Young Swans on cloud nine as they make it two wins from two convincingly

Slimbridge U18s manager Adam Coyle said he was “impressed and delighted” with his side’s performance as they comprehensively defeated Bromyard U18s 9-0, in front a decent sized crowd at Thornhill Park.

Slimbridge went into the game having won their opening game of the league season, away at Pegasus Juniors, last week and flew out of the traps inside the opening ten minutes or so.

Forward Adam Bloomfield headed over twice before being given all the space in the world to bring down a diagonal pass inside the box and stroke the ball into the net.

Left winger Taylor Buckland began taking on the Bromyard back line and looked lively throughout. He made it two just shy of the half hour mark when he carried the ball on a 20 yard mazy run before placing the ball into the bottom corner.

Two soon became four before the break when Ivan Mbika and Fintay Small both dispatched rebounds. Mbika was on hand to poke home after Bloomfield saw his shot saved, whilst Small tapped home a George Callinan 40 yard effort that crashed against the cross bar.

Callinan went close again as he fired just wide.

The second half continued in the same way that the first finished, with Slimbridge passing it around and almost growing in confidence as the game wore on.

The fifth goal was a thing of beauty. Substitute Fin Brown had to sprint into the left back corner to collect a loose pass. From there a near 10 pass move ended up with the impressive midfielder Raiyan Ahmed chesting the ball down and thundering home to complete the move.

On the hour mark Ahmed scored his second and Slimbridge’s sixth as he flicked the ball up with his right foot on the edge of the box before smashing the ball into the corner with his left. In all honesty it was the best goal of the night.

Two tap ins in two minutes for Adam Bloomfield completed the strikers hattrick and he would go on to score his fourth and Slimbridge’s ninth when he snuck in round the back to poke home a Morgan Davies cross.

We spoke to manager Adam Coyle about his side’s performance and start to their Midland Floodlit Youth League campaign and you can hear his thoughts in full live on the Severn Sport Night In on Friday night. We are live from 19:30

Slimbridge U18s: Adams, Maddock, Griffiths, Small, Callinan, Byrnes, Sarson, Ahmed, Bloomfield, Mbika, Buckland

Subs: Brown, M Davies, O Davies, Waddington,

Bromyard U18s: Davies, Woodfield, Richards, Bowers, Stock, White, Howes, Tudge, Jackeiski, Parsett, Quinn

Subs: Carrol

Severn Sport Man Of The Match (as picked by Tyrell Foster): Adam Bloomfield – Slimbridge U18s