Rayne Youth 1 Heybridge Swifts Pumas 5
Rayne put up a spirited display against the league leaders but ultimately succumbed to a four goal defeat. On a wet and windy morning, Heybridge took an early lead but Rayne were not to be deterred, and matched the Pumas well. Two further goals saw Heybridge extend their lead, before Harry hit back with a left foot strike to bring Rayne back into contention. For the next twenty five minutes Rayne continued to match Heybridge, with Thomas playing well in defence and Evan making some acrobatic saves in goal. Heybridge gradually put more and more pressure on Rayne, and were rewarded with two late goals. It was a good performance from Rayne against a technically strong team, and the players all battled well and showed the type of fighting performance that has often been lacking.
Team: Evan; Thomas, Fred, Marcus; Kiane, Gregory, Olly, Harry; Josh Subs: Khai, Reegan, Toby
Scoring: 0-1 (4m); 0-2 (16m); 0-3 (25m); 1-3 (Harry 26m); 1-4 (50m); 1-5 (53m)