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20/10/2019 League away to Honley.
Team; Max, Jacob, Rowan, Jack, Luke, Toby, Sam, Jaxon, Cameron, Keegan, Charlie, Roddy, Fin L, Fin W.
After Holmfirth High Schools midweek victory over their Honley rivals, Town looked to make it a Holmfirth double as the boys entered the Lion’s Den for this eagerly anticipated derby at Jagger Lane Rec.
Max resumed goalkeeping duties with our boys presenting a new look more physically imposing back four featuring recent signing Jacob at right back with Sam swapping the striker role for the left back position either side of Rowan and Cameron in central defence.
Keegan and Luke provided a familiar midfield foundation allowing Charlie, Fin W and Fin L to take up more advanced roles behind newly appointed striker Toby.
The first 20 minutes was a scrappy affair with both sides battling in the middle of a bumpy, uneven pitch to gain control of the game, the home side adopting a 3-5-2 which meant space was at a premium in the middle of the park.
Keegan and Luke won many headers in the early exchanges as the ball bounced in the air without either side creating a clear-cut chance before Jacob won the ball deep inside his own half and sent Fin W sprinting down the right wing but his whipped in cross was dealt with by an alert Honley keeper.
On the opposite flank, Sam played the ball forward for Charlie to run onto and his teasing cross was deflected away for the games first corner which the Honley defence comfortably cleared.
15 minutes in and Luke began to open up the Honley back three first playing Charlie in down the left who found Fin L cutting inside to send Fin W on his way down the right but the cross was again cleared.
Toby fashioned an opening for Fin W who took the ball into the penalty area with his first touch before striking a post but from an offside position as once again the boys were denied.
On the left, Sam was giving the Honley No9 a torrid time, constantly using his strength and power to take the ball off the striker and get us back on the attack whilst Jacob kept the No10 striker quiet on the other wing as Honley failed to muster a shot on our goal in a first half dominated by both defences.
Sam again won the ball off the Honley striker at the bottom of the sloping pitch skipping past the tackling midfielder into the Honley half before sending a short pass forward to Fin L who turned out with his first touch and angled a pass inside to Toby who set up Keegan on the edge of the box. Keegan was quickly closed down by three Honley defenders who stopped the shooting opportunity but couldn’t stop Keegan weaving in and out of all three of them before being brought to ground by a Honley trailing leg.
Luke stepped up to take the free kick with the home crowds hearts in their mouths but the shot was well saved by the Honley No1 who dived low to his left to gather the ball.
Honley rarely came close to our penalty area as Rowan and Cameron majestically swept the ball clear whenever danger threatened and the two Honley strikers looked wide for some joy only to find Jacob and Sam in top form to thwart any suggestions of a strike on goal.
The Honley No11 worked hard on the left and a ball inside to the industrious midfielder playing at No6 almost caused Max a problem with a long high punt into the box but Max held securely to maintain the clean sheet.
Luke at the other end floated a ball into the box after good work involving Fin L and Fin W and the keeper wasn’t able to hold onto it at the first attempt as Toby reacted quickest to the second ball but his shot was smothered by the recovering No1.
As Luke, Fin L, Keegan and our two lively fullbacks began to find the space either side of the Honley back three, Charlie and Fin W ran roughshod down both flanks, speeding to the by-line and sending a number of shots and crosses flashing across goal which caused the home defence all sorts of problems whilst Toby worked hard as a sole striker, holding the ball up and setting up shots for our midfield and threading balls through the penalty box to set up a number of chances as the game opened up in the last ten minutes of the half.
Luke had a shot which spun wide, Charlie had another effort hit the side netting and the two combined to set up Toby who ran onto the box to find the back of the net only for the offside flag to deny him his goal.
Charlie found Toby hovering menacingly on the edge of the box again, who again set for Luke to shoot just clear of the crossbar but with the first warning unheeded the second build up got the reward. Charlie again finding Toby who held off a challenge to find Luke who by now had found his range to smash an unstoppable shot over the keeper and into the top right corner to put us 1-0 up.
Fin W had a shot narrowly wide and Charlie burst into the box but also hit his effort wide before the half time whistle blew with our lads maintaining a 1-0 lead.
The second half began with our boys on the front foot. Luke collecting the ball in his own half down the left before evading a couple of wild challenges and sending a vicious ball skimming across the six yard box but narrowly wide.
Jacob and Sam continued to outmuscle the Honley front line and pass the ball through our midfield as Keegan and Luke sent us on the attack.
