Great Yarmouth area youth scene
PUBLISHED: 12:10 24 September 2009 | UPDATED: 16:32 10 September 2010
BLUNDESTON MAGPIES U12 beat Hemsby Hornets U12 4-0. After starting last season with three heavy defeats on the bounce it was nice for the new-look Magpies to kick off this campaign with a decent win.
BLUNDESTON MAGPIES U12 beat Hemsby Hornets U12 4-0. After starting last season with three heavy defeats on the bounce it was nice for the new-look Magpies to kick off this campaign with a decent win. In the 21st minute Patch picked up the ball on the 18-yard line and beat the Hemsby keeper with a well-placed lob for 1-0. This piece of classy play inspired the team and the Magpies put on a fine display either side of half-time. Connor and George looked dangerous down the wings and both added fine goals to the Magpies' total. Ally's perseverance up front was also rewarded with a well-taken goal. However, most praise should be reserved for the defence which worked well as a unit with Cam heading everything that came near him, Stints pulling the strings and Dan and Gibbs using their pace and skill to support the centre-backs and break forward down the flanks. MoM: Patch. Goals: Patch, George, Connor, Ally.
BLUNDESTON MAGPIES U11 entertained Waveney C and scored a narrow 1-0 victory. Pre-match concerns about playing midfielder Connor in goal were unfounded as a solid defensive display especially by man of the match Adam limited Waveney to a handful of chances, which Connor dealt with confidently. The midfield supplied the strikers with the chances to keep the Waveney defence on their toes, with James on form and only kept at bay by the woodwork, offside decisions and some excellent goalkeeping. The only goal came from Matthew as first-half pressure finally paid off. He fired the ball into the top corner after he was fed from the left following a short corner. The second half took time to spring into life with a series of energetic runs from Logan raising the tempo and bringing goalmouth action. There were a couple of late chances with Waveney going close but Magpies held on to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
BOHEMIANS GIRLS U12 entertained a new team Thorpe Rovers and had a 7-1 win. All girls played a very good game with some fantastic defending and passing on both sides. Bohs played really well together and are working well with some new players and in new positions. Bohs were 4-1 up in the first half. Goals came from Molly (3), Zoe (2) and Leanne (2). Jackie played well in goal second half and was unbeaten after some great saves. Nicole played very well in goal and in defence working with Toni and Megan, they were able to move into space with the ball and finding a team member to pass to. Molly, Zoe, Leanne, Martha and Millie all had some great moving and passing with the ball and worked very well as a team. Player of the match Toni. Next game at home to Dereham, meet at 11.15am.
BOHEMIANS GIRLS U15 were away to Norwich City Greens, missing several key players. First half was a very tight affair. The only goal of the half went to Greens with a good finish from Becks. Second half they changed things around slightly and really upped their game, dominated and created several good chances. Chelsea went close with two excellent efforts, Libby had an effort cleared off the line and Sasha went close with a long-range effort. In the final minute Bohs were awarded a free-kick and Chelsea's excellent shot just missed. The girls deserve maximum praise for their effort particularly Sophie who is carrying an ankle injury, Libby who has been unwell most of the week, Laura who was also feeling unwell and Chelsea who fully deserved a goal. Player of the match went to Marcie who had an outstanding game. Next match: home to North Walsham, meet 10.30am latest for a 11am kick-off.
BOHEMIANS GIRLS U16 played their first league match at North Walsham. They went ahead after 15 minutes with a well-taken finish by Charlotte H, Chelsea increased the lead on the half hour and Bohs looked in total control. However, an injury to Megan just before half-time saw their defence disrupted and Walsham reduced the arrears. Second half Bohs lost their way a little and Walsham equalised with a spectacular long-range effort. They added a third shortly after and full credit to the girls as they fought back well and saw several efforts narrowly miss the target to give them a deserved draw. PoM: Sasha who was superb in defence and special mention to Remy who pulled off a couple of outstanding saves and all the other girls contributed to a thoroughly entertaining game.
