Youth and girls football reports

PUBLISHED: 15:07 15 October 2010

Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League

Waveney Youth U13A 2, Haverhill Rovers 1 (AET)

WAVENEY welcomed Haverhill to Denes High School on Sunday for this Tesco Cup Round One clash and what a rip-roaring tie it turned out to be. The home side began well and threatened the Rovers’ goal throughout a close first-half with Gallant coming closest to striking the opener. Waveney were then caught napping following a corner with the Rovers’ no.2 breaking quickly to score a fine individual goal. Waveney regrouped at half time but almost fell immediately further behind when the visitors struck the post. But the home team kept pressing and Butler rose highest to head home French’s corner to force extra-time. The game was full of passion and commitment with no quarter given and Waveney refused to lie down, battling for every ball and gradually their fitness and desire told. Woods lobbed just over and then Mahoney’s header cleared the bar and it seemed that penalties were inevitable. But in the final minute of extra-time, Evans and French won possession and Woods, spotting the keeper off his line, lobbed the winning goal from distance to send the home supporters into raptures. Tough on Haverhill perhaps, but the gold shirts would not be denied and Waveney can be immensely proud of their effort in deservedly putting out a quality side.

Waveney Youth U14C 1, Burnt Hill U14 3

WAVENEY hosted local rivals Burnt hill on a gorgeous morning at the Denes. Both teams pressed early on and Burnt Hill opened the scoring with a clinical finish from an accurate through ball. Waveney soon levelled with a crisp shot from Brandon which went in off the post. Waveney were now on top and Joe missed a number of good chances to put them ahead before Hill scored again just before half time after Waveney failed to clear a ball. Waveney played poorly in the second half and further chances were spurned before Burnt scored a third from the best move of the game. A grandstand finish was prevented when Joe slotted through the away keepers legs only for it to be cleared off the line. A special mention to Louis who had to be put into goal only minutes before kick off and had a solid game.

Advanced Scaffolding Limited MoM: Louis Julian.

Kirkley & Pakefield U14C 7, St Benets U14 1

K&P were really up for this game, and it wasn’t long before some great work from Gary on the right, put Jessy through to put K&P ahead. The K&P team were applying the pressure all the time and Blake played a ball to Gary who had the beating of the St Benets defence and put JJ in to make it 2-0. Liam, Jacob, Connor and Harrison playing kept Benets out in defence, but then a leck of concentration saw Benets bring it back to 2-1. More great work by Keanu, Gary, Blake and JJ in midfield put Jessy in and he made it 3-1 at half time. K&P started the second half like the first and it wasn’t long before Jessy got his hat trick to make it 4-1. By this time K&P were strolling and they had three consecutive goals disallowed for offside. Adam then laid the ball out to Gaz who ran at the defence, crossed the ball and Jessy made it 5-1. More great work from K&P saw the ball in the Benets goalmouth and Blake squeezed the ball in to make it 6-1. The defence of St Benets were finding the K&P pressure too much and a ball into the area by JJ saw the Benets score an own goal, resulting in K&P winning this match 7-1. MoM: Gary.

Waveney U11A 7, Gorleston Rangers 0

WAVENEY came out of the blocks flying, pressing the Gorleston goal and they took the lead on five minutes with Ryan slotting home Joe’s high cross. Despite continuing to press, Waveney had to wait until just before half time for their second when Ryan scored again, this time digging the ball out from under his feet for a fine finish. The second half started with Gorleston having a spell of their own, before Waveney took command once more and Ryan soon bagged his third after good work from Bradley, and then his fourth with an individual run. Bradley, through on his own secured a goal for himself, before Ryan made an individual run to place no less than his fifth in the net. Waveney were running riot as Gorleston tried to clinch a consolation goal.

A free kick from Elliot put Bradley through to pick a second goal for himself, and seal a fine 7-0 victory. This was a fine display all round but no one could deny Bradley his man of the match, for his fine goals and assists.

