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Lowestoft area youth, girls and junior football reports, results and fixtures

PUBLISHED: 12:14 18 March 2011

Anglian Combination
Waveney 1, 
Hemsby 1

WAVENEY came up against a physical Hemsby side and were unfortunate not to collect all three points. A controversial refereeing decision five minutes from time ruled out a seemingly legitimate goal and robbed the home side of two crucial promotion chasing points. As an attacking force Waveney couldn’t quite get it going but were still working hard to create a number of half-chances for Renshaw and Scarff. After an hour’s stalemate Waveney finally broke the deadlock. Willis won the ball and fed an excellent ball to Aldis. Receiving it on the run, the striker jinked past a number of defenders before firing low into the bottom corner to seal a fine individual goal. This provoked a Hembsy response and after 15 minutes of pummelling the Waveney goal, they finally scored from a long free-kick. The game became franctic and in the final few minutes it could have been won by either side as the match went from one end to another. But neither side could find a winner.

Notley’s Lowestoft and 
District League 
Blundeston Magpies 0, 
Pot Black 2

MAGPIES dismal run continued with another defeat but again it could have been different. In their first attack Pot Black took the lead after a fumble by the keeper. Both teams battled and Magpies were unlucky when a ball over the top was chased by Martin who then lobbed the keeper only to see the ball just go the wrong side of the post. Pot Black, just before half time, hit the post from a header after a corner. The game swung from end to end and although Pot Black scored their second Magpies pressed hard but certain players’ heads began to drop. Lilly went close when the Pot Black keeper pushed the ball onto the bar.

Great Yarmouth Town Hall 0, Norton 1

NORTON closed the gap on the leaders Oxford Arms to three points following a hard fought 1-0 win at Gt Yarmouth Town Hall thanks to a second half goal from Tom Hudson. This was one of Norton’s more accomplished defensive performances of the season as the back four looked organised. The goal saw former Town Hall keeper Ryan Starkey make two great saves before unleashing a long kick upfield which found Steven Hak who beat his man into the box and squared for Hudson to stroke home. The Read Bros MoM: Rory Spinks.

Norton Reserves 0, 
Bungay Town A 1

NORTON Reserves relegation plight deepened as they lost to the only goal against Bungay Town A and to rub salt into the wounds this was scored by a Norton player. However safety is still in their own hands as Telecom Rovers also lost. The Haddiscoe Crown MoM: Gary Crisp.

Lowestoft Sunday League
Waveney Hearts 3, 
Oxford Arms 1

HOT-SHOT striker Paul Hunter racked up his eighth goal in just four matches as Waveney Hearts strode to a routine Division One victory over a battling Oxford Arms side at Dip Farm. Hunter opened the scoring after just three minutes when he latched onto an offside-trap beating flick from strike partner Michael Tacon and lashed home from inside the area. As Hearts bossed the opening exchanges, both Hunter and Tacon missed chances to increase their early lead. Promoted reserve team winger Joe Larter eventually added to the home side’s tally (30) when he too sprung the offside trap and comfortably drove home for his maiden first team strike and with another quick Hunter strike in the second period (48) putting Hearts out of sight, the Waveney side could afford to concede a late consolation (73). Sunrise Inn MoM: Josh Armes.

Lady of the Lake Argyle 2, Hearts of Oak 1

LADY of the Lake won this match with two second half goals by skipper Matt McComas and closed the gap on the club immediately above them in this relegation tussle at Normanston Park. Hearts of Oak started the brighter and dominated the midfield with some crisp flowing passing football and deservedly took the lead at the end of a spell of good attacking football after five minutes. Argyle’s first change on the hour saw McComas replaced in defence to take up a role in the midfield. This paid dividends as the diminutive skipper finished a flowing move by a fine shot on the edge box to equalise seconds after. Argyle’s winner came after 81 minutes when the referee awarded a penalty kick when Fenton was adjudged to have been fouled in the box; McComas directed a powerful shot past the keeper.

