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Wright keeps up scoring streak but Whites denied

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: December 06, 2012

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UTTOXETER Whites under-10 had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Uttoxeter Juniors despite dominating the match.

The result leaves Whites in fifth place in the table on 13 points, while Juniors stay rock bottom on two points.

James Wright made it 10 goals in as many games for Whites, which is a great return for a midfield player.

When the match started it looked like it was a case of how many Whites would score after winning the fixture earlier in the season 8-0.

This time Juniors played a defensive game to frustrate the Whites, though it was not long before Robbie Charlesworth cut them open with a superb cross into the box for Josh Buckley who fired narrowly wide.

Wright rattling the crossbar and also hit a post as the first half surprisingly ended goalless.

After the break, the same player fired wide and was also denied by a fine save.

Juniors then stunned Whites scoring from a corner with their first shot on target as Sam Broome found the back of the net after a goalmouth scramble.

Whites soon equalised when Hughes found Wright just inside the box and he smashed the ball home.

Juniors almost grabbed the winner with the last kick of the game but for a good save by Conlon Newton-Taylor.

ROCESTER Juniors Red under- 10 battled to a 1-0 victory against Stretton Eagles.

Eagles started well and a slightly late last-ditch tackle by Harvey Belcher resulted in a penalty.

However, Rocester were rescued by a brilliant save from the spot kick by Jenson Bosworth.

This was the impetus Rocester needed and Max Hunt, Henry Wallace and Archie Hill started to get to grips with Eagles attacking midfield.

In the seventh minute, a Henry Wallace corner kick was handled in the penalty area by one of the Stretton players and another penalty was awarded.

Midfield maestro Max Hunt stepped up and calmly slotted the kick to the keeper’s left to put Rocester ahead.

The game became stretched with big gaps in the midfield and Rocester found it difficult to contain a rampant Stretton midfield until Ben Simon and debutant Owen Watson were sent on to help firm up the defence.

Rocester pushed forward and had a couple of half chances before the break with Henry Wallace putting a shot just wide and Max Hunt fizzing one past the left hand upright.

Moments before the interval man of the match Bosworth again made another outstanding save to preserve the lead.

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