Junior football round-up

Todmorden Borough U15s 7

Crossley Colts U15s 1

Borough were soon one up via the head of Dennett.

They had all the play in the first half, with Priestley and Dunne taking charge in midfield.

Long passes through to Gale and Dennett soon resulted in a second goal for Dennett.

Only the brave work of the Crossley keeper stopped this being a rout. But he could not stop a scorching shot from Gale after a great solo run.

A display of skill and tenacity by Hudson brought about a richly deserved goalto make it 4 - 0 at half time,

Borough wasted no time in forging ahead in the second half with Dennett, soon completing his hat trick.

Priestley also got in on the action, running through most of the field to strike an unstoppable shot.

Borough did not have it all their own way in the second half however, with Crossley putting up some strong opposition, which brought a consolation goal.

Gale then got his second to seal a convincing victory.

HX1 United U12 3

HBS Tigers U12 6

Tigers showed greater composure to win a bad tempered match.

HX1 started the better team, hit the bar twice and took a 2-0 lead.

Tigers defence was under pressure but Jack Crummett put in a fantastic performance at right back to limit the lead to two goals.

Towards the end of the half Tigers got stronger with Josh Peterson heading just over before Sam Thompson then Martin Howard both scored with long range lobs to leave scores level at half time.

The home side went back in front but with 15 minutes left came the turning point when were awarded a penalty, but put it wide.

This gave Tigers a lift and they dominated the rest of the match.

Alasdair Pedley tucked away a cross for the equaliser then Peterson put Tigers ahead with a long range shot.

Benji Simms’ deflected shot finally gave Tigers some breathing space and victory was completed as Pedley scored from the spot.

Ryburn Blacks U10s 0

Todmorden Sports Centre U10s 4

It was Ryburn who had inflicted Tod’s first defeat of the season, so this was an eagerly awaited opportunity for revenge.

Tod opened the scoring midway through the first half. A crossfield pass found Cook who fed Caldwell to slot the ball home.

Todmorden failed to add to their tally and with Ryburn always looked dangerous on the break.

Tod had to dig in in the second half and eventually Rothwell lashed the ball in from an acute angle.

It was not till England slotted the ball in for the third that Todmorden could finally sense victory and Caldwell then sealed it with a fourth.

TSC U8s 3

Greetland Stars U8s 1

TSC stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games.

But they were made to work very hard and only exerted their superiority late in the game.

The match started with the visitors breaking away on the counter attack to score in the opening minute.

The home team then began to take control and after 10 minutes the visiting keeper could only parry a Ben Ormerod drive and Jacob Entwistle followed up to score.

Ormerod looked to have scored with a great low drive only to see the keeper turn it on to the post.

With only five minutes left TSC finally took the lead when Lucaszyk rose superbly to head in an Ormerod corner.

Entwistle sealed the win with a left-foot finish at the death after more good work from Ormerod.

Boothtown Juniors U12s 3

Todmorden Sports Centre U12s 8

A double hat trick by Benjamin Pearson gave Todmorden a vital win in their chase for the championship.

They took an early lead through Pearson before Boothtown were awarded a goal with defenders appealing that the ball had not crossed the line.

Henry Antemes scored two after great work by the midfield of Christopher Reeder, Jack Pearson and Sam Foster.

Benjamin Pearson helped Todmorden pull away further with four more goals.

Boothtown pulled two back before the end but Pearson completed the rout after a fine through-ball by Alec Hodkinson.

The win against third-placed Boothtown sees Todmorden locked at the top with Warley Rams.

Todmorden Sports Centre U9s 1

Hebden Bridge Saints Scorpions U9s 0

This hard fought encounter was in doubt until the end.

The link play between Callum Cushing and Scorpions’ man-of-the-match Edward Ludlam proved a constant thorn in the side of the Todmorden defence.

Although Todmorden were on the back foot, they looked dangerous on the break and hit the post in one attack.

In the second half, a combination of poor finishing, stout defending and good goalkeeping kept Scorpions goalless.

In the final minutes Todmorden grabbed a goal from a poor defensive clearance.

Todmorden Borough U14 1

St Columbus U14 1

Todmorden Borough wereleft to rue missed chances and had to settle for a point after conceding in the last minute.

Jonny Fitzgerald had a golden opportunity, but just poked his shot wide of the goal.

Ryan Lewis’s long throw was causing a threat to the Columbus defence a number of times, but the deadlock could not be broken as Borough squandered their chances.

The second half was identical, except Borough went on to hit the bar three times.

They eventually scored, as the opposition’s keeper parried Tommy Few’s low drive and Thomas Heys tapped home from five yards.

The win was not to be as in the final minute Columbus snatched a draw through a tap in on the goaline.

Todmorden Borough Blacks U9s 1

Greetland Gold U9s 2

Borough Blacks recent unbeaten run came to an end with a below par team performance at Bellholme.

There were some signs of promising football by both teams and Borough had a few opportunities up front, while Tristan Pilling in goal and his defence kept the score to a minimum.

Chances fell at both ends in the second half, but Borough lacked their usual determination and were punished for this when Greetland took a 1 - 2 lead in the second half that they never really looked like clawing back.

Borough’s goal came from Jordan Glover and their man of the match was Lewis Rushworth.

TSC U11s 0

Northowram Juniors U11s 1

For the first time in their history TSC Under 11s reached the cup semi final.

The game against a well organised Northowram became more of a challenge as due to sickness TSC had no substitutes.

But the home defence stood strong with Mitchell in goal mopping up any half chances.

The only goal came direct from a free kick on the edge of the box with a firm shot being struck into the top corner.

The second half saw TSC play their best football.

Far from letting their heads drop the home team stormed forward putting the Juniors under constant pressure but without luck.

A Holden shot struck the post and the ball would not run for the home team.

As the game became more open both teams had further chances but could not put them away.