Junior Football Club
Managed by Steve Stennett and Ian Brailsford you can find information regarding the Under 15’s here.
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|08.05.22||(U15)||5||-||1||Ossett Albion U16s||Match report|
Ossett Albion U16s home (Friendly)
Sam, Luis, Cameron, Keegan, Toby, Luke, Kain, Jaxon, Bradley, Finlay, Charlie, Ethan, Will
Town shook off last weeks Cup disappointment to step up an age group and thrash an unsuspecting Ossett Albion U16 side 5-1 on the dandelion infused carpet of our Farnley Tyas pitch.
A new look Holmfirth lined up as preparations for next season started in earnest. Bradley leading the line as striker ahead of Jaxon, Kain and Jacob as an attacking midfield three. Toby and Luke sitting deep ahead of a back four of Finlay, Keegan, Cameron and Luis with Sam in goal.
Kicking off downhill Town were quick out of the traps, teasing their opponents before Luis stepped up to intercept an Ossett half clearance and send a through ball for Jacob to chase into the area outmuscle his strapping opponent before cutting inside and burying a left foot shot into the bottom right corner of the net.
The early goal set the tone as Town flooded forward with Albion scrambling back desperately to keep the score down.
Jaxon weaved in and out of two defenders before having his heels clipped, Keegan firing the free kick into the wall and away.
Kain carried on from where he left off last week, terrorising the right back and almost scoring a spectacular second goal for the boys after a neat one-two between Luke and Toby on the left saw our tricky winger cut inside the penalty areas and curl a shot just wide of the far corner.
Sam was barely troubled in goal acting as sweeper keeper most of the half to recycle the ball and allow Keegan and Finlay to act as deep lying playmakers in central defence and set Toby and Luke away down the centre whilst Kain and Jacob repeatedly outskilled and outpaced their opponents down the flanks.
Luis and Cameron pushed higher up the pitch from the fullback positions and as a result Luis picked out Toby in the centre who half turned and switched to Kain down the left who perfectly timed his pass into the path of the overlapping Cameron who shot wide.
Luis drove forward and shot high of the target, Jaxon played a one-two with Toby and powered a shot which the keeper saved at full stretch and Kain almost doubled our lead from another great move from the back, Keegan intercepting an Albion attack before relieving pressure with a backpass to Sam who quickly found Jaxon in space down the centre, Jaxon carrying the ball forward and finding Kain with pin point accuracy in the penalty area, Kain’s shot fizzing low and hard but wide.
Cameron went close with another effort wide of the upright and Bradley forced the keeper into another fine save before Jacob picked the ball up on the right from Toby’s pass, our captain again cutting inside skipping past two defenders and angling a pass to Bradley who nipped ahead of his marker and buried the chance from near the penalty spot.
With Town in the ascendancy Albion were on the retreat, looking content to keep the score at 2-0 and take their chances with the slope in their favour in the second half and as frustration set in the No5 said a few too many choice words to the referee, finding himself cutting a lonely figure in the sin bin to the dismay of his teammates.
Unrelenting, Town ramped up the pressure Toby’s give and go with Luke setting up another opportunity for Bradley to sweep a shot towards the bottom corner only for the keeper to meet it full length to make the save.
Meanwhile back on the touch line, not content to accept his punishment the Ossett No5 managed to get his marching orders whilst still off the pitch after another barage of needless abuse towards the ref and Albions afternoon went from bad to worse although they did benefit from the next major reffing decision as Bradley had a goal chalked off for offside after another great build up move from the back starting with Luis and finishing with Brad via intelligent interplay between Toby and Jacob. 2-0 the half time score.
New boy Will came on for Jaxon to make his Holmfirth Town debut with Ethan replacing Finlay in defence as the boys regrouped for the restart.
Our debutant made a blistering start linking immediately with Luke and Toby to set up a shooting opportunity for Cameron but the shot was saved, then threading a great ball through the defence towards Kain who had it snatched from his toes by the Albion No1.
Luis drove forward to shoot just wide then Cameron went close with a shot which the keeper palmed round the post for a corner. Luke swung in the cross, Bradley rising to head the boys into a 3-0 lead.
Bradley went off to rapturous applause from the home contingent as Charlie came on for the remainder of the game another rejig releasing Cameron from defensive duties to lead from the front, Jacob switching to right back.
Ossett took advantage of a moment of uncertainty in defence to break clear down the middle but Sam dived full length to his left to make a timely save.
Will continued his great work sending Keegan galloping forward Luke receiving the pass inside and releasing Kain to the byeline, his cross met by a rasping shot from Charlie which again the keeper tipped wide. Luke’s corner was cleared but he was soon on hand to take Toby’s pass who found Will in space, Will squaring for Cameron to fire home goal number four.
Luke, Keegan, Toby and Luis had shots high or wide of the target, Charlie had a shot tipped over the bar, Toby swinging in a corner which Luis glanced wide with a header as Town made a mockery of the uphill slope finally claiming a fifth goal and a second for Cameron. Luis and Luke involved with the build up before Ethans cross fell to Cameron who found the net with a sharp finish.
With time running out Ossett grabbed a consolation goal on the break but Town held out for a convincing win to put a full stop on the end of a terrific season.
