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Youngsport: Gloucester Schools enjoy 3-1 wins on the road

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: January 30, 2013

  • goal hero: Charlie Webb scored two late strikes against Bath for Gloucester

  • key role: Josh Gilkes

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Bath 1 Gloucester A 3

GLOUCESTER Schools' two district squads took advantage of all-weather facilities and returned from their travels with 3-1 wins apiece.

Gloucester's A Squad travelled to meet Bath at the Keynsham Town ground and came away with a hard-earned victory thanks to two late strikes from Charlie Webb.

Kyffin, Rigby Mitchell and Webb looked solid at the back, though an unfortunate own goal gave the hosts the lead on 20 minutes, only for Cronin's fine finish following Gilkes' excellent run and pass levelled the scores.

Two fine tackles from the excellent Gilkes prevented Bath regaining the advantage, though Basford went close at the other end, with Gilkes again the provider.

Both teams went close in the second half – Drewett's effort following Douce's corner being well saved, while Gardner-Medwin denied Kirk at the other end.

With four minutes remaining, however, Gloucester claimed the lead.

Good approach play from Douce and Basford and a clinical finish from Webb put the visitors 2-1 ahead and with the last kick of the game, Basford and Cronin set up Webb for his quick second and Gloucester's third as they stole the points late on.

Gloucester: Gardner-Medwin; Webb, Kyffin, Rigby Mitchell, Douce, Basford, Mace, Collins, Drewett, Cronin, Berry, Gilkes.

Torbay 1 Gloucester B 3

A WARM sunny day with some great football made the long trip to the English Riviera well worthwhile for Gloucester's B Squad.

Torbay dominated the first quarter and deservedly took the lead on 14 minutes, but Gloucester's Hopkins charged down a poor Torbay keeper clearance and he crossed for Priday to slot home the equaliser five minutes later.

Baron, Lawrence and Stubbs were in resilient form at the heart of the city defence and it was the visitors who grabbed the lead on forty minutes, Priday turning provider on this occasion with Hopkins on hand to slot home their second.

Harris struck the woodwork as Gloucester continued to press, but Hopkins fired in the city side's third from the edge of the box with 12 minutes remaining, to complete a fine victory.

Gloucester B: Morrissey; Harris, Stubbs, Baron, Martin, Williams, King, Mckenzie, Tyndall, Hopkins, Priday. Subs: Hatcher, Lawrence.

ELMBRIDGE retained the Gloucester Primary Large Schools' Indoor 5-a-side trophy after beating Calton 4-2 in the final at GL1.

Elmbridge needed an extra time golden goal to defeat Longlevens in the semi final, while a single goal was also enough as Calton edged out St Peter's.

Meadowside, runners up last season, came out on top this time around as they beat Hillview 2-0 in the Small Schools' Final. Meadowside beat Hempsted 3-0 in their semi-final, while Meadowside came back from a goal down to eliminate Finlay 3-1.

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