Mansfield & Ashfield reach national schools last 32

An outstanding all-round team performance saw Mansfield and Ashfield Schools U13s gain an impressive 2-0 win at home to a well organised Worcester & District team to reach round three and the last 32 of the ESFA Inter-Trophy.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 16th November 2014, 11:00 am

The away side started off well, but M & A stepped up a gear as Ryan Ingram and Deacon Lee both asked questions of the away keeper.

It was an exceptional start from the home side pressing from all over the pitch, which panicked the away side in to errors.

After missing some great opportunities it was Ingram who got the opener, receiving a lovely through ball and placing it around the keeper into the far left hand corner of the net.

Man of The Match, Oliver Smith showed excellent ability and superb determination throughout the game.

Worcester could and should have been 5-0 down by half-time. However, they were still in the game at only 1-0 down.

M & A continued to play their attractive passing style and, following an excellent move from exciting left wing back and birthday boy Kian Sketchley, they scored to make it 2-0, midfielder Smith showing good feet to poke the ball over the line.

Mansfield & Ashfield: Connor Roderick (Ashfield), Ed Burton (Brunts), Liam Spencer (Quarrydale) Sam Skelton (Ashfield), Sam Harvey (Joseph Whitaker) Kian Sketchley (QE), Zach Henson (Ashfield), Harvey Jones (Brunts), Nathan Clarke (Ashfield), Deacon Lee (Quarrydale) Jamie Vaughan (Joseph Whitaker) Ryan Ingram (Samworth), Max Gee (Quarrydale), Dillon Hodgkinson (Samworth), Joel Harrison (Ashfield) and Oliver Smith (Brunts).