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Report by Mick McCarron
Sunday 6th January 2008
Under 15s - Staffordshire F.A. Youth Sunday Cup 4th Round.
Rocester Elkes Eagles 4 Bilbrook Juniors 5
REE went out of the
Staffordshire County Youth Cup at the last 16 stage with a battling
performance against Bilbrook Juniors.
REE equalised after 19 minutes through Matt Redshaw and that seemed to give Eagles some belief, however they went behind again when Jessup failed to hold a cross and a Bilbrook player easily rolled the ball into the empty net.
REE equalised on the stroke of half time through Michael McCarron's cooley taken penalty, after Greg Fearn had been upended in the box.
HT 2 : 2
The two others came in identical fashion when two free kicks were placed over Jessup's head and out of his reach.
At 2-5 down REE then decided to try and make a game of it, getting the score back to 4 : 5 with ten minutes left with goals from Redshaw and Jez Redlar.
Try as they did for the
final ten minutes Eagles couldn't get back into the game, a mixture of both
bad luck and a very dubious offside decisions sealed their fate as they
finished the game camped in the Bilbrook half. It just wasn't to be.