CAISTER U9B's second league game saw them take on their A team. In a tough first half the A team took a deserved lead through an own goal after a scramble in the penalty area. This was followed by another own goal at the other end to level the scores 1-1 before half-time. The second half saw Caister B create some good chances, with the winner coming late in the game from Caister B's Alfie (man of the match). There was nothing much to choose between the teams on the day, and credit goes to both teams for making it a very sporting and hard-fought game.
CAISTER U12 entertained newly promoted Hemsby. Caister started with good pace from Bradley R down the right who put a good ball into the box for Tyler to put Caister one up. Caister had a lot of possesion for the opening 15 minutes when Hemsby defended well. Hemsby had good chances and dominated at times but it left them exposed at the back which Caister took advantage of. Against the run of play good attacking play by Tyler ended with a ball in to Bradley R for the second. Half time Caister 2, Hemsby 0. The second half was more Caister taking advantage of the wind, with plenty of opportunities but not making them count. A satisfactory win for Caister. Final score Caister 2, Hemsby 0. Goals Tyler and Bradley R. MoM: George had a great game in midfield, worked hard up and down the left flank.
CAISTER U17 began with a very good 4-1 win over Hellesdon. Both teams played some good football, although the very hard ground conditions made errors common. Persistence from Scott saw him score the opening goal, his first for the club. Despite further chances at both ends, the first half finished 1-0. Caister looked much more threatening in the second half and despite conceding a well-taken equaliser, they always looked confident. Andy put Caister back in front with a header from a good Curtiss corner. Scott then added a third, before Andy completed the scoring with a well-placed finish. The new lads, Kevin, Kieran and Scott, fitted in well and everyone put in a good team performance. Next week, away to Lowestoft (kick-off TBA). Training at 6pm on Tuesday.
COBHOLM BOYS U8 were slow to start in the game at a very good Kirkley and Pakefield team. After last week's good passing Cobholm found it hard this week to put two passes together. Callum was very busy in goal making a series of good saves earning him this week's man of the match.
COBHOLM BOYS U9 visited a good Waveney E side and wnt an early goal down. Cobholm then started to play with William F making it 1-1. Waveney made it 2-1 with a good finish. Keanan made it 2-2, picking the ball up just inside his half and running at the defenders, hitting an unstoppable shot. The second half saw Cobholm step up a gear, forcing Waveney to make mistakes and getting their reward when Will F intercepted a goal-kick, passing the ball into the net from outside the area. Keanan soon scored two more making it 5-3. Mazie made her debut and played well, showing how well she has gelled and settled with the whole team. Shaun had a strong game in defence. Training Saturday 10am. MoM: Keanan for a good performance.
COBHOLM BOYS U12 played their first game for well over a year, against Swindell B. Cobholm were soaking up a bit of pressure. As Swindell kept pushing Cobholm back, they deservedly went one up. Cobholm had a chance with David putting the ball through to Jeremy, whose shot trickled wide with Cameron F trying to get on the end of it. Swindell then took control with Cobholm lacking in their tackling, which cost them five more goals. Second half was a much more even game with the goalie Josh pulling off some good saves and the back four of Owen, Dale Cameron B and Harrison squeezing Swindell in their own half, putting Swindell's back four under a bit of pressure. This contributed to a few corners, one of which Hadley curled into Ryan who flicked it on for Jeremy to score. Swindell scored again to make final score 7-1. Training 10am sharp Saturday. MoM: Harrison.
FILBY & RUNHAM lost 7-2 to Waveney Youth C. From the kick-off Filby tried to get the ball on the floor and created a couple of half-chances but were caught out by a very pacey Waveney front line and soon went two down. Waveney then added two more after some poor marking at corners. It was a very well-taken corner by Reevo which produced Filby's opening goal, when he found Michael in space, who scored his first-ever goal for the team. Reevo then followed that with a thunderous free-kick from 25 yards which rattled the woodwork, so Filby were unlucky to go in at half-time 4-1 down. Some positional changes were made but again Filby were caught out by the speed of the Waveney forwards, who went on to net three more. Filby created more chances in the second half and on another day might have scored a few. Greeny hit the side netting, Wesley went close after a very brave challenge on the keeper and Ross hit a superb volley, which produced an equally superb save by the Waveney keeper. Filby did finish with a goal, however, with a very neat finish by Greeny. Man of the match: Michael.
