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Youngsport: Leckhampton Rovers Cheetahs move to third in Cheltenham Youth League

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: December 19, 2012

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Leckhampton R Cheetahs U-12s 4 Cheltenham Spa U-12s CS 1

JAMIE King and Vittorio Rogazzo scored two apiece as the Cheetahs claimed a hard-fought victory that moved them into third place in the Cheltenham Youth League.

After falling behind, and being indebted to goalkeeper Ben Lawrence for a series of stunning saves, Cheetahs went on to dominate the match, but found the Cheltenham Spa number one in equally outstanding form.

Lawrence was called into action in the early stages with a series of great saves, but was helpless as Cheltenham Spa's pressure finally told with a clinical finish to make it 1-0.

With winger Harry Locke always dangerous, Cheetahs roared back and King levelled the score with a great strike over the goalkeeper.

And the home side made it 2-1 before half-time when a quick throw-in from man of the match Patrick Moares sent Rogazzo clear, and he made no mistake.

The second half was dominated by Cheetahs and King made it 3-1 as he smashed the ball home after the goalkeeper had denied Rogazzo.

A handball gave Rogazzo the opportunity to add a fourth, but the goalkeeper guessed correctly and made a fine diving save to his right.

But there was no denying the Cheetahs' leading scorer shortly afterwards as he wrapped up victory with his second and Cheetahs' fourth after a brave header from Hal Richards.

Leckhampton Rovers Cheetahs: Ben Lawrence, Patrick Moares, Liam Stockton, Tom Gregory, Jack Mustoe, Harry Locke, Matthew Gilchrist, Jay Morris, Hal Richards, Vittorio Rogazzo, Jamie King, Adam Chappell, Elliot Hall, Joseph Rowsell, Tommy Spencer.

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