Local youth football round up

PUBLISHED: 11:49 11 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:49 11 February 2014

Local youth football round up

U12

Saffron Walden 3 Milton 2

Walden were pleased to get back to playing football after a two-month break.

They started the better side with the wind, and went 1-0 up thanks to a powerful shot from Harvey Lewis-Berwick. Olly Manley then split the defence to find Lorcan Gough who sloted home the second.

In the second half, Lorcan found the net for his second and Walden’s third.

With the wind now in their favour, Milton pushed forward but a string of saves from man-of-the-match James Young kept them at bay until near the end, the visitors closing the gap with two late strikes.

Walden are away to Great Shelford on Saturday.

U13

Plantation Youth 7 Stevenage Borough Stars 0

Plantation made it three clean sheets in a row with a well-deserved victory.

Adam Whitehead’s long range shot was helped over the line by Max Halls at the far post after nine minutes to get the scoreboard ticking.

Ollie Newman played an accurate ball through the middle for Timi Abioye to collect, round the keeper and plant into an empty net.

Abioye played in Tanzim Khan who coolly slotted beyond the keeper, and Abioye was again the creator as he set up Halls for his second. Khan also grabbed a second right on the stroke of half-time to give Plantation a 5-0 lead.

After the break, Khan completed his hat-trick, firing home from a tight angle. Abioye completed the scoring after 63 minutes, again outpacing the visitor’s defence before striking home.

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