Results Sept 17th & 18th

September 19, 2011 · Filed Under Club News 

Results From Sept 17th & 18th

Mini Soccer

 

The Under 7’s lost their game to Manor Rangers but each game they play will see an improvement as they get used to playing games.

The Under 8’s beat Hope Farm in a good performance with goals from Aaron Clausen and 2 each from Joe Ryan & Cameron Parry, Carter Peers was Man of Match

The Under 9’s after the big disappointment of last week’s game being called off at the last minute, were raring to start their season with a good win, and that is exactly what they did. Right from the first whistle the lads were on the front foot, and produced a number of good attacks. Unfortunately, due to a combination of bad luck and wayward finishing the good play was not rewarded with the opening goal they deserved. However, we did see the first goal just after half way through the first half. Good build up play using the wings produced an opportunity for Alex to break free on the right hand side of the box, and fire in to the opposite corner of the net. By now the midfield was being dominated by Tom, with Callum and Dylan making good runs down the wings, and more chances came and went. At the other end of the pitch Philip was breaking up the odd attack that Shaftsbury mounted. However, a brief lack of concentration by the lads just before halftime allowed Shaftsbury into the match when they scored. The second half started much the same as the first with our lads on the attack right from the kick off, and it wasn’t long before we were back in front. Again good build up play, with some good passing found Jack free as he laid on a good ball for Callum to smash into the net. This was followed a few minutes later by the third goal, which was a great turn and shot from the edge of the box by Tom. At this stage the score could have been 6 or 7 if the lads had taken their chances. Shaftsbury did rally in the second half, and Alfie in goal did make a couple of vital saves to keep them out. Both teams saw good opportunities thwarted by the woodwork in the closing stages, however the final score ended 3 -1 to Upton. This was a great start to the season for the lads, and with the dominance they displayed in the match could have been even better

The Under 10’s lost 3-2 to FC Spartans Claret in another tight game with Connor Jones getting both goals and Man of Match

Girls

Under 10s had their first game of the season, having been unable to field a team last week. With only the bare 7 available, there were no substitutes. Irby ran out 3-0 winners but each one of the players gave 100% we could not have asked for more from them.  They all battled hard for the ball on a hot morning.  We now have a few more players for the next game which should make it easier.  We have a lot to take into training. With the commitment shown it won’t be long before our first win.  Well done to Amelia Smith who was awarded player of the match.
 
Under 12 Rangers are a mixture of last year’s under 10s with some new faces to competitive in the Wallasey JFL. It is always going to take time to settle in as a new team, and against Rakers Belles they were coming up against experienced opposition. 6 – 0 down at half time, they put in a great second half performance, forcing a couple of great saves from the impressive Rakers keeper before tiring late on to concede another 2 goals.  Plenty of hard work around the pitch, but Anna Pippard fully deserved her player of the match award.
 
Under 12s came up against Rakers, who are likely to be one of the teams to challenge for top honours in this division.  A clinical finish from distance by Elizabeth Sullivan opened the scoring and by half time Upton were 4 up. Rakers played well but the all round work rate from Upton kept chances to a minimum, with great performances all over the pitch. A solitary goal was added in the second half for a 5 – 0 win. Elizabeth Sullivan and Jess Farrell scored 2 each, and Shannon Navarro the other. Elizabeth Sullivan was player of the match.
 
Under 14s had two draws in the league against Irby last year, and we knew this was likely to be a difficult fixture early in the season. Isabel Nolan and Jodie Williams opened the scoring with superbly taken goals, but Irby came back into it and it took two great saves from Sarah in one on one situations to keep the score at 4 – 2 to Upton at half time. Irby changed their keeper in the second half, and Upton took command with a string of well taken goals, starting to play some good passing football. Irby scored a further 3 late on, but Upton were too far ahead, running out 12 – 5 winners. Jodie Williams deservedly picked up her second player of the match award and scored 5, Isabel Nolan 3, Brittany White, Katie Murray, Leah McNay and Sarah Buckley (on a brief cameo out of goal) scored one each. Special mention to Katie Murray and Becky Pritchard-Howarth who have come up from under 12s this year, and have both settled in quickly and put in great performances
 
Under 16s were without manager Pete McNay this week, but thanks to Steve Bateman and Paula Croft for stepping in and taking the team. On all accounts, they were unlucky to lose 5 – 4 against Wallasey Wanderers in an even contest. Abbie Bateman and Lucy McKeown scored two each, and Louise O’Brien was awarded player of the match
  

Boys 

The Under 11’s had no game this week

The Under 12’s had no game this week

The Under 13’s put in an excellent performance to beat Peninsula Stars 5-0 with goals from Guy Stratton, Mike Cooper & a hat trick from Man of Match Louis Mcadam.

The Under 14’s played Birkenhead Youth and had a resounding 9-0 victory with goals from Tyler Smith, Ryan Fleming, Charlie Weir, Christian Rule, Jordan Taylor 2 & a Ciaran O Loughlin hat trick. The Man of Match was Harry Ashcroft.

The Under 15’s made it 3 from 3 beating Delta Colts 9-0 with goals from George Thomson 3, Chris Turk 2, Morgan Woods, Mitchell Duggan, Joe Murray & Tyler Brace with Joe Murray Man of Match.

 

The Under 16’s had an excellent 2-2 draw with Peninsula Pythons with goals from Jamie Manifold & Jack Maher with Sean Walker Man of Match

Youth Team

 

The Youth Team kept up their unbeaten start to the season beating Stork 3-2 in the Youth Cup. 

Open Age

 

The Open Age went down 3-0 to the Nags Head and are still looking for their first points of the season.

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