Youth and girls football reports

PUBLISHED: 11:54 19 November 2010

Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League

Breydon 2, K&P Titans 4

A HARD physical match from both sides with Callum taking the first spoils. with Breydon fighting back to level the game straight after the restart, then before the break Stanton won a penalty which Jack converted. The defence of Jamie, Harry, Kelvin were standing firm. Titans keep their control of the match with Jack scoring the third and Max making it 1-4, JC was having another solid game in the middle. HG was again a big presence in between the sticks. Breydon made it 2-4 just before full time. Titans MoM: Kelvin.

Blundeston Magpies U13 5, Hempnall U13 1

AFTER a few lacklustre performances of late the Magpies turned on the style as they hit five past a shellshocked Hempnall. Hempnall are a very good side who are justifiably in the top half of the first division but the Magpies free flowing passing, running into space and exceptional work rate was too much for them today. Every Magpies player demonstrated the right attitude and because they put so much into the game for themselves and their team mates they were able to leave the pitch with broad smiles and a sense of collective achievement. The man of the match award could have been given to any one of six players with Sam and Gibbsy exceptional, Chopper scoring two great goals and Fletch performing his usual magic in goal. But the award went to George B who showed great commitment, awareness and skill from the first to the final whistle. Very well done to all. MoM: George B, Goals: Chopper 2, Gibbsy 1, Patch 1, George 1.

Harleston Youth U13 1, Kirkley & Pakefield U13C 3

K&P were made to fight all the way by a Harleston side whose performance belied their lowly league position. An evenly contested first half saw both goalkeepers in fine form and it was goalless at the break. The stalemate was however broken when K&P’s captain George E followed up to finish well after the home keeper had foiled Brent’s initial effort. Brent was not to be denied though and put the visitors two up with a well taken first goal of the season. Harleston were under pressure now but pulled one back with a penalty and suddenly the comeback looked on. However K&P reorganised and stepped up a gear. The excellent George B restored the two goal advantage with a fine solo effort to secure the points for the visitors.

Waveney Youth U13A 8 Brandon Lads 0

WAVENEY welcomed Brandon Lads who made the long journey to Denes High School for this Tesco Cup round two clash on Sunday. In atrocious conditions the visitors almost opened the scoring with an early break, but Waveney switched the play and Jermy scored the first with a fine finish across the keeper. Woods then rifled home number two as Waveney dominated and apart from the odd breakaway, the hosts looked comfortable throughout. Jermy was next on the scoresheet with a header from French’s deep corner for his second and Waveney’s third. Three nil at the break and with conditions worsening the home team continued to pile forward and Moran-Simons added the fourth with his first touch since coming on before French was brought down and Butler calmly slotted home the penalty. Woods struck number six before the visitors had a goal ruled-out for offside and with time running-out Jermy completed his hat-trick and Evans poached number eight this time from Jermy’s corner. Credit must go to both teams for their determined efforts on a very difficult pitch and to referee Kevin Batty who controlled the game with authority.

Bohemians U16 3, Kirkley & Pakefield FC U16B 3

AN incredible last 10 minutes saw Kirkley mount a tremendous comeback from 3-0 down to snatch a point. Bohemians started quickly and took the lead after just nine minutes, the left winger outpacing Mower at the back and lobbing goalkeeper Bond from the edge of the box. They doubled their lead within a minute, a mix up in the royals’ defence allowing a simple tap in at the far post. Kirkley began to get foothold in the game and should have pulled a goal back, Joe Chilvers saw his chip come back off the crossbar and his follow up header cleared off the line, but it was Bohemians who actually scored again to lead 3-0 at the break. Without any substitutes available Kirkley’s options were limited to just re-arranging the playing formation, and although the first change steadied the ship for 20 minutes they still weren’t creating enough chances to get a goal back. With time ticking away and nothing more to lose, Kirkley threw caution to the wind, Mower was pushed up to create a front three and the gamble paid off. Jordan Spillings turned and shot in the six yard box for the Royals first with just nine minutes remaining, and two minutes later the belief of a comeback took hold as Chris Jones thundered in an unstoppable right footer from 20 yards. Kirkley piled on the pressure and finally got the point they deserved when Owen Cropley’s corner was headed home by Joe Chilvers to cap a sterling man of the match performance.

