Aldershot Town u18s cruised to a 2-0 victory over an unambitious Hayes & Yeading u18s, through goals either side of half-time from Maxwell Mullins and Nazim Regragul, which saw the young Shots side coast to an dominant victory that maintained their 100% start to the Bostik division.
The full 90 minutes was controlled by the hosts whose only task in the game was working out how to break down a very defensive block set up well from Hayes & Yeading.
The opening 20 minutes were commanded by the hosts, but it wasn’t until the 23rd minute that Aldershot opened the scoring with the first real sight of goal for either side. Despite all the possession it was a counter attack following a Hayes and Yeading corner that saw Aldershot Town left to break down the organised visitors.
The ball fell to attacking midfielder Danilo Pereira who played a sublime pass to slide Mullins through on goal, where his calmness in front of goal ensured he slotted the ball underneath the diving goalkeeper to put the Shots deservedly ahead.
Following the goal Aldershot created more and more chances as the half went on but failed to take their chances, with the best of the bunch falling to Shots centre-back Dan Walster when a free kick from Reece Wylie was met at the far post by captain Harry Taylor.
He in turn headed the ball back across goal to his defensive partner, but despite Walster being first to the ball, he could only smash it against the woodwork.
Aldershot Town came out in the second half with more intensity and broke down Hayes and Yeading just five minutes into the second half.
Centre-back Taylor found winger George Britton with a 40 yard driven pass, which allowed the wide-man to take one touch out of his feet and whip the ball across the face of goal which was well swept in by half-time substitute Nazim Regragul.
Hayes and Yeading failed to find their rhythm in the game, but did create a half-chance for themselves when one of their substitutes single-handedly opened up the Shots defence with a bursting run down the right wing.
Following this, he managed to cross a wicked ball into the path of the advancing midfielder, who unfortunately for the away side, failed to connect.
The final stages of the game came without chances for either side but did see Hayes and Yeading play some nice football with some clever link-up play.
It was a routine win for the young Shots who looked like they thoroughly enjoyed themselves in an impressive performance and could perhaps feel disappointed they were unable to score more in a 2-0 result that spectators may feel flattered Hayes and Yeading.
Aldershot Town u18s Line-Up:
Kech, Kabia, Grosch (Winser 52), Sheridan (Protic 52), Walster, Taylor, Britton, Wylie, Mullins (Moreira 45), Pereira (Sillence 57), Stanley (Regragul 45).