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Stevens on song

Posted on 3 November 2003  - 12:00

U17 Academy South

A goal from Danny Stevens and an own-goal winner saw to it that the under-17s completed a successful morning's work with a 2-1 victory over Wimbledon on Saturday.

Coach Jimmy Neighbour takes up the story...

"We started off very slowly and Wimbledon got behind us in the first couple of minutes to score. It was a poor goal to give away.

"Credit to the boys in the first half, they fought back and we scored a great equaliser through Danny Stevens. He received the ball at the far post and, as the keeper came out towards him, he put it past him into the corner for a well taken goal.

"It was a matter of if we would score another one in that period - unfortunately we didn't from some good chances. We then tightened up a bit defensively and they didn't look like scoring again.

"In the second half the game deteriorated and our passing wasn't as good as it has been in the last few weeks. We certainly deserved to win the game and we did in the last couple of minutes.

"Mark Wright put a cross in and their centre half - under pressure - headed it into his own goal.

"We certainly deserved to win and I'm pleased for the boys. Unfortunately, they didn't play as well as I would have liked them to."

Team: Forecast, Kyriacou, Wright, Maghoma, Peprah, Lee, Heller, Lewis, Dawkins, Stevens, Daniels. Subs: Thyer, Seanle.