Match Reports February 27th & 28th 2016
U8s won two and drew two matches against Pannal Ash at a gloriously sunny Grange Park.
U9s were away at Knaresbrough Celtic. This was our first game in a long time and it showed. We should have won the first game but it finished level and we lost the other three matches. With the ball the lads looked good and played the passing game, but without the ball we didn't defend well and conceded some soft goals.
Under 11s Girls
KDR Dragons lost to a very strong and physically bigger Stamford Bridge side. We went behind to a harsh penalty and quickly conceded another but our girls fought back. They worked really hard for each other once again. Great team spirit.
Under 11s Boys
U11s played Wigton Moor, who were arguably the best team in the league last season playing fast, skillful attacking football. In the autumn of 2014 we were trounced in all four matches. This time round we recorded a win, a draw and two defeats, despite missing a couple of players and suffering three bad injuries during play. Pleasing to see the progress we have made against a very strong side.
Under 13s Girls
KDR Kites scored away at the runaway league leaders York RI, only the third team to do so this season, but were comprehensively beaten 7-1.
Under 13s Boys
U13s played their first 11 a side match, in a friendly against Killinghall. We were 3-0 down with 15 minutes left but managed to pull it back to 3-3 and still have enough time to hit the bar chasing the winner.
U14s lost for the second weekend running, 3-2 away at Yorkshire Amateurs, despite being the better team and failing to convert a hatful of chances. The team remains top of the table.
Opponents Lawnswood cancelled at the 11th hour, unable to raise a team. As a result we were awarded a walkover victory and move up to second in the table.
U16s lost 6-0 away at Kirkstall Crusaders who maintained their 100% record this season. KDR conceded in the 2nd minute but then managed to contain Kirkstall for the rest of the first half - albeit playing down the slope. But we conceded early again in the second half and then were mainly on the defensive thereafter.
Kirkstall got the three points but in terms of attitude to be proud of and behaviour on the pitch, Kirk Deighton won by a country mile.
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