Carterton U17s Win against Grove Challengers from the A League
By Philip Godfrey
Dominant display to start the new year
Carterton started quickly pressing high up the pitch to go ahead in the 2nd minute from a through ball by Jay Haydon
for Byron Townsend
to score. Carterton dominated in midfield when top goal scorer Dylan Butler
slotting home aster 14 mins. Another goal 2 mins later from Dylan Butler
saw Carterton 3 goals up with some clever play from Joe Langdon. Grove started to come back into the game with two efforts going wide yet against the run of play Marcus Owsnett
popped up to score with Carterton going in at half time 4-0 up.
Grove again came out in the second half looking strong and tried to break up the play but at 64 mins Jay Haydon
controlled the ball nicely and shot from the edge of the box to see Carterton go 5 goals ahead. The tempo started to drop and Grove started to press in the final 20 mins and were rewarded with two quick goals. Carterton responded with three close efforts but were denied by some fine goalkeeping and unable to find the net despite finishing worthy winners.