GORLESTON RANGERS U13A lost 3-1 at home to Waveney A. Rangers for the majority of the first half dominated possession and after 15 minutes could have been out of sight. Rangers' attractive style of football was cleverly broken up. Waveney went ahead against the run of play to lead 1-0 at the break. Changes immediately paid dividends when Jay Turner confidently beat the keeper, but instead of Rangers seizing the initiative they allowed Waveney to exploit certain areas and pose more of a threat and increase their lead. Defensively both Ollie Brown and Ben George played particularly well, the midfield worked tirelessly, especially Cameron Brooks and Declan Round, the latter voted man of the match. Dan Deag, Jay Turner and Connor Deeks also made valuable contributions second half. Well done Declan for an impressive game. Next match versus Caister away at Allendale Road, kick off 12noon, meet at the ground at 11.30am. Any problems call Steve 01493 669241.
GORLESTON RANGERS U14 started with a hard game away at last season's champions Gunton. With three new faces Rangers settled well and took the game to Gunton from the kick-off. Rangers domination was rewarded when Jack met Alfie's corner to header Rangers in front. Rangers scored a second after Nick's through ball found Daniel, who lobbed the keeper from the edge of the area. Rangers went in at half time with a deserved 2-0 lead, with Jack and Connor superb at the back and Rorie tireless in midfield. The second half continued with Daniel completing a well-deserved hat-trick, following in Caine's blocked shot. A cool finish from Jordan's through- ball made the final score 4-0. A really good team performance from all 13 players. The club wishes Connor good luck in his trial at Norwich City. Next game home against Burnt Hill kick off 10.30am, meet 10am.
GORLESTON FC U7 played a very sporting Gorleston Rangers A. Both teams played with passion and enthusiasm throughout. GFC played organised and skilful football. The goalkeeper was solid with good distribution to the outfield players, the defence was strong with some good early tackles, enabling the midfield and forwards to put continuous pressure on the Rangers team. Each member of the squad played with maturity, providing outstanding football. The game was played in tremendous spirit and was well supported by both sets of spectators. Gorleston FC would like thank team sponsors Aston Berry Chartered Accountants for their sponsorship.
GORLESTON RANGERS U10C, playing a very well-organised Oulton Mariners, suffered a first defeat of the season. The game started brightly with the midfield trio creating numerous opportunities, however the final ball was poor and when Rangers did break through luck was not on their side. Oulton weathered the onslaught and soon pushed forward. Defensive pair Bradley and Daniel were in fine form blocking almost everything that was thrown at them. Kaine, in goal, stood firm with a couple of smart saves. Rangers conceded a goal just before half-time but they started the second half as the first with Max pulling the strings in the middle. More chances were created but again they couldn't find the net. As Rangers pushed forward for the equaliser gaps appeared and they were punished as Oulton scored a second. Rangers allowed Oulton to play and they scored another two, final score 4-0. MoM: Max for a tireless display. Next match against Boh's at home, kick off to be arranged. Training as normal. Any problems ring Dean on 01493 668076.
GORLESTON RANGERS U10D enteraineda very determined Bungay Town. A shot on goal from captain Daniel forced an own goal. Lewis and Jack F at the back produced some great defending. There was some fantastic passing between Jack C, Michael, Daniel and Callum. Josh saved brilliantly following a corner. After ten minutes Callum and Jack F were replaced by Muhammed on his competitive debut and Pedro. Bungay equalised but Rangers were straight back in with Dan going just wide of the post. Some brilliant passing and moving saw Michael score a superb goal and with the good passing continuing Pedro had a shot go wide. Second half Rangers totally dominated again with both Michael and Callum having shots saved. Michael took some great corners but Bungay broke again to equalise. Lewis came back on, running the right wing and causing Bungay lots of problems. Jack F in defence was awesome. Bungay conceded many corners but Rangers just could not hit the back of the net one more time. Thanks go to Paul Brown the referee and to all the supporters. Final Score 2-2. Goal scorer Michael (1).
