U18 North lose 4-2 to Whetstone Wanderers
By Richard Thornton
Good start and finish
Harvesters U18 North had to dust off the cobwebs for the first match since the Christmas break. Despite Whetstone playing last week it was Harvesters who had the better start and were passing the ball around well on a home pitch with plenty of bumps.
On 20 minutes a perfectly weighted through ball from Stanley Maisey found Reece Sandiford-Cam to slot the ball beyond the keeper to put the boys 1-0 up.
Whetstone reacted well and on 34 minutes headed home a corner to equalise. Harvesters had the better of the remainder of the half but were unable to score.
10 minutes into the second half Whetstone went 2-1 up with another header from a corner and 3 minutes later a free kick from 25 yards out beat everyone having taken a nasty bounce in the area.
It was 4-2 to Whetstone on 70 minutes from the penalty spot despite Ryan Mason getting a hand to it.
The boys continued to give their all and on 87 minutes a great passing move involving Connor Blight, Shai Coombs and Chris Rowe reached TJ Barton who unleashed a fierce shot to beat the keeper and finish the match at 4-2.