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​Match Reports January 21st & 22nd​​ 2017

U9s played away at Harrogate Railway.  It was very hard going on steep, muddy pitches but they did well and thoroughly deserved the results; 3 wins, a draw and not a single goal conceded.  U10s played at home against Ilkley. We started well with a draw and a win but lost the next two games.    

U12s Girls went all the way to Scarborough for a 0-0 draw. Despite the lack of goals it was a pretty entertaining game. The girls played well and probably deserved a win. U14s Girls went down to a frustrating 1-3 defeat against Bishopthorpe.

In the League U13s Whites won 3-2 for the second week running, this time away at Pool. Following their best performance of the season last week U14s came crashing down to earth with a 1-13 defeat at Harrogate Railway.

A number of our teams were in Cup action this weekend. Due to illness U12s Kinetic were forced to play a central midfield player as a stand-in goalkeeper against Pannal Sports Tigers, a team from a higher division. Despite this, they were excellent in the first half, and were unlucky to go in 1-2 behind at half-time. The second half did not go so well, with us eventually losing 1-5. U12s Dynamos lost 1-2 to Pannal Ash Eagles, and U16s lost a good even game against Pool 1-2. U18s lost 0-3 to Pannal Sports, a frustrating afternoon which saw two disputed goals, two strong penalty shouts turned down, and several great chances spurned.

U17s won a thrilling Cup match against Knaresborough Celtic by the odd goal in nine at Grange Park. Deighton took the lead after only 3 minutes when Jake Swift crossed from the right wing for Tom Megginson to score with a shot from the edge of the penalty area. Knaresborough then scored twice, from a corner and a free kick. KDR brought the scores level in the 30th minute when Tom Pearson was brought down in the box and Luke Kilby scored from the resultant penalty.

In the second half, Deighton took the lead again with two goals in three minutes when firstly Tom Pearson fired a neat shot into the bottom corner of the net and then Jacob Hann scored following good approach play by Kyle Mackinnon and Colum Fletcher. KDR looked to have put the result beyond doubt when Colum controlled the ball well and weaved Bergkamp-like through the Knaresborough defence to make the score 5-2 with only 13 minutes remaining. But to their credit, Knaresborough came roaring back with two late goals to leave Deighton hanging on at the end for the win.

The Kirby Builders Merchants man of the match award went to Luke Kilby for a rock solid display at centre half.