VETERANS FOOTBALL


Elmswell Veterans 1, 
Solebay United Veterans 3

SOLEBAY faced the long away trip to Elmswell in the quarter finals of the Norfolk and Suffolk Veterans Football League Shield. With the injury list mounting up, manager Smith was forced to change his back four with Prior standing in for the injured May at centre half. On a small bumpy pitch Solebay settled the quickest and took the lead after three minutes when Sutton fed Peck who held off a challenge before using his pace to go clear of the defence and plant the ball into the bottom corner from 15 yards out. Within minutes Barbrook and Peck combined again for Peck to see his shot hit the post and rebound to safety. The midfield turned into a battle for domination with Sutton, Baggott and Hambling all feeling the force of some unscrupulous tackling from the Elmswell team. But with Matthews controlling the back four well Elmswell failed to create any clear chances. With Collis and Hambling’s pace causing problems down the flanks Solebay created numerous chances to extend the lead but had to wait until the 38th minute when Hambling was hacked down in the area when through on goal. Barbrook coolly slotted the resultant penalty away for 2-0. In the second half the game became even more physical but the Solebay back four of Collings, Hammett, Prior and Elvin were outstanding and with Goddard replacing the injured Sutton Solebay continued to look the more threatening. It was against the run of play when the ball fell to an Elmswell forward 20 yards out and he lashed the ball home giving Matthews no chance. This seemed to rock Solebay but they responded with a superb third. After Collis was fouled on the right Goddard floated a superb free-kick into the area where Hambling rose above the defence to head into the top corner for 3-1 after 75 minutes. Solebay should have scored again when good work down the left by Warne and Elvin fed Hambling who unselfishly set up Collis who after taking his time had his shot superbly stopped by the visiting goalkeeper. A thoroughly deserved win against a very physical side. MoM: S Prior. Norfolk and Suffolk 
Youth League
Loddon Grasshoppers U14 1, 
Waveney Youth U14B 3

WAVENEY travelled to Loddon and with a few changes to the team shape played a great game and came away victorious with all three points. Jake opened the scoring on 13 minutes with Ryan powering a goal kick up the field in route one fashion, Jake followed the ball and neatly placed it in the back of the net with the keeper beaten. Four minutes later Loddon equalised with Ryan mishandling and the striker stealing in for a tap in for 1-1. Early in the second half Waveney regained the lead after James put a long throw in to the box, Alexander challenged for the play beating the defender and Jake popped the ball away for his and Waveney’s second. It took until the 25th minute for the next goal, and Waveney wrapped the game up after Alexander was felled in the penalty area and James fired straight down the middle to seal victory.

Waveney C 0, 
Blundeston Magpies U12 8

SOME over-exuberance in front of goal and a brilliant display by the Waveney keeper denied the Magpies the goal tally their dominance warranted. Sam scored the first early on, his shot going in off the post, and then followed a period where Sam, James, Taylor and Declan all went close to scoring. Connell had an effort brilliantly saved and frustration was building before Sam scored his second breaking in from the right. James put Sam clear to score the third. The second half continued much the same, many chances being created and spurned before Jamie turned in the fourth from close range and Sam scored the fifth from inside the box. A great pass from Connell allowed James to score the sixth, and then James scored his second, running from midfield to shoot powerfully into the net. Declan scored the final goal shooting across the keeper into the far corner.

Long Stratton U14 3, 
Kirkley & Pakefield U14C 5

K&P had to get up early for this away game, and it showed in the first half they seemed half asleep. They started out quite well by taking an early lead, but then they started losing their way and Long Stratton hit back with an equaliser from a long ball and they then got their noses in front before half time. Early in the second half Long Stratton took a 3-1 lead against the run of play, K&P seemed to switch on and started playing their passing game, and the game came good for them, bringing the game level at 3-3 with two quick goals in succession. K&P’s pressure was starting to show and with a great move they went 4-3 up. Still Stratton came back but the K&P boys put the game to rest with a well worked goal, ending the match 5-3.

Hemsby Hornets A 0, 
Waveney Youth U13A 4

WAVENEY travelled to Hemsby and came away with all three points from a match they controlled throughout with a fine display of teamwork and quality finishing. Waveney went ahead when Bush began a move down the left and Walpole’s tenacious battling helped release Mahoney who beat his man and opened the scoring with a cool finish. Waveney turned on the style in the second period and again it was Bush who began the move which saw Gallant beat the offside trap and finish in the corner for number two. Mahoney was on hand to rifle home a third after a good move down the left. Gallant poached a fourth after Sissen was upended and Butler’s free-kick was not cleared.

K&P Titans 1, 
St Benets B 1

AS always, two very good footballing sides provided a nailbiting game for the spectators. The game started at a good pace with St Benets going out of the blocks on full pelt and scoring the first goal. Gooch in goal held strong to deny them, while the defence of Jack and Jamie worked tirelessly to contain them. Titans started to get back in the match with JC laying off Max, Callum and Harry.

The second half was a different game with Titans having a reshuffle and taking the game to St Benets. This paid off with Max winning the goal deep and setting up Jack to equalise.

This opened the game with both teams pushing hard for the winner. chances were had by both teams, with Titans having the late surge but it ended 1-1. Titans MoM: Stanton.

Girls Football
Bungay Town Youth U14 Girls 0, 
Waveney U14 Girls 1

WAVENEY Girls travelled to the newly crowned Suffolk County U14 Girls Champions at Bungay to come away with all three points after a fantastic team performance.

