u16s v berks and bucks 3

Somerset U16s Win Their Inaugural Fixture

Tony Walsh
Somerset FAs first U16 Representative squad in nearly a decade win their opening fixture 2-1 at home to Berks and Bucks FA.

Paulton Rovers hosted a very enjoyable FA County U16's Youth match with Berks & Bucks the visitors to Somerset. 

The visitors Abs Khan tested Bath-based Ben O'Hare in goal before Somerset went ahead at14 minutes as Rory Jones found Dev Halladey (EVOSoccer Bath / Bath Arsenal) who superbly lobbed the ball over B&B keeper Ben Parslow.

Somerset were on top with Halladey a constant threat; however, against the run of play at 40 minutes the visitors leveled following a corner on the right. A loose ball fell to Tobi Collins who made no mistake.

Jones was influential in midfield and set up a good chance for his centre forward Harry Purser (Cotford Saints) to run on and grab Somerset's second after 54 minutes.

O'Hare then pulled off two saves from Josh Adeyemi; the second an absolute blinder. In the final minute Somerset should have added to the tally as Connor Westerside saw his effort held by Parslow.

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Harry Purser, Cotford Saints

Devente Halladey, EVOSoccer Bath/Bath Arsenal

Rory Jones, Bath City

Marley Carpenter, EVOSoccer Bath/Bath Arsenal

James Cottrill, Cotford Saints/Taunton Town

Flynn Hawkins, EVOSoccer Bath/Bath Arsenal

Archie Harding, Bath City, EVOSoccer Bath/Bath Arsenal

Archie Morris, Bath City, EVOSoccer Bath/Bath Arsenal

Shea Reed, Cotford Saints

Aidan Maslen, Bath City, EVOSoccer Bath/Bath Arsenal

Lewis Mahdy, Bridgwater Wolves

Danny Nichols, Wellington/Taunton Town

Matty Morris, EVOSoccer Bath/Bath Arsenal

Connor Waterside, Bath City

Ben O’Hare, EVOSoccer Bath/Bath Arsenal 


Somerset FA would like to thank Paulton Rovers FC for their hospitality, as well as both teams of players who represented their respective counties superbly in this thrilling match. Best of luck to Berks and Bucks in the rest of their South & West Counties Championship campaign.

Photographs of this match are available to view and download on our Flickr page linked below.


Further details of the remainder of our campaign in the South and West Counties Championship can be found on this page.
Somerset U16s