Quartey levels score on wet Wednesday at Southerns Stadium

Yorkshire Amateur were buoyed by Benjamin Quartey’s prolific equaliser in their draw against Louth at a slippery Southerns Stadium on Wednesday night in the NCEL Division One.

The full-back cast his shot from 20-yards out, curling the ball outwards into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

Jack Bradbury opened the scoring from just yards out, heading into an open net after Bailey Wright’s cross.

Quartey was recalled to The Ammers’ squad alongside Ousainey Juwara & Omar Gikineh, all starting after missing selection on the opening day. Newton Conde completed four changes to Saturday’s starting line-up. Josh Boast was introduced onto the bench.

A hurried tempo early-on, dictated by a crowded midfield meant just a solo early effort coming the way of the visitors, from the left edge of the box, curled narrowly wide of the far post.

The wet surface didn’t deter Louth’s passing, controlling possession. Ammers in reply were looking at Conde & Tesfagerigish in particular to counter.

Sharp fell first in the chase, with the opening caution after repeated offences, on 24 minutes.

Bailey Wright ran away from Sharp’s challenge, into space infront of the Ammers’ defence, 25-yards out, inviting the shot, the ball continuing to rise as it passed the bar.

Jack Bradbury then slipped a challenge and found Harry Jacklin in support to his right, midway into the Ammers’ half. The attempted through ball ran away from Bailey Wright and into Arren Warner’s grasp.

Juwara, now on the left, weaved inside at pace, refusing to falter with the opposing late challenge, resulting in a laced effort from 25-yards flying over to ensure the score remained level at the break.

An opening goal within two minutes of the second-half, Jack Bradbury heading in from on top of the goalline, was a total contrast of the tepid first 45.

Bradbury was found by Wright’s cross from the right, heading into an open net from close-range.

The equaliser came through a prolific strike from distance from Benjamin Quartey, curling into the bottom right-hand corner from outside the box.

Quartey was the first to the loose ball, 20-yards out, hitting an outward-curling strike which couldn’t be any further in the bottom right-hand corner.

Just a couple minutes later and Benjamin Smith failed to stop a failed clearance rebound past his post for an Ammers corner, albeit cleared at the near post following the delivery.

Cole Carter had the ball stuck under his feet after Juwara’s header back into the box, the former then swarmed before the ball was eventually cleared.

Reinforncement Rio Hairyes almost turned the tide completely, had it not been for the bar, off the bench, in added-time.

The winger was inverted inside the centre of the box but couldn’t keep the shot down to win the game minutes before full-time.

A trip to Nostell Miners Welfare follows again in the league, this Saturday, 3pm kick-off.

1 Comment

  • Posted August 2, 2023 11:37 pm 0Likes
    by Jeff Quartey

    LET’S GO BEN!🔥💯 Proud of you💪🏾

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