20th August 2009
Youth Team lose opener
by Kev Monks
Coventry Sphinx 1 v 4 Redditch United
Coventry Sphinx Youth were beaten
4-1 at home by Redditch United in their opening Midland Floodlit
Youth League Premier Division game of the new season.
Nigel Starkey's side played well for the opening thirty minutes, hitting the post through Adam Robertson after eighteen minutes and causing the visiting defence a number of problems.
Redditch started to get back into the game and were ahead in the 35th minute when Ashley Bunn scored from a corner.
Seven minutes later, Andy Reid added a second for the visitors working his way into the area from the right to thump the ball into the net.
Two goals became three, three minutes into the second half when a stunning Dan Carter strike which flew into the net from the edge of the area.
Sphinx stuck to their guns and pulled one back with an equally as good goal on 58 minutes from Brad Taylor, watched by his brother Connor who joined Aston Villa from Sphinx in a two year deal. Taylor hit a left footed strike from twenty yards which gave the keeper no chance.
In the 66th minute, Redditch went up the other end and Dan Carter dinked the ball over Tom Bryce to complete the scoring.
Sphinx: Bryce, Shilton, Fraser, S.Martin, Razza, N.Martin, Bullis, B.Taylor, Rawlings, Robertson, O'Shea Subs: Thompson, M.Taylor, Purnell
Redditch: Turner, McGuinness, Priest, Larkin, Bunn, Gilbert, Coe, Molesworth, Carter, Reid, Knight Subs: Wilson, Chambers, Sinton.
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