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Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League starts for Lowestoft teams

PUBLISHED: 10:51 17 September 2010

Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League

Kirkley and Pakefield U14C 5 Bohemiams U14 6

K&P produced some lovely passing from the midfield and a through ball from Gary found Jessie who put them 1-0 up. Bohemiams fought straight back and made the score level. The game went back the other way with Blake and Liam at the back feeding the midfield who laid the ball on for Jordan to put K&P 2-1 up. Bohemiams then had a fair bit of the play and they scored twice in the space of ten minutes to make it 3-2 at half time. K&P came straight out fighting from the off after the interval and with some lovely play down the right Harry got on the score sheet to make it 3-3. Some great work from Gary, Keanu and JJ led to the ball being put through for Harry to get his second and make it 4-3. Bohemiams came back again and with a quick break they equalised once more. Josh made a couple of saves but more pressure from Bohemiams saw them score another two to go 6-4 up. K&P didn’t give up and Jacob put the ball through for Keagan and Jessie to play a one-two for the latter to get his second and make it 6-5.

Waveney Youth U13A 2
 Kirkley and Pakefield A 0

WAVENEY opened their season with a comfortable win against a hard-working Kirkley and Pakefield at Denes High School. The home team started strongly but faced with a packed defence, chances were few and far between. Waveney continued to press and the introduction of Moran-Simons stretched the K&P rearguard and from French’s penetrating corner it was Moran-Simons who flicked home a close-range header to deservedly put the home team ahead. The same player then finished off French’s free-kick for his second to clinch the points for Waveney.

Waveney Youth U9A 0 Blundeston Magpies U9A 3

A GOOD and well organised Waveney side played host to the Magpies. Blundeston struck the post a minute into the game, and this set the tempo for the game and the Magpies pushed hard to take the lead. Eventually Ben provided a decisive opener. Magpies knew Waveney would be up for the second half and they produced a great team performance, led by man of the match Cameron Barnes. Ben Sayer was on the end of some fine attacking play and richly deserved his hat-trick.

St Benets Wasps 3
 Kirkley and Pakefield U9A Titans 3

WITH this being K&P Titans first-ever competitive game, this was going to be hard game against a well organised St Benets team. Captain Gooch produced some top class saves, while Max’s first game for the Titans was rounded off nicely by two goals and Callum also added to the scoresheet.

Waveney U15 5
Bungay U15 1

THE first game of the season for both teams saw Waveney start brightly with an early goal from Tom. Waveney got the second goal from a tap-in from Tom. Ben G and Carl R played well on the wing before Daniel Parker’s 25-yard stirke put Waveney 3-0 up.

It didn’t take long for Waveney to get a fourth from a through ball from Reece W to Harry S, which Harry took on and scored. Jack T played well in the middle and in the second half it was a big battle for both teams. Waveney got a penalty which Tom stepped up to get his hat-trick, while Harry P kept Bungay busy.

Waveney U11A 0
Yarmouth Town U11 1

THE first game of the season turned out to be a brilliant game of football and the action was fierce. The Waveney team worked really hard and gave the opposition a very hard game. Haydon made some outstanding saves to keep Waveney level at 0-0 at half time. The second half was just as exciting with some brilliant challenges from midfield and defence challenging the strong opposition. The strikers had a hard game against the Yarmouth defence but kept battling hard, unfortunately for Waveney, Yarmouth pounced onto a short clearance to take their chance to slot home the winner with 10 minutes remaining.

Gunton Youth U15 3
 Halesworth Town U15 3

AN eventful game saw Gunton twice take the lead before rescuing a point with a last gasp equaliser. Gunton’s first came after 15 minutes, when Bradley’s corner caused confusion and Jake headed home. Halesworth soon drew level after Gunton failed to deal with a long ball, but Gunton’s lead was restored when Richard set up Jake for his second to make it 2-1 at half-time. Midway through the second half, Gunton had an opportunity to go 3-1 ahead when Jordan G’s persistence led to a penalty, but Richard hit the ball over the bar. Halesworth equalised five minutes later and could have taken the lead almost immediately, but Michael cleared off the line. Callum then made a superb save from a Halesworth penalty, but could do little to stop Halesworth taking the lead with only seven minutes to go. Gunton weren’t finished, however, and Daniel K latched on to Alex’s pinpoint pass to slot the ball past the keeper and give Gunton a deserved point.