The goal came when Emily’s corner forced the Bungay keeper to dive low facing her nearside post. With some added pressure from Paige coming into challenge for the fantastic delivery, the ball hit the Bungay keeper’s knee and spun off towards the inside bottom corner of the net, clipping the inside of the post on its way in and gifting a well deserved goal to Waveney.

Notley’s Lowestoft & District Saturday League

Division One: Barsham 2, Kirkley & Pakefield A 1; Gt Yarmouth Town Hall 0, Norton Athletic 1; Hearts of Oak 7, Corton White Horse Seltic 1; Pot Black 2, Blundeston Magpies 0; Spexhall 2, Oxford Arms 0; Waveney Reserves H v W Pakefield Re-United.

Division Two: Beccles Caxton Reserves 4, vWaveney A 8; Crusaders 1, Spexhall Reserves 2; DK Consultants 4, Telecom Rovers 1 Hopton 2, Mutford & Wrentham 1; Lowestoft International 5, Ellingham 0; Norton Athletic Reserves 0, Bungay Town A 1; Waveney Gunners 2, Earsham 1.

Division Three: Blundeston Magpies Reserves 0, Factory Arms 1; Corton White Horse Seltic Reserves 3, Carlton Rangers 1; FC Eastport 5, Lowestoft International 0; Harleston Town Reserves 0, Royal Oak 1; Kirkley & Pakefield B 2, Southwold Town Reserves 3; Mutford & Wrentham Reserves 5, Westhall 0.

Fixtures for tomorrow, kick-off 2.30pm.

Division One: 1

Blundeston Magpies v Great Yarmouth Town Hall (Denes High School, I Carter),

Kirkley & Pakefield ‘A’ v Pakefield Re-United (Walmer Road, I Powell),

Norton Athletic v Barsham (Norton, D Banks),

Oxford Arms v Pot Black (Dip Farm pitch one, S Hopkins),

Waveney Reserves v Hearts of Oak (Denes High School, K Batty).

Division Two: 2

Beccles Caxton Reserves v Norton Athletic Reserves (Caxton Meadow, Beccles, J Watson-Smith),

Bungay Town ‘A’ v Hopton (Bungay, M Howard),

D.K. Consultants v Crusaders (Normanston Park pitch one, M Leeds),

Ellingham v Earsham (Ellingham, T Wickenden),

Mutford & Wrentham v Waveney ‘A’ (Wrentham, C Smith),

Spexhall Reserves v Lowestoft International (Spexhall, S Shelley),

Waveney Gunners v Telecom Rovers (Dip Farm pitch four, D Porter).

Division Three: Division 3

Blundeston Magpies Reserves v Oxford Arms Reserves (Dip Farm pitch two, C Evans),

Carlton Rangers v Factory Arms (Normanston Park pitch three, M Creamer),

Corton White Horse Seltic Reserves v F.C. Eastport (Corton Village, G Moore),

Lowestoft Albion v Kirkley & Pakefield ‘B’ (Normanston Park pitch four, P Bultitude),

Royal Oak v Westhall 07 (Dip Farm pitch three, G Reid),

Southwold Town Reserves v Mutford & Wrentham Reserves (Southwold, D Salmon).

Lowestoft Sunday League

Results for 13-03-2011

Div 1

Harrod UK 7 Trowel & Hammer 3

Carlton Red house 1 Juggs 7

MG Builders 0 AFC Star 5

Waveney Hearts 3 AFC Oxford Arms 1

Div 2

Ect 3 AFC Carlton 0

Gunton 1 Oulton Ath 0

Div 3

AFC Stanford 2 Harrod UK Res 12

New House 1 Seltic 3

Winelodge 4 Flying Dutchman 1.

Fixtures for 20-03-2011

NSHEBA SHIELD

Gunton V Ect (Normanston Park pitch three, N Foran)

AFC Oxford Arms V Carlton Red House (Dip Farm pitch one, S Hammersley)

Juggs V MG Builders (Kessingland, M Howard)

Royal Falcon V Harrod UK (Benjamin Britten HS, I Powell)

Waveney V Trowel & Hammer (Denes High, J Sandwell)

Waveny Hearts V Blundeston (Dip Farm pitch two, C Evans)

AFC Star V Hearts of Oak (Dip Farm pitch three, P McCabe)

AFC Carlton V Oulton Ath (Carlton CC, B Mingay)

BCD Cup

First & Last V The Carlton (Dip Farm pitch four, S Hopkins)

Flying Dutchman V Seltic (Normanston Park pitch one, N Harvey)

New House V Harrod UK Res (Normanston Park pitch two, C Walchester)

Winelodge V Waveney Hearts (Normanston Park pitch four, S Fulton)

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