Football: Junior match reports

Todmorden Sports Centre U-11 21 Crossley Swifts U-11 2

GOALl-crazy Todmorden hit top form in their cup-tie against a plucky Crossley team who never let their heads drop despite the onslaught.

Top scorer on the day was Henry Antemes who hit eight, including one direct from a corner.

Second top scorer was Thomas Stansfield who left his customary position as goalkeeper to play striker in the second half, crashing home five.

Jack Pearson hit a hat-trick, Benjamin Pearson two, while Conor Shapland, Alec Hodkinson and Josh Dyer scored one each.

The resounding win was built on exemplarary organisation with the defence of Jake Nyari, Jack Denton, Chris Reeder and Callum Bailey holding shape throughout.

Substitutes Charlie Mariani and Benji Simms made telling contributions while Conor Shapland performed well after taking over in goal.

On Sunday Todmorden take on Halifax Irish in the league.

They will prove far more difficult opponents. Irish beat Todmorden in the opening game of the season, benefiting from some disputed refereeing decisions.

Todmorden Sports Centre U-9 12

Hebden Bridge Sharks u-12 1

AN eager Todmorden side stormed into the next round of the cup after this emphatic victory.

Much of the fervour can probably be attributed to finally being able to play a match as a combination oif the weather and the opposition failing to turn up meant that the side had only played one game since mid-October.

Poor old Sharks bore the brunt of this pent-up frustration.

A neat passing move led to Louis Journeaux opening the scoring straight from the kick-off.and Dylan Caldwell struck next.

Hebden replied and for a moment it seemed the result might be in the balance but Todmorden were too strong and goals from Jordan Rothwell, Leon Borrill and Journeaux, completing his hat-trick, meant that Todmorden were leading 7-1 at the break.

The ruthless streak continued in the second period and Ben Cook played in Joel Deakin to start the ball rolling again.

Despite further goals from Caldwell – the second hat-trick of the morning – and Borrill, it was to the credit of the Sharks that they kept going, indeed, Barney Sheehan, Jude Spensley and Lois Diggle had to work hard at the back to nullify them.

Ben England capped a fine performance by slotting home goal number 12.

St Columbus U-7 2

Todmorden Sports Centre U-7 16

TSC served up a real Christmas cracker when crushing St Columbus at Ling Bob.

With John Goldie deputising as manager, the visitors began in great style and the goals rained in from the kick-off.

Captain Ben Ormerod led by example, showing his deft skills and fierce shot to fire home a hat-trick inside the opening five minutes.

TSC continued their onslaught on the Halifax team's goal and Harvey Lucaszyk and Ormerod added two more soon after, finishing off flowing moves in great style.

With Luke Henson and Max Dawson imperious at the back and Alfie Connors dominating in midfield, the Todmorden youngsters were in total control.

Jacob Entwistle got in on the goal fest as he drilled home from long range before latching onto a great ball from Reece McDermondy and calmly rounding the keeper for his second and TSC's seventh.

The home team managed to pull two goals back just before half-time, but that served only to spur on TSC as straight after the restart James Hartley volleyed home in great style before Max Goldie lashed home a fierce drive.

Goldie added his second after a surging run and Ormerod hit another quick fire hat-trick to take his personal tally in the game to seven.

Not to be outdone, Entwistle slotted home his third and fourth late on before Lucaszyk finished off the scoring to take a jubilant TSC up to a remarkable sixteen.

Local rivals Hebden Bridge Saints visit this weekend in a much anticipated clash.

Halifax Irish Whites U-12 3

Todmorden Sports Centre U-12 9

TSC avenged last season's cup exit to Irish in some style.

It took them just ten minutes to break down the visitors with some super passing and they led 5-0 by halftime.

It was a simi9lar story after the break although the opposition did get on the scoreboard with TSC old boy Alec Miller's superb free kick among their goals.

Defennsively TSC were excellent with Luka Morris leading the solid rearguard of Ben Oldfield, Kennan Hudson, Dom Thompson andn goalkeeper Jack Hollows.

Matthew Humphjreys, Logan Montgomery, Matthew Graham and Eddie Pardoe consistently won the ball in midfield.Wingmen Mylo Tranmer and Matthew Humphreys were a steady source of good ball for forwards James Clarke and Tom Kelly.

Clarke ended the morning with five goals, Montgomery a hat-trick and Graham completed the scoring.