Gorleston Rangers U9A 2
Waveney Youth U9B 4

AFTER a great pre season the boys were raring to get started, and it didn’t take them long to break down a well organised Gorleston team. A great pass by Joseph Clarke set Corey Robinson away down the wing who fed the ball into Jack Bolton who finished well to put Waveney 1-0 up. After the goal Waveney became sloppy and Gorleston took advantage by scoring two quick goals. Archie Mccann-Laws did well to get the ball to Jack Bolton to score his second and level things up. After the break Corey Robinson picked the ball up outside the area made himself some space and finished well to put Waveney ahead again. Near the end the impressive new signing Joshua Humphries took a well taken goal to end a great debut.

Kirkley and Pakefield U12C 1 Waveney A 1

IN this opening game between last season’s first and second-placed teams there was little between two very good sides. K&P created chances but it was Finlay who got the team back on terms with a lovely chip over the keeper. Kyle produced two fine saves towards the end and the points were shared.

Waveney Youth U14B 4
St Benets Wasps A 4

THE first game of the new season and Waveney were soon under the cosh with a rampant, physical St Benets team who took the lead early on with a cross-cum-shot. This spurred the boys on and they were soon in the driving seat with two quick goals, firstly Corey headed home and then debutant James netted. St Benets tackled hard and shut the space down quick, with two against one on several occasions. This paid off and the game was level again, this time with a deflection. The Beccles side then regained the advantage with a looping ball over the keeper. Daniel brought the game level before the break with a fine header from a pinpoint long throw. After the break both sides seemed to nullify each other out until a penalty was awarded to Wasps, which they duly tucked away with ease. Jordan grabbed an equaliser with neat passing.

Blundeston Magpies U12 4
Sole Bay United 2

MAGPIES started the season with a competitive encounter. Sam stood out on his debut up front, scoring his first from a defence splitting pass from James and netting his second shortly afterwards. Magpies continued to push forward and despite Sam, James and Logan going close the score remained 2-0 at the break. Sole Bay pulled a goal back early in the second half and it became an end to end match. Logan scored from close range from Sam’s cross before Sole Bay broke quickly to reduce the arrears. Magpies secured the win when Jamie’s shot eluded the keeper despite his best efforts to prevent the ball crossing the line.

Waveney U12B 6
St Benets Wasps 3

ST Benets came out the stronger side in the first half. They dominated the play and took more chances to lead 3-0. Just before half time Matthew sent the ball high and everyone just stopped and watched it come down just over the keeper’s head. The second half saw Waveney come out with more determination and energy. Some great tackling from Conor N led to him scoring Waveney’s second. This was quickly followed by Liam taking on the defence to slot the third past the keeper. A cross from Josh saw a well placed Darren knock in the fourth. Conor N’s corner found Josh who obligingly headed the fifth into the corner of the net. David finally finished the scoring by taking on two defenders before finishing well.

GIRLS FOOTBALL

Waveney U12 Girls 1
Mulbarton 5

WAVENEY entertained Mulbarton in their first home game of the season, and despite good pre-season results, they struggled. Despite defending in numbers, Waveney were generally slow off the mark. Mulbarton scored within 10 minutes, and despite a Waveney rally and a great goal by S Callaghan, Waveney’s efforts were stifled. By half time Waveney found themselves 1-3 down. In the second half, Waveney were unable to get into any stride at all and Mulbarton capitalised scoring two more good goals as the game ended 1-5.

Copleston SC 1
Waveney Girls FC U16 5

WITH only nine players, Waveney knew they had a difficult task in this first league match of the season. Nevertheless L Teicher managed to score the opener after nine minutes with a well placed shot. Copleston increased the pressure and shortly after a great save from L French they pulled level. In the second half N Thomas put Waveney back into the lead after 47 minutes. This suited Waveney, now being able to defend and wait for counter attacks. B Thomas, A Wilson and R Cotterill were faultless in defence and didn’t allow any significant chances for the opposition. J Langer directed the match well from central midfield and S Knights and S Reynolds controlled the wings. Two further goals from L Teicher after fast breaks and another goal through N Thomas after a corner rounded off a fantastic, committed team performance.

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