Football Youth Notes
ATTLEBOROUGH U16 had to replay Thetford Rovers again in the cup, and this promised to be another exciting game from two equally matched sides. The second half saw a defensive error give Thetford the lead after five minutes. Both sides battled in midfield and some attacks were so close, but the final finish was lacking, and the game finished with last week's winners taking the honours, after an entertaining game for the spectators to watch. This week's manager's man of the match goes to centre forward Ben Moore. FT: ATYFC 0 v 1 Thetford Rovers.
HETHERSETT ATHLETIC U12 started well, playing some good attacking football. Then Heigham Park scored and raised their game. Hethersett started dropping too deep to allow Heigham to attack them. Heigham scored again from a corner which was headed past Ben in the Hethersett goal. They then scored from the penalty spot after Luca handled the ball. Hethersett were then awarded the first of four penalties. Aaron shot into the corner, but the keeper made a great save. Heigham scored again before Aaron took his second penalty which the keeper saved again. When they were awarded their third penalty Oli Hudson Church took it and scored making the half-time score 4-1. Oli scored again from a free-kick early in the second half to make it 4-2. Tom Anderton then had a shot cleared off the line and Heigham broke away and scored to make it 5-2. Oli missed a penalty before Heigham broke through the defence three times to make the final score 8-2. MoM: James Ingham.
OLD CATTTON U9 started the game strongly and soon put Wymondham under pressure. Good defending by Ewan and Aaron could not prevent Old Catton scoring three quick goals. Prompted by good play from Billy and Denis, Wymondham came close to scoring, but were open to the counter-attack from Old Catton, who scored twice more. The second half was a much closer contest. Elliot's dribbling and tireless running from Alex created a few half chances for Wymondham, culminating in fine shot from Ben, whose effort was turned over the bar. Old Catton continued to pose a threat, but were kept largely at bay with some brave saves from Seth and good covering by James. FT: 6-0 to Old Catton. MoM: Billy.
WYMONDHAM TOWN UNITED U10 racked up another win away to Old Catton. The game started at a fierce pace with the home team taking the lead. Wymondham failed to convert numerous chances, but finally got off the mark with a lovely strike from Ben Holding. The second half was a goalfest with Wymondham flying out of the blocks. Joe Mower finished a super cross from Matt Cheal-Ferris to give Wymondham the lead. This was followed by a lovely solo effort from Matt, a second from Ben and Kenny Smith's first of the game. The home side nicked a goal back, but were kept from getting any more with a determined display by Sam Hartley and Adam Day. Matt got his second with a rocket and Kenny topped it off, when he pounced at close range, to make it a lucky seven. MoM: Matt Cheal-Ferris.
WYMONDHAM TOWN UNITED U11 took their 100pc record to Taverham and came away with another comprehensive victory. Once again, several chances went begging before Jake squared a ball to Henry in the box who tucked this one away with his left foot. Totally in charge, Lewis then fed Bryn down the right who crossed, but Daniel's fine effort was blocked. Sonny and Daniel then combined nicely, but Henry's shot was also kept out. Henry then hit the woodwork before Lucas fired home Bryn's cross to make it 2-0. From a quick Bryn corner, Jake then drove home our third and the same duo combined well again for Jake to notch the fourth. Jack C then had a good effort saved, but completely out of the blue Taverham pulled one back following a quick break. Normal service resumed when William's shot came back off the post for Jacob to stick away. William then crossed for Sonny to get in on the act while Jacob then set up Jake for our seventh. Jake was pulled down in the box just on half-time and Bryn converted the penalty as we went in 8-1 up. Lewis headed home the next from Bryn's corner before another William cross was turned in by Henry. Lewis then turned provider setting up Henry to make it 11-1, but still chances went astray as Jake headed over William's cross. However, he made amends when taking a ball in the box from Lewis and firing home his fourth to make it 12-1. Jacob, Lucas and William all went close before Sonny's effort came back to Henry who wrapped up the scoring. FT: 13-1. MoM: Bryn Mullen.