Our U7’s got their first Win of the season against Neston Nomad Raiders much to the delight of manager Peter who was buzzing with the teams performance.
U13’s were involved in a goals galore fixture away vs Ellesmere Port Red Lion. Coming away with a 5-3 victory.
U10 Lions took on Vauxhall Cavaliers in their second fixture of the 23/24 season up at Brackenwood Junior School. Two goals from Seb and one each for Finlay and Igor capped off a brilliant team performance. Another disciplined performance defensively this week keeping a clean sheet, paired with some brilliant attacking football made for a great game to watch. Standout performances all over the pitch, but POTM trophies went to Reece for a commanding performance in defence and Seb for some great play going forward.
U10 Dragons took on Greasby at Brackenwood Junior School in their first game of the season following their promotion. After a relatively slow start in the first half, the Dragons went in at halftime behind. The lads came flying out the blocks second half and after a few quick goals, they had turned the game around. The boys were relentless and bagged a few more, finishing the game with a brilliant victory. A stand-out performance from Jack in goal earned him POTM trophy. Ollie-James and Gianluca rounded off 2 brilliant team moves bagging themselves a goal each, and a five-goal haul from Harvey secured him the other POTM award.
Both U14’s & U14’s Blacks suffered 7-1 & 3-0 defeats respectively.
U15’s turned up for the first game of the season against Cheshire Vikings full of energy and enthusiasm and it showed in their play. The lads playing some lovely football & raced into a 3-0 lead with 2 goals from Jay Lefebvre and Freddie Burridge with the other goal. All three were team goals with combining some great skill and passing play. We took our foot off the gas and got a bit sloppy going into half time 3-1 up. Second half we didn’t get going & we stopped playing like a team. Two quick fire goals from Cheshire Vikings & it was 3 a piece. The lads pressed on again and made it 4-3 with Kenzie Smith on target for a debut goal! As the game was drawing to an end Vikings hit the post & got a fortunate bounce back off the post presenting the away team the chance to equalise and they duly took it! 4-4 and that’s how it ended!
A draw that felt like a loss to be honest as we had enough chances and could of run away with it in all honesty! We go again next week with an away trip to Park Royal JFC
U16’s took on West Kirby at Marine Park in their first game of the new season following promotion into Division 1. After a fast, clinical start the boys found themselves 2-0 up after some good link up and finishes from Luka and Evan. We allowed West Kirby to grow into the game and the first half ended 2-1. West Kirby drew level 10 minutes into the second half, but quick-fire goals from Evan and Luka again restored a two goal lead. A few lapses in concentration led to a third goal for West Kirby, followed by a spectacular overhead kick equaliser – final score 4-4. Overwhelming disappointment from the lads at the final whistle, lots to learn from this game but a good marker to build on for the rest of the season.
A heavily depleted Youth team took on last years League runners up Ashville U18 at New Ferry Park. The lads showed some real character and dug in. Taylor Jones hit the cross bar from a sweetly struck free kick which left Ashville’s keeper scrambling well beaten. Eventually though fell behind to a scrappy goal just before the break.
Second half and the gloves were off Ashville were really put under pressure. Numerous chances were created. A notable one was a surging run from Adam Roberts (C) from Centre-back saw him cross from the right to meet Jack Cartlidge at the back post who had done everything right heading the ball downwards beating the keeper only to see it bounce up onto the underside of the bar and back out again. Not long after Jack was in again unleashing an excellent strike which was equalled by the keeper saving low to his left. It wasn’t until about 75 mins in Ashville got a second and then a third right at the death to take a 3-0 victory. Manager Stu Bond is said to be proud of the lads performance and felt the 3-0 scoreline was harsh on the lads as it could have been so different had our chances been taken. A couple of subs would have been nice also. Onto the next game though.
MOM for New Ferry was Joel Foster.
Under 11 blacks
It wasn’t the U11’s Blacks day today in a game which was end to end game. We started brightly and would of taken an early lead if it wasn’t for the oppositions keeper with an absolute worldly of a save! A game with 8 goals and a hat full of missed chances, clearances and well taken goals in both halves
Players of the game for New Ferry was Nicky Harrington with a dogged display of hard work and tackling and Seth Riddaway aka Sethnaldo with a hat trick