Match Reports January 30th & 31st 2016
Under 8s played for the first time this year away at Knaresborough Celtic. The lads did really well; they have been desperate to play and it showed, with four good wins out of four games.
In the first league match since mid December for the U12s we lost 3-2 in a close game at Pool. We gifted our opponents a 3 goal start but battled back well and if we had a bit more time might well have forced an equaliser.
Under 13s Boys
U13s won 5-3 at home against Ripon. In a scrappy game the victory was only sealed by a goal with the last kick of the game. All 3 goals conceded were a result of poor defending.
U14s beat Wetherby for the 2nd time in 2 weeks, and by the same score, 3-0. We are top of the table at moment, but teams below us have games in hand.
U15s beat Lawnswood 15-0. A good confidence boost for the boys.
A damp morning at Grange Park brought the return match for KDR U16s against league leaders Garforth. The last time these two met, Garforth came out on top 2-0. The pre match talk was "Only two goals last time boys, do what you have been doing in practice, pass with confidence and shoot whenever you get a chance". KDR were dominant from the off, keeping a surprised Garforth pegged back - occasionally they broke into the KDR half only for their attempts to be snuffed out by a confident and strong centre-back pairing. Surely one of our shots would go in, "how long left ref?" only one minute in the first half and then it happened , a long ball from Alex Diggle found Ryan Castelow who slid the ball across the Garforth goalie : 1-0 and the KDR boys had their mojo.
Half time talk was "Great teamwork, great passing , confident play, just keep it up." And so it was in the 2nd half, Josh Quinn scoring the next with a low shot to the near post - followed by a Sam Monaghan penalty after Ryan had been tripped in the box. Then the goal of the match (or month?) as Josh controlled Sam's through ball and promptly fired a shot into the top corner. Next was James O'Sullivan who stole in behind the left back to score. Finally a neat short corner routine between Greg Moodie and Sam saw Sam's shot deflected back to Greg who drilled the ball home. Towards the end, sadly a spinning curling ball just got past the finger tips of Saul. 6-1. Great match marred by an injury to Luke Kilby that turned out to be a couple of broken toes after a fearless coming together.
Man of the match was James O'Sullivan for an outstanding performance on the right wing, repeatedly winning the ball and crossing into the Garforth box.
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