Youth football round-up
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Eye Saints Under 14's, pictured right, after their final match of the season against Coplestonians, Ipswich. The team have coped well in their first season in Divison Two of the South Suffolk Youth League, but are looking to strengthen their squad for September in the U15 league. Home matches are played on a Saturday mornings at Walsham le Willows and training takes place in Eye on a Thursday evening, either at Hartismere High School or the Town Moors. If any boys are interested in joining the team then please contact Pete Bowman on 07855 069491.
Scole U15s 7 North Walsham U15s 1. Scole saved the best for last as they recorded the biggest win of their league campaign, to sign off their season in fine style. The first half was far closer than the final score would suggest, with North Walsham cancelling out Lawrence Brown's early goal, before Ellis Pullinger sent Scole into the break 2-1 up with his deft finish. Despite the visitors' valiant efforts, Scole proved to be too strong in the second period with skipper and man of the match Charlie Hitch leading from the front. Owen Page slammed home the first of a second-half hat-trick before Kieran Manning nodded home to see Scole race into a 4-1 lead. Scole moved further ahead when the keeper couldn't hold on to a Lewis Burrows' long-range effort and Owen Page was on hand to apply the finish and he completed his hat-trick after Oliver Kerrison had gone close. Ryan Scammell completed the scoring in the final few minutes to seal an impressive performance on the day and a strong end to the season.
Attleborough Town Under 15s travelled to Taverham for a vital game in their challenge for the title. Boro started with the wind behind them and capitalised when Callum Kindred slotted the ball in following a great corner by Sheldon Gooch. However, they were unable to improve upon this and Taverham proved worthy opponents, never giving up the chase for an equaliser. Keeper Matt Bint tipped a shot over the bar and Alfie Lusby had to throw himself in front of another effort. The equaliser eventually came about 15 minutes from the end of the game when their striker breached the Boro defence. Instead of dropping their heads, Boro raised their game even further, chasing every ball and breaking up the Taverham play. This was exemplified when Callum took the ball off their man, charged down the right, then crossed for Ryan Miles to sidefoot the ball in. Taverham had by this time gone three up front and continued to pressurise the flanks, but great defending by all the team prevented the scoreline changing. FT: Taverham 1 Attleborough Town 2.
Wymondham Town Utd Under 14s Hawks played their last home game of the season against level-on-points Scole, hoping a victory would consolidate a third-place finish in Division One. It was always going to be difficult as keeper Connor was serving a one-match ban, but Lewis stepped in admirably and the boys were still in a tight contest until the last few minutes. In the opening exchanges, Ollie took a ball on the right and his cross just eluded Sonny, but found Afiq who fired just over. A great recovery by Fernando kept the visitors at bay and at the end of a tight first half both Jacob and Eddie came to the rescue with two great blocks to keep it scoreless. Scole upped the tempo in the second half and scored two early goals either side of a fine save by Lewis to lead 2-0. However, the boys came storming back when Eddie found Afiq down the right and, showing superb persistence, the striker crossed for Sonny to hammer home, making it 2-1. Alfie then had a nice effort fly just wide while a lovely pass from Kehan to Sonny was frantically cleared. Forcing two quick corners, Alfie put both in the danger area, but firstly Eddie's effort was blocked and Fernando just failed to convert. As the Hawks pressed forward, Kehan hit another great ball into the box which only needed a touch, but with less than 10 minutes to go the Hawks lost possession on the left and the visitors broke away to score the killer goal. Ollie almost pulled one back when his shot from the right clipped the top of the net but Scole wrapped the game up with a fourth goal almost on the final whistle. The boys travel to Scole for their last league fixture, but would need an unlikely six-goal victory to claim third place. FT: 4-1. MoM: Lewis Thurston.
Scole Lads and Girls are holding their Fun Mini-Soccer sessions every Wednesday from now until mid-July, for boys and girls of all abilities and ages between five and 12 – 6.30pm start until 7.30pm. Must wear shin pads please. Any questions contact Paul on 07951 143220.
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New Buckenham Junior football club are looking for a qualified coach to assist or take sessions with the current u14s. CRB Check, Child Protection & First Aid needed. Experienced preferred. This team are also looking for additional players at u13s, u14s and u15s to join a well-established charter standard club, with a great bunch of developing lads in this age group. As we have a mixture of ages the number of additional players will depend on what age group we go with. Training is on Thursday evenings 6pm-7.30pm at Old Buckenham High School. Anybody interested email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07554128061.
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