Picture gallery: Junior football reports, results, fixtures
PUBLISHED: 12:28 25 February 2011
UEA 2, Waveney 1
WAVENEY’S winning run was ended by a highly organised and composed UEA side. Right from the off, Waveney appeared to be overawed by the home side and never really found their form of the past few weeks. Aside from a 25 minute spell midway through the first half, UEA were the dominant side and always looking likely to score. Only five minutes had past when UEA took the lead. The imposing opposition forward was fouled in the box; and the resulting penalty was put away to immediately leave Waveney on the back foot. After taking their time to get going, Waveney finally put together a spell of fast paced football that UEA struggled to deal with. Gamble and Ballard were working well on the right, linking with Barker and Scarff up front. On the opposing flank, Renshaw was starting to free his legs and Waveney were beginning to look threatening. Waveney’s pressure tolled as they scored a deserved equaliser. Barker flicked on to the path of Ballard, who outmuscled the centre-back and slotted confidently past the goalkeeper. Waveney were now on top as their sharp passing was creating chances. Scarff and then Barker both forced smart saves from the ‘keeper. These saves proved to be vital as with the half time whistle, came the end of Waveney’s attacking momentum. Once again, an early goal knocked the stuffing out of the visitors to make it 2-1; and this time Waveney never really recovered. The home side kept the ball impressively and limited Waveney to only a few half chances. Although all players were working hard until the final whistle, the away side failed to get near the opposition goal and but for some good defending from Salmon, Griggs, Gamble and Evans, the deficit could have been even greater. A few positives but it just wasn’t Waveney’s day. Simpson’s Skoda MoM: Andrew Ballard.
Notley’s Lowestoft and District League
Norton Athletic 7, Blundeston Magpies 2
NORTON Athletic put in their best performance of the season to defeat Blundeston Magpies 7-2. Andy Green stole the show with five well taken goals with Rory Spinks and Steven Hak with the goal of the season the other scorers.
Spexhall Reserves 1, Norton Reserves 2
NORTON Reserves picked up three valuable points by winning at Spexhall Reserves. Adam Orme and Dom Moore were the marksmen.
Blundeston Magpies 2, Norton 7
MAGPIES suffered their first league defeat since November. It would be easy to blame keeper Macnamara but to be fair he made four very good saves but agreed the first one was his fault. Throughout the game however he got little protection from what has been a solid back four - in fact it was only left back Rawlings from the defence who played with any grit and determination. Smith, who has been really outstanding this season, gave his winger far too much space and he was instrumental in the first three goals. Bracey and Chong both had their worst game for ages so without doubt keeper Macnamara stood no chance with six of the goals. Magpies wingers must learn to stay wide and track back and help their full backs. Jarvis worked really hard but he and Rawlings were the only two players to show passion. Strikers Mawford and Martin got very little support as intended passes were either mishit or not accurate. However Mawford got tripped in the penalty area and Martin scored to make the score 1-2 and Magpies got into the game as Norton began to argue and get frustrated resulting in two players getting booked for dissent - but loose defending allowed a third just before half time. Norton scored the fourthth goal when Magpies centre half misjudged the ball leaving a simple one on one. However a mistake by the Norton keeper, whose throw out went srtaight to England who put it in the empty net, gave Magpies encouragement. Mawford then had a good chance but couldn’t put it away and Norton took advantage of this and scored three more goals.
Lowestoft Sunday League
Jugganauts 4, Waveney Hearts 2
BOGEY side Jugganauts put a huge dent in Waveney Hearts’ Division One title hopes as the previously out of form home side twice came from behind to claim three vital league points at a freezing Kessingland Community Centre. A highly entertaining clash between two of the division’s more cultured footballing sides saw Hearts lead twice in a pulsating first 45 before the home side rode out a second half storm and snatched a late and possibly undeserved victory, with Ali McKenna and Paul Hunter both notching braces for the respective sides. In a goal-laden opening 24 minutes, Hearts seized the initiative when in-form Hunter lashed home (6) from six yards after the home keeper, under pressure from Dan Tacon, dropped an Adam Boggis free-kick and although Juggs hit back just two minutes later when the predatory McKenna poked-in from close range, the visitors restored their lead after 11 minutes when Hunter finished off a fine move instigated by impressive reserve team recruit Jamie Houghton and the excellent Michael Tacon. Dangerman McKenna drew his side level once more (24) as he headed home a cross to complete the first half scoring which saw Juggs finish in the ascendancy, but a half-time re-shuffle galvanised the visitors who took the fight to the league leaders and carved out numerous match-winning opportunities; forward-turned winger Jamie Pells side-footed over from the edge of the box, midfield dynamo Boggis shaved an upright and the Juggs stopper pulled off a hat-trick-denying save to foil Hunter before tipping a ferocious Michael Tacon strike onto the bar. But with 13 minutes left, a scuffed centre eluded Hearts keeper Jake Parker at the near post to give Juggs a fortuitous lead and as the visitors chased the game the Kessingland side hammered potentially the final blow (85) to Hearts’ title challenge and cemented Juggs’ position as table toppers with just a handful of games left. Sunrise Inn MoM: Michael Tacon.