GORELSTON RANGERS A U11 are kicking off the season with a couple of new sponsors and have
said a huge thank you to the Cliff Hotel and John Simpson and partners for their support. The boys have a new manager, Darren Green, with his second in command Mathew Head - but Darren could not do it without all the parents' support -
he is so proud of the boys.
GORLESTON RANGERS U12B visited Halesworth under new captain James and vice-captain Matt. Rangers started quite slowly until Lee and James had a great half in midfield, but they couldn't turn this to advantage. Half-time was 0-0. Second half the ball was passed about cleanly and accurately and the deadlock was broken by Jack after six minutes with a contender for goal of the season already. Rangers played some of the best football and Dan got the second goal after 21 minutes. Man of the match was just edged by Lee. Next match home to Burnt Hill 10.30 am kick off, meet at Lynn Grove 10am. Training as normal on Saturday. Any problems call Danny.
GORLESTON RANGERS U13A started the defence of their title against a team that will probably prove to be one of their main title contenders this season, Bohemians A. Rangers enjoyed the majority of possession in the opening 10 minutes, but from Bohs' first real attack Rangers failed to get a tackle in and a long shot found its way under the keeper. With five minutes left of the half a scintillating move that was started in the midfield was exquisitely finished off by Rangers debutant Callum Batley whose lob over the advancing keeper levelled the score. But Rangers went in at half time 2-1 down when a lack of communication and hesitancy allowed Bohs to round the keeper. With self belief and a real battling display Rangers deservedly drew level through Joe McCabe's 25-yard free-kick. But for a superb goal-line clearance from Lucas Avie the visitors would have taken the three points. A host of excellent individual performances throughout the team but man of the match went to Joe McCabe who scored the wonder free-kick and worked tirelessly for his team. Next match versus Waveney A at Magdalen Playing Field, kick off 12.30pm, meet at ground at noon. Any problems call Steve on 01493 669241.
GORLESTON RANGERS U7 BRAZIL played their first-ever league fixture, at home to Waveney B on Sunday. Rangers started well and in the first few seconds Zak and Toby combined well and nearly scored, however, Waveney broke away to score. Zak showed some good wing play and set up Joshua, who was unlucky. Josh then went very close as he created three more chances for himself and was unlucky on each occasion. With Rangers dominating possession, Waveney broke clear three times and each time Harry cleared brilliantly. Rangers were awarded a penalty after Joshua was tripped in the area but Toby put the penalty wide. Harry then made a goal-line clearance, Zak had a good run and Kyle put in a good tackle but Waveney then scored twice more. Early in the second half Joshua got the goal he thoroughly deserved as his shot when in off a post. Alex then pulled off four fantastic saves and Harry made another last-ditch tackle. Zak then beat the last defender brilliantly and was unlucky to hit a post. Waveney then scored again. MoM: Josh who was fantastic all over the pitch and Harry who made no end of good, solid clearances.
GORLESTON FC U9A played away to a good Gorleston FC U9B. Gorleston A opening the scoring with a well-taken first-half goal from Jake. They went on to play some great passing football and good defending which led to four more goals, one each from Josh, Kallum, Trafford and Jake. The boys played well as a team with a 5-0 win at the final whistle. Well done Morgan, Charlie, Josh, Trafford, Kallum and Jake. Next match at home to St Benets Wasps A on Sunday.
GORLESTON FC U9A are looking for new players to enhance their team. They should be in school Year 4 to be part of the U9 squad. Anyone interested are invited to come along and join in the training session tomorrow at Emerald Park at 10am or contact Matt on 01493 653356 or Alan on 01493 600404.
