Youth football round up - Birthday boy has a Ball

PUBLISHED: 11:52 23 November 2010

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Weekend football - Youth round up for the Saffron Walden and Stansted area

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U9

Saffron Walden A 2

Plantation Panthers 7

BIRTHDAY boy Harry Ball scored a hat-trick as the Panthers extended their winning streak to six.

Walden took the lead early on but the introduction of Rory Nicholas woke the Panthers up and they took the initiative with two goals from Ball.

Rory added the third before an own goal from a Ball throw made the score 4-1. Walden got a goal back before two touches of class from Harry Cooke. The first was a through ball that Harris Bremner Lambourn coolly finished and the second a brilliant run through the midfield from which Luc Roux scored.

The Panthers seventh came via a powerful shot from Ball as he completed his hat-trick.

Elsenham Youth 0

Plantation Pumas 13

AN outstanding team performance by Plantation resulted in their second biggest win of the season.

Elsenham started quite brightly but faced a very determined Tom Keogh in defence.

Plantation quickly found their passing rhythm and dominated the midfield from then on.

A brace each for Tom Roddis, Bradley Jones and Harry Dorrian, a hat-trick for Louis Temblett and four goals for Toby Salmon left this very determined young team with another emphatic victory.

Barnston 0

Thaxted Rangers 3

THAXTED gave a solid performance to overcome a spirited Barnston. Mason Allington smashed a cross into the box which a Barnston defender sliced into his own net. The second was pure class, Chris Donlon started a move that involved Samuel Skinner, Joseph Osborn and finally Mason Allington, who provided the cross for Edward Wilson to volley home.

The home side tried to strike back, but Angus Gemmill made two outstanding challenges catching the striker up on both occasions and Felix Robarts kept Barnston at bay with two great saves for another clean sheet.

Joseph Osborn then sealed the win after good work from Allington.

U9

Hatfield Youth 2

Manuden Juniors 5

IN game two of a double header (the first finishing 2-2) Manuden took an early lead through a fine solo effort from Max Wilson. They extended their lead through an own goal and a further strike from Max Wilson, this time the result of a well-worked team move. Despite Hatfield pulling two goals back, further Manuden pressure resulted in another deflected own goal before Max Wilson sealed victory with his second hat-trick in as many weeks.

U10

Sawston 1

Plantation Pumas 4

FOR the second match in a row Plantation Pumas made life difficult for themselves.

A sluggish start allowed Sawston to gain control and only two fine saves by Josh Bates kept the home team at bay before they took a one-nil lead.

After half time the Pumas started to play and Alex Hall finished off a passing move, his shot going in off the underside of the bar.

Adam Whitehead put the Pumas ahead with a powerful low drive before Matthew Thomas added a third. Sawston posed a threat right until the end but it was Tanzim Khan who scored the final goal for the Pumas, finishing from close range.

Manuden 4

Arlesey Town Youth 0

MANUDEN strengthened their position at the top of the league with a comfortable victory. A goal from Dane Elliot put Manuden one-up at half-time and that was quickly followed up in the second half with a second from Elliot, as well as goals apiece from Taylor Alexander and Man of the Match George Mullings.

Aztecs Juniors A 1

Spartak 78 5

THE visitors put in their best performance of the season against a very good Aztecs side and gained some revenge for the narrow one goal defeat in October.

Ethan got Spartak off the mark when he scored after nine minutes. Seven minutes later Daniel setup Brad to score the second after exchanging passes with Ethan.

Spartak increased the lead in the second half after Daniel curled in a well placed free kick from the edge of the area. Aztecs pulled one back before Lukas scored the goal of the game with an absolute stunner from close to the by-line to make it 4-1. Minutes from the end Brad got his second goal and Spartak’s fifth when put through after good work from Sammy, Hudson and Lukas.

U11

Balsham 1

Plantation 3

PLANTATION progressed to the next round with a well-earned win against Balsham.

The home team bossed the first half, but good defending by Jack Cornell and George Clarke kept Plantation in it before half time.

Balsham then took the lead the game seemed to be slipping away from Plantation.

A quick switch in tactics by the away team sparked a storming finish and two quick goals from Oliver Carter turned the game round.

With time running out, Jack Rowley’s long range shot flew into the roof of the net to secure a really good win.

Manager Duncan Pluck said afterwards: “Great comeback, too difficult to name a man of the match, this week was a team victory.”