Sam pushed into the Honley half before transmitting a ball to Luke down the left and as he drew the tackle he played Charlie in behind who bore down on goal and hammered a shot which the keeper was equal to.
Luke then played a neat one-two with Fin L before sending Charlie away again down the left side of the box but the defender made a tackle before Charlie showed great strength to win it back on the left touchline and dribble past two defenders into the box and beyond a third defender before hitting a left foot shot which was headed off the line.
Fin W drove forward on the right before playing in a cross which Toby flicked on for Charlie at the back post, but with the goal at his mercy the ball bobbled away from his left foot and he sliced the shot wide.
Jaxon came on for Fin L and soon got down to work on his former teammates, pressing the defenders into giving the ball away on a number of occasions as we pushed for that elusive second goal.
Jacob propelled Charlie down the left again, he cut inside the defender who put in a great block tackle but Luke was on to the second ball to burst into the box before being clipped by the ankles for a clear penalty.
Controversy followed not by the penalty decision but by the penalty which followed. Luke took the spot kick which struck the bar before hitting the rebound into the back of the net for 2-0. The goal was allowed to stand as confusion over the rules ensued. The rules stating that once striking the frame of the goal another player has to have touched the ball before the taker can touch the ball again.
Jack and Roddy came on later as Jacob left the field to an appreciative reception from the away support after an outstanding debut and all the boys pressed and harried to maintain the clean sheet and press gain the victory.
Jaxon laid the ball off for Luke who switched the pass for Fin W to take a touch then hit a powerful shot which the keeper parried round the post and Keegan hit a terrific left foot shot from outside the box from the resulting corner which the goalkeeper again saved.
With Honley resorting to long high balls into the ‘mixer’ they almost got a late breakthrough. Sam going in for a challenge in the area which the ref deemed a penalty. But it wasn’t to be for the home side as the No3 stepped up to send a shot wide of the upright.
The final whistle blew with the score 2-0 to the boys and local bragging rights restored as they celebrated a second clean sheet in a row.
Players and parents MOM going to Jacob for an outstanding debut although Sam was a very, very close second for the parents award after shutting out Honley’s dangerous No9.
A brilliant performance all round, starting from the back with the lads showing they can match teams physically on the rough pitches as well as playing the technical stuff. well done lads!
|13.10.19||Hallam Rangers||0||-||24||(U13)||Match report|
13/10/2019 County Cup Round 1 Away to Hallam Rangers.
Team; Max, Cameron, Jake, Jack, Rowan, Roddy, Luke, Toby, Sam, Tyler, Fin L, Fin W, Archie, Charlie.
Despite torrential rain all weekend, spirits couldn’t be dampened as our boys launched into their County Cup debut campaign with a clean sheet and a flood of goals, triumphing in spectacular style over hosts Hallam Rangers 24-0!
Unfortunately Rangers could only field 9 players which made it an uphill struggle from the start for the home side who eventually accepted the offer of two of our players once they were 4-0 down.
Another mint 3G surface, this time at St Georges Park, Thorncliffe meant our game could go ahead when many others fell victim to the weather and the boys wasted no time in taking advantage against a vulnerable home side.
Starting with an attacking 4-3-3 ahead of Max in goal. Cameron and Jake took up the centre half positions with Rowan on the right and Jack on the left. Midfield trio of Luke, Toby with Roddy holding and a front three of Sam flanked by Charlie on the left and Fin W on the right, ensured the lads started on the front foot.
Early pressure down the left ended with Luke threading a pass inside the Rangers fullback for Charlie to overlap and take to the by-line before pulling the ball back for Toby to smash home the opening goal.
Charlie played a one-two with Sam before zipping in a low left footed cross to the back post where Fin W gratefully tapped home goal number 2.
Shots then rained in from Fin W, Charlie and Sam with the keeper also kept busy by Luke who had a free kick saved by the busy Rangers No1, Cameron and Jake recycling any loose balls that came near our half.
Goal three soon followed. Charlie attacking down the left wing before setting up Sam for his first of the game and Toby followed up with a fourth after some excellent defensive work from Jake who won the ball back in his own half before sending Rowan away down the right, he checked back to find Luke in the middle, who kept composed under pressure to play back to Jake who sent Rowan away down the right flank a second time, this time followed by Rowans cross which was diverted into the net by Toby.