Solebay Veterans 4, Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves 0
AFTER losing the previous week to White Horse Seltic 2-1 (Prior), Solebay looked to bounce back against K&P Reserves at the Old High School. With a number of key players missing, managers Adams and Smith had to re-arrange the whole midfield from the previous week with Smith partnering Burgess in a new central midfield partnership. The game started evenly with both sides unable to create any clear cut chances. The closest came when Hambling’s mazy run was blocked by some great last ditch challenges. With Collings, May, Hammett and Pope all looking comfortable at the back it was Burgess who came closest after 30 minutes when his shot went over the bar after good work by Hambling. With K&P looking dangerous from set plays Matthews tipped an in swinging corner onto the bar and Collings cleared the danger. After 35 minutes Solebay went close when good work down the left by Warne led to the ball falling to Smith who blasted over from 20 yards. Just after this a good through ball by Hambling led to Prior using his pace to break away only to be brought down in the area. Hambling coolly dispatched the resultant penalty. Just before the break K&P looked to level but a brave last ditch challenge by Pope led to the player being carried off the pitch with a broken leg. In the second half Solebay continued to press and after some pressure a corner by Smith led to Barbrook heading down for new signing Peck to prod home from six yards. This seem to spur Solebay on even more and another corner led to Peck setting up Barbrook to slot home after a goalmouth scramble. Solebay’s fourth came in bizarre fashion when Peck’s cross come shot deceived the goalkeeper and somehow found its way into the net. Both teams best wishes go to Rich Pope and wish him a speedy recovery and Solebay players would like to thank K&P Reserves players for their concerns and care towards him. MoM: Hambling.
Notley’s Lowestoft and District League
Fixtures for tomorrow
Division 1 -
Blundeston Magpies v Pot Black (Denes High School, S Hopkins),
Corton White Horse Seltic v Barsham (Corton Village, C Evans),
Great Yarmouth Town Hall v Waveney Reserves (Green Lane, Bradwell, M Howard),
Oxford Arms v Norton Athletic (Dip Farm pitch one, S Hammersley),
Pakefield Re-United v Kirkley & Pakefield ‘A’ (Normanston Park pitch two, N Foran),
Spexhall v Hearts of Oak (Spexhall, C Smith)
Division 2 -
Beccles Caxton Reserves v Earsham (Beccles, M Linehan),
Bungay Town ‘A’ v Lowestoft International (Bungay, K Howlett),
Crusaders v Waveney ‘A’ (Kessingland Community Centre, D Hibbert),
Hopton v Spexhall Reserves (Hopton, M Leeds),
Norton Athletic Reserves v Ellingham (Norton, M Raven),
Telecom Rovers v Waveney Gunners (Benjamin Britten High School, R Winney).
Division 3 -
Carlton Rangers v Corton White Horse Seltic Reserves (Normanston Park pitch four, G Gray),
Factory Arms v Westhall 07 (Dip Farm pitch four, P Bultitude),
Harleston Town Reserves v Blundeston Magpies Reserves (Harleston, D Banks),
Kirkley & Pakefield ‘B’ v F.C. Eastport (Walmer Road, K Batty),
Oxford Arms Reserves v Lowestoft Albion (Dip Farm pitch two, N Brett),
Royal Oak v Southwold Town Reserves (Dip Farm pitch three, G Reid).
Suffolk County FA Primary Cup semi-finals
Kick-off 1.30pm, extra-time and penalties if necessary.
D.K. Consultants v Benhall St. Mary (Normanston Park pitch one, Assistant Referees: D Salmon and S Shelley),
Great Blakenham v Mutford & Wrentham (Great Blakenham - Assistant Referee: I Carter)
Results for Saturday, February 19
Mike Johnson KO Cup Quarter Finals: Barsham 4, Gt Yarmouth Town Hall 1; Bungay Town A 1, Spexhall 2; DK Consultants 6, Pot Black 2; Waveney Reserves 2, Oxford Arms 3.
Division One: Hearts of Oak 1, Pakefield Re-United 2; Kirkley & Pakefield 9, Corton White Horse Seltic 1; Norton Athletic 7, Blundeston Magpies 2.
Division Two: Earsham 3, Telecom Rovers 0; Ellingham 1, Beccles Caxton Reserves 4; Mutford & Wrentham 1, Hopton 3; Spexhall Reserves 1, Norton Athletic Reserves 2; Waveney A 0, Lowestoft International 0; Waveney Gunners 4, Crusaders 0.
Division Three: Carlton Rangers 3, Kirkley & Pakefield B 2; Corton White Horse Seltic Reserves 3, Westhall 1; FC Eastport 7, Blundeston Magpies Reserves 1; Lowestoft Albion 0, Mutford & Wrentham Reserves 19; Oxford Arms Reserves 2, Royal Oak 3; Southwold Town Reserves 3, Harleston Town Reserves 6.
Lowestoft Sunday League
Results for 20-02-11
AFC Star 10 Harrod UK 0
Juggs 4 Waveney Hearts 2
Ect 10 Blundeston 4
Gunton 5 Royal Falcon 5
AFC Stanford 6 First & Last 3
Waveney Hearts 1 Flying Dutchman 3.
Fixtures for 27-02-2011
Waveney Hearts V Trowel & Hammer (Dip Farm pitch four, B Ereira)
AFC Oxford Arms V Harrod UK (Dip Farm pitch one, N Harvey)
Juggs V Factory Arms O B (Kessingland, S Hammersley)
AFC Star V Carlton Red House (Dip Farm pitch two, M Howard)
Blundeston V Waveney (Blundeston, B Mingay)
Hearts of Oak V Carlton (Dip Farm pitch three, C Evans)
Oulton Ath V Ect (Normanston Park pitch four, I Powell)
Gunton V Lady of the Lake (Normanston Park pitch three, K Batty)
Seltic V New House (Corton village, J Sandwell)
Caxton Arms V First & Last (Beccles, S Hopkins)
Harrod UK Res V Winelodge (Kirkley High, P McCabe)
The Carlton V AFC Stanford (Normanston Park pitch one, C Walchester)