GORLESTON RANGERS U10B played at Waveney E. The Bs got off to a cracking start with a goal within the first few minutes after Aaron's well-taken corner kick had the Waveney keeper struggling which resulted in the ball finding the back of the net. This however was the only goal attempt the Bs could muster as Waveney took hold of the game. Good goalkeeping from Shaun especially at corners kept them at bay. Every time the Bs cleared their lines with some good old-fashioned defending by Aaron, Luis, Max and Alex the ball came back. Although the Bs absorbed a lot of pressure they still went in at 1-1 at half-time. The second half saw the Bs create a few more chances with the best shot on target coming from a good drive from Henry. Apart from that Ben, Sam and Lewis struggled to find a way past the Waveney defence. Waveney continued to create chances and got their winner after several previous attempts were well stopped by James PR. Thanks to sponsors Olive Garden Restaurant and Your Mortgage Solutions. MoM: Shaun Sadler.
GREAT YARMOUTH TOWN FC U10 played host to a good spirited St Benets Wasps A on Sunday at Barnards Meadow. The Bloaters were at full strength with Josh Swanston in goal, Kyle Haylock and Alex Sawyer starting at the back, a midfield/attack of Callum Aizlewood, Archie Wallis, Jordan Rodwell, Bobby Jex, Thomas Hunter and Thomas Sims. The Bloaters put the Wasps under pressure with some good passing and moving, Yarmouth had some early chances to take the lead but were thwarted by the defence and good goalkeeping, Midway through the first half the young Bloaters took the lead when a good move saw a Wallis cross fired home by Aizlewood. Yarmouth built on this lead in the second half and doubled it when Hunter found Wallis to make it 2-0. Another good Bloaters move soon after saw another assist by Hunter for Sims to fire home to complete the scoring. A good team performance for the second week running. Next match Waveney A away.
HEMSBY HORNETS U7B visited a very sporting Bungay Town. Hemsby were made to defend early on with Aaron making a couple of great saves. Hemsby slowly became more confident and organised. The second half saw Hemsby battling for the ball with Innes, Jack and Adam all tackling and marking well. With much-improved defending this led to chances with Toby having his shot cleared off the line and Sammy also going close. Special mentions to Toby and Sammy for their non-stop running and Luke for a much improved defensive performance. Next game on Sunday at home against Gorleston Rangers B, kick off 11.30am. Tommy will contact all parents/players.
HEMSBY HORNETS U8B played their second game of the season against Kirkley & Pakefield. The game was a large improvement on last week's performance. The boys took in what they have been taught and passed the ball well and are growing as a team. With Adam and James running the show in midfield, and Jack doing what he does best up front he's grown in confidence in front of goal. Henly was his usual solid self in defence and Aaron came on when he was needed to help ease the pressure on tired players. A big thank you to Matthew for his performance in goal.
HEMSBY HORNETS U10B entertained a good Gorleston FC and produced some very good performances, but lost 3-2. Yet again, Hornets went down 1-0 in the first five minutes, but settled down and started to dominate. However, they found the Gorleston keeper in excellent form. In the second half Hornets continued to press and after some good passing moves, Kristian found the back of the Gorleston net. Whilst Hornets were pushing forward for a second goal, Gorleston scored their third. The Hornets never gave up the chase and deserved their second goal (scored by Luke) and perhaps with a bit more time, they would have got something from the game. Jack produced a brilliant performance in goal and was voted man of the match by the parents. Next game away to Halesworth, 10.30am kick-off. Training on Saturday morning, 10.30am. The team would like to say a big thank-you to Filby Bowls Club for presenting them with a new man of the match trophy.
HEMSBY HORNETS U9 STINGERS beat Gorleston Rangers A 2-1. Strong defending and goalkeeping kept the game level. Archie S was the first to break the deadlock for Hemsby. From a lovely cross, he took the ball on full volley. Before half-time Gorleston broke through to also score a quality goal. Calum was playing as captain and showed just how much he has developed since last season. Rowan also showed great improvement, especially in defence. Archie G in goal, with Ben and Jim in defence, were solid, making several great saves and tackles. The second half continued with Archie S and Tom giving their all up front, and Tom broke out of defence and battled the full length of the pitch into the Gorleston box to score the winning goal. Kahn had a fantastic game throughout and quietly controlled the centre of the pitch which would normally have earned him man of the match, but this week's winner was Jim, who gave another a rock solid performance in defence. Thanks to Gary for refereeing. No match this week and training will now move to Kings Loke at 11am.
