YOUTH FOOTBALL: Weekend round-up

By Steve Sharman:

Community development manager and coach Lyndon Wain rounds up all the action from the club’s youth section across the weekend, over the 9th/10th March.

Another busy weekend of community football despite high winds and heavy winds, with our teams playing and giving a great account of themselves.

The U7 greens were comfortable winners in a game that was tight until the end with the U7 yellows magnificent winners with goals coming from Ben D, Ben A and Jake. This was despite nearly half the team being unavailable due to a sickness bug.

Meanwhile the U7 whites were also excellent winners. Having stepped up a league they are really kicking on with Rory the man of the match for a wonderful assist. There was two goals for Corbin, one a super free kick and he was also excellent in defence when asked to play there. The U7 reds won their first ever game with a brilliant performance from the boys who are showing a real togetherness.

Finally in the U7 age group the blues played some really nice football but were beaten by a very direct opponent. There are some really skilful boys in this group and well done to Ollie who was man of the match.

In our U8s the greens were comfortable winners and were on top for large period of the games, whilst the U9 yellows drew but were really unlucky not to win. Well done to Tony who was man of the match.

Our U10 greens were also winners against tough opponents with goals from Josh and Howie and James putting in a player of the match display. The U10 yellows were narrow winners but played very well. Louis and Isaac in midfield were full of energy with Hugh scoring two goals. Brodie and Elliot were excellent at the back and the group has really come on leaps and bounds – well done to Mark and Ryan.

The U12 derby between the greens and yellows was a really close affair until late in the game when the greens eventually pulled away. The club is now really strong at this age group so well done to Angus and Keith. The U12 whites put on a brave performance which was helped by a man of the match display from Jack. Well done to them.

Finally the U13s were 2-0 winners in their away fixture but in truth it could have been more. Well done to Carl.

Away from the youth sides the community sessions were heavily supported by large numbers of children enjoying the sunshine on offer. Well done to the community coaches for an excellent session. Our walking footballers had another excellent game with numbers continuing to grow. They have their first tournament on Thursday so good luck to them!

Our veteran session had its third session last week with the amount of players present doubled from the first week. Richard Adams’ pink team were the eventual winners of the Dabbers World Cup with Rich netting the winner himself in the final.

If you are interested in attending any of our community sessions on offer then please get in contact with myself ( or via the club’s social media channels.

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