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Academy Match Reports – Wednesday 13/12/17

Dartford SCL vs WHU Beckton – Match Report

 Dartford FC’s SCL side ran out comfortable 6-0 winners in their SCL East Division Match at home on Wednesday Morning, defeating West Ham United Beckton.

 Dartford began the game strongly in the opening minute of the game as a cross comes in from the right, Alex Smith gets on the end of it, but his effort is blocked by a defender. Dartford continue to dominate and come close again as Reuremi Sennuga is played down the right, but his effort is saved by the West Ham Goalkeeper.

 West Ham begin to create some chances as they come close from a corner, but the effort is saved by Dartford Goalkeeper, Cameron Sanghera. 

 Finally though in the 20th Minute, Dartford find the breakthrough goal as Sennuga drives into the penalty area and lays the ball off to Conor Outram who is able to finish smartly past the Goalkeeper. 

 Dartford manage to score a quick fire 2nd and 3rd Goal to make it 3-0. The second Dartford goal is scored by Rodrigo Carrilho as after a corner is taken, he flicks the ball into the far corner. The third is scored by Harry Jones, a loose ball drops kindly to him, 20 yards out and his first time effort is enough to beat the Goalkeeper and nestle in the bottom corner.

 Right before Half-Time, Dartford get their 4th of the game as the ball drops to Sennugha in the middle of the box, he scores high into the roof of the net past the West Ham Goalkeeper who couldn’t do anything about it.

 After a quiet start to the 2nd Half, eventually Dartford are able to get their 5th of the game and Outram gets his second goal. After a cross from the right, Outram’s initial shot is saved by the Keeper, however the rebound falls kindly to Outram who doesn’t miss a second time.

 As the game is nearing a conclusion, Dartford are able to get their 6th goal of the game as from another corner, Carrilho meets it with another flick at the near post, slotting it past the Keeper for his second of the game.

 Dartford are able to then keep their clean sheet as right at the end of the game, West Ham go through on goal, the initial shot is saved by the Keeper, but it falls at the feet of the Striker 2 yards out, who somehow manages to put it past the post. However, the final whistle blows and Dartford’s SCL side manage to win the game 6-0.


Dartford Whites vs Stratford Town – Match Report

 Dartford Whites won comfortably 5-0 against Stratford Town on Wednesday Afternoon in their National League Alliance U19 League Cup Match, progressing into the next round.

 The 1st Half started great for Dartford as after 8 minutes, Levi Gold was able to steal possession inside the Stratford half, however as he was through one-on-one with the Goalkeeper, he opted to chip, but the Keeper was able to catch comfortably.

 Dartford continue to press forward and create a number of opportunities, Gold see’s his header go over after an inviting cross from Henri Fulton. Then Taylor Fisher drives his way into the penalty area, only for his effort to go straight at the Stratford Goalkeeper, Ben Ream. Ream then produces a save from a corner to deny Ryan Saad.

 However on the break, it’s Stratford who create the closest chance so far as George Dawson is through on goal, his effort beats the Goalkeeper, Sam Murray, but fortunately for the Whites, it ricochets off the post.

 Dartford could’ve found the breakthrough, however even though Saad scores, his effort is disallowed after a foul on the Goalkeeper in the build-up. Then moments later, it looks like Dartford have scored again, however this is disallowed as well after the referee says that the Keeper had been fouled yet again.

 Finally, Dartford break the deadlock after 31 minutes as a free-kick comes into the box from the right, after it bounces around, Gold is there to finish it off, putting the Whites 1-0 up.

 Before Half-Time, Dartford look for their second of the game. Liam Gillies has a great effort from distance whistle past the post. Then a few minutes later, Fisher has an effort which the Goalkeeper spills, it then hits the post before eventually it’s scrambled away to safety. Then finally just before the Half-Time whistle, Fisher drives into the box and unleashes a shot but it only hits the side netting. Regardless, Dartford are still in control and lead 1-0 at Half-Time.

 Minutes into the 2nd Half and Stratford could very well have equalised as there is a scramble inside the Dartford Penalty Area, Murray makes an initial save before eventually Jarrod Clamp’s effort is blocked and bounces away to safety.

 Dartford then double their advantage as Gillies connects with a great effort, however it’s saved by Ream, Saad though is there to follow-up and scores to make it 2-0.

 Dartford continue to dominate the game and start to play some great football, highlighted by some wonderful play from Gillies and Fisher. Fisher drives forward and lays it off to Gillies, Gillies fakes to shot and plays it back to Fisher who’s shot sails over the bar.

 The Dartford pressure then pays off as from a corner the ball falls kindly to Saad who makes no mistake with his shot, firing it high and into the roof of the net to score his second of the game and Dartford’s third.

 Saad almost completes his hat-trick after some great play from Gillies, who is running the midfield, he plays Saad in behind the Stratford defence, however the shot skims the outside of the post and goes out for a goal kick.

 Dartford then are then able to make it 4-0 as substitute, Gabriel Alonge breaks in behind the Stratford defence and is one-on-one with the Keeper, he fires it low and down past him into the bottom corner. Alonge soon grabs his second and Dartford’s 5th as he uses his strength to get past the last defender and again slots the ball past the Keeper.

 The final whistle blows and Dartford Whites advance to the next round with a 5-0 win against Stratford. Overall it was a comfortable performance from the players, with stand out performances in particular from Ryan Saad and Liam Gillies.

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