Kieran Johnson extended his goal streak by scoring in his seventh consecutive Moulton College Academy game as the first team won 3-1 against higher league opposition Halifax on Friday in the Football Conference Youth Alliance League Cup.
Striker Taras Petrenyuk struck first for Moulton in the second minute, only for Halifax’s powerful defender to level for the home team from a conceded corner just before the half-time whistle.
Rising star Taras was central to Moulton’s second as he won and then delivered a 30 yard free kick which resulted in Curtis James being fouled for a penalty. The reassuring figure of Aidan Bradshaw stepped up to slot the ball home giving Moulton an unexpected and impressive 2-1 lead.
Moulton grew in confidence and controlled the final 10 minutes of the game resulting in a third goal. This time it was Kieran Johnson scoring his seventh in seven games to complete an impressive win against a strong Halifax side.
This result just highlights the progress Moulton College Football Academy players are making. With Ben Ford earning a full-time contract at Conference side Nuneaton Town FC last year the signs are promising. Many of the current team are viewing possible options in American Universities on scholarships, with some already representing local non-league teams, such as Kamran Glen at Kettering Town FC.
This is a group of talented individuals that have flourished within the highly professional facilities at Moulton College. The county should be very proud of its rising talent.
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