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Sports Report - Year 11 football vs BCA

Last night the year 11 boys travelled to BCA for their first league fixture of the season fresh after the festive break. Chilton started brightly and were assertive in their play and took the lead within 3 minutes where Harvey Webber shot from 30 yards and the keeper spilt a routine gather and Leon Lofts followed up brilliantly to bury the ball sharply in the bottom corner. 

With the defence very organised and Reece 'Rocky' Bannister sweeping brilliantly and through balls, the boys were comfortable on the ball. Soon the lead was doubled when Kieran Dyer showed great determination to battle through a defender and sell the keeper with an unintentional dummy through his legs before slotting in on an acute angle. The boys took confidence from this and played some really good football, matching aggression with composure to see it through to half time very comfortable at 2-0.

With some forced changes the team shape changed somewhat but Chilton continued to play well on the counter attack whilst soaking up the BCA possession in our half. A free kick 25 yards out was conceded and the shot took a wicked deflection of the BCA wall to leave Bannister helpless in going towards the original line of the ball, 2-1 with 15 to go. 

A through ball led to a 50/50 challenge from their striker and goalkeeper Reece Bannister, as the ball lay next to Reece a moment of recklessness led to a penalty being given. It was scored and suddenly the game had turned in a few minutes to 2-2. 

With Chilton tiring and all subs used, the team became deeper and struggled to retain the ball like they had in the first half. This invited sustained BCA pressure and an excellent cross found their player in the box to finish neatly in the roof of the net to complete his hat trick. With 5 minutes to go Chilton struggled to get the ball back as BCA played it out well.

A very frustrating loss and I am still at a loss to explain how we didn't get anything out of it. It's a lesson that the boys must learn and quickly if they are to make the area final.

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