Youth football reports

PUBLISHED: 13:43 05 November 2010

Norfolk and Suffolk 
Youth League
Kirkley and Pakefield U12C 7, Waveney B 0

KIRKLEY & Pakefield recorded a deserved victory after playing some lovely football from back to front. Kieren and Connor were solid at the heart of the defence, Tom and Oliver played well in the middle of the park and Nathan had a fantastic game up front. Nathan scored four – one being a brave header. Oliver scored a great left foot chip, Macca drilled in one and Gus finished well to wrap up the victory.

Blundeston Magpies 2, 
Waveney Youth U13A 5

WAVENEY U13A faced a difficult task when travelling to face Blundeston in this League Cup second round encounter, but a tenacious and strong performance with all players outstanding saw the visitors through by a comfortable margin. The home team pressed early and Meades made the first of some excellent stops to prevent Waveney falling behind before a quick break saw Evans and Woods combine for Gallant to sweep home the opener. The Magpies were level when Waveney failed to clear their lines but Woods lobbed home the visitors’ second and Hudson smashed home an unstoppable third from a free-kick just before the break, his first for Waveney. Waveney played some fine flowing football in the second-half and with Jermy and Anderson outstanding, Moran-Simons and Woods added two more before Blundeston grabbed a late consolation via a cruel deflection. The Magpies always carried a threat and Waveney had to be on their toes but the back four constructed a solid platform for Waveney’s skilful lads to thrive and deservedly progress to the next round. Both keepers enjoyed a fine match as two attack-minded teams gave their all.

Kirkley & Pakefield U14C 4, Ormesby U14 2

THE K&P boys seemed to be up for this game and it showed in the first ten minutes, as they applied pressure on the Ormesby defence straight from the kick off. It wasn’t long before it paid off, with a well worked midfield through ball to Jessy who put them 1-0 up. It wasn’t long before Jessy latched on to a long ball and put K&P 2-0 up by half-time. In the second half K&P switched off for a while, and Ormesby took advantage, bringing the game level at 2-2. Then a lovely through ball to Harry saw his shot beat the keeper at the near post, and put K&P 3-2 up. This seemed to encourage the lads , and another long ball from the back found Jessy who raced through to get his third and secure the win. MoM: Connor.

Burnt Hill 95 U14 1, 
Kirkley & Pakefield U14A 9

THe visitors got off to a great start with Ben heading the first goal from a Ryan corner within two minutes. Four minutes later he scored a second. At the other end Ricky, ably assisted by Noah and Will, was a rock in defence preventing Burnt Hill getting back into the game. Louis had to make a good save before Ryan got the third following a goalmouth scramble. Jordan went close with a shot off the crossbar before he scored the fourth with a lovely shot that gave the Burnt Hill goalkeeper no chance. Ben got his hat trick on the half hour and at the end of the half Brandon A scored after the goalkeeper was unable to hold a corner. Burnt Hill started the second half the better side and went close with a free kick. They then scored their goal with a header from a throw-in that went in off the bar. This goal spurred K&P on and after 13 minutes a great pass from Alex found Ben who shot past the goalkeeper to make it seven. Ryan scored after a defensive mistake and then Alex got the ninth from Ben’s pass. Noah had to pull off a string of good saves to deny Burnt Hill a second goal, as they fought right through to the end.

Kirkley & Pakefield U16B 4, Waveney Youth 1

KIRKLEY had a lot of possession in the early stages but failed to create many chances, with arguably the best attempts on goal falling to Waveney. However it was K&P who finally took the lead when Owen Cropley’s corner was headed in by Chris Jones. Five minutes later it was déjà vu as Kirkley increased their lead with a virtually identical goal. Waveney battled on and halved the deficit before the break with a great goal direct from a free kick. The second half saw a marginal improvement and Kirkley played some neat football at times but were constantly denied by the heroics of Cole in the Waveney goal. It was up to Marc Godderham to finally increase the Royals’ lead with a well struck effort and Joe Chilvers finished the scoring with a fine turn and shot inside the area. R Cropley & Son PoM: Lewis Sarson-Pocock.

Kirkley and Pakefield B 0, 
Kirkley and Pakefield U12C 6

Kirkley and Pakefield C continued their good run with another win. Lewis, Kieren, Connor and Ethan were solid at the back and didn’t allow Kirkley B any sight at goal. Macca netted first to get things going. Nathan scored again before Tom scored a well placed penalty. Tyron scored to cap a good game before Lewis netted from 35 yards and Oliver scored a peach in the top corner. Kyle had a run outfield, Finley and Gus had good games on either wing, and JJ was committed as usual.

