Match Reports November 19th & 20th 2016
U11s played Pool, whom we have already beaten twice this season. Pool started the game strongly and scored a storming free kick to lead at half time. Our boys come out in the second half and fought for every ball and ran every inch of the pitch. This paid dividends with a flurry of goals and a handsome KDR win.
U12s Girls Dragons won 3-0 away at Wiggington Grasshoppers. It was a really good team performance against tough opponents. It was 0-0 at half time and the girls gave themselves a half time talking to about passing and moving better. They then proceeded to demonstrate said skills and scored three excellent team goals to record their first away win of the season. Another hat trick as well, so we have three girls now who have completed hat tricks so far this season.
U13s Blues played their best game of the season so far at home to Guiseley Juniors Whites, who beat us 5-2 last time. Not so this time. Against the run of play they scored twice but we got one back just before half time. A relentless attacking performance in the second half saw us get the equiliser, the game finishing 2-2, but on the balance of play we deserved to win.
U17s hosted Bedale on a blustery Sunday morning at Grange Park. Prior to the game Bedale boasted a 100% record in the league. The first half was largely played in midfield with only a couple of shots on target at each end but sadly Bedale took advantage of theirs and broke the stalemate in the 23rd minute, 0-1. That's how the first half ended. Half time chat was keep doing what you're doing KDR, keep pressing. The pressing let Bedale break through again on a counter attack, 0-2 in the 55th minute. Nothing to lose boys, press on, and so they did. In the 70th minute from a corner Tom Megginson sees it home and he did again from a further corner in the 8oth to make it 2-2. Sadly, although the KDR boys dominated the entire 2nd half that was how it was to finish. Happy to take a point from the league leaders. Special mentions today for Sam Monaghan's tireless efforts and James O'Sullivan for his grafting on the wing and centre forward positions. Well done to Megg for his brace, however the Kirby Builders Merchants Man of the Match went to keeper Rowan Bentley for some great shot stopping, keeping us in the game and giving the defence the confidence to push forward.