BLUNDESTON MAGPIES U12 won 3-2 at Kirkley & Pakefield. The entire Magpies team failed to turn up for the first 30 odd minutes and an impressive K&P midfield dominated. They scored a fine opening goal and doubled their lead shortly after the break with a long-range lob. The second half saw major changes for the Magpies. Stints came out of defence to bolster the midfield whilst Harrison slotted in effortlessly at centre back. Magpies finally got their passing game going. Dan and Gibbs at full-back were fearless and the whole team began to get the ball down and play. Ally linked up with George down the left whilst Dan and Connor bossed the right flank. Freddie set up Connor for Magpies first goal. Then man-of-the-match Connor burst down the right to square for Stints to level from six yards. George cracked home the third eight minutes from the end. The boys showed great character and determination to overcome impressive opponents. However, Magpies can't afford to keep giving teams a head start. MoM: Connor. Goals: Connor, Stints, George.
ORMESBY, at Kirkley & Pakefield D, started slowly and allowed the opposition far too much time on the ball, and it was no surprise when they took the lead after a defensive slip allowed the Kirkley striker to slot the ball under Antonio as he came off his line. As the first half drew to a close, the reliable Ben stormed through to equalise with a well-placed shot. It was a different Ormesby in the second half, with everybody upping their game and they took the lead when Victoria tapped in her first competitive goal for the club. Ormesby then took control, with Andrew and Jamie looking strong at the back and some neat passing moves in midfield involving Brandon, Jordan and Ben. Ben then made it 3-1 with another great shot and Carter scored his first goal of the game direct from a corner kick. When Kirkley did get a sight of goal, Antonio was there with two excellent saves to protect the lead. Carter added two more solo goals near the end of the game to complete a dominant second-half performance. Player of the match was Victoria for an energetic display, capped with a well-deserved first goal. A special mention to Jamie, who had his best game for the club so far. Next match is at home at Station Road against Kirkley and Pakefield F, kick-off 11am.
GORLESTON RANGERS U11B recently enjoyed a trip to Norwich City taking part in a six-a-side game against Hilgay FC on the Carrow Road pitch. The Rangers boys won
5-1 and were given tickets free tickets to watch the Norwich v Wycombe Wanderers game, which resulted in a 5-2 win for new Canaries manager Paul Lambert. Any new players interested in joining the team should contact Neil on 01493 301308 or Graham on 01502 730923.
GORLESTON RANGERS U13 GIRLS are looking for three new players. Call Denise on 07917533992.SHRUBLANDS GIRLS U14 entertained Bohemian Girls in the U14 league. Shrubland girls got off to a good start with Merrick scoring a great goal in the first 10 minutes, which was then shortly followed by a goal from Courtney C. The girls played some good football with all the new players and old ones combining well. Five more goals came before half-time from Abbie and Harriet, making it 7-0. Second half saw Shrubs try some players in different positions. This gave Nicky the chance to score two goals. Bohs scored a great goal. Shrubs came back with another from Merrick, and the final goal of the match went to Paige. Final score: 11-1. Goals scored, Abbie (3), Nicky (2), Harriet (2), Merrick (2), Paige, and Courtney C. PoM: Abbie. Next match at home against Waveney Girls, meet on Sunday at Southtown Common at 11.45am.
STALHAM U10, at home, had a fantastic game against last year's league and cup winners, East Coast Warriors. Stalham could have been a goal up after two minutes but Byron's shot went over. Stalham worked their socks off and played excellently as a team. Joseph, Chris, Jake and Harrison were awesome at the back and the midfield of Sean, Matthew and Troy kept battling away. Stalham held the score to 0-0 at half time. The second half saw a little bit of uncertainty in the team early on and ECW scored the crucial goal to make it 1-0. However, Stalham settled again and William pulled off a great one-handed save. Ryan worked hard to win tackles and get the ball forward. Despite Stalham's battling East Coast scored late in the game with an unstoppable strike to make it 2-0. Stalham fired back straight away and a great lofted ball over the top from Harrison saw Byron, who was a constant threat all game, narrow the score line to just 2-1. Stalham pushed for the equaliser and conceded a final goal, again from a great strike, to finish the game 3-1. Stalham's manager is very proud of their strong team performance. PoM: Harrison for a fantastic game in defence.