Acle U13 1, Kirkley & Pakefield U13C 3

ACLE had it all the play in the opening stages as the visitors looked sluggish and it was no surprise when they took the lead with a well worked goal. Only a fine save by Rory prevented the home side from doubling their tally, and when George B stabbed home an equaliser Acle could count themsleves unlucky only to be level at half time. The second half was a different matter and K&P took control with Aaron, Will, Sam and George E stamping their class on proceedings. George B outpaced the home defence to put the visitors ahead and a cooly executed lob by Lewis sealed the victory and ensured K&P just about deservedly went home with the points.

Hemsby Hornets 3, Kirkley & Pakefield FC U16B 4

This game took its time to settle but finished in dramatic fashion, with Kirkley throwing away a comfortable 3-0 lead only to clinch victory with a last minute winner. Hemsby dominated the early stages with Kirkley struggling to come to terms with the pitch dimensions, however the royals makeshift defence marshalled by Mower and Cropley remained solid and nullified any goal threats thrown their way. Eventually Kirkley started to get hold of the game and it was Louis Carr who put the visitors ahead with a simple tap in when the ball dropped at his feet from Cropley’s corner. Chris Jones then continued his impressive goalscoring start to the season taking his tally to nine goals in three games, Carr’s through ball was neatly laid into Jones path by Chilvers and he fired home from outside the box, then Jordan Spillings’ neat turn and pass released Jones who slotted the ball past the keeper to take the visitors into the break with a 3 goal cushion. Kirkley spurned a number of chances to kill the game off in the early part of the second half, with Jones firstly hitting the post and then passing back to the goalkeeper with another effort. Hemsby were then thrown a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty, however Dominic Bond pulled off an incredible one handed save to his right to thwart the spot kick taker. Unfortunately his luck didn’t last long as Kirkley then pressed the self destruct button, with the midfield disappearing and a series of defensive blunders combined with some very poor marking they allowed Hemsby to net three times in a hectic 10 minute spell to bring the game back to 3-3. As Kirkley seemed to snatching defeat from the jaws of victory the game had one final twist when central defender William Mower, sent up front to try to nick the winner duly obliged in the last minute of the game to seal the win for Kirkley. MoM: Junior Woodvine.

Waveney Youth U9B 2, Mutford 2

WAVENEY came into this game after a week off and looked disjointed. Although they took the lead early with a fine goal from Joshua they became sloppy and a hard working Mutford team made them pay with two quick goals, Waveney then equalised with a well worked move which was finished by Corey. After the break Waveney improved a little created chances but couldn’t find a winner.

Waveney Youth U14A 3, Waveney Youth U14B 1

THE B team took the early initiative and pressed the A team for the opening period forcing Bradley to make a save and getting the first corner, but on 14 minutes the A team took the lead with a scuffed shot from the edge of the box. Jordan was then introduced after Ryan went off with a bloodied nose and immediately made an impact doubling the home side’s advantage. Ryan H, newly added to the squad, looked comfortable in goal and was sharp and brave. One minute before the break the A team made it 3-0. In the second period the B team looked for goals and changed to a more attacking shape, this allowed them to compete higher up the pitch but the final product was hard to come by. Eventually they were awarded a goal, but this was too late to have a major impact on the game. Tom swung in a long corner and Bradley could only help it into his net with his outstretched hand. Hi-Tech MoM: Jake Cross.

Waveney U10B 5, Kirkley & Pakefield U10B 1

In sunny conditions Waveney entertained local rivals Kirkley and Pakefield at Barnards Meadow. Although having more of the possession Waveney took a while to get their passing game going but when they did Hugo passed the ball through to Cameron who lobbed the keeper to make it 1-0. Despite a few other chances Waveney were unable to add to the scoreline and at half time the game was not safe. Waveney started the second half with a little more urgency and added a second when Alfie fired home. This was followed by a goal from Kian and then number four as Hugo played in Tom to fire past the keeper.

