Youth football notes
MULBARTON WANDERERS U16B: Watton could only field 10 players but the victory achieved by Mulbarton was still impressive. In the first minute Ben G put the Wanderers ahead, then Adam W went close from a good strike.
MULBARTON WANDERERS U16B: Watton could only field 10 players but the victory achieved by Mulbarton was still impressive. In the first minute Ben G put the Wanderers ahead, then Adam W went close from a good strike. The next three goals came from Ben G, the next goal came from a long range strike from Ben B. Watton then conceded an own goal, three more were scored by Ben G putting the score at 9-0 at half time. The second half carried on in the same free scoring style from Mulbarton. Ben G got another, Adam W scored three, Tooky and Dan L added to the tally. Alex R scored three more making the final score 18-0 to Mulbarton, great performances from all the players sealed the victory. Ben G's eight goals and Danny C display achieved joint MoM.
ATTLEBOROUGH Town U10 entertained Mulbarton at home in the quarter-finals of the cup. Although Boro did not start off as well as they could, they did manage to frustrate the opposition, preventing them from creating many chances. When they did get their game together and began putting pressure on the Mulbarton goal, a penalty was awarded for hand-ball. Ryan confidently put the ball in the back of the net to go 1-0 up. Following a cross from Euan, Alfie then missed an opportunity when the ball caught the wrong side of his boot and went wide. Boro played better in the second half; with some end-to-end football creating a tense 15 minutes, but the whole team did enough to keep the score at 1-0, taking them into the semi-finals. A good team performance.
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ATTLEBOROUGH U7: This was a first friendly game for Attleborough U7 and on a pitch that was very boggy both teams found the going hard. Attleborough broke the deadlock with a fine ball from the back for Asa Mcgeachy to pounce on and fire in a shot into the corner. With some fantastic defending from Daniel Bint and George Lusby Morley were unable to make any headway. This led to Daniel Bint scoring with a fantastic run and a clinical finish. Kyle Alien, Jamie Taylor, Kallum Sharpe and Louis Vinson all made a sensational effort and with time running out George Lusby made some space and finished with a cracking shot. Overall an excellent show and quality football showed by all players to make the final score Attleborough 3, Morley 0.
If any players are interested, Attleborough U7s train on Saturdays at Gaymers playing field, 9.30 to 10.30am and are also looking for friendly games to play, if any clubs are interested they should contact Mark on 07754 829777.
HETHERSETT ATHLETIC U11 were missing a number of key players for their fixture with Rocklands who are riding high in the A league. Hethersett's first, second and third choice keepers were not available nor were a key defender and midfielder. This showed and Hethersett put in a very poor performance against a very good Rocklands side. They went down 15-0. Hethersett have now played half their league games and are finding life in the A league very tough. Praise must go to Martin Schiller who volunteered to play in goal and is a credit to the club.
HETHERSETT U16 had only 10 players due to injuries and illness but the match at Mattishall was still a very even game. Both teams had chances but it was Mattishall who ran out 4-3 winners. Hethersett's goals came from Henry Wainwright (2) and Adam Edwards.
HETHERSETT U14 visited Watton in the league and went down 6-0.
HETHERSETT U13 began the game at St Andrew's without several unavailable players. The first half saw very little goalmouth action until Jacob Frazer's goal line headed clearance led to a scramble resulting in a deflected St Andrew's goal. The second period saw Hethersett apply pressure resulting in a Robert Warminger equaliser. This gave Hethersett confidence with Warminger completing another hat-trick following some superb build up play. He then set up Tom Read who slotted home from an acute angle to cap off a tremendous individual performance.
HETHERSETT U12 went down 3-2 at Dereham in their League Cup quarter-final. Their goals came from Ashley Gray and Connor Stearman.
HETHERSETT U12: This quarter-final of the cup against Dereham was always going to be hard played game since the last time these teams met is was a 2-2 draw and evenly matched. Dereham took the lead after 10 minutes after a goal mouth mix-up allowed the ball to get into Hethersett's net, Dereham did it again 10 minutes later but shortly afterwards Ashley Gray scored Hethersett's first. Into the second half and Dereham took it to 3-1 with a cracking shot from 15 yards out, Connor Steardman managed to get another goal back for Hethersett. A last- minute free kick in Hethersett's favour could have levelled the score but unfortunately this was not to be, final score 3-2 to Dereham but there was some fabulous play by Hethersett
HETHERSETT ATHLETIC U11 were missing a number of key players for their fixture with Rocklands who are riding high in the A League. Hethersett's first, second and third choice keepers were not available nor were a key defender and midfielder. This showed and Hethersett put in a very poor performance against a very good Rocklands side. They went down 15-0. Hethersett have now played half their league games and are finding life in the A League very tough. They have picked up four points from 10 games and on this form will only stay up if they take points from their game with bottom-of-the- league Mulbarton and their two games with Thorpe who are just above them in the league. Praise must go to Martin Schiller who volunteered to play in goal and is a credit to the club.
HETHERSETT ATHLETIC U16 had only 10 players due to injuries and illness but the match at Mattishall was still a very even game. Both teams had chances but it was Mattishall who ran out 4-3 winners. Goals came from Henry Wainwright (2) and Adam Edwards.
HETHERSETT U14 visited Watton in the league and went down 6-0.
HETHERSETT U14 GIRLS put in a competent display against a hardworking Blofield side and won 4-1. They took the lead after eight minutes as Ella Stephenson slotted home from a narrow angle after good work from Sophie Rock. Rock made it 2-0 before half-time after being put through by Sophie Cooke. Blofield started the second half brightly and pulled a goal back from close range after a long shot had come back off the bar. Hethersett once again gained control and Stephenson made it 3-1 before combining with Rock for the latter's second goal of the game to complete the scoring.