At 4-0 Tyler and Archie came on for Rangers to help stem the tide but they were up against it as they joined their new teammates in a battle to get the ball out of their own half.
Several shots, saves and corners and some ruthless pressing resulted in the inevitable fifth goal. Toby setting up Charlie for a powerful drive goalward which the keeper did well to palm into the air only to find Fin W behind him to head the ball into the empty net.
Toby won the ball back from a Rangers goal kick and set up Sam who dribbled past three hapless defenders before slotting home number six before two Luke corners almost added further goals to our tally as Cameron almost benefitted with a header which was palmed over for a second corner which Sam got on the end of but volleyed wide.
Sam headed home his hat trick goal from a Fin W corner to make the score 7-0 before Fin L made a welcome return to action after recent injury, coming on as substitute for Toby and immediately throwing himself into the action combining well with Roddy who set Sam darting into the penalty area before Sam squared a ball to Roddy for a shot which angled narrowly wide.
Sam added his fourth goal soon after, intercepting a goal kick before weaving in and out of the home defence and despatching goal number eight, with Charlie adding a ninth following a timely interception on the left before cutting in on his right foot and finding the bottom corner of the net.
Fin W exploded into the box looking to make it double figures but he was grounded by a hefty challenge resulting in a penalty which Luke handed to Max to try his luck from the spot but his shot was well saved by his opposite number in goal.
Number 10 followed with Sam teeing up hattricks first for Fin W, then for Charlie with an excellent through ball which split the defence and allowed Charlie to run onto and execute with a killer left foot drive into the bottom corner.
Fin W added number 12 before the ref mercifully blew the whistle for half time.
The second half started with Rowan and Sam joining the Rangers defence and Tyler re-joining his Town teammates on the right side of attack with Archie coming in at centre half, Jake switching to right back, Fin L to centre forward and Fin W taking a rest on the bench.
The changes had minimal effect as our lads showed no mercy launching further assaults on a shaky defence which for most of the game contained 10 players.
Charlie intercepted a goal kick before driving into the box and poking home goal number 13 and although unlucky for some, especially the Rangers keeper it wasn’t for us as Tyler set up Fin L for number 14.
Fin L almost grabbed a second after a terrific shot which the keeper parried away from goal but only into the path of Roddy who smashed home a goal and his shirt No15.
Rangers to their credit never gave up and continued to regroup and go again showing a resilience and fighting spirit which was commendable, especially the under fire goalkeeper who despite the score line pulled off some terrific saves, one such effort from Toby which was world class, stretching full length across his six yard box to palm the shot onto the crossbar when it was heading for the postage stamp top corner.
Our lads continued the onslaught, Charlie adding No16 with a left foot drive from Fin Ls pass and Fin L grabbed himself a hattrick goal soon after with No17.
Luke was at the centre of most of our passing, putting in another Captains performance to set the example for the rest, effortlessly switching play and setting up his grateful teammates instead of going for glory himself.
Charlie set up Toby for No18 then then assisted Tyler for 19 and his first of the game. Toby then unselfishly laid on Charlie’s fifth goal when he could have scored himself and Tyler did the same for Toby as the score moved on to 21-0 with the lads still playing some excellent pass and move football.
With the boys looking towards their record win (previously 23-0 v Kexborough in the U9 age group), there was no letting up. Luke setting up Charlie whose shot rattled the crossbar then Fin L struck a shot low and hard from outside the box which spun back off the upright and fell kindly for Charlie to make it 22-0.
Toby to Fin W to Fin L and goal number 23 followed, before the final goal brought a cheer from the boys with Fin L claiming the record breaking 24th goal.
The final whistle sounded soon after just as the sun made an appearance to cap a confidence boosting afternoon ahead of next Sundays hotly anticipated local Derby at Honley.
Players MOM Jake, an accomplished performance at the back, winning many tackles and getting the ball moving quickly to keep us on the offensive. Parents MOM Charlie six goals with a hattrick on each foot.
|06.10.19||(U13)||2||-||3||White Rose||Match report|
Team; Max, Joe, Rowan, Jack, Fin W, Charlie, Roddy, Luke, Toby, Sam, Jaxon, Cameron, Keegan.
Should you have wished to select the five most difficult fixtures possible for your team to play in the opening 5 matches of the season then 2018 cup winners Ossett Town at home, County Cup finalists Hipperholme at home, perennial high achievers Kirkburton away followed by todays opponents and current Cup holders and League runners up White Rose and League Champions Westend away would most certainly have been the teams featuring most prominent in your selection.
