Youth football round up
PUBLISHED: 10:01 15 March 2012
Here we round up all the weekend’s youth football from the Reporter area. Can’t see your team? See your reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
Swavesey Spartans 0 Plantation Blue 5
A GOOD team performance saw Plantation beat a well organised Swavesey team.
Harry Cooke opened the scoring with a good shot from distance and man of the match Oskar added the second before half-time. Luc Roux and Harris Bremner Lambourn (2) added three further goals during the second half.
Cottenham United 1 Spartak 78 3
SPARTAK started brightly and laid siege to the Cottenham goal but it was the hosts who scored first.
The visitor equalised five minutes later when Mullins’ Sturgeon forced the ball home from close range.
In the second half Spartak upped their work rate and were rewarded when Brad Manning burst through towards the Cottenham goal, his shot was pushed away but Sammy Carter scored from the rebound.
Spartak got some breathing space when Manning scored with five minutes to go.
Letchworth GCE Golds 3 Plantation Youth 4
PLANTATION were able to halt a comeback just in time to escape with three points.
The visitors took the lead when Louis Eady shot beyond the keeper from the edge of the box.
Four minutes later it was 2-0. Adam Whitehead reacted fastest to Eady’s header and scored from close range before adding to his tally minutes later.
Three minutes in to the second half Alex Hall produced a piece of skill and rifled a shot to the right of the keeper to make it 4-0.
With 10 minutes to play, three goals from Lecthworth rocked Plantation but they held on for the win.
Hawks 2 Ely 1
THE HAWKS came up against a very strong Ely team and the match proved to be a very close game.
Hawks started strongly with fluid link up play from the entire team which lead to Callum Chapman breaking the deadlock.
After half time Ely grew in strength and managed to get a deserved equaliser. Then with one minute to go a well taken volley from just inside the box from John Boyle provided the Hawks with a winner.
Saffron Hawks 5-0 Spartak 78
SPARTAK came away with bragging rights after beating their local rivals.
Hawks attacked with intent in the first 20 minutes but had nothing to show from it with excellent defending from Spartak.
A counter attack allowed Harry Saunders to put the ball in the back of the net for the only game of the half.
In the second half the floodgates opened as James Cullen grabbed an early goal and a hat trick from Mason saw the game out.
Saffron Walden Town 2 Haverhill Rovers 0
WALDEN only travelled with 11 players but managed to claim three points.
The first half was an evenly fought affair but neither team managed to trouble the score sheet.
On the hour mark a defence mix-up in the Haverhill goal allowed Tom Coles to score from close range and three minutes later he was back amongst the goals.
A stout display from Harry Tinniswood in goal and the defence was complimented by tireless work in attack.
Cambridge Albion 2 West Wratting 0
WRATTING started brightly and should have gone ahead in the first minute but found themselves behind after 10 minutes from an own goal.
As more chances came and went for the visitors, Cambridge showed their efficiency in front of goal and bagged another.
Controversy surrounded the second half when the referee waved away two penalty shouts for Wratting as the hosts held on.