Historic win for Academy boys

The omens were good last Tuesday when the first team coach, courtesy of Fourway Coaches, arrived to take the Guiseley Academy team to RAF Cranwell to play Boston United.

This was followed by a fly past by the Red Arrows seemingly to welcome their arrival as the academy boys secured three points at Boston United to win their first Youth Alliance League game of the season.

The first half looked laboured but both teams had reasonable opportunities to bag a goal, the half time score being Boston United 0-0 Guiseley, although the visitors always looked the stronger team.

The weather worsened in the second half as the snow began to fall andtThe hosts became rather unsettled after an ‘off the ball’ incident resulted in them going down to ten men.

The academy boys soon pounced on this opportunity. Good link up play between the midfield and Robinson resulted in Whitfield calmly slotting the ball in the top corner.

Sub Redmond Lee then made a mark on the game after he thumped the ball into the net; Whitfield was not to be forgotten in the build-up, cleverly setting up the opportunity.

The young Lions then got into their stride. Porritt supplying a sumptuous cross to Robinson who simply headed it into the roof of the net, making the score line 0-3. Tatler, with his first touch of the game, calmly placed the ball into the back of the net from a short distance, his first goal of the season.

As the weather worsened and the predicted abandonment became a distinct possibility, Boston United got a consolation goal from a free kick.

The whistle blew and the score was Boston United 1-4 Guiseley, the young Lions had gained their first win of the league season in emphatic style and had moved up three places to eighth in the league.

Team: Stewart; Ambo, Scott (Captain); Robson, Dunne, Hodgson; Jermaine Wilson (Lee), Walker (Tatler), Robinson (Murray), Whitfield, Porritt. Subs not used: Ledger, Fletcher, McLeod.

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By Raul Fletcher