This was the schedule the computer handed our lads this season as they look to re-establish themselves in the top flight.
No surprise that these 5 teams occupy the top five in the division and no surprise either that this has been a tough few weeks for our team of players, coaches and supporters. But it is in these times where you learn the most about the character of your personnel and provided everyone keeps their nerve the team will move forward stronger for the experience.
White Rose were the visitors today and what a scintillating spectacle both sides provided on a pristine 3G surface.
White Rose fired the opening salver with a snapshot from their No7 from just outside the box which Max gathered safely at the first attempt.
Good build up play involving Fin W and Jaxon down the right saw Sam break clear of the visitors defence before flashing a shot across the six yard box and inches wide.
Our boys settled quickly with Rowan and Cameron forming a solid foundation at the back with Jack and Fin W providing fullback cover whilst also pushing up in line to keep White Rose at bay.
Luke controlled midfield alongside Keegan, offering a physical presence not always associated with our creative Captain with both players providing opportunities for the pacey Charlie, Jaxon and Toby to service the industrious Sam up front.
Ten minutes in and our lads took the lead, Toby slicing open the White Rose back three with a majestic through ball which Sam took past the keeper before being brought to ground by a grasping hand resulting in a stone wall penalty. Up stepped Luke to bury the ball into the bottom right corner for 1-0.
Minutes later Toby set up Charlie down the left but his first time shot was saved easily by the lively White Rose shot stopper.
Toby, Luke and Keegan continued to open up the Cup holders defence as Charlie and Jaxon exploited the space down either side of the back three, pulling the defenders wide and out of position and leaving space for Sam to attack down the middle.
Charlie played a ball inside to Toby who turned and switched to Jaxon overlapping down the right and his driven cross was scooped away by a defenders hand with the ref no option but to point to the spot for a second penalty. Luke smashed home the spot kick to double our lead with White Rose struggling to handle our five v four overload in midfield.
White Rose had to adapt quickly as the game was in danger of running away from them and they did, dropping two of their front three into midfield with the No 9 and No 10 both gaining much more influence on the game, threading in a few timely passes for the central striker to latch onto springing Cameron and Rowan into action backed up by the secure handling of the ever dependable Max.
Five minutes from the end of the half White Rose forced their first corner of the game but some stout defending from Cameron and Rowan ensured our goal stayed intact as Fin W and Jack followed up to sweep the ball out wide to relieve pressure.
Fin W got us away on a break down the right again finding Sam in the middle who held the ball up long enough for Toby to pick up with a first time pass to Luke who sent Sam beyond the White Rose defence before but his shot blocked and cleared.
At the other end White Rose were quick to break but Cameron was on hand to block the through ball before following up with another block as the opposition sought to wriggle a way through our solid defence.
With a couple of minutes remaining in the half, the visitors pressure finally payed off. A quick transition, emanating from our attack, saw a rapid midfielder launch down the left, arrow in a low ball across the six yard box and fall to the grateful White Rose No 7 who poked the ball passed Max into the empty net. The half time whistle blew seconds later with our boy’s good value for their 2-1 lead.
The second half started with Rose blooming, seizing the momentum and forcefully taking the game to our lads, their No 7 powering down the middle before lashing a shot into the top right corner giving Max no chance and bringing the scores level.
Our defence then had to overcome a 10 minute period of sustained pressure, Jack, Fin W, Cameron and Rowan having to double their efforts with Keegan and Luke forced into defensive duties whilst Max stood firm in the Town goal.
Roddy came on for the injured Jaxon, slotting into his familiar holding midfield position whilst Keegan pushed further forward taking up a more advanced midfield role.
As our boys regrouped the game evened out with both sides trading chances in an absorbing second half.
Toby found Luke on the same telepathic wavelength, receiving the ball in a pocket of space on the edge of the penalty box before guiding a shot goal wards only to be denied again by the impressive Rose keeper who palmed his effort round the post.
Charlie swung in the corner with Keegan going up to meet it with two defenders and the ball brushed the top of all their heads to drift out for a throw on the far side. Chances fell to Charlie, Toby and Sam as the lads battled hard without the end result of a goal.
White Rose continued to push for a winner themselves as the game opened up but rarely broke through the Holmfirth Town catanaccio style backline who remained solid with Cameron leading the way for our defence.
