Spoils shared as U18s draw with Cambridge
The under-18s drew 1-1 at home to Cambridge United on Saturday afternoon as they continue their Merit League One campaign.
After a bright start, which saw Michael Dacosta Gonzalez head wide from a Lewis Brown corner, the winger's through ball set up Daniel Adu-Adjei, who took a touch before reversing his shot past the U's 'keeper with half-an-hour on the clock.
Following the interval, Dacosta Gonzalez was in the thick of it again, rolling his effort just wide after a good ball in from Finn Tonks.
At the other end of the pitch, Cherries 'keeper Ollie Camis was called into action and tipped a Cambridge effort over the bar as they looked for a route back into the game.
As the clock ticked down, the visitors pushed for an equaliser and were duly rewarded with just five minutes left, their striker finishing a low cross into the box.
With neither side able to find a winner, the points were shared at Canford and Alan Connell's side had to settle for a point.
After the game, the youth team manager spoke with afcb.co.uk and gave his thoughts on the side's performance.
"I'm really pleased. The performance level has been very consistent in recent weeks," said Connell.
"I felt the players deserved to win today off the back of the performance against a very capable Cambridge side.
"It was quite an entertaining watch. We played with intensity with and without the ball, we created some good openings and we found our way out of tight areas, showing composure and quality at times.
"We probably didn't create as many clear cut opportunities as I'd have liked, but overall our attitude and the quick passing was really pleasing to see.
"I feel like the group is heading in the right direction as we prepare for Plymouth away on Thursday, which will be another really difficult game."