Match Reports February 4th & 5th 2017
U9s Girls Kangaroos played very well in a gala at Harrogate Town's CNG Stadium, winning one game, drawing two and losing one. U9s Boys played their hardest game of the season against Killinghall. It was a good battle and a very physical game. They stuck together and dug in to get a very good return for their efforts, with three wins and a draw.
U10s played Ilkley at home in the first round of the cup. We started well and at half time we were ahead in one game and drawing against the strongest Ilkley side in the other. In the second half we lost our shape and committed too many players forward leaving us exposed on the counter, and as a consequence we eventually lost both games. Needing to win the two remaining games to stay in the competition we took the field full of renewed hope and proceeded to lose both.
U12s Boys Dynamos won 3-2 against Boroughbridge to make sure that the title race goes to the final match. We took a 3-0 lead, but then conceded twice to make the scoreline closer than it should have been. U12s Boys Kinetic were comprehensively and deservedly beaten 0-10 by Kirkstall Crusaders. We were missing two key players (including our keeper) against a strong and fast opposition who will probably be promoted next season.
U13s Whites went down 0-7 at Pannal Sports Lions. U13s Blues played an 11 a side friendly away at Ripon. All of the boys performed well, including two players making their first starts for the team. We went in two down at half time, but a better second half went 3-1 in our favour.
U14s Girls Kites won a feisty league cup match at home to Goole Town. Jess Flynn scored both goals in a 2-1 win. Our stand in keeper was the player of the match. U14s Boys lost 0-7 at home to Killinghall Nomads. U15s last league match of the season was a bottom of the table clash away at Pool. Despite playing well and being the better team we yet again conceded late on to lose 1-2.
U16s performed disappointingly at home against Thackley, who had previously managed to win only a single point this season. A slack start to the game saw us 0-2 down inside five minutes. Good football got us back to 2-2 before Thackley's third shot of the game produced their third goal. Some more good football from the boys made it 3-3 before Thackley's fourth shot of the game saw us go in at half time 3-4 down. We got back into the game again making it 4-4 but a lack of desire to win and fight saw us concede two soft goals in the last 10 minutes, losing 4-6.