STALHAM U12A entertained North Walsham and throughout the first half dominated but just couldn't find the net. Their hard work was rewarded after 20 minutes when Matti's cross was met by Adam to slot in at the back post. Five minutes later Matti and Adam did the same to make it 2-0. Two minutes into the second half Adam headed a ball down the line to Rylan who placed it through to Ryan to fire home to make it 3-0. Jake then won the ball in the middle and put a nice ball through to Ryan who cleverly took it round the keeper to make it 4-0. Will made it 5-0 when he fired in a ball that went lose from Stalham's corner. Adam then completed his hat-trick when Jake put a fine pass through, where Adam sprinted down the line and blasted into the back of the net to make it six. To finish off Stalham's fine morning of football was Matti with a solid finish, with the ball being played through from Ryan after Aiden battled well to win it in the middle. Final score Stalham 7, North Walsham 0. PoM: Matti for his excellent work rate and intelligent play.
SWINDELL U9 entertained Kirkley. Ben playing his first game at the back started well as did Freddy, Tyler and Mason in midfield, with Aflie playing up front. Kirkley were well organised and went a goal up. Then in a five minute spell and playing lovely football Freddy scored two well taken goals and Tyler netted another after good work from Alfie. In the second half Swindell were pulled back to 3-3. New signing Joshua did himself proud with some great tackling at the back. In the last ten minutes Alfie put Swindell 4-3 up but in the last couple of minutes Kirkley levelled 4-4. Dylan the goalkeeper was brilliant thoughout and fully deserved his player of the match.
SWINDELL U9, away to Waveney, started very well on a big pitch. The boys were finding a lot of space and passing the ball well. The shape was a lot better with Ben making his tackles and playing the ball out of defence. Dylan made a couple of good saves. The midfield played well with some good moves, Freddy played his socks of as did Tyler and Mason. Alfie did really well up front and Swindell were on the attack for most of the game but just couldn't find the back of the net. Joshua came on and did well. Final score 0-0. Player of the match went to the team. Training Saturday, 10.30am at Swindell School field. Any players the right age are welcome.
CAISTER B U9 started their league campaign with an away game against Waveney Youth C. After an even first period Caister struck twice before half-time both from Alex Quinton (penalty). The usual inspired team talk saw Caister rip through Waveney's defence scoring three goals, the best coming from Will's super cross and AQ stretching to hit the ball high into the net, giving AQ all five goals (and the man-of-the-match). Waveney never gave up and scored a late consolation goal, but with Danny working hard up front, Ozzy solid at the back, Alfie reading the game like a pro, Richie and Reece tackling like terriers, Harley bossing the middle and Will's flying down the wing it was a great way to start the season.
STALHAM U12A entertained North Walsham and throughout the first half dominated. Their hard work was rewarded after 20 minutes when Matti's cross was met by Adam to slot in at the back post. Five minutes later Matti and Adam did the same to make it 2-0. Two minutes into the second half Adam headed a ball down the line to Rylan who placed it through to Ryan to fire home to make it 3-0. Jake then won the ball in the middle and put a nice ball through to Ryan who cleverly took it round the keeper and slotted it into the back of the net to make it 4-0. Will made it 5-0 when he fired in a ball that went lose from Stalham's corner. Adam then completed his hat-trick when Jake put a fine pass through, where Adam sprinted down the line and blasted into the back of the net to make it six. To finish off Stalham's fine morning of football was Matti with a solid finish, with the ball being played through from Ryan after Aiden battled well to win it. Final score: Stalham 7, North Walsham 0. PoM: Matti for his excellent work rate and intelligent play.