Todmorden Sports Centre U-11 21

Crossley Swifts U-11 2

GOAL-crazy Todmorden hit top form in their cup-tie against a plucky Crossley team who never let their heads drop despite the onslaught.

Top scorer on the day was Henry Antemes who hit eight, including one direct from a corner.

Second top scorer was Thomas Stansfield who left his customary position as goalkeeper to play striker in the second half, crashing home five.

Jack Pearson hit a hat-trick, Benjamin Pearson two, while Conor Shapland, Alec Hodkinson and Josh Dyer scored one each.

The resounding win was built on exemplary organisation with the defence of Jake Nyari, Jack Denton, Chris Reeder and Callum Bailey holding shape throughout.

Substitutes Charlie Mariani and Benji Simms made telling contributions while Conor Shapland performed well after taking over in goal.

On Sunday Todmorden take on Halifax Irish in the league.

They will prove far more difficult opponents. Irish beat Todmorden in the opening game of the season, benefiting from some disputed refereeing decisions.

Todmorden Sports Centre U-9 12

Hebden Bridge Sharks U-9 1

AN eager Todmorden side stormed into the next round of the cup after this emphatic victory.

Much of the fervour can probably be attributed to finally being able to play a match as a combination of the weather and the opposition failing to turn up meant that the side had only played one game since mid-October.

Poor old Sharks bore the brunt of this pent-up frustration.

A neat passing move led to Louis Journeaux opening the scoring straight from the kick-off. and Dylan Caldwell struck next.

Hebden replied and for a moment it seemed the result might be in the balance but Todmorden were too strong and goals from Jordan Rothwell, Leon Borrill and Journeaux, completing his hat-trick, meant that Todmorden were leading 7-1 at the break.

The ruthless streak continued in the second period and Ben Cook played in Joel Deakin to start the ball rolling again.

Despite further goals from Caldwell – the second hat-trick of the morning – and Borrill, it was to the credit of the Sharks that they kept going, indeed, Barney Sheehan, Jude Spensley and Lois Diggle had to work hard at the back to nullify them.

Ben England capped a fine performance by slotting home goal number 12.

St Columbus U-72

Todmorden Sports Centre16

TSC served up a real Christmas cracker when crushing St Columbus at Ling Bob.

With John Goldie deputising as manager, the visitors began in great style and the goals rained in from the kick-off.

Captain Ben Ormerod led by example, showing his deft skills and fierce shot to fire home a hat-trick inside the opening five minutes.

TSC continued their onslaught on the Halifax team’s goal and Harvey Lucaszyk and Ormerod added two more soon after, finishing off flowing moves in great style.

With Luke Henson and Max Dawson imperious at the back and Alfie Connors dominating in midfield, the Todmorden youngsters were in total control.

Jacob Entwistle got in on the goal fest as he drilled home from long range before latching onto a great ball from Reece McDermondy and calmly rounding the keeper for his second and TSC’s seventh.

The home team managed to pull two goals back just before half-time, but that served only to spur on TSC as straight after the restart James Hartley volleyed home in great style before Max Goldie lashed home a fierce drive.

Goldie added his second after a surging run and Ormerod hit another quick fire hat-trick to take his personal tally in the game to seven.

Not to be outdone, Entwistle slotted home his third and fourth late on before Lucaszyk finished off the scoring to take a jubilant TSC up to a remarkable sixteen.

Local rivals Hebden Bridge Saints visit this weekend in a much anticipated clash.

Halifax Irish Whites U-123

Todmorden Sports Centre U-129

TSC avenged last season’s cup exit to Irish in some style.

It took them just ten minutes to break down the visitors with some super passing and they led 5-0 by halftime.

It was a similar story after the break although the opposition did get on the scoreboard with TSC old boy Alec Miller’s superb free kick among their goals.

Defensively TSC were excellent with Luka Morris leading the solid rearguard of Ben Oldfield, Kennan Hudson, Dom Thompson and goalkeeper Jack Hollows.

Matthew Humphreys, Logan Montgomery, Matthew Graham and Eddie Pardoe consistently won the ball in midfield.

Wingmen Mylo Tranmer and Matthew Humphreys were a steady source of good ball for forwards James Clarke and Tom Kelly.

Clarke ended the morning with five goals, Montgomery a hat-trick and Graham completed the scoring.