WYMONDHAM TOWN U15 entertained Attleborough and on a bitterly cold afternoon there were few early chances, and a number of mistakes from both teams, but things settled down. Nathan Lawson was a thorn in Attleborough's side throughout the game and was involved in some great interplay down the left-hand side with Joe McKenna, Keiran's Murrell and Cambell and Mark Collins. Wymondham's best effort in the first half came from a long range shot from Nathan, saved well by the resolute Attleborough keeper. Half-time 0-0. Wymondham started to dominate in the second half with numerous strong breaks. Wymondham eventually scored from a corner, the keeper unfortunately pushing the ball into his own net as a result of good pressure from Toby Wyatt. Wymondham really started to play some great football; a second goal coming from a Nathan long throw, which was flicked on by Charles Large for Tom Smith to react quickest to fire the ball home. Wymondham continued to dominate, but Attleborough never gave in, and forced a goal from a battling run through the middle. The game became scrappy as Attleborough pushed for an equaliser, but Wymondham wrapped up the game with a sweeping move from left-back involving superb one touch football, Ollie Large to George Wain, to Josh Felice, to Mark Collins with a lovely through ball to Keiran Murrell to finish with a strong run and shot. A battling performance from both teams, but Wymondham always had the edge. Final score 3:1. MoM Tom Smith.
WYMONDHAM TOWN U9 visited Garboldisham after another two week lay off, and kicked off with a superb first 15 minutes of one and two touch football, which was a joy to watch. The scoring was opened by Luke Hunt as he followed up a shot and swept the loose ball into an open net, it didn't take long for 2-0 as a corner was dropped by the home keeper and Henry Metcalf poached home the chance. The play was camped in the Garboldisham half and after a superb cross from the lively Jacob Bush, Sonny Clarke volleyed home, a brilliant goal for 3-0. Fergus Hughes was a virtual spectator, but when called upon twice he bravely dived at the striker's feet to keep his clean sheet intact. Jamie Blanchflower and Rebecca Greenslade, defended well when also called upon. As the half time approached, Henry was again on hand to finish for his second, and then after a run which started deep in his own half, Henry went past four players to roll the ball to Curtis Bell who gratefully netted for the first-half nap hand, 5-0. The second half started slowly and after a long ball caught out the Town defence a goal was conceded, to make it 5-1. The only flowing move in the first 15 minutes of the second half enabled Luke to slide a great ball in for Henry to slot past the keeper. Into the last 15 minutes and Henry netted his fourth following up his shot which had been turned onto the bar. Jacob Bush made a great run down the left flank and delivered a pin-point cross to Sonny to tap in at the far post, and then a great effort from Curtis was again turned in by Sonny for a hat-trick. Final score Garboldisham 1, Wymondham 9. MoM Henry Opposition MoM Sonny.
WYMONDHAM TOWN U9: Entertaining Harling for their second game in 24 hours, Town started slowly and did not impose themselves as we would have hoped. Town were not moving the ball as well as they can, but then after a bit of skill found themselves ahead via Henry Metcalf. Jamie Blanchflower was solid at the back as always and was using the ball well. Fergus Hughes was quick off his line and as always offered a safe pair of hands when dealing with shots and crosses. Two further first-time strikes from Henry put Town 3-0 up and completed his hat-trick. Town then struggled to get out of first gear for the remainder of the half and conceded to find themselves 3-1 up at half time. The second half saw Josh Bush introduced and he battled hard for the team, Town then started to pass the ball like they can and it paid dividends and as we finished the game off in the first 15 minutes, with two strikes from Jacob Bush, one a fine angled drive, a lovely sweet strike from Luke Hunt, another from Henry, and a quick fire hat-trick from Sonny Clarke, showing his desire to finish with three well-taken goals. Harling scored to make it 10-2 as we approached the last 15 minutes. Luke added another fine goal to his earlier strike and then set up Henry after a great run. Charlie Gavin finished well from an angle to get his name on the scoresheet after moving into midfield and Henry slotted home again after a nice pass from Charlie. Harling added their third with two minutes to go to complete the scoring. Final score 14-3. MoM Luke Hunt. Opposition MoM: Henry Metcalf.
WYMONDHAM TOWN U10 travelled to Thorpe with a full squad on a freezing cold morning for the cup quarter-final game. The Wymondham crowd was soon warmed by the sight of their boys quickly slipping into their smooth passing game. Wymondham were on top in early exchanges, with George marauding down the left and Tai busy down the right, supported by the two Joes pushing forward and joining up the play while Ben covered in defence. Thorpe were not to be underestimated however and in one attack drew a good save from Anthony W in the Wymondham goal, tipping the ball round the post high to his left. From the ensuing corner Thorpe took the lead with a flick at the near post. Marland was really up for it, urging the team on. In one move he ran through the middle, beating three players, before slipping the ball right to Tai in the box, whose placed shot slid agonisingly wide of the far post. In another, he ran through clean on goal only for the keeper to block his side-footed shot. The second half began at a furious pace with Anthony A on as a sub. Within minutes he picked up the ball on the half way line, ran through the Thorpe defence and slotted it in calmly for the equaliser. An inspired substitution! Wymondham had all the pressure now, peppering the opposition goal, but Thorpe were looking dangerous on the counter and Anthony W again did magnificently to tip a strong shot onto a post. Following another great point-blank save the ball rebounded way out of goal only for a Thorpe midfielder to score with a lobbed shot. The final few minutes were frustrating as Wymondham struggled to keep the ball in the opposition half and their energy, and threat, faded. Sam, Jake and Joe A came on to add some fresh legs but Wymondham were unable to level. The game finished 2-1 to Thorpe, with Wymondham unlucky to lose a well-refereed match. Their display probably deserved more. MoM: Tai.