Our weekly round up of Youth and Community matches, via reports sent from Managers and Coaches:
Nantwich Town Blues U8s
Against Primary Stars Magpies.
After taking the lead through an own goal after Ryan hit the post from a free kick just after Sam struck the bar with a penalty at the end of the 1st period, the Magpies fought back to 2-1 in the second. In the third and final period, we equalised to 2-2 thanks to a goal from Ben at a corner before the Magpies scored with some excellent counter attacks in the final 5mins to finish the game: Nantwich Town Blues 2 Primary Stars Magpies 5.
We had an excellent display from Ben who got man of match- who got a goal and stopped a shot on the goal line. Teddy (our GK) also had an excellent game making 3 crucial and brave saves. Josh N was also excellent in defence and Bobby and Ryan also producing very good displays. Sam and Leo played very well showing some impressive dribbling skills.
Today’s team was Teddy, Josh N, Bobby, Ryan, Sam, Leo and Ben.
Nantwich Town U10 Yellows
Vs Cheshire Blades Vipers, 17th November 2019.
So, in a hard-fought game in cold and wet conditions the lads kept their unbeaten run going despite going a goal down from a very early corner, (think the opposition pinched England’s “love train” tactic from the World Cup).
Shortly afterwards Joey equalised after Zac’s effort was spilt.
After absorbing a lot of pressure Joey started the move that nearly got us in front with a nice ball to Izaak- who’s shot was spilt again in the rain and Zac was unlucky not to tap in.
But not long after he got his goal from close range, 2-1.
We held on until half time despite a goal threat straight from the restart off our second goal.
Second half we started to show our style and were at them from the off, a route one goal from Louis’ kick which Zac finished for his second our third.
Then only 20 seconds later Zac slotted in his third 4-1.
It was the opposition’s turn to put the pressure on after that goal, hitting the post before eventually getting one back 4-2.
The last goal came from a determined run and battle down the wing by Zac again to cross in and Izaak got his comeback goal to end the game 5-2, man of the match went to Harry for some hard work at the back.
Nantwich Town U16s
The U16’s played Abbey Hulton Utd in the league at home on the 17th November 2019 and we expected a very competitive game against the current league champions.
Abbey started very quickly and within 3 minutes they had taken the lead direct from a free kick – 0-1. 10 minutes into the match and we had started to gain some positive possession and created several chances but couldn’t convert any into a goal. Abbey also continued to create and on the 27th minute clinically finished a shot centrally and we were 0-2 down. We were still playing well and creating chances and a goal just before half time would have put us right back in the game, but we just couldn’t find a way past the Abbey keeper – 0-2 at half time.
We started and continued the 2nd half where we left off, but again, we pretty much did everything bar score, hitting the bar in the process. Whilst we were pushing for a goal, Abbey were always a threat with their pacey, technical players, and on the 48th minute they pretty much ‘finished’ the game by working the ball through the middle, to again calmly finishing to make it 0-3.
We continued to search for a goal, but it never came, and Abbey ran out 0-3 winners – it was a cracking game and one both teams can be proud of.
The boys gave everything and played some cracking football against an excellent team, so overall, disappointed with the result, but really pleased with the performance.
Nantwich Town U17s
Nantwich Town vs Foley Meir (Away)
Huge result for the under 17s as they travelled to a place where they lost in cup and league last season.
The last-minute change to a 3G pitch due to weather may have worked in our favour as we have a good record against them on home turf.
In form Kamil Ryszka left on the bench due to a back problem was replaced in the starting line up by Luke Brett, who embraced the opportunity by opening the scoring in the 18th minute. New signing Ellis Borruto got off the mark in the 60th minute when he made it 2-0. Foley pulled one back with 10 minutes to go and had a real go but the newly formed back 3 for Nantwich held firm and ensured Foley dropped their first point after being unbeaten in cup and league so far this season.