Saffron Walden youth football round up
PUBLISHED: 13:46 20 March 2012
Youth football round up
Walpole Warriors 0 Plantation Blue 2
TWO great goals and an all round good team performance saw Plantation beat a determined Walpole.
Plantation started the match strongly passing the ball well and with Alex Szandecki showing good skill on the left wing. Despite creating plenty of chances, it took a strike from distance from Harry Ball to break the deadlock.
Plantation continued to play well and grabbed a deserved second before half time with Oliver Manley scoring after a skilful run through the Walpole defence and a neat finish from a tight angle.
Plantation creatrf the best chances in the second half but determined defending from Walpole prevented any addition to the score.
Plantation Youth 3 Baldock Town Crusaders 1
PLANTATION wrapped up the points with a hard fought win over Baldock.
Breezy conditions contributed to a cagey opening, and it wasn’t until the 23rd minute that Plantation made the break through when Adam Whitehead turned home Max Hall’s in-swinging cross from close range.
Baldock rattled the crossbar before half time and Plantation had Josh Bates to thank for keeping them ahead after the interval, with the keeper pulling off some good saves.
Baldock enjoyed their best spell of the game and on 36 minutes equalised with a long range shot that dipped under the bar.
But within a minute Plantation were ahead again when, amidst confusion in the Baldock area, a defender managed to poke the ball beyond his own keeper and into the net.
And they sealed the win when, with the Baldock keeper unable to keep hold of Kristian Rogers’ firm shot, Matt Thomas followed up to score.
Lower Street Colts 4 Heath Park 1
HAT-TRICK hero Harry Tassel helped secure a comprehensive team win for Lower Street against Heath Park.
Although the visitors scored first, it wasn’t long before Tassel passed the ball to Ryan Truman who finished well to level the scores. Tassel then scored his first by looping the ball over the goalkeeper.
In the second half Tassel scored his second on the turn and, after a Heath Park player was sent off, he notched his third with another well taken shot.
Arbury Aces 6 Saffron Walden Town 3
A DEFEAT for Walden but they can take heart from putting in a battling performance against a physical Arbury Aces outfit.
They got off to a poor start as Arbury rattled in three quick goals inside the opening 15 minutes.
Walden did not give up though, and pulled one back when debutant Reece Unwin opened his account. Unwin’s quick movement then drew a foul in the Arbury penalty box and from the resultant spot kick Coby Game fired home.
However, within two minutes Arbury restored their three-goal lead before the break through two unchallenged headers
Arbury were out of the blocks after the break as well, scoring a sixth within a minute.
But it was not one-way traffic as Walden did look threatening on the break. And it was fitting that Unwin scored his second goal five minutes from the end.