Match Reports October 29th & 30th 2016
A good win for the U11s against Lawnswood in the last group match in the Cup. The victory means that we top the group unbeaten and progress to the Final.
Both of the Boys U12s teams recorded a win this weekend. U12s Kinetic were at home to Beckwithshaw. Everyone contributed and played well in a 5-1 win. It was a difficult match for the U12s Dynamos away at Wigton Moor on a pitch that prevented passing football of any kind. We got our noses in front before half-time, but it took a "save of the season" from our keeper to finally break Wigton's spirit. After that an error from their keeper gave the scoreline a wee bit of gloss at 2-0. The positive was the way the lads battled as a team throughout the hour.
U13s Blues lost 0-7 away at Lawnswood. Against the unbeaten league leaders we put up a good first half fight, going in 0-2 down at half time. We conceded two quick goals in the second half but still we fought back, but failed to score. Three more goals and it was over. The result does not represent how well they all fought.
U15s played a tough match against a very good Pannal Sports Predators, going down 0-4. U16s and U18s were both in action against Guiseley. U16s went down 2-4 without a whimper. U18s won 5-0 at home, playing some lovely football at times we played some lovely football and unlucky not to have scored more.
U17s were up against a Nidd team who had only 9 players but it was to be no walkover. Nidd were well organised and played a strong defensive set up which was very difficult to break down. Crowding the penalty area whenever KDR got near to frustate our boys time and time again. Half time came and went with the scoreline stubbornly fixed at 0-0.
Not until 30 mins into the second half did KDR break through - following a bit of trickery on the ball from Josh Quinn a back heel to Jacob Hann whose shot pinged off both posts before it crossed the goal line. KDR ahead at last, and that was how it was to finish. Nidd 0 KDR 1.
The Kirby Builders Merchants Man of the Match award went to Tom Pearson for his composure and control in the midfield.