Spotlight on north Norfolk
NORTH WALSHAM ANGELS U13 GIRLS entertained Mulbarton Belles and edged victory 2-1. Emily P continued in goal, Jess F started in defence alongside Lucy, with Izzy, Charlotte and Robyn in midfield and Olivia returning to the striker's role.
NORTH WALSHAM ANGELS U13 GIRLS entertained Mulbarton Belles and edged victory 2-1. Emily P continued in goal, Jess F started in defence alongside Lucy, with Izzy, Charlotte and Robyn in midfield and Olivia returning to the striker's role. Charlotte opened the scoring for Angels with a long-range low shot just inside the right upright. Mulbarton scored an equaliser before half-time. Angels rested Jess and Olivia, using subs Sophie H and Lauren, but they both returned to the pitch in the second half. Jess had her best match in an Angels' shirt and Olivia once again harried and chased for the ball but the visitors always had two or
three defenders in place. The breakthrough came from a throw-in on the right, Olivia hurling the ball into the penalty box for Robyn to fire in the winner. After the final whistle a barbeque was enjoyed by both teams and their supporters.
NORTH WALSHAM DEVILS U15 returning from their midweek success at Poringland, entertained St Andrews in a relegation thriller that North Walsham had to win. P Johnson selected an attacking formation with FHH, Kerry and Harkness playing at the head of a 4-3-3 formation. The tactics paid off after two minutes when FHH pounced on a long ball and outsprinted the opposition defence to slot home. With Edwards and Crosby reversing their roles, Crosby commanded the defence and with G Ash at centre-back closed down the St Andrews' attack. After 10 minutes the Devils doubled their lead when A J Johnson shot through a mel�e of players low into the corner of the goal. Within three minutes North Walsham added a third with C Kerry fighting for a lost cause and seizing the opportunity, robbed the defence and scored. The Devils failed to capitalise on further chances. M Seago played well in a defence midfield role - a position alien to him. The second-half saw a much more even affair and E Collier was much busier, including an excellent tip over the bar from a close-range header. The substitutions of W Baines, D Emery and J Roper all made their mark, J Roper scoring the fourth North Walsham goal after 64 minutes when he was quickest to pick up a shot that had been parried by keeper. The Devils were reduced to 10 men and St Andrews pulled one goal back.
NORTH WALSHAM U15 beat Poringland 1-0. Will dummied a superb pass from AJ which Charlie slotted coolly past the advancing keeper. The Devils then increased the pressure and the first 25 minutes was all one way with Will being denied by the keeper before Charlie headed over, then Mikey hit a 30-yard looping shot against the bar. After inter-passing between Jonny, Will and Charlie, AJ burst through and forced the keeper into a great save. Freddie burst down the wing before sliding the ball into John whose shot flew just over. Poringland sent a free header just over and Eddie pulled off a great save. AJ shot just wide, John headed a corner just over, Charlie couldn't get the power into his shot and Freddie shot just wide. Eddie again had to save from close range. The second half saw the Devils under more pressure but John, George, Hayden and Emers were solid in defence, with Eddie again outstanding behind them. Connor shot over and then just wide after good wing play from Josh. AJ and Crosby had shots saved. Before the final whistle Charlie had a shot saved then blasted the rebound over.
SHERINGHAM WARRIORS U15 went into their final league game of the season hoping to protect their unbeaten record which had spanned two seasons. As in the previous matches against Sheringham Youth it was hard to break through a team with numerous defenders. Will Parker and Tom Harrison down the right were getting a lot of joy but the ball into the box was dealt with. The breakthrough came midway through the half when Jacob Knowles cut in from the left and scored powerfully. Josh Dyde started the game up front and was unlucky not to grab a goal as he put in a good display playing there for the first time. In the second half the Warriors built up a head of steam and soon made it 2-0 when Shane Cox chipped the keeper from the right side of the box. Sheringham Youth won a penalty for a trip in the box but put it wide, the only real action Nathan Lomax in goal got. The goal of the game followed when the ball was fed out to Harry Stamatov on the left. He burst down the wing and crossed for Harry Carrington to sweetly strike the ball past the keeper to make it 3-0. Tom Todd and Josh Glister up front worked hard, both having chances well saved. Ali Burghall, Tommy Bywater, Tom Harrison and Josh Dyde, who had been moved back into defence, had snuffed out every forward move. Cameron Humphrey, Shane, Harry C and Harry S had been excellent in midfield, Jodi Norris had really enjoyed the game and got his just desserts when he fired in the Warriors' fourth. Shane then picked out Jacob who made it 5-0, he was then on hand to score the sixth and complete his hat-trick to make the final score 6-0 to Sheringham Warriors who managed to win every league game this season, finishing 16 points clear of second-placed Holt and 91 goals better than any other team in their age group.
STALHAM U10 played in a friendly tournament on Sunday at Taverham. Stalham's first game was against Old Catton and the first half saw Stalham look the better side. Their passing was great but they didn't manage to score. Stalham were very unsettled
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second half and Old Catton scored two goals. Stalham beat Cromer 1-0. A great ball from Jake saw Troy score. Stalham's final game was against Taverham where they needed to win by four goals to finish top. They rose to the challenge and despite going 1-0 down, won 6-2. Their first came from Troy's corner which went straight in. Goal two was a great team passing move finished with a Troy pass to Daniel who buried it with his left foot. Harry made it three when he tapped past the keeper. Josh played a fantastic ball down the line to Daniel who scored. Stalham got their four-goal lead when Troy beat several players and slotted home to make it 5-1. Taverham replied with a potential 'goal of the season' with a great strike from their own half to make it 5-2. However, Josh scored the crucial goal when he bundled home Troy's shot. William was great in goal and his kicks were brilliant. Chris was strong at the back along with Jake who made pass after pass. Tom and Josh had great games on the wing, continuously tracking back and making some great passes. Troy worked constantly the whole game and Harry, Sean, Matthew T and Daniel all worked hard together as a team.