Youth and girls football reports

PUBLISHED: 10:11 21 January 2011

Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League
Kirkley & Pakefield U14C 7, Waveney U14 3

THIS was a re-run of last week but this was a league game, and Waveney came better prepared and it showed. Kirkley were very slow to get started and a lot of mistakes were being made, but they soon got into it and with a move that came from the back through the midfield they went 1-0 up. This woke them and they started to play some football resulting in them going 2-0 up, but Waveney were not giving in and were putting pressure on K&P who came back with another goal to make it 3-0, Waveney did get a goal back just before half time. The second half proved to be alot harder for K&P, they scored another two goals in the first ten minutes, but then Waveney upped their game. It was K&P’s own fault when two lots of mistakes in their defence gifted Waveney with two goals to make it 5-3. Then K&P had to dig in and they withheld a lot of pressure, before putting some good football together resulting in two more goals before full time. The final result being 7-3 with goals coming from; Connor H 1 Harry 1 Jesse 3 Adam 1 Jordan 1. MoM: Harry.

Waveney Youth U13A 1, Gorleston Rangers A 5

WAVENEY Youth U13A entertained the league leaders at Denes High School on Sunday and despite getting off to a great start, the home team eventually succumbed to a strong Rangers side who totally dominated the second-half. In good conditions but with a strong wind, Waveney were fast out of the blocks and French’s early corner just evaded Butler. The home team were not to be denied however and it was top-scorer Woods who latched onto Walpole’s through ball to put Waveney ahead with a smart finish. It was nearly two when Woods had a shot saved only for Gallant to put the follow-up just over the bar.

Back came Rangers to hit Waveney with a two-goal sucker punch and it was almost three as the visitors missed a spot kick as they turned-up the pressure. Woods then smashed home what looked like the equaliser only to be cruelly denied by the assistant’s flag. Two-one behind at the break, Waveney were well in the game but the second-half turned-out to be a huge disappointment. Walpole, French and Evans in midfield tried to stem the Gorleston pressure but despite this the home team conceded three very sloppy goals following a string of individual mistakes and hesitant defending. Waveney must now concentrate on getting this defeat out of their system and look to return to winning ways quickly if their early season efforts are not to go to waste.

Freethorpe U13 3, Kirkley & Pakefield U13C 3

BACK in action after more than a month out K&P kicked off facing a strong wind and kicking up a slope. The home side used this to their advantage and went into an early two goal lead as the visitors were constantly caught out by long balls over the top. Once they had adapted to the conditions K&P gradually got a foothold in the game and excellent work from Sam set skipper George E away to coolly slot home, The second half was a totally different matter with the visitors dominating and Brent who had earlier been denied by an excellent save levelled the scores with a low drive. K&P were firmly in control now and took the lead via an Aaron thunderbolt which the Freethorpe keeper could not keep out.Inexplicably K&P then let the home side off the hook Freethorpe came back into it and from a late corner the ball was deflected past Rory in the ensuing scramble to level the scores. K&P mom Will.

Kirkley & Pakefield U15B 2, Gunton Youth U15 3

Gunton are now unbeaten in eight league games following this victory against K&P. Daniel K gave Gunton the lead after 15 minutes and that was the only goal in the first half. K&P equalised 10 minutes after the restart, but Gunton soon hit back when Logan was fouled in the box and Richard tucked away the penalty. Billy’s fine strike extended Gunton’s advantage and, although K&P pulled one back in the dying minutes, Gunton held on to record their fourth away victory of the season.

Gorleston C 2, K&P Titans 2

FIRST versus third in the league was always going to be a hard fought game. K&P had the early control with Max, JC and Kelvin playing very attacking football, but they couldn’t find the net. Gorleston came into the game with a hard battle across the pitch by both teams. Gorleston scored on their second attack. In the second half both teams came out fighting with captain Goochy pulling off some fine saves. Jamie was strong in defence, Jack now pushing up into midfield alongside Callum and Max started to press but a good counter move by Gorleston made it 2-0. Titans did not give up and pushed on, Max with a superb goal making it 2-1, Jack then scored from inside his own half just before full time. Full credit to both teams for a friendly entertaining game of football. Titans MoM: Max.

