The JCB Academy U18 football team

U18 Football Match – The JCB Academy vs Taylor High School

The JCB Academy U18 football got underway this week with an away game vs John Taylor high School in Barton under Needwood.

Expecting a big defeat as our lads were aware of their Derby/Burton academy players, their previous success and their time to work as a team over the last few years…

It was like Man United against Stoke City, we held tight in the opening minutes with not many opportunities. As time passed we had a quick break and found ourselves 1-0 up with a super goal. Again, we battled on and quickly went 2-0 up. A great start! As the first half came to a close John Taylor scored from a free kick, then soon after, the referee awarded a very dubious penalty kick. We went in at half time 2-2.

We’d allowed them to grow in confidence and that continued in the second half with them scoring a further 2 goals. 4-2 down, we had no subs, we had to battle hard. Battle hard they did! We got ourselves back in it with 10 minutes to go at 4-3 with a great goal from great team work. Unfortunately we couldn’t convert another In the final stages of the game and it finished 4-3 but a brilliant performance by The JCB Academy U18 football team to start the season.

Well done all!

The JCB Academy U18 squad:

  • Elliot colebrooke
  • Kieran marston
  • Connor Williams
  • Charlie quaterman
  • Liam horeleston
  • Tom Lloyd
  • Jake barker
  • Patrick-john bill
  • Harry hine
  • Josh Carmichael
  • Lewis rand
  • Thomas porter
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