Mixed fortunes for Tormarton U18s
Frampton on Severn 6 - 4 Tormarton Tormarton went on their travels for the first time this season and despite scoring four goals they left Frampton on Severn empty handed.
Frampton on Severn 6 - 4 Tormarton
Tormarton went on their travels for the first time this season and despite scoring four goals they left Frampton on Severn empty handed. Frampton took an early lead following a defensive mix up but their visitors responded quickly through Josh Timbrell’s confident penalty after Oskar Earp’s quick feet had drawn a foul.
Excellent wing play from Ethan Lloyd saw the ball drilled across the box for Callum Heaphy to side foot home from close range to give the visitors a deserved 2-1 lead but what followed was quite remarkable.
Frampton had been threatening through the lively Ryan Sarson and for a 15-minute spell either side of the interval Tormarton suffered a defensive nightmare as the hosts plundered five goals to go 6-2 ahead.
To their credit Tormarton regrouped, changed their shape and attacked with confidence. Owen Ladip took control of the midfield and goals from skipper Charlie Moore and Charlie Parsons brought their team back into the game. It was the hosts who were clinging on as chances created by the excellent Harry Trigg came and went. Tormarton finally ran out of time having dominated the second half.
Tormarton 4 v 2 Longwell Green
Tormarton hosted Longwell Green on a chilly afternoon and produced their best football of the season. The hosts started brightly and deservedly led at half time through a goal from winger Lewis Wynn.
After the break goals from Oskar Earp and Charlie Parsons gave their team what appeared to be an unassailable 3-0 lead but Longwell Green fought their way back to 3-2 and looked like they would steal a point, but Earp’s header from a corner late on sealed an excellent win for Tormarton.
Tormarton 1 v 3 Thornbury Town
In their next fixture Tormarton hosted unbeaten Thornbury Town and while their more experienced opponents left with the three points, the hosts deserved a positive result from a hard fought encounter.
The match was evenly poised until late in the first half when an unfortunate and uncharacteristic goalkeeping error led to Town’s opener.
After the interval, the match was again finely balanced until Town broke away to double their lead. Tormarton’s attacking play yielded a goal from skipper Charlie Moore and his team had another disallowed for offside. Town saw a penalty brilliantly saved by Josh Pearce before they forced home a third.