Kirkley pulled a goal back following some hesitation in the Waveney defence. However Waveney went straight down the other end to make it 5 when Tom clipped his shot over the advancing keeper to make the final score 5-1. Another good display and this win moves Waveney up to second in Division 1.

Blundeston Magpies U12 2 Beckvale U12 4

Blundeston Magpies U12 entertained Beckvale on Sunday in a competitive and end to end game.

Sam scored early on in the game keeping his impressive goal tally up.

Beckvale soon hit back with two quick goals, Magpies had further chances to score with Sam hitting the post then James, Matthew and Declan all forcing the keeper into good saves.

Magpies conceded another goal just before half time.

But a rousing talk from Kevin got the boys going and they played some great stuff in the second half.

Despite conceding another early on, the boys took the attack to the opposition with Sam scoring another.

Alex deputising in goal, did not have to make any saves of note, in the second half.

Kirkley & Pakefield A U14 2 Gorleston Rangers B 4

KPFC had the best of the attacking play early on with Brandon C, Noah and Ben all causing trouble for the Gorleston defence early on, ably supported by Jordan and Alex.

At the other end Louis had to make a couple of good saves and Will, Mark, Noah and Ricky were all called into action in defence.

Some good teamwork between Brandon A and Brandon C resulted in Ben getting the ball in the net only for it to be ruled offside.

Brandon C had another of his penetrating runs but to no avail and Ryan was also causing problems up front.

As the half drew to a close Gorleston scored.

Gorleston then stunned KPFC with a quick goal at the start of the second half but two great goals by Ben got the homeside level.

KPFC continued to attack with good work by Cameron, Alex, Jordan and Brandon C, with Ben and Brandon A but they could not get the winner. Gorleston were dangerous too with Alex making a great clearance from a Gorleston corner.

Just as KPFC thought they had got their first point of the season Gorleston delivered two killer blows in the dying minutes and they came away empty-handed again.


Waveney Under 12 Girls 1, Sprowston U12 Girls 1

WAVENEY U12 Girls entertained a good Sprowston team and the game started brightly with the defences from both sides batting hard and having to repel a number of attacks. Waveney scored first when S Callighan broke through to bury a low shot past the Sprowston keeper. After a number of firm but fair tackles, A Everson and Lucy Robbens battled on to shake off their injuries. The defensive play as a whole was complimented by a great captain’s performance by J Green. Just before the break, defensive confusion after a corner saw Sprowston score to get back into the game making it 1-1. The second half was frenetic and exciting and saw B Turner, E Walker, M Lyon and L Cathersides all pressurised Sprowston and all make some great tackles. Waveney’s goalkeeper G Tiffin also played a good game and made four good saves. At the other end, Waveney thought they had scored from a corner kick but the referee said the ball had not gone in the net. From then on, despite sustained pressure by Sprowston, Waveney held on. In the end a 1-1 result was probably a fair result. Well done also to A Everson and E Walker for great performances as the Eon and Iceni Marine MoM.

Whitton United 1, Waveney Girls FC U16 3

THE top match between the two so far unbeaten teams was a nailbiting affair. The wind and rain made technical play impossible and a hard battle developed. In the first half hardly any chances developed with Waveney’s defenders B Thomas, A Wilson, M Burrell and R Cotterill keeping their oponents at bay against the wind. L French was confident in goal. In the second half the midfielders M Wilson, S Knights, S Eastwood, S Reynolds and J Langer gained more control now playing with the wind. The match burst alive after 65 minutes when S Reynolds hit the ball into the net after a goalmouth scramble. Whitton nevertheless equalised in the same minute from 25 yards. N Thomas reestablished the lead four minutes later when she converded L Teicher’s cross. When Whitton pushed everybody forward L Teicher decided the match five minutes from the end from close range.

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