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​​​​​​​​​2017-18 Season ​Results and Match Reports 

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Sunday 15th October

On a perfect day for football U8s played Beckwithshaw at Grange Park. A determined performance resulted in one win, two draws and a defeat. U9s took on Scotton Scorchers in a friendly fixture, coming home with two convincing wins to maintain their 100% record this season. U10s were not at their best but still managed to get 3 wins and a draw against Ripon Panthers at home.

U12s were roundly beaten 10-0 in the Barkston Ash Cup by a very strong Garforth team, but can count themselves unlucky not to have scored on more than one occasion. Despite the scoreline the boys never stopped chasing the game.

U13s Dynamos produced their best football of the season, but in spite of that went down 9-0 to Pannal Eagles. Similarly, U15s played well at home to Wigton Moor but were undone during a poor 10 minute spell where they conceded 3 goals, losing the match 6-3. U16s were worthy 5-2 winners in a bottom of the table clash with Nidd. U17s produced a great team effort to beat league leaders Grassington 4-1 away in a full-bodied friendly.

U18s won 2-1 away at Knaresborough Celtic to record their third consecutive victory. Despite Deighton having the clear majority of the possession, it was Knaresborough who opened the scoring midway through the first half when a long ball into the KDR penalty box was headed down for a Celtic striker to score. It took Deighton until the 40th minute to equalise but what a goal it was as Luke Kilby smashed a powerful shot from the centre circle into the roof of the Knaresborough net. KDR then took the lead with almost the last kick of the half when a Jack Townsend shot was palmed out by the goalkeeper and Jake Swift followed up to score from close range. The second half was generally a scrappy affair with Deighton continuing to have the majority of the ball but unable to score from several chances. KDR's Man of the Match went to Luke KIlby for a solid performance in defence and a fantastic goal.​​

Saturday 14th October

U12s Girls Rockets got their league campaign off to a winning start with a comprehensive 4-1 victory at Ripon. A good all-round performance from the team, and we could have scored more goals.

It was a straightforward 4-0 win for U13s Girls Dragons​ away at Poppleton Tigers. Six wins out of six, no goals conceded, and five points clear at the top of the table.

Sunday 1st October

U18s progressed to the 2nd round of the County Cup thanks to an entertaining 4-2 win against Ossett Town U18s at Grange Park.

Deighton opened the scoring after 18 minutes when Josh Quinn scored a 'goal of the season' contender with a glorious shot from 25 yards that flew into the net just under the crossbar.  Josh then scored again 10 minutes later when he collected a fine through ball from Sam Monaghan and calmly chipped the Ossett goalkeeper. Callum Unsworth made it 3-0 before half time with a goal to rival Josh's first, scoring with a 20 yard shot from his left foot.

However, Ossett rallied well in the second half and scored twice to leave a tense last 15 minutes - until a precise pass from KDR midfielder Greg Moodie found Colum Fletcher who calmly finished to secure the vctory. Deighton were indebted to goalkeeper Rowan Bentley, who having suffered a calf injury during the week was able to return to the squad and contribute to the win.

​Sunday 24th September

U10s played some lovely football against Knaresborough Celtic, recording four good wins out of four. U11​s were bolstered by a couple of last minute signings, but unfortunately the new players were unable to prevent us going down to three defeats, with a solitary win to our credit.

U12s were away at Pannal Ash. A good start led to an early goal, but we failed to capitalise on ​​our advantage, and lost 4-1. U13s ​Kinetic started strongly against Beckwithshaw. 2-1 down at half time the boys chased the equaliser​ only to concede a third. As a result of injury we then went down to ​​8 players for the last 10 minutes,​ and the ​extra player helped Beckwithshaw grab a fourth. U13s Dynamos​ went down 1-10 against Lawnswood.

