Mowbray Rangers Jaguars see of Asfordby FC in entertaining derby

Mowbray Rangers Jaguars took the bragging rights when they met Asfordby FC under 13s in a match which saw good football from both sides.

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 6:16 pm
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Jaguars started brightly, with Young bursting through one-on-one, but Asfordby’s keeper reacted well to save.

Young was sent through once more after good work by Ross, Roscoe and Worby. Asfordby received to clear the ball to the edge of the box, but Young skipped back into the box and laid the ball off to Worby who tapped home for 1-0.

Bartley pushed forward and read the game well to put in a crucial tackle to stop Asfordby dangerman Fisher going clear.

Mcelland-Darby on the right of Mowbray’s defence, ran down the wing and created space for himself with neat one-twos with Faulkner and then Grant, but his shot from the edge of the box was tipped over.

Grant, seemingly inspired, went on a run of his own soon after, and dummying a pass to Worby gave him space to beat the excellent Asfordby keeper for 2-0.

Fisher threatened again for Asfordby after another skilful run, but weight of numbers paid off for Mowbray.

Bartley came away with the ball and found Bruce Chapman who, with his back to the goal on the edge of the box, flicked the ball up and sent an overhead kick just over the bar.

Worby, Aldridge and Faulkner in midfield moved the ball well, working towards the Asfordby goal, and Aldridge’s neat ball into the box found Worby who twisted and turned before driving in his second goal and Jaguars’ third.

But Asfordby were not done and Fisher produced a half-chance out of nothing to score a well-taken goal at the end of a frenetic first half.

The second half was quieter and Asfordby began with more purpose, causing more problems as Fisher dropped deeper from centre-forward.

Yet it was Worby’s skill which teed up the crucial next goal.

Faulkner won the ball and fed Worby who drove at goal, and flicked the ball with the outside of his boot to the fast-approaching Grant who fired in his second with an unstoppable drive.

Fisher was in no mood to give up, capitalising as Rangers tired in the final quarter of a good-natured game, to break away and make it 4-2.