Junior football: Round-up of youth and junior football matches

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Here’s a round-up of some junior and youth football results from the area.

Bourne u18 0

Ketton u18 2

Ketton started slowly in this Peterborough youth cup as they struggled to adapt to a small pitch.

The first half saw Ketton’s defence of Sculthorpe and Leftley have to be on top of their game with some good defending.

Ketton went in at half time to strong words from Ketton’s management team and then came out for the second half much better, playing their usual passing football.

Will Bird broke free on the wing and delivered a great cross to which Jonny Cole volleyed into the net to give Ketton the lead.

Ketton lost their keeper through injury and Jonny Weaver replaced him.

With 10 minutes to go Lewis Morley played in Bird who calmly scored.

Ketton now go into the next round of the cup with great confidence and still unbeaten in the league.

Team: Winters, Cole, Weaver, Leftley, Sculthorpe, Wright, Townsend, Miles, Breakell, Mainstone, Morley, Bird.

Pointon U13 4 
HBW Bees U13 2

Pointon kept up their unbeaten run seeing off their Lincoln visitors with two goals in each half.

HBW took the game to Pointon for the opening 10 minutes, so it was against the run of play when Max Graham broke on the left hand side before shooting smartly past the visiting keeper for the first goal.

George Beech and Connor Lindley had further decent efforts, but Pointon were caught napping for the equaliser – home keeper Jed Humphries stopped the first shot but couldn’t keep the rebound out.

HBW had a golden chance to take the lead just before the break when they were awarded a penalty for an innocuous looking challenge by Humphries, but the spot kick was steered wide of the post. Lindley managed to put Pointon ahead with seconds remaining, thanks to excellent wing play and the pass from Beech.

Connor Nelms and debutant, Luke Dudley were introduced for the second half, the former adding an extra dimension up front for Pointon. The visitors were able to level the score again though after further indecision in the blues defence. Graham underlined an excellent display with a remarkable 25 yard effort to put the home side ahead again. Nelms then had a good effort well saved, before assisting in Pointon’s fourth, combining well with Beech then passing to Lindley who gave the keeper little chance. Daimo Keen became Pointon’s third substitute, and the blues looked comfortable for the rest of the game other than a snap shot from the visitors which brought an excellent save out of Humphries.

Pointon: Jed Humphries, Dean Jackman, Ben Halifax, Alex Nelms, Ben Shilling, George Beech, Connor Lindley, Ed Brady, Max Graham, Callum Boyfield, Jamie Cross, Subs: Connor Nelms, Daimo Keen, Luke Dudley

Bourne U10s Red 0
 Deeping U10s Claret 5

For the first quarter of the match, the Reds more than held their own against a very skilful team.

The hard-working Bobby Clark provided the drive from midfield to create some good openings.

A good run by Clark down the right resulted in a ball into the box, where Casey Machin narrowly missed contact. As the half moved on, Deeping increased the pressure on the Reds goal.

With 20 minutes on the clock the impressive Deeping central midfielder ran from the middle of the park, past two Red’s players and superbly dispatched past Alfie Bennett in the Reds’ goal.

Deeping started the second half how they finished the first in the ascendancy, driving forward with every opportunity. Some superb football and team play created their four goals. To the Reds’ credit despite the score line, the whole team worked tirelessly for the whole of the match.

Coach Steve Bills said: “Huge credit to Deeping for their superb performance and good sportsmanship. I am proud of our players despite the score line, they all worked hard and gave 100 per cent. It makes it all worthwhile.”

Team: Alfie Bennett, Joe Couzens, Omar Hinks, Nathan Bills, Isaac Bates, Bobby Clark, Casey Machin, Adam James, Oakley Needham, Charlie Wheeler, Taylor Dean

Sawtry Colts 3 
Blackstones U11s 2

Blackstones’ home game against Sawtry Colts was moved to an away game which turned out to be a dramatic, well fought battle.

The first half was fast and frantic with both teams seeking dominance but the gridlock was broken by Sawtry Colts ten minutes into the first half putting them 1-0 up.

Blackstones had plenty of shots on target but they were denied by the post but eventually Josh Theodore clawed one back to make 
it 1-1.

Shortly before the half time whistle Sawtry Colts scored another to make the score 2-1.

Blackstones upped their game in the second half and came out fighting but again they were denied several shots including a near miss by Samuel Burke and Rory MacLennan and a goal that found the back of the net was called off side. Sawtry Colts broke free and scored their third goal but, true to form, Blackstones were not to be defeated and Ethan Ellison put the ball into the net to make the score 3-2.

Jamie Pumpr, Sam Callcut and Sol Walker gave the Blackstones supporters something to shout about with their skills in midfield and Keir Clarke in goal proved a formidable force. Tom Chaytor tackled consistently well and Jayden Walker in defence denied several of the Colts’ attempts on goal.

Blackstones remained defiant and the boys should be commended for their discipline and sportsmanship however Sawtry Colts won the match 3-2.

Boston U10 1

Bourne U10 Blues 5

An emphatic display by a Bourne squad limited to eight players resulted in a 5-1 victory at Boston.

All the goals came in a first half in which Bourne were totally dominant. Dylan Taylor had a profitable first period contributing to all five goals.

Dylan’s third corner in quick succession was converted by a busy Dylan Snoek.

His next corner fell to Joseph Revill who scored from close quarters. Taylor’s dribble and cross led to Ben Sparks scoring and an optimistic shot led to a mix up in the home defence and Joseph Revill scored his second.

Immediately after Molly Bull, Bourne’s keeper had had her first touch Taylor broke free and fired a rasping shot past the beleaguered Macauley Cunningham.

Huge credit is due to Boston who played with great spirit to start the second half admirably.

Sophie Robinson and Oliver Quesne competed in midfield and their effort was rewarded when George Henson fired home .

Molly Bull was called into action more often, as Bourne changed their formation and the excellence of Louis Jones in defence was palpably missing as Boston rallied.

Holly Lewis and Finn McCullogh worked well to restore Bourne’s superiority and a number of good chances were created but Cunningham had an inspired second half to maintain the scoreline at 5-1.

Bourne Squad; Molly Bull; Louis Jones; Holly Lewis; Finn; McCullogh; Joseph Revill; Dylan Snoek; Ben Sparks; Dylan Taylor.