Gorleston U11A 2, Waveney U11A 3

THIS top of the table clash had plenty of background with Gorleston losing only one match all season and that to their visitors. Waveney set off at pace producing some fine football that had Gorleston pinned back for long periods, although they looked powerful on the break. With a fine goal by Cameron ruled offside, it was Ryan who broke the deadlock slotting home Tom’s cross. Tom then bagged one of his own with a fine long range shot. Gorleston started the second half with determination and grabbed two goals of their own from a free kick, and then a goalmouth scramble. Each side had their own periods of domination and fine football. But it was to be Waveney that grabbed the winner of a fine match, when Elliot unleashed one of his thunderbolt free kicks to seal victory. Nathan walked away with man of the match for his fine display.

Bohemians 0, Waveney Youth U9B 2

WAVENEY struggled for the first ten minutes of the game and found it hard to compete with a good Bohemians side, who should have gone in at half time with the lead after their good freekick struck the bar. Waveney’s best chance came when Archie Mc-Cann Laws turned nicely and struck the ball, but the keeper managed to push it away. After the break Waveney upped their game and with some superb passing football started to dominate. The first goal came when Jack Bolton’s corner was headed home by Corey Robinson. Waveney continued to press and man of the match Archie Mc-Cann Laws was unlucky not to score, Waveney soon doubled their lead when they were awarded a free kick and Corey Robinson stepped up and fired the ball past the keeper. MoM: Archie Mc-Cann Laws.

Waveney Youth U14B 9, Halesworth Town U14 0

ALEXANDER opened the scoring on three minutes after having a previous effort crash back off the post. Alex then added another after James switched play to the right wing, Tom beat two players and then fired towards goal with Alex ensuring the ball crossed the line. The third goal was scored soon after with Waveney winning the ball back from a Halesworth free kick, James clearing down the middle for Alex to race on to and beat the keeper with a powerful shot. The fourth goal came on 14 minutes, James released the ball for a quick throw in, Kallum, Jake and Tom switched play neatly and then passed to Alex to fire home from the edge of the box. James added a stunning fifth goal, floating the ball home from distance. In the second half Brandon and Corey slotted to the wing back position replacing Danny and Robert. Then after six minutes Jordan and Andre replaced Alex and Ryan up front. Tom passed left footed to Jordan out wide, who then touched the ball to Kallum to stroke home with power making it 6-0. The seventh soon came, again Tom releasing the front player allowing Andre to finish off in the near corner. Goal number eight was similar to James’s first half effort, nestling in the top corner and struck from distance. Robert covered the left back after being re-introduced and passed up the wing to Brandon who then crossed a fantastic ball which Corey couldn’t quite reach but there was Andre to fire home for 9-0. Hi-Tech PoM: Kallum Rowe.

Loddon Grasshoppers U14 4, Kirkley & Pakefield U14A 3

K&P had the advantage of the wind in the first half and dominated the game. Ben, Mark and Brandon all looked dangerous before Mark tapped the ball home to open the scoring. Shortly after Cameron shot over the bar from a corner and then Ben scored after being set-up by Jordan. Josh and Sonio came on to keep up the pressure. The visitors continued to dominate with Alex and Ben linking well but they could not convert their dominance into more goals. At the other end Louis, in goal, Noah, Ricky, John and Will in defence, kept the Loddon attack at bay. The second half started with more pressure from K&P, which resulted in Brandon putting the visitors three up after a scramble in the goalmouth. Alex and Ben continued to link up well to cause trouble for the Loddon defence. But the game was turned on its head however as Loddon came back with two quick goals and panic ensued in the visitors’ team. As the game wore on Loddon scored two more goals, the last in the dying moments of the game, to snatch all three points.