Cameron was the catalyst for another Holmfirth attack, carrying the ball over halfway before releasing a pass out wide to Charlie on the left, his ball inside to Sam was set for Toby who threaded a return pass for Charlie to run onto and hammer a left foot drive over the keeper but also over the bar.
As White Rose kept possession to build some promising attacks our boys held position well and were quick on the counter attack, Luke sending Toby clear for a shot which the keeper saved.
Then came the move of the game which would have been a contender for goal of the season had we found the net. Max took a short goal kick to Roddy who received the ball on the half turn before finding Luke at the edge of the centre circle, his pass forward to Toby then Sam saw Sam hold on to the ball long enough for Charlie to overlap and receive on the left before he ran in behind the defence and powered a low accurate cross for Toby to hit a first time shot across the keeper who again did well to save down to his right with Sam following up the rebound with the keeper making another fine save.
With 15 minutes remaining White Rose pressed forward and almost took the lead when their striker sprung out of the traps to face a one v one with Max, our keeper bravely launching his body forward to get to the ball first and block the pass, suffering a knee to the head in the process which forced him to go off injured.
Fin W stepped up to take the goalkeepers gloves and the team had to be rejigged, Joe coming on to help shore up the backline with Jaxon on as replacement for Roddy. Keegan dropping back into holding midfield whilst Jaxon advanced into the right sided midfield slot.
Both sides pushed for the winner and it was White Rose who got the clincher. A long clearance from the keeper falling to the right side of midfield, his controlled pass sent the winger clear down the right side of the penalty area and as the cross came in, Rowan deflected it away from goal but a White Rose striker was first to react and smash the ball low past Fin to give them the decisive lead.
Cameron pushed up in the last minute as we desperately fought for the equaliser and had a shot from outside the box which curled away from goal and just wide of the upright but we ran out of time with the final whistle blown confirming a 3-2 White Rose win.
Another top quality game of football but again we fell agonisingly short of getting the result we deserved.
Cameron secured the Players MOM after an accomplished display leading from the back whilst Max pipped Cameron and Rowan for the Parents MOM for some superb handling and bravery in goal.
Next week the lads visit South Yorkshire, making their County Cup debut away to Hallam Rangers. Up for the Cup! Up the Town!!!
22/09/2019 Away to Kirkburton League.
Team; Max, Jack, Luke, Toby, Sam, Jaxon, Cameron, Keegan, Charlie, Fin W, Archie, Roddy, Tyler, Rowan.
Often known as the ‘El Classico’ of junior football, (by me at least!) Kirkburton v Holmfirth Town. A fixture for the purists and always one to look forward to as once again two of the League’s top technicians came together at Kirkburton on a pitch Taylor made for quality football. Both of these two sides have thrilled their supporters with some epic encounters in the past with the added spice of transfer market drama intensifying the rivalry as we often chase the same player’s signatures!
Two changes in personnel from last week as Jack returned to the left back slot and Rowan stepped into central defence alongside Cameron, Fin W completing our defensive four at right back.
An attacking midfield featuring Keegan and Luke as the creative holding midfielders with Jaxon on the right, Charlie on the left and Toby holding the No10 position behind Sam.
First on the attack were the Town, Jaxon being sent down the right after a great ball from Keegan and his reverse pass to Sam just inside the box lead to a shot whistling inches wide.
The boys remained camped in the Kirkburton half as our midfield took control with some excellent pass and move football, on a smooth wet surface favouring the boys’ high tempo style of play.
Fin W carried the ball high on the right before slotting in Jaxon who controlled the ball before sending a low crossfield pass to Charlie on the left corner of the penalty area, Chaz took it inside with his first touch and curled a goal bound shot which the keeper acrobatically tipped onto the crossbar with the rebound scrambled clear by the home defence.
Just as it looked like a matter of time before the lads took the lead, Kirkburton scored! Winning a free kick from just outside the box the midfield sharpshooter struck the ball sweetly over the wall and beyond Max for 1-0.
The boys regrouped and came straight back at Burton. Sam exploding into the box before being dragged down by the defender with the ref no choice but to point to the spot.
Luke stepped up to take the penalty which arrowed towards the bottom right corner before a miraculous diving save from the keeper denied us the equaliser with Sam pouncing on the rebound only for the home shot stopper to repeat his heroics with an equally spectacular save.
Fin W then had a shot saved again after good combination passing between Luke, Toby and Jaxon and the boys continued to pressure the keeper who produced an unbelievable first half display to deny the lads their goal.
