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Brimscombe U18s play inaugural game against Cheltenham Town

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Newly-formed Brimscombe U18s put up a strong performance in their inaugural game against Cheltenham U18s.

Managed by former Brimscombe and Shortwood winger Andy Boot and coached by ex-Gloucester United, Yate, Brimscombe and Shortwood defender Neil Long, the Lilywhites fielded two different sides in each 45 minutes.

In the first half, a hatful of chances were created, but the Cheltenham Town keeper was in fine form.

Following long periods of possession for Brimscombe, a superb 25 yard shot was rifled into the back of the net by Cheltenham with the Brimscombe keeper being blinded by the sun to a degree.

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Undeterred, Brimscombe continued to play good football, keeping possession and eventually creating a lively flowing passing bit of play, ending in a lovely drive across the box from Fin Davies, who saw Leo Ricketts finish with aplomb.

Second half started much the same, still with plenty of possession from BTFC, but the Cheltenham defence and keeper playing extremely well and keeping Brimscombe at bay. Cheltenham then created a lively move, resulting in another 25 yard shot and unfortunately hit the back of the net, despite a valiant attempt to palm the ball over the bar.

Chasing the game, another well worked goal from the lively Cheltenham forwards resulted in a third goal.

Coach long said: “Our team is full of exciting young talent with so much potential, it will be good to finalise the squad then get down to business.

“I’m also excited for the future and hopefully growing the talent to support the first team and even go higher to other clubs, if possible that would be success to us as a club.”

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