Kirkley & Pakefield U14C 10, Long Stratton U14 1

THE weather was awful for this game but this did not seem to bother K&P, who seem to play better in bad conditions. Straight from the off K&P pressurised the Long Stratton defence and it wasn’t long before they were rewarded with a goal from Keanu. Then with some great work from the K&P midfield Keanu was put through and scored to make it 2-0. Long Stratton then sent a long ball forward with their front man running onto the ball, scoring and making it 2-1. Within minutes Jessie was picked out with a cross from the wing and his shot found the net making it 3-1 at half time. The second half started like the first and it wasn’t long before Jessy added to his goal tally and Keagan got the first of his hat trick to make it 5-1. K&P were now cruising Kegan got his second and within minutes Jessy got his third 7-1. Every attack by K&P was nearly converted to goals, a shot from Kegan came off the defender and gave him his third goal 8-1. By now all of K&P wanted to get a goal, they missed a penalty, and Josh saved a penalty awarded to the visitors things were going great for K&P. In the last ten minutes JJ and Harry both got a goal and Gary was unlucky hitting the woodwork twice. Well done K&P in such bad weather. MoM: Josh.

Waveney Youth U14B 0, Loddon Grasshoppers U14 0

ALTHOUGH the scoreline suggests a dull match, this was nothing but with action at both ends. Loddon started the brighter team and pushed at the Waveney defence, who for the second week in a row stood solid and maintained another clean sheet. Andre hit the bar with a looping header, James had a shot turned around the post and then Andre missed another shot from close range. Loddon hit on the counter attack forcing an equally fine save from Ryan in the Waveney goal. Waveney’s legs tired as the game reached the final minutes with no substitutes available, this allowed Grasshoppers to look for the first goal, but Ryan initially saved for the ball to spill through his legs, but luck shone on the boys in gold and the ball trickled the right side of the post for a corner. Daniel looked dominant at centre half and barked instructions to his team, Lewis, Robert and Danny added to the strength of the back four dealing with every attack in their stride. A change of shape in the second period altered play, but Loddon were equal and with their clever use of subs kept the game flowing well ensuring a great match played in good spirits.

Hi-Tech MoM: Daniel Overy.


Waveney Girls FC U16 2 Little Oakley 0

DESPITE taking an early lead through N Thomas, Waveney found an even opposition. Both defences, for Waveney B Thomas, A Wilson, R Cotterill and S Reynolds and excellent organisation through goalie L French, allowed only few chances. The defensive midfielders S Eastwood and J Langer were again well organised. In the second half Waveney had a strong spell helped by good midfield combinations through M Wilson, S Knights and G Wilson with a few chances for L Teicher. N Thomas sealed the Waveney win with her second goal of the day.

North Walsham U12 Girls 0, Waveney U12 Girls 6

HOPING to make it three wins on the bounce, Waveney travelled to North Walsham for their first encounter this year. The game started brightly for Waveney when L Robbens scored twice to put Waveney 0-2 in front. North Walsham were kept on the back foot as B Turner and M Lyon continued to shoot and pressure the ball. Against the run of play, G Tiffin made a good save to maintain Waveney’s lead. Then just before half time, B Turner did well to bury a shot in the Walsham net. Half time 0-3. Waveney passed and moved the ball with some ease in this match and link up play between the front players was excellent. S Callaghan had a couple of good efforts and was finally rewarded when she shot low to make it 0-4. Then with time running out L Robbens scored two more good goals to make the final score 0-6. A tremendous result overall with everyone playing well. North Walsham Girls never stopped trying, but in the end, Waveney deserved their victory. Eon and ICENI MoM: L Robbens.

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