RTJFC U17 Colts v Balsall & Berkswell U17 Hornets – Sunday 26 November 2018

Coventry & Warwickshire Youth League U17 Division B

RUGBY TOWN U17 COLTS (sponsored by Hi-Speed Services Ltd) 1 – 1 Balsall & Berkswell U17 Hornets

A dramatic last-minute equaliser salvaged a well-deserved point for Colts, after they more than matched Balsall in this entertaining encounter.

Rugby started well and controlled the game without creating any clear-cut opportunities.

Midfielders Jake Smith, Jacob McCormack, Adam Fry, Henry King, Owen Hammond and Sam Boazman linked well with Darek Kuberka and Charlie Trayford up front, but Hornets broke free to take a first-half lead.

Dionrae Reid, Freddie Stephenson, Josh Greenwood, Robert Adams and Matthew Warburton (in goal) dealt well with the visitors’ attacks, making well-timed tackles and saves to prevent Hornets extending their lead.

Colts increased the pressure and dominated the second half. Only a fine save prevented Smith’s goal-bound effort and good passing moves produced several dangerous crosses that just evaded a finishing touch.

But with the last attack of the game, Sam Coulter followed-up a rebound to tuck in the equaliser and secure a point with seconds to spare.