Results Feb 5th & 6th

February 9, 2011 · Filed Under Club News 

The bad weather won the main victor this weekend but some games did take place

Mini Soccer

The Under 7’s went down 5-1 against New Brighton Saints Rovers with Mathew Cubbin scoring and William Parry Man of Match


The Under 10s played top of the table, and showed the tremendous strides they have made so far, losing narrowly 3-2. In the first fixture of the season, against Manor, the girls were losing 6-0 after 15 minutes when the referee abandoned the game because of the rain. This time, 2-0 down at half time, they stormed bac kto 2-2 with goals from Emily Cardus and Taylor Mayes, before Manor scored a late winner. Ian Bridge, the Manor manager, was full of praise for the Upton performance, especially player of the match Yasmin Deplidge, who had another great game in goal.
The Under 12s displayed their great team spirit in winning 4 – 1 at Heygarth United. Mid way through the first half Olivia Radford was on a trademark run down the right wing when she was bundled to the ground by a challenge, Rebecca Pritchard-Howarth stepped up to take the resulting free kick from 30 yards out. She struck it really well and had a little good fortune as the ball bounced just before the keeper, then nestled in the bottom right corner of the net. 0-1 Upton. Soon after the restart Heygarth struck back, unlucky for our keeper as the wet ball spun from her hands and rolled over the line in slow motion. However, within 2 minutes Emma Johnson dispossessed an attacker in our box and ran the length of the pitch, shrugging off challenges from the midfield, before unleashing a sweet shot from  20 yards out which gave the keeper no chance and restored the lead. 

Upton pressed and caused chaos in the Heygarth defence, the ball was half cleared to the edge of the box where it was met by ‘in form’ Katie Murray who struck an accurate shot past the keeper to make it 3-1. The icing on the cake came from a corner delivered by Elizabeth Sullivan, curving towards the goal it was forced home by Emma Johnson, who collected the ball on her tummy and moved towards the line until the ball dropped into the net 1-4 Upton. Player of the game was Rebecca Pritchard- Howarth

Under 14 Rangers took on table leaders Wallasey Wanderers on a sticky Overchurch pitch. The opposition are all a year older, and a far more physical side. Upton were 3-0 down at half time, but had hit the bar (another Jodie Williams strike from distance), and had 3 or 4 good chances to score.  In the second half, Upton worked really hard and deservedly brought the game to 4 – 1 with another well taken goal by Jodie.  However, as Upton tired later in the game, the league leaders scored three more to leave with a 7 -1 win, which really was not a true reflection of the game. Sarah Buckley made a number of excellent saves and brave blocks, and was voted player of the match by the opposition.

Under 16s played top team of their division, Wallasey Wanderers White, in muddy conditions at the Delph. Despite playing some good football, they ended up losing 12-4, with Katie Rutter scoring 2, Louise O’Brien and Freya Mumford one each. Goalkeeper Jess Taylor was voted player of the match by the opposition.


The only boys game to beat the weather was the Under 13’s who beat Peninsular Stars 3-1 with goals from Joe Abraham, Jordan Taylor and new signing Ciaran O Loughlin with Christian Rule Man of Match


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