Youth and girls football reports
PUBLISHED: 10:34 29 October 2010
Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League Waveney U11A 9, St Benets Wasps U11A 1
WAVENEY have been in blistering form of late and the weekend was no exception.
St Benets started with some fine football, but were finally undone when Joe latched onto a parry from the keeper after a hard shot from Cameron to put Waveney one up.
Ryan slotted home after a solo run, before St Benets grabbed one of their own after some fine football. Almost straight from the kick off Waveney passed their way up the field for Cameron to finish an excellent move.
Ryan then got his second to make it 4-1 at the interval.
The second half saw Nathan slide a ball through for Bradley to get the first of what was to be his four goals of the day. In between these Tom helped himself to one of his own. Yet again there were some fine performances all round the pitch, but the man of the match honour was shared by Cameron and Ryan.
St Benets Wasps U14A 3, Kirkley & Pakefield U14A 2
THE home side started off stronger with a header going over the bar after five minutes and Noah, Will, Brandon A and Ricky were kept busy in defence.
K&P hit back with a spell of pressure which resulted in Ryan supplying Ben with a great pass that he converted to put the visitors one up.
Mark, playing in goal for the injured Louis, made a long clearance to Ben who passed to Brandon C, who shot just wide. St Benets worked a great move down the left and the cross was knocked into the goal to put the sides level.
Ben had a header go just over from a corner and as the half drew to a close Josh was injured, and with no substitutes K&P were down to 10 men.
They still finished the half stronger with Alex, Jordan and Brandon C dominant in midfield and Ryan had a great shot saved.
K&P came out the stronger at the start of the second half with long balls being pumped up to Ben who had several chances go just wide.
In their first attack of the second half St Benets scored with a shot off the post, against the run of play. K&P worked hard to equalise, with Noah having a header saved but after 24 minutes another St Benets attack resulted in their third goal.
K&P did not give up however and after 30 minutes their persistence paid off with Ben setting up Jordan to slot the ball home. St Benets defended the last five minutes desperately with Ryan having a great shot saved in the dying seconds but K&P just couldn’t get the equaliser.
Waveney Youth U13A 5 Caister 1
WAVENEY welcomed Caister to Denes High School on Sunday and the home side took all three points against their hardworking visitors.
The home team struck early when Woods’ sublime flick released Evans whose cross was turned home by Gallant.
Waveney dominated the rest of the half and Jermy had one fine header from a corner well-saved, before a carbon-copy from French’s fine delivery made it two.
Evans then profited from some poor defending to add a third just before half-time. To their credit Caister raised their game after the break and quickly reduced the arrears when Meades was beaten by a speculative lob.
The home keeper was then kept busy being forced into a number of saves and blocks as the visitors rallied. Despite this threat, Waveney continued to carve out chances and eventually Gallant and Moran-Simons added the fourth and fifth to secure the points.
Halesworth Town U13 7, Kirkley & Pakefield U13C 1
K&P went into this game full of confidence following four straight victories but let their opponents totally dominate them throughout.
At 0-0 Rory made two outstanding saves in the Kirkley goal but the warnings went unheeded and he was left helpless as the home side stormed into a 3-0 half time lead.
After the break the visitors were woeful, the home side wanted it more and poured forward at every opportuninty as too many of the K&P side went missing.
Four more Halesworth goals followed with K&P’s solitary reply coming from captain George E`s penalty, which was just reward for his committed performance.
Gunton Youth U15 4, Bohemians U15 2
GUNTON made it four wins in a row following this victory against Bohemians.
After 15 minutes, Fraser’s long throw caused confusion in the Bohemians defence and Daniel K scored Gunton’s opener.
No further goals in the first half meant Gunton had a 1-0 advantage at the interval, but five minutes after the restart Fraser was again the provider, this time setting up Jordan J for Gunton’s second.
Ten minutes later, Jake’s long ball was seized upon by Jordan J for his second and Gunton’s third.
Bohemians then scored the best goal of the game, before Alex settled Gunton’s nerves to give them a 4-1 cushion.
Bohemians pulled one back with ten minutes to go and, soon after, Gunton’s goalkeeper Callum went off injured after making a fine stop. Gunton’s reshuffled team held firm, though, to make the final score 4-2 to Gunton.
Waveney U9B 0, Halesworth 1
WAVENEY were handed their first loss of the season by a hardworking and combative Halesworth side.
Goalkeeper Conor McLaughlin did well to pull off some great saves to keep Waveney in the game.
Waveney never really got in to full flow and their best chance came the way of Sonny Ling who saw his shot go inches over the bar. MoM: Jack Bolton.
St Benets Wasps 1, Kirkley and Pakefield U15B 4
K&P recored their first win of the season against St Benets Wasps after three successive defeats.
K&P did not start that well and went behind as early as the 11th minute.
K&P equalised within five minutes with a goal from Rhys, whose low cross come shot found the inside of the post and went in.
Within the next 10 minutes Scott, moving up from the back, scored twice to give K&P a 3-1 lead.
Sam scored to make it 4-1 five minutes before half time. Several chances for K&P in the second half were not converted so the score reamined 4-1 in what was a great performance from K&P.
GIRLS FOOTBALL Waveney Girls FC U16 11, Copleston SC 1
THE match was fairly open in the first half as stand-in goalkeeper S Eastwood had a few saves to make.
S Reynolds directed the match well from central midfield. Three goals from N Thomas and one through L Teicher, interrupted through Copleston’s goal, gave Waveney a comfortable half time lead.
In the second half the match turned more one sided.
The defenders B Thomas, M Burrell and R Cotterill and the midfielders M Wilson, S Knights and S Eastwood were in complete command.
S Reynolds had a quiet afternoon in goal. Four further goals through L Teicher and three through N Thomas gave Waveney a convincing win to keep them top of the table.