Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Matthews grabs last minute winner against Sholing FC

Stephen Purches saw his side struggle for dominance over a Sholing FC side that had offered to host the AFCB Development squad after AFC Totton's pitch was not playable. Adults paid just £5 to see the game and they will have seen Australian Jordan Holmes in goal for the Cherries and Aly Coulibay winning another appearance, while Stockley returned along with Ben Whitfield in a strong line up. Meanwhile, Stephane Zubar was back from his trial at Cambridge Utd so the side was not quite an U21 team after all.

There was not much commentary on twitter, but Aristide Bassele put the Cherries ahead before half time. More goals followed in the second half with Jayden Stockley registering a goal before Sholing FC got a goal back through Baldacchino's left footed strike. It was all set up for a grandstand finish and the hosts managed to get an equaliser with a few minutes to go. But the Cherries kept going and Sam Matthews provided a finish that stunned Sholing when he smashed in a powerful drive to make it 2-3 and another win for the Development squad.

AFCB official Tweets

Cherries XI to face Sholing FC:
Holmes, Muleba, Buckley, Zubar, Kaye, Coulibaly, Cornick, Whitfield, Stockley, Goodship, Bassele. #afcb

Just over 20 minutes gone and #afcb have just had their best effort of the game far with Bassele's header being well saved. Still 0-0.

#afcb take the lead on the 27th minute as Bassele takes a heavy challenge in the box & steps up to convert the penalty. @sholingfc 0-1 #afcb
Still five minutes to go until the break at the the Silverlake Arena.
#afcb still lead @sholingfc by one goal to nil.

Half time at @sholingfc and the Cherries still lead 1-0 thanks an Aristide Bassele penalty. #afcb

The second half is only three minutes old when Jayden Stockley doubles the lead with a lethal finish from 18 yards. #afcb

Matthews and Stockley both come close for #afcb, bringing to an end am impressive passing move. The visitors well in control and lead 2-0.

The hosts have pulled one back here, with a dipping left footed strike from 25 yards out from Baldacchino. @sholingfc 1-2 #afcb

As we enter the dying stages, @sholingfc have grabbed an equaliser as a loose ball is bundled into the back of the net. @sholingfc 2-2 #afcb

With the last move of the game #afcb have grabbed a winner thanks to a cracking 20 yard shot from Matthews! @sholingfc 2-3 #afcb

The referee blows his whistle to call time on a thoroughly entertaining game. Reaction and report to follow. @sholingfc 2-3 #afcb

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