The U10 Dragons produced one of their strongest team performances of the season, but fell to a defeat against a ruthless Glenavon side who remain unbeaten in the division.
It’s been a tough start to life after being promoted, but the team displayed this week the character and ability to compete at this level. Built on some strong defending, the team created a number of chances culminating in a superb strike from Harvey to put us on the board in the first half.
The story of the second half was simply that Glenavon were ruthless with their few chances and the Dragons unlucky to come up against a keeper making some great saves and some near misses.
Despite the game ending in a loss it was a performance the team can be proud of. Huge credit to the players with many having to adjust to playing out of position for prolonged periods of time.
POTM trophies went to Freddie for his constant efforts to make a tackle and an assist, plus Gianluca who was solid in defence and always willing to get himself in a position to make a block or tackle when called upon. It’s a matter of time before results start to turn if performances like this continue!
U10 Lions saw Neston provide a tough opposition this week for the Lions and the game was a superb contest ending in a draw.
This was a performance to be proud of with the Lions creating numerous chances to win the game, but being unlucky they didn’t quite go in.
Despite falling behind the Lions kept their composure to draw level via some brilliant play from Jude who provided an excellent cross for Seb to attack bravely and put away for the first goal. Jude got himself on the scoresheet in the second half to put a goal up, but a Neston equaliser cancelled it out.
Both teams can be proud of participating in a real contest that had goals, brilliant attacking football, great saves (credit to Joel!) and some solid defending. Huge credit to the Lions back line, again with some players having to be out of normal positions to help out.
POTM trophies were a tough choice with Reece unlucky to miss out after returning from injury. However, the hard work Seb and Jude put in both defensively and combining in attack earned them the reward!
The U13’s Whites switched their fixture to the park after Hoylake’s pitch was deemed unplayable.
The game got off to a ferocious pace with the lads starting the game the brightest. As expected the pitch was wet and heavy but we adapted & probed the Hoylake defence.
We took the lead through Max after tidy play between the 3 Alfie’s (Alfie R, Alfie B and Alfie L). 1-0
The next came shortly after were the backbone of the midfield Lennon recovered the ball before releasing it to Max who threaded the ball through to Alfie L who brilliantly sat the whole Hoylake defence down including the keeper to slot the ball into a empty net. 2-0.
There was a period where we felt we had to wait an eternity for the next goal. The lads worked hard with Nate & Mo driving the team forward, being the catalyst for our attacks.
Frankie’s hypnotising feet where in full flow. Beating his man before crossing balls into the box for the strikers to attack.
Jacob, Owen and Josh C were anchors holding the shape of the team and recycling the ball with ease into the channels for the wingers.
Alfie L hit a fierce free kick that was initially blocked by the defender. It sat nicely again for Alfie L to have a second bite in which he sent the ball screaming into the top corner. Hoylake grabbed one back making it 3-1 at HT.
Our 4th goal came from Mo dancing through the defenders like they were mannequins before playing the ball to Josh S who deceived the oncoming challenges before slotting the ball into the near post with ice cold composure. Hoylake fought to take at least a point late on, they managed to get it back to 4-3 Some outstanding saves from Caiden flying across his goal like superman preserved the 3 points. A Brilliant 7 goal thriller game could of gone either way. 4-3 FT
Shout out to Alfie R for putting his body on the line for helping the boys see out the game.
HMON Alfie L brace on his debut .
AMOM Alfie R for pulling the strings on the wing.
The U14’s Blacks were away today to top of the league Groves. Both team giving everything they had first half ending 0-0 second half bailey woods put newferry 1-0 up. Groves equalised from a free kick edge of box which flew straight in bins. A lack of concentration at the back saw Groves capitalise and go 2-1 up. The boys kept going in the hunt for a leveller and got the well deserved equaliser 2-2. We had a chance to nab all 3 points late on when Bailey Woods saw his effort go just went wide.
Full time 2-2
Man of match Bailey Woods who lead from the front
Coach mom Delvin superb again in the middle of the midfield