Gorleston Rangers U12A 5, Blundeston Magpies U12 1

THE Magpies started the match playing into a strong, blustery wind but that didn’t stop them taking a surprise lead against their high flying hosts when Sam broke from the edge of his own area and ran the length of the pitch before slotting the ball into the bottom corner. Gorleston then pushed forward relentlessly, Ryan at left back found himself in the thick of the action, breaking up several attacks, ably assisted by Adam. Gorleston equalised when a shot hit the post and the rebound was put into the net. James went close for the Magpies firing a free kick just over the bar. Sam twice broke and had shots well saved by the keeper between which, Gorleston took the lead with a goal on the break. In the second half the wind eased slightly but the Magpies found the ball tended to run away from them as they tried to beat a strong Gorleston defence and they had very few scoring opportunities, Gorleston scoring three more goals, the first on the break, another from close range and a final long range effort. Bexley was by far the busier of the two keepers with several good saves and deservedly picked up the man of the match award. The Magpies had matched a very good team for large parts of the game and should be proud of their efforts.

Kirkley & Pakefield FC U16B 4, Swindell Juniors 2

HAVING not played a game for over a month K&P can be forgiven for being a bit rusty to begin with, and when you are up against first division opponents in a cup quarter final you soon find yourselves playing catch up, and Swindell made them pay as they stormed into a 2-0 lead with only eight minutes gone. The Royals had to dig in and weather the early storm and gradually began to find a foothold in the game, and the introduction of Postill and Chilvers after 20 minutes was the turning point of the match. Both looked lively and immediately injected some much needed desire which brought about the first goal for Chris Jones, fine work on the right flank between Hall and Klingsick gave Jones his chance and he duly obliged. Postill scored the equaliser with a low hard drive from the edge of the box after the keeper had done well in saving Jones’ initial effort. Chilvers put Kirkley in front when he was first to react from Jones’ free kick, the ball sailed over the goalkeeper but crashed back off the crossbar, and Chilvers was on hand to knock in the rebound. As Swindell pushed for an equaliser the defence stood firm, mastered by Tyrrell in the centre. Finally Jones sealed a semi-final place, beating the offside trap to slot past the keeper and gain Kirkley a deserved victory. MoM: Daniel Tyrrell.

Girls Football
Waveney Foxes U10 7, Swanton Herons U10 1

THE Foxes first game of 2011 was an emphatic victory. They started strongly with E Barnes finding the net after only three minutes of play, and she eventually went on to score a further three goals throughout the match. L McLellan and C Forster were very strong in defence, both putting in some strong challenges, and using the ball very well to pick out some fantastic passes to the midfield. J Johnson had a quiet game in goal for The Foxes, but showed her skills where needed, racing off her line to snuff out any Swanton attack. Swanton scored their only goal before half time, with a good shot in to the top left corner of The Foxes goal. The Foxes went in at half time with a well deserved 5–1 lead. The second half started much as the first half had ended, with J Goldspink, who was The Foxes Captain, converting a penalty within the first few minutes. G Thrower was rewarded for her hard work down the left wing by scoring two goals, and she had a few assists due to her accurate crosses which helped The Foxes goal tally for the day. G Colby and T Robson both had fantastic games, and commanded the midfield well, in both attack and defence, making Swanton Herons work very hard for the ball. The whole team played very well together, with some excellent tackling and pinpoint passing, and not giving the opposition any time on the ball. Waveney Foxes supporters Player of the Match: E Barnes. Away team choice for Waveney Foxes Player of the Match: J Goldspink.

Waveney Girls FC U16 18, Debenham LC 1

BOTH teams played with a reduced squad and despite the clear scoreline a decent match developed. Debenham never gave up during the whole match always looking for chances. The Waveney goals were scored by L Teicher (5), B Thomas (4), N Thomas (3), M Wilson (2), A Wilson, S Knights, J Langer and one own goal with M Burrell going close a few times. Debenham’s much celebrated consolation goal came four minutes from the end and was well deserved for their persistent efforts.

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