Match Report: Studley 0-0 Paget Rangers

10 Man Paget Hold Studley to a Goalless Draw

Paget Rangers held Studley to a goalless draw, after going down to 10-men in the second half in Warwickshire.

The home side started the match dominantly and could have even opened the scoring in the second minute, but Dale Edwards’ low and weak shot was easily saved.

As the 10 minute march approached the Bears had a chance to trouble the Studley defence, through a counter-attack was haltered after a Danny Carter pass was intercepted.

Moments later Paget were handed another chance when Aaron Xavier hacked down Nathan Corry, but the resulting free-kick went out for a corner.

Paget were starting to get into the game, but struggled to find a way through the Studley defence and were almost punished in the 19th minute when Alfie Bloomer sent Edwards’ cross over the bar from close range.

Five minutes later Billy Fagg chipped in a great ball met by Karl Walker, but he couldn’t properly control it with his chest.

The game soon turned into a end-to-end affair, but neither side could find the net. As the half came to a close the Wee Gers had a flurry of chances, but the score would remain goalless.

Just like in the first half Studley dominated possession in the opening exchanges, but the best chance they had was an outside of box attempt from Bloomer.

Both sides had good opportunities to take the lead as the half progressed, but neither side could find the net. Midway through the half the game was turned on its head, after Reece Beacon went into a 50/50 challenge with Bloomer. Unfortunately for Paget, Beacon had received a yellow card for a challenge in the first half and the referee produced his yellow card again and Paget were a man down.

Despite having the advantage of an extra man for almost 20 minutes Studley couldn’t break Paget down, and the Bears could have even have pulled off a shock win as substitute Jem Mills hassled the Studley defence as the game went on.