Results Jan 7th & 8th

January 11, 2012 · Filed Under Club News 

Results From Jan 7th & 8th   

 

 

Mini Soccer

 

The Under 7’s – No Report

 

The Under 8’s – Won 2-0 against Glenavon Eagles with goals from Joe Ryan & Man of Match, Aaron Clausen

The Under 9’s beat Greenleas 3-1 with goals from Callum Palmer, Alex Clarke & Dylan Davies with Tom Carrington Man of Match An excellent game saw the lads get off to a winning start in 2012. Right from the first whistle they looked raring to go after the Christmas break, and were first to the ball in the opening minutes. With the wind blustering around the conditions were testing, but the lads settled down well and produced some nice passing football. With the lads taking control of the game the chances started to arrive, but unfortunately, both good goalkeeping and unlucky finishing meant we could not take the lead. However the breakthrough came just before midway through the first half. The ball broke to Andrew just outside the Greenleas box, and he fired his shot goalwards. The ball looked to be going wide, but Alex hooked an overhead shot into the goal. It was only what the lads deserved as they controlled the game. The second was not long in coming, with an impressive passing move finding Callum in space, and he fired a well struck shot into the corner of the net. The boys were now well on top, and the third came a few minutes later, when Dylan displayed some neat footwork to outfox the Greenleas defence before slotting his shot into the net. This seemed to fire up the opposition, and they produced a couple of decent attacks, but some stout defending by Andrew and Philip kept them at bay, and when they did get through Alfie produced a fine save to tip round the post. The second half did not produce anymore goals for our lads, but a number of chances came and went, with the Greenleas goalie making a number of fine saves to keep the score down. A disputable penalty halfway through the second half saw Greenleas pull a goal back, and Will, coming on in goal in the second period, also produced a couple of decent saves to keep them at bay. With some tough games coming in the next few weeks, the lads needed to get a good win under their belts, and they achieved this with some good football.

The Under 10’s had a rare 0-0 draw against Manor with Reece Pirie Man of Match

Girls

 
Under 10s  – Manager Mark reported a huge improvement which saw the girls lose 2 – 0 against New Ferry Rangers, a team to whom they had lost 10 – 1 last time. With the team continuing to work hard, we hope that they are repaid for their efforts with some wins in the near future – hopefully a good start in the cup next week! Ellie Johns was player of the match.
 
Under 12 Rangers  also showed how much they have come on in the last couple of months, reversing a 4 – 0 away defeat earlier in the season to win 4 – 1 at home to Waverton. Quickly into their stride, Upton raced into an early 3 – 0 lead through Anna Pippard (2) and Elizabeth Morgan, before conceding a bit of a soft goal before half time. The second half saw both teams have chances, before Yasmin Deplidge managed to squeeze a shot past the Waverton keeper to restore the three goal advantage. Anna Pippard was player of the match but mention must be made of the efforts of all the players – Yasmin; Elizabeth; Zoe; Georgia; Sophie; Mollie; Ellen; and new signing Kati-Mai – to achieve a win against a good passing team.
 
Under 12s their twelfth win of the season in the return fixture against Rakers Belles. Although the younger of the two Rakers teams in the division, they are certainly as good as their elders and always provide tough opposition. Two goals from Elizabeth Sullivan and one from player of the match Charlotte Carroll secured a 3 – 0 away win to keep the pressure on Manor Torpedoes at the top of the table.
 
Under 14s  came into the game level on points with Wirral Hawks, who had deservedly won 5 -1 at Overchurch earlier in the season. On the sloping Victoria Park pitch, Upton played the first half uphill and (largely) against the wind.  Katie Murray opened the scoring with a lofted shot over the keeper, but Hawks equalised when their excellent striker followed up on a shot well saved by Sarah, and fired home the loose ball. Both sides worked hard to gain an advantage, and with a couple of minutes to go to half time, Isabel Nolan’s pass found Brittany White unmarked in the area, and she calmly picked her spot. With the downhill advantage in the second half, Upton scored through Jodie Williams, Poppy Buckley, Isabel Nolan and, in her first game for the club, Charlotte Byrne. Hawks scored one in reply for a 6 – 2 win to Upton. Whilst Hawks did hit the bar twice, our defence was excellent today, with Ceri Duff, player of the match Rebecca Pritchard-Howarth and later Brittany White all doing great work there
 
Under 16s had drawn both games against Greenleas earlier in the season, but got of to a good start to 2012 with a 5 – 0 win in their third league meeting. Abbie Bateman and Louise O’Brien scored 2 each, and Aira Temporal the other, whilst Leah McAteer was player of the match
 
Boys

 

The Under 11’s beat Birkenhead Youth 11-2 with a hat trick from Matt Benson, Jamie Johns 2, Brendan Doherty 2, Liam Mcevoy, Leon Cooney & 2 from Man of Match Neil Stanley

The Under 12’s had no game this week

The Under 13’s came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with 4th placed Wirral Rangers with Louis Mcadam & Luke Atkinson amongst the goals with Tom Wilson Man Of Match

The Under 14’s had a great 3-1 win over title rivals Glenavon with goals from Harry Ashcroft, Christian Rule & Jordan Taylor with Ciaran O Loughlin Man of Match

The Under 15’s kept up their 100% start to the season making it 11 out of 11 with an 8-1 win over NBS with. Joe Murray 2, Callum Mernock 2, Tom Murphy, Chris Turk, Matty Doogan & Alex Pitt getting the goals with Mitchell Duggan Man of Match.

 

The Under 16’s had a bad day losing 7-0 to Glenavon with Sean Walker Man of Match

Youth Team

 

The Youth Team had no game

Open Age

 

The Open Age had no game

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