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City News

6 April 2019

Two Nottingham Schools’ representative sides completed their home fixtures a week last Saturday in gale force winds. The Under 13 squad competed well in the first half against Wakefield when they were seldom able to venture forward. To the City side’s credit, they restricted the visitors to a 2-0 lead at the interval. Heavy pressure from the home side produced few real chances after the interval until Donte Fuller pulled a goal back.

Wakefield managed to break away and score twice against the gale to lead 4-1. The City side fought back and had one strike disallowed and were also denied by a fine save from the visitors’ keeper but their first half efforts seemed to have tired them and Wakefield held on to their lead for a comfortable victory.

The Under 11 squad had better fortune as they completed a league and tournament ‘double’ with a 3-2 win against York. The visitors went ahead when a cross was blown on to the bar, bounced back into play and then fell into the net but Jordan Willows finished a superb move for Nottingham to draw level. Nottingham took a deserved lead before half time but conceded a sloppy goal in the second period which put York level. Nottingham thought they had gone ahead ten minutes from time but the officials felt the ball had gone through a gap in the side netting.

Nottingham then had two efforts cleared off the line before Jordan Willows’ run took him past several defenders but he was brought down. He converted the resultant penalty to bring Nottingham a 3-2 win which saw them finish top of the Yorkshire League. They will, however, have to produce an improved display to end their season on a high to stand a chance of success in the English Schools’ F.A./ Danone Nations Finals at Birmingham City’s St Andrews ground.

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