Final day disappointment for young Blues



A DISAPPOINTING end to a successful season saw Blues’ Academy finish with nine men as they went down to goal directly from a free-kick.

The result left Tim Moylette’s team finish fourth in the table.

Stortford settled early on and shaded the possession and went close a couple of times with Oliver Travell striking a low effort that was saved by keeper Aloye Jordan.

However, Wood went ahead in the 26th minute with a soft goal as Ivan Palev’s deep free-kick from the left escaped everyone and nestled in the far corner of the net.

The visitors’ then hit the woodwork twice before the break.

Matt Kemp was close to equalising for Stortford soon after the restart but they suffered a blow in the 56th minute as substitute Charlie Riley was sent off when he was judged to be the last man when bringing down a Wood striker making tracks for goal.

Kemp had a shot saved by Jordan whilst a Dan Hampton effort was deflected for a corner. Jordan made a fine save from a Toluwani Osiyemi header in the 71st minute following a Chad Cruse corner.

It wasn’t to be a happy finish to the campaign for the Blues as they ended the match with only nine players on the pitch with Dan Pinkney being shown two yellow cards just before the final whistle.

BISHOP’S STORTFORD: Aron Martin; Kieran Bonney (Charlie Riley 30); Chad Cruse; Jacob Bennett; Joseph Vieites-Stephenson; Jamie Riley; Oliver Travell (Sami Shulton 30); Daniel Pinkney; Matthew Kemp; Jack Booker (Toluwani Osiyemi 65); Pedro Gomes-Dinis (Daniel Hampton 57).

Unused substitutes: None.