Junior football round-up

Hebden Bridge Saints Scorpions Under 9s 1

Hebden Bridge Saints All Stars Under 9s 4

Scorpions man of the match Callum Cushing found the net for the home side with a solo effort after five minutes but All Stars immediately hit back with a goal on the break from Luke Latham.

Scorpions were enjoying more of the possession but All Stars always looked dangerous coming forward with their man of the match Harry Ashworth especially effective down the left.

They almost took the lead on the half-time whistle with keeper Sam Murphy just doing enough to stop the ball crossing the line after a goalmouth scramble.

Scorpions opened the second half brightly and should have made more of a lovely through ball from Dan Bradshaw, but were again caught on the break with Nathan Marler firing home to give All Stars the lead.

The game developed into a tight midfield contest but Scorpions were further punished for a lapse in concentration in defence allowing Latham in for his second goal of the match.

Scorpions fought hard to get back in the game but could not break down a well-organised All Stars defence, and it was the All Stars who struck again with a fine headed goal from Ben Hellowell on 38 minutes to seal the victory.

Hebden Bridge Allstars U9s 5

Hebden Bridge Scorpions 2

Allstars started this game at a ferocious pace, new signing Mather scoring his first goal for the club with a fine right foot finish.

The hard tackling Latham then added a second.

Newsome who normally plays in goals showed he can score them as well when he added a third.

Allstars were now playing their usual brand of attractive football.

Defenders Howarth and Brooke were working hard to keep the Scorpions attackers at bay.

Ashworth was having an outstanding game in goal for Allstars, who started the second half where they had left off,

Carter was unlucky not to get on the score sheet being denied by the Scorpions keeper.

Scorpions then scored after some nice build up play,

Newsome scored his second after being set up by Howarth`s long range pass.

Allstars most improved player Ennis Ferren scored sheet when he took a great pass from Carter to produce a classy finish.

Scorpions scored a late second which their hard working play had deserved.

Allstars ran out worthy winners with a hard working team peformance.

l Hebden Bridge Saints Allstars U9s train at Brearley playing fields on Thursday nights, 6.15pm. Contact Michael Latham on 07834869152.

Tod SC Tigers 8 Hebden Bridge Saints 0

Tigers finished their season in spectacular style over local rivals Saints.

A complete team performance saw goals from Ashley Thomas (2) Noah Priestley (2) Alex Thompson, Thomas England, Ciaran Bourne and Lenny Sorrell.

Fenner Hughes-Jefferies was deservedly awarded man of the match.

In a very entertaining game, Saints played well and deserved a goal.

Tigers have now been unbeaten since October, which bodes well for next season

TSC U11s 3

Crossley Colts U11s 3

Back on home soil for the first time in several weeks TSC seemed to be heading for a win before a last minute goal from the visitors brought the scores level.

An excellent game played between two well matched teams was dominated initially by the home team.

The first goal, a spectacular own goal direct from a corner, was followed by a cool finish by Roberts to give TSC a two-goal half-time advantage.

The second half opened with defensive uncertainty and Crossleys scored before the home team had chance to catch their breath.

Clarke scored to again extend the lead to two goals but the visitors did not let their heads drop.

Almost constant pressure from the Colts was rewarded by a penalty and followed by a last minute equaliser.

The TSC defence led by Brearley and Ridout almost held firm but with only seconds remaining there was no time for a decider by either team.

Halifax Irish U10s 1

Hebden Bridge Saints Penguins U10s 3

A well-taken hat-trick from Joey Gwilliam secured an excellent victory over a strong Halifax Irish team, although the match was closer than the score would suggest.

Penguins have been trying out players in new positions in recent weeks and the reshuffle paid dividends with Isaac Mitchell’s move to wing back from striker allowing him attacking runs down the flanks and superb long range passing.

Alfi Coup has come out from goalkeeper to become a tigerish midfielder and Joey Gwilliam moved to centre forward from defensive midfield.

Prolific striker Billy Duffy revealed a hidden talent in goal and has moved between the sticks in preparation for ‘big goals’ next season.

It all paid off as the players excelled in the new positions while their team mates fitted in their new system without easily.

Halifax Irish had some early chances, but were unable to beat new goalie Billy Duffy.

Flowing football from Richard Vile, combining well with the midfielder Tom Holdroyd led to an early goal from Gwilliam.

Irish managed a long range equaliser at the end of the first half but Penguins continued where they left off in the second half, albeit under increasing Irish pressure.

Gwilliam scored again and with the Irish desperately pressing forward for an equaliser he was able to celebrate with a hat trick goal in the final minutes.

Penguins have a cup semi-final next week and this will have served as an excellent morale booster.

Idle Juniors Girls U13 0

Hebden Bridge Saints Girls U13 2

A brilliant display of teamwork movement and passing gave the Saints girls the edge in this match against an Idle team that was lacking any consistency in their play.

The deadlock was broken early in the first half when Bethany Waring fired a thunderous shot high into the Idle net.

It was pretty much plain sailing from then. Waring went on to get her second in the second half.

Lisa Zhabina keeping goal was rarely troubled with Hannah Kennedy, Sophie Lally and Rachel Littleboy again doing a first class job in defence.

There were some great performances from the midfield as Ellie Newton, Kira Cunningham, Rhianna Purvis, Charlotte Siddall and Kiera Holmes were putting in some great ball-winning tackles to help move the ball up to Anna Parsons, who was busy running the Idle defence ragged.