Results Nov 3rd & 4th

November 7, 2012 · Filed Under Club News, Upton FC - Girls Football 

Results from Nov 3rd & 4th

 

Mini Soccer

 

The Under 7’s – No Game

The Under 8’s – had a good 11-0 win against Oxton Girls with Matthew Sutton, Ryan Lester & Alfie Moran all scoring 3 each and Dan Robinson Scoring 2. Ryan Lester claimed man of the match with an excellent performance

The Under 9’s –  lost 3-1 to Manor Wolves with a goal from Joe Ryan with Mathew Cubbin Man of Match

The Under 10’s –  lost 6-3 to Glenavon with a goal from Luke Pitt and 2 from Man of Match Alex Clarke.

 

Girls

 

Under 10s –  no game
 
Under 12s –  no game
 
Under 14s –  after no game for the last two weekends, it was back into action against Birkenhead Ladies at the Delph. A hard fought, physical match where Upton led 4 – 1 at one stage, before Birkenhead got back to a 5 – 5 draw. Scorers for Upton were Olivia Radford (3) and Rebecca Prichard-Howarth (2), who was also player of the match
 
Under 16s – also in action against Birkenhead Ladies, and after some confusion over the kick off time, we settled down for another close match after the 0 – 0 draw at the Delph a month ago. A wonder strike from Jodie Williams gave Upton a 1 – 0 lead at half time, and close range finishes to good moves from Isabel Nolan and Leah McNay saw Upton run out 3 – 0 winners. Jodie Williams was player of the match
 

Boys

 

The Under 11’s – kept up their unbeaten start with a 3-1 win against Olympic thanks to goals from Joe Farrell, Reece Gannon & Connor Jones with Owen Burns Man of Match.

 

The Under 12’s – won 4-2 against Greenleas with 2 goals from Liam Mcevoy and others from Jamie Johns & Luke Brandscombe with Ben Mcallister Man of Match

 

The Under 13’s – lost 5-1 to Birkenhead Youth with Lewis Harrison Man of Match

 

The Under 14’s – lost to a last second winner 3-2 to Manor Madrid with goals from Louis Mcadam and Joe Nugent with Mike Cooper Man of Match

 

The Under 15’s– played Glenavon which was on paper was by far our toughest test of the season so far, ourselves top and Glenavon second with only a point between us so it was winner takes all in today’s game. On a very difficult pitch which had been cut up terribly from the previous game we kicked off, and looked comfortable on the ball in the opening few minutes, the balance looked good and the shape of the team also, we had most of the play but know through bitter experience how much this counts for if you have no goals to show for it. The game trundled along until a fantastic ball from Liam Siddorn all of 30 yards played Tyler Smith in behind the Glenavon defence, Tyler not only had the ability to control the ball but also the coolness to lop the ball over the keeper to make it 1-0 to us, this seemed to knock a bit of sense into Glenavon and they came back into the game and with 10 minutes of the first half remaining finished the stronger team.

Second half started with Upton taking up the ascendancy and looked the stronger team, little changes had been made at half time as the game was tight and I was worried about making too many changes in what was already an excellent performance, however the one change I did make was to bring on Jack Rhodes, this proved to be a good move as mid-way through the half after Jack had just brought of a fantastic save by the goalkeeper had a very tame and unexpected effort from just inside the box, everyone expected the keeper to pick it up and kick it up field, however the keeper  made a blunder and allowed the ball to go over his foot into the goal, this was a piece of luck and gratefully accepted. The Upton heads were up by now and our play moved up a gear, we looked good today and this was reflected in the performance of all the lads, with a 2 goal cushion I was able to make the changes I wanted to do all day as everyone wanted a piece of the action, with 10 minutes remaining we were awarded a free kick outside the box, with Joe Abrahams of the pitch at this time, Joey Hamm placed the ball down, sized up the options and planted a smashing free kick just inside the post to make it 3-0.

This game today was our best performance of the season against a very good team, we battled for everything and won most of it, we understood that if we had of lost today it could of seriously dented out title hopes, we still know there is a long way to go yet with some big mountains to climb but this result today together with the fantastic team and individual performance has gone a long way towards winning the league, keep it up lads.. So proud of you all today.

 

The Under 16’s – also played current leaders Glenavon and came away with a fine 5-1 victory thanks to goals from Tom Murphy, Alex Pitt, Callum Mernock, Joe Murray & Rob Cull with Scott Billington Man of Match.

 

Youth Team – lost 3-1 to Ridgewood Rangers in cup action

 

Open Age – had a great 3-1 win against the second in the league

 

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