Junior football round-up

Here are some of the junior soccer highlights from the weekend.

Crossely Colts took the first half with a 5-0 lead but in the second Saints rallied.

Jack Anderson opening up their account with a cracking shot and the team’s spirits lifted.

But the determination and set play by the Colts took their lead to 7-1.

Saints fought on valiantly. Joe Eastwood on the left back flank held good ground keeping the Colts at bay.

The last quarter Jake Bogacki scored their second goal and Anderson and George Thompson added two more.

Man of the match awards for Saints went to George Thompson and Jake Bogacki.

Greetland Stars U9s 2

Tod Sports U9s 3

The visitors found themselves 1-0 down after just two minutes, but fought back to win.

Tod came back strongly after the early setback and Jones’s left the keeper no chance to put the visitors on level terms.

Eight minutes into the second half Eatherall was brought him down inside the penalty area and Emery put the kick away.

A minute later Eatherall poked home from close range to give his side a 3-1 lead. Late in the game man-of-the-match Nicholson in the Tod goal made a great save.

Four minutes into stoppage time, the hosts pulled one back and there was still time for Nicholson to perform heroics for Tod to hang on.

Todmorden Sports Centre U7s 2

Ryburn U7s Whites 3

The Wasps unbeaten run came to an end after losing a close game to Ryburn Whites.

They got off to the worst possible start, conceding a goal right from the kick off, but were soon level.

Max Duffy held off several challenges before putting the ball in the net.

Wasps had the better of the chances in the first half but came up against a goalkeeper in good form and the scores were level at half time.

In the second half Ryburn took the lead through sloppy defending and good finishing. J

They increased their lead, with another good finish.

Wasps rallied towards the end and a long range shot from Alex Mather gave them hope, but they could not get another.

Greetland Gold U10s 4

Hebden Scorpions U10s 4

After a strong start from the Scorpions, Gold were quickly in the lead.

After conceding another, the Scorpions turned on the pressure and Dan powered the ball into the net.

Gold went on to score again, making it 3-1 at half-time.

A free kick to the Scorpions saw Blackhurst lob the ball accurately into the net.

The Scorpions continued their assault and Bradshaw pushed his way through to equalise.

But 10 minutes into the half the home side picked their way through the Scorpions weak defense to score their fourth goal.

With five minutes left Bradshaw grabbed his hat trick to equalise.

Tod Sports Centre Tigers U7s 2

Ryburn Blacks 0

Tigers continued their excellent run of form with a hard fought victory over lively opposition .

Two early goals from Lenny Sorrell, one a long range effort, put Tigers in command.

However they had to resist sustained pressure, particularly in the second half, but in the end held on comfortably.

Noah Priestley was the well deserved man of the match.

Howden Clough Girls U13 1

Hebden Bridge Saints Girls U13 4

With almost the first kick of the ball, Howden fired home to take an early lead but the girls then took the game to Howden with attack after attack.

Late in the first half it paid off as a cross found Charlotte Siddall on hand to slot in the equaliser.

Anna Parsons hit home number two to take some of the pressure off a verydogged Saints defence.

A loose ball late in the second half saw Rhianna Purvis crack a shot past the keeper for number three and Bethany Waring ran on to finish the game with number four.

Hebden Bridge All Stars U9s 1

Todmorden Borough Blacks U9s 1

Borough took the lead after 26 seconds from a free kick by Jordan Glover.

There chances at both ends with one Borough shot hitting the post. Hebden Bridge had a ball cleared off the line by Lewis Rushworth .

Tristan Pilling’s long goal kicks gave Borough lots of opportunities and they led 1 - 0 at the break

The second half again saw attacks at both ends but it was Hebden Bridge who managed to equalise mid way through.

Man of the match went to Tristan Pilling for his goalkeeping and the ability to turn defence into attack for his side.