Junior football round-up

Todmorden Sports Centre U15s 0

Todmorden Borough U15s 8

The Borough boys ccame out on top, showing some great skills in poor conditions on a muddy pitch.

Borough took control from the start with Harris hitting a shot into the top of the net.

Another followed for Gale after a solo run before a corner was scrambled over the line by Walker.

Sports Centre could not hold Borough, who were soon four up through Arthur.

Gale’s free kick from 30 yards went into the net and a sixth went in through Stansfield at the break.

Sports Centre came out with more purpose in the second half and were unlucky not to pull one back when Laurie was caught off his line but the shot slowed in the mud.

Turner got the next before Wrench volleyed in to seal a win which keeps them on track for the league title.

St Columba’s U12s 4

HB Saints Tigers U12s 2

Two late penalties were all that separated the teams.

Tigers took an early lead when an Alasdair Pedley cross was turned in for an own goal.

For the rest of the half Tigers defended well and threatened on the break.

The home side equalised early in the second half and took the lead from a deflected shot but Tigers equalised within a minute with a Martin Howard shot.

In the last 10 minutes St Columba’s were awarded two penalties. Keeper Dan Davie appeared to deflect the first on to the post but the ball was adjudged to have crossed the line.

After Tiger’s had a penalty claim denied, St Columba’s sealed from their second spot kick.

Todmorden Sports Centre U10s 3

Greetland Stars U10s 1

Greetlandlooked the livelier of the sides and a neat glancing header put them ahead early in the game.

Tod got their game going towards the end of the half.

Shots from Caldwell rained in on goal before England finally fired it home for the equaliser.

There was little to separate the sides in the second half until a Greetland defensive error left Caldwell to slot the ball home.

Greetland bombarded the Tod goal for the next 10 minutes, but were punished when Rothwell crossed for Caldwell to steer home the deciding goal.

Warley Whites U10s 2

Todmorden Sports Centre U10s 2

After close games and honours even, it was no surprise that this game was another tight affair.

Tod conceded a goal just before half-time, but in the second period showed character and commitment to try get back into the game.

They were rewarded when Cook’s free-kick was headed in by Caldwell.

Warley drove forward but it looked like Tod would hold out until near the end when in goalmouth scramble Warley managed to force the ball over the line.

There was just about time for Borrill to run directly towards goal to fire home the equaliser.

Hebden Bridge Saints Scorpions U9s 1

Northowram Colts U9s 6

Scorpions paid the price for a lacklustre performance against a strong and well-organised Colts side.

Poor marking from a corner let Colts in after four minutes and their lead soon doubled after a goalmouth scramble.

Scorpions came more into the game and Dan Bradshaw hit the post.

Scorpions pulled one back in the second half with Jake Blackhurst scoring off the post.

Their defence could not contain the pace of the Colts forwards on the break and they were undone with three goals in quick succession from the visitors, who added a sixth at the end.

Ryburn United U11s 2

Tod Sports U11s 3

TSC travelled hoping to leapfrog opponents directly above them.

Things started well with an early goal by Tansey, but Ryburn then took control.

The equalising goal came from a corner and the second from an unstoppable shot.

In the second half Tod pressed and drew level with a shot from Clarke.

Ashton scored the final goal with a lobbed shot from the edge of the area. There were several nervous minutes to play in which Ryburn hit the post.

TSC U8s 0

Ryburn Reds U8s 3

TSC’s long unbeaten run came to an end.

The home side were a goal down in the opening minute through a defensive mix-up.

And though they pressed hard for an equaliser, the visitors broke on the counter to add a second just before the interval.

The second half saw pressure from TSC and Harvey Lucaszyk, Ben Ormerod and Jacob Entwistle all went close.

The visitors broke away in the final seconds to claim a third.

Altofts Girls U13 2

Hebden Bridge Saints Girls U13 3

Saints were looking to increase there lead at the top by beating an Altofts team, lying in second spot.

Solid defending was upheld throughout by Lisa Zhabina in goal alongside Sophie Lally, Hannah Kennedy and Rachel Littleboy.

Two chance goals saw the Saints 2 - 0 down at half-time. Kennedy fired home early on in the second half followed by a strike from Bethany Waring to put the sides level.

A free kick won by Anna Parsons saw littleboy thump the ball into the top corner of the net for an emphatic and well deserved victory.

Burley Trojans U13 Girls 0

Hebden Bridge Saints Girls U13 9

The second of the weekend’s matches was a much less troubled affair as they took on the club at the other end of the league.

Goals by Rachel Littleboy (4), Bethany Waring (2), Hanna Kennedy (2) and Rhianna Purvis helped to push up the Saints goal difference tally.

The midfield were controlling all of the game and there was some great tackling by Kiera Holmes, Kira Cunningham, Grace Powell and Ellie Newton.