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Grant McLellan U18 Cup
Camberley Town FC U18s
Tuesday August 8, 2023, 6:30 pm
Grant McLellan U18 Cup
Camberley won 3-1 on penalties.
This match was originally scheduled for Monday 22nd May at Camberley with the final 48 hours later back in the U.K. at C.B. Hounslow United. Faced with the prospect of their players, in the middle of their school examinations, taking four days off led to Jersey withdrawing, but common sense prevailed and the league re-arranged the matches.
Although it was still last year’s age qualifications Jersey had nine of their squad unavailable. Notably Sammy Henia-Kamau, now at Swansea City, Miguel Carvalho away with the first team at Sittingbourne, plus Charlie Brennan and Damon Huckerby, in the Netherlands with the Island U19 cricket team, as well as Fergus Boyle, Taylor-Jack Woodley, Leandro Vieira, Ed Jeffries and Leighton Gilroy.
On a mild (18C) evening Jersey kicked off attacking the Town End. Jersey had the better of the chances in the first half but failed to put any of them away. Conor O’Keeffe and Harry Scott both shot straight at Chris Tombs in the Camberley goal, whilst Joel McKinlay and Seaney McColgan both had their efforts cleared off the line.
After only two minutes after the resumption Harry Scott was brought down in the penalty box and Jersey made loud appeals for a penalty but referee Gareth Walker was not sufficiently convinced to make the award.
With quarter of an hour remaining Camberley captain, Stanley Jones, had their best chance but like O’Keeffe and Scott before him he shot straight at the ‘keeper, in this case Harry Gladdish.
In the last five minutes Scott had a shot pushed away and Tombs made an excellent save from McColgan before, in added time, O’Keeffe shot wide. There is no extra time in this competition and so it was straight to “penalties”. These were taken at the Town End with Jersey going first.
McKinlay went first and went for the bottom corner. Tombs guessed correctly and pulled off a good save, pushing the ball around the post. Brandon Vangrove stepped up for Camberley, went for the same spot but scored. Barry Beatson took Jersey’s second, copied the previous two attempts and this time Tombs went the wrong way. Jadyn Dundas varied the pattern and went top right to maintain Camberley’s lead.
McColgan also went high, but far too high and cleared the bar. Jones, like Dundas went top right, over the diving Gladdish, leaving Camberley 3-1 up after each side had taken three, so just needing one to ensure they met Kingstonian in the final.
Ben Shirley completed a hat-trick of Jersey misses when he hit the bar and it also completed a hat-trick of Jersey U18 losses on “penalties” in last season’s cup competitions as that was also their manner of exit in both the F.A. Youth Cup against Horsham and the Suburban Cup against Uxbridge.
Jersey Bulls U18 0; Camberley Town U18 0
No extra time
Camberley Town won 3-1 on “penalties”
Attendance – 154
Programme – None
Jersey Bulls U18 – Harry Gladdish, Ollie Walker, Barry Beatson, Joel McKinlay, Tomas Goncalves, Connor Lloyd, Harry Scott, Ben Shirley, Conor O’Keeffe, Seaney Byrne-McColgan (c), Cristiano Ascencao
Substitutes – 12. Joey O’Toole (for Walker 55), 14. Casey Nixon (for Ascencao 67), 15. James Stangroom (not used), 16. Seb Figueira (not used), 19. Jacob Videgrain (sub GK) (not used)
Red/White/Red; GK All Yellow
Paul Renton (Manager), Dan Seviour (Assistant), John Lloyd (Physio.)
Camberley Town U18 – Chris Tombs, James Payne, Fin Cullen, Isaac Dinsdale, Alfie Bradley, Stanley Pickup, Jadyn Dundas, Brandon Vangrove, Lucas Wynn, Stanley Jones (c), Joshua Ewing
Substitutes – 12. Harry Smith (for Wynn 46), 14. Casper Blakeway (for Ewing 65), 15. Ollie St. Vincent (not used), 16. Ollie Burke (not used), 17. Jude Sullivan (not used)
All Blue with Yellow fronts to shirts; GK All Black with Grey front to shirt
Craig Green (Manager), Billy Ludlow (Coach), Mackenzie Clayton (Coach), Claire Benton (Physio.)
Jersey Bulls U18 (4-3-3 R to L) 1; 2-6-5-3: 8-4-11; 10-9-7
Camberley Town U18 (4-1-4-1 R to L) 1; 2-6-5-3; 4; 11-7-8-10; 9
Referee – Gareth Walker (Jersey); Assistants – Toni Cardoso (Jersey) on the dug outs side, Charlie Balcombe (Jersey) on the grandstand side.
Cautions – Bradley (CT) 15, Cullen (CT) 80, Blakeway (CT) 90+4
Corners – Jersey Bulls U18 (4) 8; Camberley Town U18 (4) 7
Player of the Match – Conor O’Keeffe
Penalties – at the Town End, Jersey went first
JB – McKinlay (saved), Beatson, McColgan (over), Shirley (hit bar)
CT – Vangrove, Dundas, Jones