Match Reports December 10th & 11th 2016
U9s started slowly away at Knaresborough, but eventually got going and came away with four comfortable wins. KDR's form team U12s Boys Dynamos recorded their seventh win on the trot, beating Nidd United 4-2, the highlight an amazing goal from our left back. The only downside was that we lost top spot in the division on goal difference after Lawnswood beat Wigton Moor 7-0.
U12s Girls Dragons played second in the table Brayton Belles, a team beaten only once all season. To get into the festive spirit our goalkeeper gifted a goal to them after a couple of minutes. The girls then proceeded to dominate Brayton for the rest of the game, but for the second week running a lack of composure in the opponents' penalty area and a resolute goalkeeper meant we lost again. We must have spent 75% of the game in their half so it was very frustrating. Brayton scored again with the last kick of the match and, as their coach said, were very flattered with the 2-0 score. Aside from a lack of goals the girls played extremely well.
U13s Whites played poorly in the first half against Harrogate Railway at home, going in seven goals down at the break. A much improved second half performance saw us score a couple but concede four more. Final score 2-11. U14s Boys suffered a 1-5 defeat against unbeaten Wigton Moor at Roundhay Park. Playing uphill and into the wind we were a goal down before a hotly disputed penalty doubled Wigton's lead. We scored early in the second half but were undone by a couple of errors and an outstanding performance by the opposition goalkeeper. The four goal margin of defeat didn't reflect how much better the performance was compared to last week. U14s Girls Kites played quality football against Goole Town Tigers, but went down to two fortunate goals. U15s were away at unbeaten Pannal Ash, and despite playing really well were unfortunate to lose 0-4. A dismal defeat for the U16s away at Wetherby: a poor performance, a number of errors and soft penalties conceded saw us lose 0-9. Definitely a game to forget.
An unusually mild day at Grange Park saw the U17s host Ilkley. After a brisk start KDR were 1-0 up in the 12th minute after a well defended corner was crossed back in by Jake Swift to be slotted home by Luke Kilby. Ilkey rallied and got their equaliser in the 18th minute. Although KDR dominated the first half hitting both the crossbar and the post they were to end it 1-2 down after a defensive deflection caused an own goal. In the 2nd half "more of the same boys" came the call from the sidelines and minute 55 saw Sam Monaghan grab the equaliser. Now the Deighton boys had their tails up and were finally rewarded in the 78th and then the 83rd minutes with a brace from Jake Swift. And so it ended KDR 4 Ilkey 2. The Kirby Builders Merchants Man of the Match award went to Callum Unsworth, so close to getting this for the last 4 matches, but this week for playing out of position at left back then in the 2nd half right back and then also right midfield.