Junior football round-up

League leaders Todmorden SC u13s soon recovered from conceding an early goal to run up an emphatic score line against Crossley Swifts, winning 16-1.

Wednesday, 21st March 2012, 7:30 pm

An attempted clearance by goalkeeper Thomas Stansfield hit a striker and deflected into the goal to give the home side a surprising lead.

Despite having only nine players the Swifts put up a valiant fight though they were soon swamped by their undefeated visitors.

Benjamin Pearson and Lewis Porter scored four each while Sam Foster and Jack Denton recorded hat-tricks.

The goal of the game, came from midfielder Christopher Reeder with a shot from distance. The other goal was scored by Callum Bailey.

Todmorden SC u13s recorded their second victory of the weekend and cemented their place at the top of the league by beating Northowram 6-1.

Benjamin Pearson scored a hat trick before Sam Foster netted from close range.

The game was effectively over by half-time when Pearson scored again to make it 5-0.

The visitors worked hard and had a good share of the play in the second half.

Conor Shapland was strong in defence as was Jack Pearson in midfield.

Northowram pulled a goal back but the win was sealed soon afterwards when Pearson scored again, notching his 41st of a season in whichTodmorden have won every game.

TODMORDEN Borough Blacks u10s Calderdale Cup quarter final was a repeat of last year’s final, but proved an evenly-matched affair with Borough winning a penalty shoot-out.

Borough came out strongly with an early opportunity falling to Jordan Glover.

With the score goalless at half-time the second half continued in the same way.

Extra time saw much of the same too leading to a penalty shoot out.

Nick Shaw in goal who managed to save four of the TSC attempts and William Tyler for Borough secured a place in the semi-final with the winner.

The scoreline does not do justice to a brave Calderdale Cup quarter-final display by Hebden Bridge Saints A and S u10s, who went down 9-0 against a strong Greetland Gold team.

A and S started brightly and for 10 minutes their defence held firm.

But two soft goals put Gold in the driving seat and they added a third from the penalty spot.

The second-half was a case of damage-limitation in face of a Gold onslaught but A and S deserve credit for battling on against the odds.

Xavier Tetteroo-Smith was heroic in goal and the whole team can be proud of the manner in which they played this match.

HEBDEN Bridge Saints Girls u14s booked themselves into another final as they put on a fine display against old rivals Garforth, winning 3-0.

Honours were even in the last run of league games at two wins each.

The early deadlock was broken by Rachel Littleboy with a looping shot which proved too hot for their keeper to handle.

The defence held firm and with Lisa Zhabina performing some great acrobatic displays in goal it became obvious that goals for Garforth were going to be few.

Kira Cunningham popped up from midfield and scored her first goal for the Saints from a corner and there was an exellent display of determined play from Rhianna Purvis, Kiera Holmes, Charlotte Siddall and Ellie Newton.

Anna Parsons was on hand to slot home the final goal just before the close.