Results Mar 12th & 13th

March 15, 2011 · Filed Under Club News 

Mini Soccer

No Results – Under 7,8,10

Upton Under 9’s took to the field for an early start at Leasowe and it seemed apparent that they had not taken off their “bed legs”.It was a poor display all round by a side that know they can perform much, much better than this. The scoreline suggested a one sided game and it would be nice to say that this wasn’t the case. However, from the start Rangers were the better side and looked like a team that were starting to rise to the summit of the league. Being an NBS team this usually sparked Upton into showing a little of what little feisty nature they have but Rangers quashed everything by being hungry in the challenge and, basically, first to everything. Upton’s spark was not apparent and, apart from some great defensive work by skipper Owen Burns and man of the match Lewis Heath’s pounding runs down the left, the team were inept at best. 

Two of the Rangers goals were due to “standing off” the opposition, giving them too much space to create openings and this was duly punished. The other goal was, in my opinion, a cross that fooled Zak Hemsworth in the Upton goal. All he could do was help it into the upper most part of the net. It just wasn’t to be for Upton and sometimes all the old football clichés have to be used. 

It just wasn’t our day today and, after that, we’re just looking forward to moving onto the next game. 3-0 Rangers 

Girls

Thanks to Neil Mcnay who spent a lot of time marking the pitches out at Overchurch so the girls could finally see the lines.

Under 10s had 3 missing through injury and illness, and faced a full strength New Brighton Saints squad with only 6 players. The girls were dominant throughout the game and played brilliantly to keep chances for Saints at a minimum. However, despite continual pressure, they were unable to find the winner and had to settle for a 0 – 0 draw. Ellen McGowan was player of the match.
 
Under 12s faced Waverton with Colin Fox taking charge in Steve’s absence. Waverton have improved noticeably since the start of the year, and had the benefit of goalkeepers who were able to kick well into our half. Upton got back to winning ways with another display of all round team effort and spirit, typified by the tireless efforts of captain for the day, Libby Boulger. This was an excellent game to watch, with both teams playing good football. Upton took a narrow lead into half time after Emma Johnson’s shot was misjudged by the otherwise excellent first half keeper for Waverton. A chance to double up came after a penalty was awarded – for some reason a defender picked the bal up and gave it to the keeper, but Morgan Mayes’ penalty missed the mark. A goal mouth scramble in the second half ended with Charlotte Carroll squeezing the ball home, before good approach play by player of the match Elizabeth Sullivan set up Jess Farrell, who finished well from just inside the box. Libby herself was unlucky not to score when her shot was well held by the Waverton keeper. All the players played a full part in a good win – so Rebecca, Jasmine, Katie, Charlotte McNay and Shannon deserve a mention as well – and the opposition manager said after the match that Upton were the best team they had met in the season.
 
Under 14s Rangers played Waverton as well. Led by the ever impressive Keira Berry, Waverton often do not get the results their positive approach to passing football deserves, and we were well aware of how dangerous they can be after a 7 -7 draw with our other under 14 team earlier in the season. However, today was Upton’s day. With Isabel Nolan putting in another strong performance up front, which gained her the player of the match award, Upton clicked into gear after a slow start, and showed clinical finishing to take a 6 -0 lead into half time. A couple of Waverton chances were well saved by Sarah in goal, and our defence of Nifa, Ceri and Brittany held firm. Poppy and Leah showed plenty of strength and skill supporting Jodie in midfield. Another 3 goals in the second half gave Upton a 9 -0 win, with the final goal, a far post header by Jodie after a short corner between Sarah (allowed out of goal for a spell) and Isabel, applauded by the supporters of both teams. Jodie scored 5 excellent goals, including 3 headers and an unstoppable penalty, Isabel 3 and Ceri 1.
 
Under 14s went to Greenleas and came away with either a 5 -1 or 6 -1 win. Officially recorded today as a 5 – 1 win to Greenleas on the league website, our records show Georgia McGeough scored 4, Aira Temporal and Emily Sullivan one each! Emily Sullivan was player of the match.
 
Under 16s did not have a game this week, but return to action with a game against Wallasey Wanderers Reds next week

Boys

Under 11’s lost a tight game 4-2 to league leaders FC Spartans with goals from Dominic Lund & Aaron Finlay with John Adediran Man of Match.

Under 12’s recent good run came to an end as players short they lost 5-2 to Manor Madrid with Guy Stratton & Michael Cooper scoring. Thomas Wilson was Man of Match

Under 13’s – No Game

Under 14’s won 6-0 at Delta to move a point behind the leaders with a hat trick from Callum Mernock, Joe Murray 2 & Scott Billington getting the goals with Alex Pitt Man of Match

Under 15’s won 3-0 against Wallasey Wanderers On a lovely sunny afternoon in central park they  took to a bumpy pitch with lines that looked like they had been done by someone who had just finished a long stag weekend. The bumpy and narrow pitch didn’t help the football and after yet another enforced break the previous week the team took a while to settle. Against 10-men Hoijord-Beard scored a lovely back post header following yet another foul on Walker as Upton went in ahead at the break. The second half followed a similar pattern with Upton failing to learn how to play the effective Wallasey offside trap until Crawford started to show some composure in the last 15 minutes, linking well with new signing Chris, and after Walker poked the ball to Hoijord-Beard he floated a lovely second from the edge of the box. Crawford grabbed a third late on. Outstanding goalkeeping from Askew kept Wallasey at bay and MoM was Walker, mainly for a composed first half display at centre back

The Youth Team won 6-3 against Heswall to go joint top of the league and continue their fine season

The Open Age Team lost 3-1 to Townfield.


 

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