U10 Blues v 21st Allstar Colts (Challenge Cup Competition)

(sponsored by Speedclad Ltd Jack & Jill's Nursery School)

The Blues hosted 21st Allstar Colts on Sunday morning in the second round of the Challenge Cup.

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It was the visitors who opened the scoring early on. The Blues though were in no mood to roll over. Taylor and Abbi were warriors in defence closing down any attacking opportunities.

On the rare occasion the opposition had a shot, Elliott was equal to it having one of his best games in a Falcons shirt and pulling off some fantastic saves.

The midfield trio of Jack, Kian and Tom worked hard to move the ball quickly and link with Thom up front who grew in confidence as the game went on. Thom equalised with the score level at the break.

Second half the Falcons were dominant from the off and quickly added to their tally with Thom netting his second and Kian chalking up a brace of his own.

Nathan, Charlie, and Jack came on to replace Taylor, Thom and Jack before Tom scored from the spot after being fouled in the box.

The work rate was high from all but a little lapse let 21st Allstars claim a consolation just before the final whistle. A strong performance from the team and into the hat for the next round.

Full Time Blues 5-2 21st Allstar Colts.

Thirsk Falcons U16s 4 Vs Northallerton Jnrs 2

Challenge Cup Round 2

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A local derby on the cricket pitch, well supported and played in good spirit. There was a reasonable wind today capable of holding the ball up and offering the occasional scare for the keepers.

With a cup quarter final at stake as well as school mates playing each other it was a good game, full of passion and hard work.

Falcons started the game on the front foot, driving forward until the first shot of the game was against us. A long-range strike from their midfielder that beat the crossbar showed us they meant business.

Robbie fed by Harvey crossed from the edge of the box, the Northallerton keeper parried and their defender nearly beat his own keeper until the shot stopper scrambled the save.

As the half went on we looked nervy and struggled to hold on to the ball, we didn’t really command the midfield, and this gave Northallerton a lift.

From a corner they found one of their central defenders who met a bullet header that put us on the back foot and they were buzzing (0-1).

This would surely wake us up. Lewis appeared to be fouled in the box, the ref disagreed, and Jack fired over from the loose ball. Harvey took a free kick from the right that Jack managed to get a head on.

Nathan playing left back was driving forward and crossed superbly, however Lewis couldn’t make contact until moments later.

Luke who fought to retrieve the ball had his persistence pay off when he picked up a loose ball, fired it in and when the keeper spilled it, Lewis was there to even the score. (1-1)

Finally the possession we were dominating resulted in a goal and number two followed shortly after. Robbie showed his pace and power to burst into the area and fire an unstoppable effort to make it. (2-1)

Well played Luke with the assist. The half finished with a Northallerton shot that Matty S managed to deal with comfortably. Half Time.

Second half changes and Dylan and Tim who had good games in the first half, were replaced by Ben and Sam for the second. Jack dropped into centre back and Sam was pushed up to add pace on the left.

Northallerton again had a strike from distance and again it cleared the crossbar before Lewis raced down the left, crossed in and Robbie’s header was cushioned into the keeper’s arms.

At this stage Lewis, Calum, Sam, and Robbie were enjoying plenty of the ball as Falcons took a grip on the game. A Lewis through ball to Robbie and Robbie’s’ squared ball to Sam should have brought number three but soon after Robbie cut another ball back to Sam who finished with aplomb into the bottom left hand corner, quality finish!(3-1)

Nathan made yet another run down the left, crossed to Robbie whose flick nearly found Lewis and that combination again worked shortly after when Robbie laid in Lewis who pulled the trigger from distance and after taking a deflection Lewis had his second.

The keeper had no chance. (4-1) Northallerton hadn’t finished and they brought a smart save from Matty S who closed down his opponent and blocked their chance.

Harvey had a shot that was heading for the top left corner, Sam on fire on the left had two more opportunities, a shot and a header and Luke had an effort that went wide of the post. We were looking comfortable!

A late goal from Northallerton kept us on our toes. (4-2)

Robbie had a header that slid just wide following a Sam corner and the game was done and Quarter Final in the bag.

Well done lads today. Some partnerships starting to develop and food for thought after some quality football. Every player played their part today and battled for one another.

We were solid defensively and always a threat going forward, especially in the second half.

The Northern Echo:

U9 Golds v Catterick Garrison Sharks

Another sunny morning at TAC saw the Golds take on the Sharks.

Kick off was preceded by a minute’s silence with the boys lined up arm in arm around the centre circle for Remembrance Sunday.

The game was evenly contested with the Golds having the majority of the play in the early minutes, Catterick Garrison found their gear however and got into the game.

The boys played as a solid unit throughout the game and both defended and attacked well as a team.

We covered our teammates well when a player moved out of position and another filled in, but we were disciplined in our approach and soon would go back to our own positions.

Probably one of our best performances. Well done Golds a thoroughly excellent performance in difficult circumstances.

  • Good win for the Reserves today 6-4 against a physical Dalton side. Another great performance from a team that is starting to play really nice football and a team that is really starting to gel.

The Northern Echo:

  • A very good performance today by the Seniors (1st Team) beating York Railway Institute 10-0 in the 2nd round of the North Riding challenge cup!

Clarets U9 v Kader FC (friendly)
(Sponsored by Thirsk Garden Centre and NTS)

Clarets had a trip up to Kader for a friendly Saturday match, and after a minute's silence before kick-off for Remembrance Week, the two teams went at it!

Kader started the stronger of the two teams, but Clarets battled back to have some breathing space at half time.

The coaches tried to inspire the boys during the half-time team talk, and in the second half they were making more of their time on the ball.

It also saw both teams having chances, with the Clarets being unlucky to score an own goal during a scramble in the box trying to clear.

The final ten minutes were dominated by us, who always seem to come together as our games are nearing conclusion.

A good result for Clarets who showed determination and some skilful play on a very muddy pitch. 

The Northern Echo:

TRIMDON

Russell Foster Youth League

U9s

Durham City Lions 2 Trimdon United 2 (Callum Fletcher, Harry Armour)

Trimdon United U9s RFYL opened the first game of the winter league with a draw against Durham City Lions. 

It was an even match between the two sides. The lads played a fantastic game today and did not make any mistakes even though some players were trying new positions.   

Every player put in a 100 per cent effort from the start.

We had two great shots on goal in the first half from Alfie Roper and Elliot Bradbury which kept the Durham keeper on his toes. 

In the second half two unstoppable goals from Callum Fletcher and Harry Armour gave a share of the points to Trimdon.  

There were no TJFA League games for the teams this weekend as our eyes turned to the County Cup. 

U14s

Trimdon United 6 ( Cameron Mulcaster 2, Ashley Rathbone 2,Reece Moore & Jake Everson ) Redcar Athletic 0

Following last week’s poor performance and helped by the addition of a couple of new players in the team, Trimdon pretty much dominated this game from start to finish.

There were many goal scoring opportunities created today and the whole team attitude was fantastic.

This was like watching a totally different  team to last week, well done to all.