Youth football round up

PUBLISHED: 12:02 07 January 2013

Action from Walden Wanderers' clash with Gamlingay United Colts

Action from Walden Wanderers' clash with Gamlingay United Colts

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Youth football round up

U16

Walden Wanderers 3 Gamlingay United Colts 0

THREE points for Walden Wanderers lifted them two places to fifth in the table.

Scorer of the opening goal in a hard-fought victory was James Underwood. Tom Burke and Sean Colliety (penalty) completed the scoring in a 3-0 win for the home side. Honourable mentions also go to stand-in goalkeeper Adam Kennedy and man-of-the-match Tawqir Khan.

U13

Tuddenham 0 Plantation Black 6

PLANTATION Blacks started off where they left off in 2012 – with a big win.

Good finishes from Thomas Marler and Jack Rowley put Blacks firmly in control by half time.

Tuddenham had their chances, but Geraint Jones in goal kept another clean sheet with some great saves.

Blacks went further ahead in the second half with Rowley (2) completing his hat-rick following some good team work and an Ethan Williams strike. An own goal made it 6-0.

Archie and Bhes were superb in the middle of the pitch and Thomas Smith was Blacks man-of-the-match for his all round strong performance.

U12

Plantation 4 St Neots Town 2

PLANTATION’S best display of the season saw them edge out St Neots.

John Boyle and Ollie Newman both went close with good early chances before the visitors took the lead against the run of play following a quick break through the middle in the 9th minute.

Continued pressure from Plantation, aided by some attacking play down either wing from full-backs Jack and Harry Sanders, saw the hosts grab an equaliser. Harry Sanders’ near post corner was met with a thunderous header from Newman that flew into the top right hand corner on the stroke of half-time.

After the break Louis Eady intercepted the ball on the half way line and his through ball was collected by Newman who, after brushing off an opposition defender, ran on to score from 10 yards out.

The move of the game made it 3-1. A series of passes involving Tanzim Khan and Boyle, across the St Neots’ 18 yard line, finally reached Max Halls, whose well struck shot across the keeper extended the lead.

The visitors fought back with a second goal to set up a rousing finale.

The final minute almost saw St. Neots equalise but a quick counter attack with Boyle applying the final touch gave Plantation a thoroughly deserved victory.

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