Results March 5th & 6th

March 8, 2011 · Filed Under Club News 

Mini Soccer

The Under 7’s won 2-0 on their return to action against Beechwood with goals from Aaron Clausen & Luke O Keefe with William Parry Man of Match.

Under 8’s – No Report

Upton Under 9’s resumed their League campaign after the enforced winter break with a tremendous 3-0 win over a tidy Olympic FC set up.Upton were first to the the ball from the start and worked unbelievably hard to progress into the Olympic box on numerous occasions but, perhaps, tried one touch too many and ended up with nothing to show for this. Upton were a team hungry to put behind them their loss to Spartans Claret four weeks ago and man of the match Jack Torpey was again tormenting the Olympic defence with some great solo runs, making chances for Connor Jones and Reece Gannon only for them to be spurned agonisingly. Lewis Heath had, in my opinion, his best performance in an Upton shirt today and was tearing up the left whenever possible making it very difficult for Olympic to put any real pressure on the Upton defence, who in Joshua Lynch and skipper Owen Burns were once again solid to the core in front of keeper Zak Hemsworth. Upton made a change at half time, bringing on Reece Pirie for Reece Gannon who had been ill for the best part of a week but, nevertheless, put in a remarkable performance in spite of this. Connor Jones moved to striker and Pirie slotted into the position Jones had just vacated in the centre and this created some lovely football. Pirie worked hard in the middle feeding both wingers and also Jones as well as trying a few efforts himself. It was becoming a little frustrating for Upton who, apart from some good strong ventures from the line by Hemsworth, were dominating possession and territory. It could be said that Olympic had set themselves up for a long day defending but were just about coping with the pressure. With this, Mark Lewis replaced the hard working Lewis Heath and Joseph Farrell came on for the indomitable Joshua Lynch, both “like for like”. With immediate effect the whole Olympic FC ethos changed, with too much emphasis placed upon the substitution of Mark Lewis. Using his size and strength this took two players out to the left leaving a gaping hole in the middle for the powerful Jones to run through into the Olympic box and thank goodness the net was intact afterwards as the strike was one of the most powerful I have seen at this level. Great goal and, finally, the deadlock was broken. 1-0. Olympic pressed from the kick off and force new recruit Joseph Farrell into defensive action and it was clear that Olympic were now going to have to step up and attack from now on. Within minutes Jack Torpey was hammering another ball into the box and, again, using his size in front of the opposing keeper, Mark Lewis forced a fumble and tapped into an empty net to make it 2-0. Another onslaught came from Upton who were now rampant against an Olympic side that, it must be said, never gave up working. Again, another mazy run from Torpey forced the ball across the keeper only for an Olympic defender to stick out a leg and guide it into his own net. Tears followed from the lad who, really, had done nothing wrong bless him. 3-0 and the game was over soon after.This was an amazing game of football that showed Upton maturing into a patient, clinical side. It really does only take one error from the opposition for this side to pounce on. Another great display and worthy of the result.

Under 10’s – No Report

Girls

Under 10s came up against The Rakers again and lost 8 – 0.  Taylor Mayes was player of the match. Hopefully this won’t dent the team’s confidence too much and they can bounce back next Sauturday

Under 12s also played The Rakers after their recent cup victory, but despite working hard, ended up losing 4 – 0 against a fit and well organised Rakers team. Rebecca in goal was fantastic and made a bagful of strong saves against a team who kept coming and fired in shot after shot. Just before half time we conceded from a goalmouth scramble that we failed to clear and went in at half time 1-0 down.

Our girls were confident at half time and believed we could get something from this game. However we didn’t convert an opportunity just after the restart when Elizabeth was through on goal, her shot narrowly missing the target! They say goals change games; I felt that was our moment. Rakers struck back soon after making it 2-0. From then on we were chasing the game. Jess Farrell (today’s Captain) worked tirelessly in midfield where she was joined by Charlotte Carroll but couldn’t break through, then we conceded again 3-0. Katie Murray also ‘put in a shift’ today playing right wing, mid field and defence.We gave Rebecca a run out of goal – Shannon Navarro stepped up to fill in between the sticks, but was unable to stop the last shot of the game making it 4-0.  A really good effort from the girls and only our second defeat in all competitions this season, today’s Player of the Match was Elizabeth Sullivan

Under 14s and Under 14 Rangers played their reverse fixture. A couple of un-notified absences meant Upton were below strength, and Rangers took full advantage to win 5 – 1. Leah McNay (2), Jodie Williams, Isable Nolan and Poppy Buckley scored for Rangers, Emily Sullivan scored for Upton. Isabel Nolan (Rangers) and Hannah Smith (Upton) were Palyers of the Match.

Under 16s were involved in a very tight and entertaining game against Irby, losing 2 – 1.Abbie Bateman scored, and Jess Taylor was player of the match 

Boys

Under 11’s & 15’s – No Game

Under 12’s recorded 2 wins on the run with a 3-0 win over Manor Milan with goals from Michael Cooper, Luke Atkinson & Dan Cardus with Dan Hale Man of Match.

Under 13’s had a fantastic victory in the Knock out Cup Q/F beating unbeaten league leaders Wallasey Wanderers 4-1 with 2 goals from Harry Ashcroft earning him Man of Match with further strikes from Joe Abrahams & Charlie Brereton-Weir.

Under 14’s were also in Cup Q/F action and earned a hard fought 2-1 victory over Glenavon with goals from Tom Murphy & George Thomson with Mitchell Duggan Man of Match.

Youth Team

Youth team had a fantastic 3-0 win over top of the league Northwood putting themselves in with a real shot at the title now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Leave a Reply