whether or not coach Mark McKeever and his side gain promotion will now depend on the results of Backwells remaining two fixtures. What is not in doubt is that the side have given their supporters a great deal of pleasure throughout this season.