U14s Blues ​​were away at Pool​ and spent the game under sie​ge. Despite some brave goalkeeping we went down 12-0. U15s ​​led on four occasions away at Tockwith, ​but conceded a penalty, then a last minute goal to go down 6-5. A double whammy for the U16s and U18s - both lost 5-2 to Ilkley, and both teams had a player sent off. U17s played ​​Amaranth away​, performing solidl​​y ​to win 4-1. With more composure in front of goal we could have scored more.​

Saturday 23rd September​

U9s kicked off their season at Grange Park with 4 wins out of 4 against Ripon.​​ Great performances and determination from all players, especially in one game where we scored twice in the last two minutes to turn defeat into victory.​​​

U10s Girls Kangaroos ​hosted Scotton Scorchers in their first non gala matches, winning two, drawing one, and losing one. U13s Girls Dragons continued their excellent start to the season with a 10-0 win against Fulford, a team we haven't beaten in​​ three seasons.

Sunday 17th September

U8s ​​enjoyed their first ever home competitive game against Ripon. A good KDR win was followed by three very close matches, one was drawn and a couple went Ripon's way. U10s played well and came out on top against Pannal Ash, with two thumping wins, a goalless draw, and a defeat to a single goal, the last game being our opponents first win in three years. 

U12s were away at soggy Beckwithshaw. Coming back from two down to level at 2-2, the boys attacked the opposition goal a little too eagerly, leaving the defence exposed and allowing Beckwithshaw in to score four more goals for a 6-2 win.

U13s Dynamo tough start to the seaon continued with an 8-2 defeat to Beckwithshaw.​U13s Kinetic drew 4-4 with league newcomers North East Leeds. Despite a number of injuries the boys' commitment was excellent, and it was only a couple of unfortunate errors that saw us miss out on the victory.

After starting the season with a 6-2 win last week, U14s Whites fell back down to earth with a 9-0 defeat to Guiseley. It was only heroic performances from Jake Levine in goal and Josh Thompson in defence that kept the score down. U14s Blues worked on their passing game in training this week, to good effect in a much improved performance at Leeds Maccabi. Johnnie Binner scored in the second half to put Blues a goal up. Leeds got the ball in the net in the third minute of stoppage time, only to see the referee rule it out for offside. A hard fought 1-0 win, in a game of end to end football.

U15s were level at 1-1 with Bardsey until midway through the second half. Alas, we conceded a soft goal and subsequently crumbled, going down 7-1. U17s won 9-2 away at Hambleton, a fine passing performance that earned praise from the opposition.

Saturday 16th September

U10 Girls Kangaroos played in a gala at Boroughbridge. Five matches saw lots of goals scored, only a few conceded and happy players at the end.

U13s Girls Dragons continued their tough series of opening fixtures at home to last season's runners-up Brayton Belles, who beat us three times over the year. In a tough game against a tough team we scored a goal in each half for a 2-0 win. 

Sunday 10th September

U10s faced a strong Wigton Moor team away from home. After shaking off the cobwebs we came home with 3 wins and a draw. U11s shared the spoils at home with Wigton Moor, both sides winning two games each. 

U12s were away at Nidd. In a very even match with good football played by both sides the boys managed to come away with a 3-1 win. ​​​​U13s Dynamo ​​lost 8-2 in their first match in Division A. The score line fails to reflect the number of chances we had, especially in the first half. ​​​U13s Kinetic beat ​Pannal Ash Raptors 3-2.​

U14s Whites played away against newly promoted Lawnswood and came away with a comfortable 6-2 victory.​​​ At home to Wigton Moor U14s Blues failed to convert a number of first half chances, going in 1-1 at the break. We fell away after a good start to the second half​, conceding too much possession to go down 5-2.​​

U15s played out an entertaining 3-3 draw with Ilkley. Very much a game of two halves; we should have been out of sight at half time but the opposition had the better of the second half. ​​Despite playing well U16s lost 6-4 at Beckwithshaw. It might have been closer had we not scored two of the goals for our opponents. U17s just held on to beat Nidd 3-2.

Saturday 9th September​​

U13s Girls Dragons had a daunting opener playing away to last season's double winners​ Stamford Bridge, who only lost one game during the entire campaign.​ A sensational display saw us take the spoils with a fine 4-0 win. We scored early with a fine individual goal and then were under pressure for a lot of the first half, but defended well to restrict them into only forcing our keeper into a solitary save. The girls dominated the second half and scored three really fine team goals. The third goal began from a short goal kick, involved six of the team passing quickly up the pitch to our striker who bagged her hat trick on her team debut. None of the opposition touched the ball in that move.