Below is a round up of match reports from some of are the Nantwich Town Football Club Youth and Community Football Teams. We will be re-establishing this as a weekly feature, so as managers/coaches get used to compiling and sending in match reports, this feature should get bigger by the week as we have 34 boys and girls teams!

It was lovely to see so many people at the funeral of Paul “Springy” Springthorpe last Thursday, and also at the wake held back at The Weaver Stadium. It was a touching and fitting send off for the hugely popular NTFC Youth Team Manager.

Nantwich Town Under 8 Reds

From a team that only won once in the league from their inception in February until the end of last season, Under 8 Reds showed their impressive development over the last 9 months once again on Sunday with a convincing, 4 – 0 win over AFC Alsager Flames. This meant the Reds remained unbeaten in the U8 Orange league this season. A solid defensive display, keeping a clean sheet with goals coming from Oscar, Noah and a brace from Leigh. Man of the match was awarded to Noah for an improvement in confidence and a well taken goal.

Nantwich Town Reds U8’s

Nantwich Town Under 9 Yellows

2-2 draw today and another good performance. Slow start going 2-0 down, but played really well second half and had a few lovely passing moves. Jack with the goals and man of the match. Everyone played really well though.

Nantwich Town Under 10 Yellows

Nantwich Town Under 10 Yellows kept up their great start to the season with another win today, this time 2-0 against Berkeley Saints.

The boys started off on the front foot and it was no surprise when Zac slotted them in to a second minute lead. However, despite having the lions share of the possession and chances this was the only goal in the first half.

The second half was much the same, with Nantwich pressing for further goals but only got one more, this one a neat near post finish from Joey on 24 minutes capping his man of the match performance.

Although there was some confusion at the end when Zac thought he had made it 3-0 this goal was eventually chalked off as the opposition had not touched the ball from a dead kick.

All in all it was another good performance from the boys who continue to show weekly improvement, with this being their first clean sheet of the season to boot.

Their record this season is now played 7, won 6 and drawn 1 with 26 goals scored and 9 conceded.

Nantwich Town Under 10 Green’s

A comfortable 4-1 win for the U10 green  boys today against Betley Saxons  – dominating possession for most of the game and but for 5 or 6 excellent saves from the Betley keeper it would have been a much bigger score – as it was, goals from Charlie, Finley and David and a first goal for the Dabbers from man of the match Jensen saw the team take a comfortable win with good performances all round.

Nantwich Town U15’s
Nantwich Town 2 Kidsgrove Rangers 1

The battle of the unbeaten sides took place on Sunday as Nantwich town under 15s claimed a 2-1 win over Kidsgrove with the result sending them to the top of the league. Kidsgrove looked more threatening early on and went ahead from a free kick to lead at the break.

Chances were few and far between in a tight encounter but a change of formation in the 2nd half by Chris Boughey saw Matty Simcock put Sam D through for 2 well taken goals.

It was good to see a number of players back again as the side has been hit by a number of injuries early season so to get to this point and be competitive is a credit to them.

Nantwich Town U16’s

The U16’s played Chesterton in the league at home yesterday – a close match was expected & that is what we got.

We played very well in the 1st half against a well organised & hard working opposition; we kept the ball very well & were very patient in our play, we just lacked a cutting edge in the final third & couldn’t find a way through the Chesterton defence, but they did cut-off & protect the passing lines very well – 0-0 at half time.

The game was very similar in the 2nd half, but we became a little more hurried in our decision making which affected our possession, but in the 60th minute, Matty never gave up on winning the ball in the penalty area, he managed to nick the ball back & as he dribbled away, he was caught by the defender resulting in a penalty – Thomas confidently stepped up & scored the spot kick.

At 1-0 we then created a few chances but couldn’t quite extend the scoreline; Chesterton changed their formation & put us under some pressure in the last 10 minutes or so, but we managed to defend the lead & come out 1-0 winners.