Waveney Youth U14B 10, 
Harleston Youth 0

Alexander opened the scoring for Waveney, pouncing on a rebound after Jordan’s shot was saved. Alex then added his and the game’s second goal with a more route one finish. James scored the third shortly after which turned out to be the goal of the game. Robert tackled his striker in his own box and calmly turned and passed to Jake, link play with Corey, Alex and James then resulted in him beating three players and firing across goal for a sublime finish. Harleston had two attempts on goal in the first period but were denied by Ryan. The second half saw Waveney play with three at the back and also up front allowing seven goals to be scored with no reply. Jordan got his goal four minutes in, and then Alex added another with a solo strike. Alex increased his tally to four to cap a fine performance. Jake got on the scoresheet with a low drive from a free kick. Andre finished a flowing move, James thumped in his second and Corey made sure the home side finished in double figures. A super performance which was kept at 10 with some great saves by the Harleston keeper, dogged defending and poor shooting in front of goal. The woodwork also took a battering twice. Hi-Tech MoM: James Rigby and Alexander Cross.

Gorleston Rangers B 2, 
Blundeston Magpies U12 4

THIS closely fought cup tie was played in gentle rain, making it slippery for keepers and defenders. After a scrappy start Magpies were first to score when Sam chased through and took advantage of the ball slipping from the keeper’s hands to tuck it into the net. Sam had another shot saved before Gorleston were back in the match scoring from a lovely ball into the box. Matthew put Magpies back in front, following in to score from a shot saved by the keeper. Gorleston twice broke and went close, man of the match Ryan doing enough to prevent clear shots on goal. Just before the break Declan scored Magpies’ third from inside the box following a corner. The second half started positively for the Magpies but it was Gorleston who pulled a goal back early on from close range. A good block from Alex prevented an equaliser before Magpies recovered composure, Sam and Jamie went close before Declan scored from a through ball into the box. Matthew had a good run but was thwarted by the keeper, Bexley saved a Gorleston header preventing any last minute jitters before Sam had the ball in the net from a free-kick before the whistle had blown and put the ball narrowly over the bar from the re-take.

Girls Football

Herons U14 1, Waveney U14 Girls 0

WAVENEY made the short trip to Herons in the cup, but went down by a solitary goal. Herons’ early efforts were well saved by C Nixon in the Waveney goal and with Waveney’s defensive trio of L Eaton, D Warner and C Riggall giving Herons no time to settle on the ball, Waveney looked to score as Herons were pushed back into their own half. P Baker, J Spicer and K Harris all saw their shots saved by the keeper and A Cheverton, in her new role on the wing, put in some great crosses that only needed converting. The second half saw Waveney looking for the winning goal and after A Cheverton’s cross, L Chambers thought she had scored only to see the ball slide the wrong side of the post. G Gooding’s luck was out in front of goal as she saw her efforts saved by the keeper. Herons caught Waveney on the counter and gave C Nixon no chance. Waveney looked for the equaliser and thought they had it as M Shields burst past two defenders, but saw her shot was blocked by an outstretched leg. A fine team performance.

Waveney U12 Girls 4, 
Holt Youth U12 Girls 1

WAVENEY U12 Girls entertained Holt Youth for the first league game between the two sides. Initially, Waveney were caught napping during a tense first 15 minutes. As Waveney awoke, they started passing the ball and S Callaghan shrugged off a tackle to score a good goal. Not to be outdone, Holt showed great determination and equalised after a defensive mix up in the Waveney penalty area, Within five minutes, A Everson ran forward and scored in Holt’s top left hand corner making it 2-1. Just before half-time, L Robbens scored a great goal from a low shot for Waveney while at the other end, G Tiffin had to make a string of saves to maintain the 3-1 lead. In the second half, Waveney took greater control when L Cathersides found herself in unfamiliar territory scoring from a run and shot from the striker’s position. This final goal took the sting out of the game. B Turner and M Lyon were unlucky not to score and E Walker played a good defensive game.

Outstanding for Waveney was S Callaghan, who was voted Eon and ICENI Marine’s PoM for her workrate and excellent goal.

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