Toby then sent Sam clear down the left and he dinked it over the advancing keeper only for the switched on right back to clear off the line.
Toby followed up with a shot from inside the box which was saved and as the home side broke, Cameron was on hand to intervene, playing the ball back to Max who recycled the ball to Jack to start yet another attack which ended with a Fin W chip dropping just shy of the upright.
The pressure from our boys was unrelenting with Rowan excellent at the back, winning every 50:50 ball in defence and stroking the ball back into midfield where Luke and Keegan bossed the midfield and got us back on the attack.
Once again the lads conceded whilst on top and reminiscent of the Ossett game it was a counter attack from the opposition that made it 2-0.
Kirkburton then scored a barely deserved third from another free kick set piece as the ball was lofted into the box for the striker to head in a third with our lads appealing for offside.
Disbelief at the score line and the feeling of injustice spurred our lads on and they continued to create some great chances, Sam proving a menace down the middle as he skewed another chance just wide.
Max then pulled off a great save when the Kirkburton No 8 hit a first time shot goal bound as the home team sat deep and counter attacked but Cameron, Rowan, Jack and Fin W snuffed out any forays into the penalty box with a resolute calm and composure, putting in the strong tackles when required.
Sam almost got us on the scoresheet just before half time, springing the offside trap before guiding his shot towards the bottom corner but the keeper again produced another wonder save to deny our striker.
Burton then broke through our defence with their No8 finding the net but he had received the ball in an offside position and the goal was ruled out.
The ref blew the whistle for halftime with both sets of supporters scratching their heads as to how we managed to be 3-0 down after such a commanding first half display.
The second half saw the introduction of Archie at left back in place of the impressive Jack and the boys were immediately on the front foot, Archie finding Charlie down the left who played a one-two with Keegan before sending in a cross to Sam who chested the ball forward before poking the ball past the keeper for 3-1.
With the boys fighting for every ball and the Burton defence under constant pressure, Fin W weaved his way down the right of the blues half before being brought down by a late Burton tackle. Luke took the free kick from distance and hammered a pile driver into the roof of the net giving the keeper no chance and drawing the scores level.
That seemed to stir the home side into life as they enjoyed their best period of the game, creating a few chances for their front men who were kept at bay by more impressive, controlled defending from Cameron and Rowan at the back.
Keegan had a snapshot from inside the box which went narrowly wide. Then Sam threaded a great ball through to Charlie who broke clear but he miscued a right footed shot away from goal when a left footer may have been the better option.
By now the game was end to end with neither side satisfied with a point. Burton broke down the left and the speedy striker skipped past Rowan in the box before Luke slid in from the edge of the six yard box with the tackle of the season to deny a certain goal.
As the corner swung in Luke headed clear and our boys were back on the attack, Keegan finding Sam who again found a confident keeper in the way of his shot.
Tyler came on for Jaxon with Roddy on for Archie and the team was rejigged as we searched for the winner. Roddy taking up the holding midfield position he has played so well this season, Toby switching to left back with Sam dropping deeper to add midfield stability and Tyler using his pace and fresh legs further up the field.
Controversy then ensued as a scramble in the box lead to Kirkburton claiming a goal from former Holmfirth Town striker Rueben, whereas our lads swore blind the ball hadn’t crossed the line as Roddy cleared. In keeping with our luck this season the ref awarded the goal and the lads once again had to pick themselves up to strive for the equaliser.
The boys showed their resilience and bounced back in style. Luke claiming the pass of the season to go alongside his tackle of the season by sending a peach of a long ball from deep inside his own half into the path of Charlie who accelerated past the Kirkburton defence before smashing home the equaliser.
Both sides pressed for the winner but the lads almost got the fantasy finish they deserved. A terrific move which saw Keegan switch the ball to Charlie on the left saw him skip past the defenders lunging tackle, reach the bye line before curling in a cross which spun off the top of Tyler’s head but ran clear of the penalty area to safety.
Seconds later the final whistle blew and our lads half celebrated their first point of the season with a 4-4 result and a performance which deserved all three.
Some top class performances today, notably from Max whose handling was excellent in goal, Rowan who was outstanding at the back and captain Luke with a powerful display in midfield but the votes for MOM…..
….Players MOM Charlie who gave the Kirkburton defence the run around particularly in the second half with a two goals and an assist. No clear winner for parents MOM so the whole team (who were magnificent) claim the accolade this week.
Queensbury Celtic at home next week, be there or be square!