Local youth football round up

PUBLISHED: 11:21 20 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:21 20 November 2013

Local youth football round up

U13

Spartak U13s are sporting a stylish new look after Saffron Walden clothing men’s shop, Born Ambitious, sponsored the team’s home strip. The team us pictured outside the King Street shop on Saturday.

The team is currently second in the Royston Crow Youth League, Division 2 table behind rivals Elsenham Youth. They are unbeaten since October, have won six matches in a row and have also progressed through to the third round of the league cup.

The team is managed and coached by an all-female team led by Claire Rees-Jones, and several of the players have been together for eight years.

U11

Saffron Walden Blacks 4 Cambourne 2

Walden Blacks returned to winning ways with a comfortable victory over Cambourne.

A well-controlled opening goal from Aaron MacDermott, a volley from James Inkley and two goals from Jacob Park were scored before the opposition fought back to score two goals in the final 10 minutes of the match.

U12

Clifton Colts 3 Plantation 4

Plantation continued their recent run of good form with a hard-fought win at Clifton.

Toby Salmon gave the visitors the lead after 10 minutes, but Clifton levelled within a minute. On the stroke of half-time, Harry Dorrian broke clear of the defence and his shot was touched over the line by Anton Thomas.

Six minutes after the break Dorrian crossed for Evan Conboy to volley home but Clifton then hit back with two goals in a minute. Plantation were not to be denied though and a well struck Salmon free-kick seven minutes from time put them back in front.

Rory Nicholas’ strong defensive performance made him man-of-the-match.

U13

Stevenage Borough Stars 0 Plantation Youth 5

Plantation weathered some early Stars pressure before taking the lead on 18 minutes. Jeremy Fletcher played in a pass that found Tanzim Khan at the far post for a simple finish.

Louis Eady added the second on 25 minutes, rounding the keeper to slot home and Max Halls scored a third from the penalty spot.

Five minutes into the second half Plantation extended their lead. Ollie Newman’s determined run down the right, beating two players, and cross found Khan waiting to stroke home his second of the match.

Plantation’s fifth arrived in the 50th minute, Halls turning in Fletche’s cross.

U15

Bedwell Rangers 6 Spartak 6

Spartak 78 put in a heroic effort to draw at Bedwell.

Illness and a car breakdow meant the team travelled to Stevenage with only eight players and they were 2-0 after 10 minutes before being joined by their ninth team-mate.

Harvey Carter scored a 30-yard free kick and Jamie Moses levelled the scores five minutes later. Bedwell added a third but Spartak were back on par when Aiden Byrne tucked away a penalty.

The sides traded blows after the break, with Ryan Herd and Moses scoring for Spartak, but Bedwell looked to have grabbed a winner with the sixth.

However, in the last minute, Bedwell scored an own goal for the Spartak equaliser.

Delighted Spartak manager Sam Herd said: “What a game and a heroic effort from all of my Spartak boys. They were all man-of-the-match.”

U18

Stotfold 1 Manuden 3

Manuden United travelled to Stotfold and took full advantage of the game in hand to go top of Division 2, winning thanks to goals from Brad Godfrey, Michael Earnshaw and Harry Grosvenor.

Manager Neale Barrett admitted it was not the team’s most convincing performance, but they remain unbeaten.

Girls’ football

U10

PSG FC can take lots of positives from their performance at home to Histon Hornets as the sides drew 3-3.

PSG (pictured in blue) started well, had the better possession, hit the post and were unlucky to go a goal down mid-way through the first half. But they battled back and levelled the score before the break.

PSG twice took the lead in the second half – with Niamh Davies securing her hat-trick – but were twice pegged back by the visitors.

U12

PSG FC 4 Bassingbourn 3

PSG FC won this return league match with Bassingbourn. The visitors raced into a two-goal lead but PSG turned the game around with three goals in a five-minute spell before half time, scored by Kayleigh Tucker, Eve Truscott and Lucy Gill.

Tucker added her second goal of the game but despite relentless PSG attacking, Bassingbourn refused to yield and netted again to make the score 4-3.

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