Match Reports November 26th & 27th 2016
U9s played an unbeaten Wigton Moor side at home. Despite being without any of our regular defenders the boys played brilliantly; they all worked for each other and everyone took turns to defend. We passed the ball really well and ended up with 4 wins out of 4.
U10s played away at Clifford and gave a good account of themselves. We won and drew the opening two games. Going forward we always looked dangerous and had our final ball been a little better we could have scored more goals than we did. Disappointingly, we lost the following two games, but only by a single goal margin each time.
U11s were at home to New Park Bulldogs. They played a solid game of football and came away with a well deserved victory. U12s Kinetic played away at second in the table Wetherby Tigers without two of our main defenders. Going in 0-2 down at half time, we pulled it back to come away with a 2-2 draw.
U13s Whites lost 0-4 at home to league leaders Knaresborough Celtic. Put in context we lost the same fixture last season 1-10, so a big improvement. U13s Blues played away to New Park Bulldogs. Last time we met we lost 0-5. We were a little asleep in the first half and down 0-3 at half time. All fired up after the break we got some good chances and shots on goal and made a fight of it. Neither side was on target during the second half; the game ended in a 0-3 defeat.
U14s Girls Kites played against Rawcliffe at home. The visitors were better in the first half, scoring twice without reply. In the second half our girls were much improved and got one back. Final score a 1-2 defeat. Two of our sides were involved in a bottom of table clash. U14s Boys beat Pannal Sports 2-0 at home. Also at Grange Park U15s played a great game to beat Pool 4-2, as many goals as we've scored all season.
U17s were away at Pannal Sports this weekend. Pannal were sharper from the start which saw them 2-0 up in the first 25 mins. Then the Deighton boys woke up and showed they were not for giving up. From an assist by Sam Monaghan's tireless efforts, James O'Sullivan pushed the ball across the line from close range, 2-1. In the second half Deighton started much sharper and had Pannal on the ropes but got out paced on a Pannal break, 3-1. In response James O'Sullivan finished from close range to make it 3-2. But once again Pannal pushed ahead to 4-2 within 40 seconds of the restart. In the 44th minute Sam Monaghan was clumsily closed down in the penalty area. James O'Sullivan took the spot kick to bring the score back to 4-3, and that was how it finished. Credit to James for his hat-trick, and great work from Rowan Bentley in goal including a Penalty save and many other saves to keep the score line respectable. But the Kirby Builders Merchants Man of the Match this week went to Tom Megginson for a great midfield performance.