Match Reports October 15th & 16th 2016
U9s played a local derby away at Wetherby Tigers. We played very well and were the better side on a very wet pitch in a very physical contest, winning all 4 matches. U10s were in action on both days over the weekend. On Saturday away at Clifford they came away with a win, two draws, and a defeat. A few regular players were missing so it was great to see some others step up and put in a performance. Sunday's friendly at home to Wigton Moor today was played in poor conditions, and we lost all four matches.
U12s Girls Dragons absolutely battered Scarborough Ladies but only came away with a 3-3 draw. The girls played very well and should have been out of sight after 10 minutes. A goalkeeping error meant we went in at half time only 2-1 ahead. The second half was closer but when we went 3-1 up we should have been home and dry. Then with 10 minutes to go we switched off at a corner and another defensive error two minutes later undid all the hard work. A much improved display from the previous match though.
U12s Boys Kinetic gave Wetherby Tigers a run for their money, leading 2-1 at one point but ultimately going down 2-4. U12s Boys Dynamos won 6-2 away at Collingham Juniors. U13s Whites won 2-1 at Bedale in a fantastic team performance, including a late penalty save. U13s Blues played Beckwithshaw Saints Whites at Grange Park. The rain didn't put a dampener on our game, an attacking display saw us win 12-1. The goal we conceded came from a penalty.
U15s played well for a 3-3 draw away at Pannal Sports. After the debacle of last week U16s rose to the occasion to beat a very good Wetherby team (who have not lost to a HDJFL team for over 2 years) 2-1 away in the Barkston Ash Cup. Despite it being all Wetherby throughout the game, we took a 2-0 lead after 15 minutes with classic counter attacking. Heroic/kamikaze defending kept Wetherby out until 5 mins from time. A courageous team effort.
U17s lost by the odd goal in seven at Knaresborough Celtic. Knaresborough were the better team in the first half and it took two stunning long range goals from Deighton captain Luke KIlby to keep the scores level at 2-2 at half time. But KDR played much better after the break and got their reward when Sam Monaghan shot low into the far corner of the net. Deighton looked comfortable to see out the game until conceding two injury time goals to gift Knaresborough the win. KDR's 'Kirby Builders Merchants' Man of the Match was Luke Kilby.