Y9 vs Stocksbridge Sheffield Cup

On a blustery Tuesday evening, Meadowhead took on a Stocksbridge side in an attempt to reach the quarter-finals of the Sheffield Cup. It didn’t take long before Harry Grimmer broke the deadlock after intercepting a goal kick and sprinting through to dink over a despairing goalkeeper.

We did have to soak up a small spell of pressure after the goal but there was only one team in it from then on as Matt Beck dispatched a one-on-one; Louis Hutchinson reacted first to a rebound; Joseph Newman-Billington struck a right-footed effort into the top corner; Ben Hulton was in the right place to score a tap in and Louis grabbed his brace(two goals) with arguably the pick of the bunch when he burst through the defence and performed a delicate chip past a goalkeeper who seemed rather fed up of picking the ball out of his net as Meadowhead went into half time with a very comfortable 6-0 lead.

Despite the poor opposition, Mr Allen was still convinced that we were playing some of the best passing football he had seen us produce all season, although it was a set-piece that got the ball rolling after Ted Claxton moved from goalkeeper into centre back in a very unfamiliar pairing with Aaron Mushet. And after a brief argument over who should take the free kick following the absence of Ehsan Mohammed, it was Aaron who directed into the bottom corner from 25 yards to put the score to 7-0. The next goal was rather lucky in all honesty as an attempted clearance was blocked by Matt Beck’s thigh and looped over the keeper’s head and into the net. Meadowhead did spend the remainder of the game playing swift, passing football but Ben Hulton got his second goal to top off a very easy yet very impressive win for the Y9’s as they progress into the last 8 in Sheffield.

Report by Joseph NB