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PUBLISHED: 14:42 24 February 2011

Hethersett Athletic U16 had a good 4-0 home win over Old Catton with Ollie Bell scoring twice and others coming from Josh Wilcox and Ambrose Wilkerson.

Hethersett Athletic U15 went down 3-2 at home to Poringland with both their goals coming from Scott Grimes.

Hethersett Athletic U14 kept their unbeaten league record with a comfortable 6-0 win over Salhouse with Matthew Youngs hitting another hat-trick. Cain Living scored two and Jack Walker also found the back of the net.

Hethersett Athletic YOUTH: The U13s lost 4-0 at Rocklands. The U11s went down 14-1 at Poringland (Jack Kirby) and the U10s lost 3-2 at home to Mulbarton (Ollie Husband 2). The U15 Girls were also on the wrong end of an 8-0 scoreline at Norwich City in the League Cup.

Attleborough U15 were at Holt for what turned out to be a poor game by both teams and a final score that flattered Holt. Two defensive errors in the first half gave Holt a 2-0 lead and the game stalled from there. Craig Ball tried an ambitious shot from about 30 yards that was wide of the goal and manager’s man-of-the-match Jack Binks tested the Holt keeper after being put through by James Haylock, but the keeper pushed it around a post. Final score: Holt United 2, Attleborough 0.

Hethersett U11 visited Poringland and were forced to make some changes this week due to eight players being unavailable for selection. Luke Hamling played his first match ever, and did very well in defence. Hethersett started brightly, playing some good football, but it was Poringland who scored first from close range.They then scored two more good goals to make the half time score 3-0. Hethersett continued to battle second half and Jack Kirby broke through to score a well-taken goal. Poringland then stepped up their game to dominate as the Hethersett players tired to make the final score 14-1. MoM: Oli Hudson Church.

Hethersett U10 played Mulbarton last week hoping to get back to winning ways. They started very brightly, playing some good football, and within five minutes had taken the lead. Ben L played a great ball through to Ollie who took it round the keeper and scored. Hethersett were on a roll, with Ollie and Ben L linking up well together nearly made it 2-0 but the keeper made a good save. Mulbarton then broke away and equalised. Hethersett pushed up again, Max crossing the ball in and Ollie with a great header but straight at the keeper, Ben L then hit a post and Ollie, from a great ball from Luke again, just missed the target. With time running out in the first half Mulbarton, with another rare break, somehow squeezed the ball in the net for 2-1. In the second half, within the first five minutes, Mulbarton made it 3-1. Hethersett then pushed two up front and Aiden and Luke wide. With this Hethersett were playing in their half. Aiden made space and with a great cross Ben L struck it well but straight at the keeper. Cam was then pushed up front and linked well with Luke who played a nice ball to Ollie who again took it round the keeper and scored to make it 3-2, and game on. With Hethersett pushing on for an equaliser, Kieran was outstanding at the back with Max covering well. Time was running out and with a few half-chances Hethersett just could not get the goal they deserved. Final score: 3-2.

Wymondham Town U9 drew 2-2 with Lakeford Rangers. A superb home match against Lakeford saw the points shared despite both teams going for the win. Joe Mower got the opening goal for Wymondham following some wonderful passing play between James and Matthew Carter. Lakeford then went on the attack but the usual solid performance by Sam Hartley kept them out. Another swift passing move saw Joe get his second goal but Lakeford responded quickly by following up a superb save from Max Taylor to get their first. Lakeford grabbed a second-half equaliser which prompted Wymondham to respond with some terrific forward play. Last ditch-defending by Lakeford denied Joe his hat-trick, with only a coat of paint preventing Michael Russell from pinching the points for Wymondham.

Wymondham Town United U13 played Hellesdon. An attacking display from both sides saw numerous chances created, scored, missed and well saved which all added to an entertaining encounter, well refereed by Pat Brookes. Wymondham created many chances in a strong first-half display. Henry struck the bar from a great effort early on and Luke B’s neat near post header from Luke L’s corner almost gave WTU the lead. Hellesdon broke forward with purpose but keeper Jamie calmly cleared the danger. Callum eventually gave Wymondham the lead when he crashed home his effort from six yards as Hellesdon struggled to clear another excellent corner delivery from Luke L. Ed’s strong first-half display was nearly rewarded as he broke through twice but his efforts were just off target. Hellesdon’s good finishing, however, gave them the upper hand with a 3-1 half-time lead. It was good to see Bradley return to the side with a solid second performance and Wymondham had a fantastic purple patch just after the break when they scored three excellent goals. Firstly, Henry curled a great effort in from 20 yards and then Nathan’s surging goalward run was delightfully finished with a lofted strike, leaving the keeper rooted to the spot. Luke L then drove in an angled high cross/shot into the roof of the net to make the score 4-3. Resilient defending from Daniel, Harry, Callum and Matthew ensured WTU maintained their lead as Hellesdon continued to drive forward but the visiting side eventually gained an equaliser. There was still time for Nathan to be tripped inches outside the penalty box when clean through and for Oliver T to strike the crossbar again, but the match ended with honours even at 4-4. PoM: Oliver Tribe, many excellent linking phases.

WYMONDHAM LIZARDS U10 visited their semi-final opponents Lakenheath for the third time this season. Although they had 10 corners in the first 10 minutes, they did not open the scoring until just after, when Bryn Mullen drove a fierce shot that slipped through the keeper’s grasp and rolled in. The second followed when Sonny Clarke swept in a corner from Lewis Thurston with a left foot strike. Jacob Bush was causing the home defence lots of problems down the left-hand side and was unfortunate not to add to the score. At half-time it was 2-0. The second half started how the first finished with Town totally dominating the game and after a superb Sonny cross Henry Metcalf volleyed in at the far post for 3-0. Luke Hunt, as always, was assured at the back and probing forward when he could. Charlie Gavin was introduced as Bryn had to leave the field with a knee injury. The fourth goal was added from a corner as Lewis Thurston – also volleyed in. Town were playing some lovely football as the game wore on and after breaking clear through latching onto a Lewis pass, Henry rounded the keeper and knocked in the fifth. Connor Milligan was a virtual spectator throughout such was Town’s dominance, but as important as the goals at the other end, this was Connor’s fifth consecutive clean sheet. FT 0-5. Wymondham MoM: Jacob Bush, Opposition MoM: Henry Metcalf.

WYMONDHAM TOWN UNITED U10 had a trip to Drayton. After a slow start the hosts got on top but good defending by Jack B and Massimo kept them at bay. Keeper Ollie then tipped a goalbound header over as United were pushed back. Midway through the first half United hit back when Will F and Christy combining nicely, both went close. Then a great move from Will C, Will F, Daniel and Christy ended with a hurried clearance for a corner. Daniel then saw two shots blocked as United took charge but, typical of this end-to-end game, Drayton wasted a clear chance when Ollie made a smart save. United went ahead just before the break when Will F found Christy who coolly slotted home. The second half began with a superb break down the left by defender Jack B but his perfect cross eluded everyone. Great tackling by midfielders Bradley and Will C was frustrating Drayton but they equalised with a great shot from long range. In a nerve-jangling final few minutes Christy went close twice and Daniel with a fine run and cross which only needed a touch almost gave United the win. However with some desperate defending and the usual heart-stopping saves from Ollie the team hung on for the draw. Final score: 1-1. Fantastic commitment gave United a well-deserved draw. MoM: Jack Bates.

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