By Steve Sharman:
Community development officer and coach Lyndon Wain rounds up all the action from the club’s youth section across the weekend, over the 1st/2nd December.
As Christmas draws closer our junior teams were in action in a busy weekend of football.
The U7s won well and remain undefeated since their formation three weeks ago. The group has been generated from the community sessions, but in particular from an after school’s club that the club runs in the local area. A lot of talent and potential in this group.
Our U7 greens group, having moved up the league table, showed all their passing, moving and skill levels against an older and more physical side in a narrow defeat. Ben was excellent again with goals coming from Jake and Samson. The opposition manager said the boys were ‘one of the best sides he had played.’ Keep up the good work Simon.
U8 greens were winners again, and continue to play excellent football – developing fast here Adam and Jay. Meanwhile the U8 yellow side came back to win a tight affair and some impressive development here – I love the way Ollie checks his shoulders!
In our U9 group, the greens played some lovely football and included a great counter attack goal from Finn, well done to Rob and Steve. The yellows had a tough day but they continue to grow together.
Meanwhile the U10 greens won well with a clean sheet as Gracie claimed man of the match with William scoring twice and Howie getting one – brilliant teamwork Rob. The yellows were magnificent in defeat against bigger and more physical opponents. The approach from their opponents made no difference to the boys endeavour and spirit, the club are really proud of you all.
Our U11s lost their first game since promotion having been 4-2 up at one stage. Brilliant goals and great character were on display boys, well done Matt and James.
Our U12 greens continue to impress as they recorded a comfortable win over Kidsgrove, while the U12 whites put in another spirited performance. Our keeper Jack was described as amazing by an opposition played, well done Jack.
The U13s bounce back again to win away at Kidsgrove having lost to them the previous well. A great bunch playing a year up too – well done Carl and Chris.
Finally our youth team were narrow losers at Stafford Town’s magnificent facility in a high quality game. The majority of this group is playing a year up and they will be a very strong side next season.