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Under 12 Kestrels - Match centre

Kibworth Town Football Club
Blaby & Whetstone
Sun 27 Jan 10:30 - League Full time

Another Frustrating Narrow Defeat


Slight Breeze at Birds Barn

Grass roots football at it's finest on a muddy surface with a howling gale, the Kestrels came unstuck (not for the first time this season) by the slender 1 goal margin. Up against a strong wind in the first half the Kestrels actually produced some fine flowing football, especially on the left with Gamble, Robinson & Hirst combining well to set-up Bell whose shot was well saved, but the visitors took advantage of the conditions to take a 1-0 lead into half time when they fired home an unstoppable drive beyond Bootheway despite a desperate attempt by Willcocks to block the shot.

With the wind behind them in the second half, the Kestrels soon levelled after a through ball from Stone allowed Prescod to run onto and fire home from the edge of the box. The long throw from Masters proved a constant threat and even Cowan moved forward to add an aerial threat late on from the dangerous throws and corners, but against the run of play Blaby snatched the lead and despite late pressure, the Kestrels fell agonisingly short.

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