Haslingfield 0

Saffron Walden A 1

GOALKEEPER Samuel Doel produced an outstanding display to keep Walden in the cup with a hard-earned victory.

Walden started well kicking down the slope and took the lead after 15 minutes when Marc Tucker headed in a Ronnie Ledwith corner, and had more chances to increase the lead before the break, The second half was a very different story as Haslingfield laid siege to the Walden goal but Keeper Doel and his defenders kept them at bay to send Walden through to the next round of the cup

Stotfold Juniors 1

Manuden 9

MANUDEN got back to winning ways with a comprehensive away victory. They were 3-0 up at half time thanks to goals from Charlie Truscott, Callum Macmillan and man of the match Chris McDonald, who ran from the half way line to fire in a fine sole effort. Further goals from Chris McDonald, Charlie Truscott Josh Batchelor and Jacob Taub set Manuden on their way. Despite Stotfold pulling a goal back, two more goals from Macmillan completed his hat-trick to round off a fine victory and impressive team performance.

U12

Spartak 2

Chatteris 3

CHATTERIS scored from a scrappy corner, but Josh Bates put the home team level with a well worked goal. Another corner then saw Chatteris re-take the lead.

In the second half Matt Tucker put the home team level again, but despite some great saves from Alex Perry, some superb defence blocks from George Crawte, Harvey Carter, George silvester, and tough battling from Freddie Jones, a well struck goal a few minutes from time made Chatteris the winners of this hard thought game.

Hatfield Peverel 0

Thaxted Rangers 11

RORY Mercer scored first after Jack Ormsby and Jack Morris combined. Ormsby then assisted Morris who scored the second, he then lobbed the keeper for a third before Callum Sparrow scored Thaxted’s fourth.

Mercer made it five just before half time when he scored from close range. Sparrow soon made it six and Austen Domin added another.

Thaxted continued to attack and after a few blocked shots Morris claimed his hat trick from Mercer’s rebounded shot.

Not content, Morris scored his fourth. Sparrow netted his hat trick and Mercer followed with his hat trick moments later.

U14

Baddow Spartak 2

Thaxted Rangers 3

THAXTED have performed strongly in the cup competitions, but their league campaign has so far failed to get started.

But that was put right with a fairly comfortable win. The visitors were already two goals up as the first half drew to a close, both from Suyash Gurung, but the home side nicked a late goal to set up a competitive second half.

However Callum Archer restored Thaxted’s two-goal advantage. A scrambled goal with five minutes to go gave Baddow a glimmer of hope and it was a relatively nervous last few minutes for the visitors.

However, Thaxted hung on to take all three points and finally get their league campaign on the road.

Saffron Walden 3

Withersfield 0

IN A must win game at the foot of Division One, Walden found the perfect blend of tenacity and creativity to win. Chaz Pitt scored a hat trick for the home side and he was ably assisted by Jack Inkley and Daniel Page in the heart of the midfield.

John Griffin marshalled the defence and Walden’s creative trio Coby Game, Luca Riccio and Danny Murphy-Moore were allowed to flourish. Harry Tinniswood gave another mature performance in goal with a series of fine saves on the few occasions when the defence was breached.

Priory Parkside 1

Walden Wanderers 3

WANDERERS secured their second away win of the season with a fine, hard-working victory. Following the early setback of going a goal behind in only the second minute, The Red Devils hit back with strikes by leading scorers Elliot Olds and Tom Coles before a first of the season for Shaun Fenwick. Walden moved two places up the league table and sets up next week’s ‘six-pointer’ away to Godmanchester.

U16

Swavesey 2

Saffron Walden 1

WALDEN narrowly lost in a closely contested match.

The hosts took the lead and then extended it just before half time. Walden got back into the game immediately from the restart however, as a through ball from Dan Rock found Ben Appleby who slotted home to reduce the arrears and make it 2-1. Walden pressurised for much of the second period, but they just couldn’t find a way through.

U17

Ely City Colts 1

Radwinter Colts 4

RADWINTER were convincing winners in this hard fought game, but Ely drew first blood 20minutes in. The visitors got a well-taken equaliser by Sam Mitchell just before half time and, after a few adjustments, came out for the second half more determined. Ten minutes into the second half and Jai Goodwin latched onto Olly Gramlick’s header to put Radwinter 2-1 up. They then took the game by the scruff of the neck and got a crucial third with some nice intricate passing for Will Rolls to score. Later, Sam Mitchell slipped the ball through for Rolls to finish again andf round off a deserved win.

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