Toby scooped the double in terms of the MOM awards for another faultless display in midfield, the number of assists and chances created too many to mention in one report!
Well done boys on a fantastic Season, a team on the up and who are already strengthening the squad for next year. Watch out White Rose!!!👊👊👊👊⚽️
|01.05.22||(U15)||0||-||2||White Rose Allstars||Match report|
District FA Cup Final v White Rose
Sam Cameron Lance Jacob Luis Luke Toby Charlie Bradley Kain Jaxon Keegan Ethan.
A courageous and gutsy performance from the lads wasn’t enough to stop the march towards double glory as White Rose added the Cup to their first division league title.
Though this Season’s League bridesmaids, the boys were determined to be the Cup brides, starting the game on the front foot as Luke quickly spread the ball wide right to Kain whose cross was blocked by the opposition left back which launched a devastating counter attack culminating in the worst possible start.
The Allstars quick transition to the right flank sent their speedy winger clear of our defence before angling the perfect pass into the path of a teammate at the back post who tapped in the opening goal.
A sucker punch but not a knockout blow as Town fought back with the industry and quality required to face up to the County’s best team where others would have folded.
The remainder of the half was a cagey affair, both defences on top as the teams traded quality passing moves with little end product.
White Rose enjoyed more of the play down the centre, thwarted by Lance and Jacob in the heart of defence with our all blue kitted opponents limited to two strikes from outside the box which Sam comfortably saved. Cameron and Luis marshalled the two wingers with pace and strength and it was out wide where Town posed the greatest threat particularly on the right where Kain had the upper hand.
Great approach play from Toby and Luke saw us advancing to the opposition penalty area, combining with Bradley and Jaxon but the blues dealt with the crossing of Kain and Charlie easily as they swarmed around any attacker with a micron of space in the box. Kain continued to offer our best attacking threat down the right twice leaving his opponent for dead but finding the final pass intercepted and cleared or the shot blocked.
Best move of the half saw Luis drive forward from deep, play inside right to Toby, Toby sent Kain down the wing and his cross was met by Charlie running in who chested the bouncing ball but slipped as he lined up to shoot with the half clearance recycled by Toby to Luke who squared the pass outside left for Charlie to cross, Kain picking up the loose ball to set up Luke to centre which the keeper claimed at the second attempt as Charlie followed up the rebound.
Rose always looked a threat on the break and Cameron and Luis had to be alert to the counter attack, covering their ground and winning the physical battles to keep the Champions at bay as the whistle sounded for halftime with the boys 1-0 down.
The second half saw the boys start brightly. Cameron, Toby and Kain combining well before Toby was brought down for a free kick on the right side of the box. Luke curling the shot round the wall and on target but the keeper dived to smother the ball and quell the danger.
Ten minutes in and Town made the inevitable change, Keegan coming on for Jaxon who had once again worked tirelessly for the team, Jacob switching to striker as Keegan slotted into central defence alongside Lance.
Luis, Toby and Kain interchanged passes to set Bradley up for a shot at goal which was cleared, White Rose breaking wide down the right before Cameron launched himself at full stretch to intercept with the tackle of the day.
As Town gambled to push for an equaliser the game opened up and the both sides created more chances, Sam called into action to make a timely save from the Allstars striker who met a left wing cross on the volley which Sam held firm.
With 15 minutes remaining the Allstars got the killer second goal. A scruffy free kick on the edge of the box somehow bobbling through our wall and into the bottom left corner of the net to double the lead.
Town responded well. Luis switching to centre forward, Jacob dropping to right back as the reshuffle provided our best two chances. Jacob carrying the ball forward prior to angling a pass over the top for Luis to pounce on and fire a shot which the keeper parried half clear, Charlie wrestling away from his marker to get at the rebound but unable to get over the bouncing ball enough to keep the it down and the shot fizzed over the bar.
Luke then created an opening down the left, playing a neat give and go with Charlie prior to a back post cross which cleared everyone, Kain picking up the loose ball and sending a cross from the right which Luis met with a header at full stretch which again went high and over when with better communication Toby may have had more of a chance of scoring running in behind his teammate.
Ethan replaced Bradley immediately involving himself to outmuscle the White Rose striker and power clear two defensive headers as Town kept battling to get back in the game.
Two cases in point, the midfielder who pulled Toby back by the shirt to stop a dangerous Town attack (taking one for the team) and another when Toby again was blatantly obstructed as he was about to break clear into the box to receive Kains inside pass only for the referee to miss the block but see Toby’s attempt to climb round him and subsequently award a free kick to the opposition🤦♂️Diego Simeone himself would have been proud of that one!
2-0 the score remained with Kain securing the Parents and Players Cup final MOM awards for his industry tracking back and killer pace and skills on the right wing.
Congratulations to White Rose on a perfect Season for them and well done to our boys for producing a season of highly entertaining and exciting football and some terrific memories. Heads up boys you didn’t get the trophies this year but you did us all proud 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
|24.04.22||Battyford U16’s||1||-||2||(U15)||Match report|
Battyford U16s away (friendly)
Sam Cameron Keegan Finlay Luis Luke Toby Charlie Bradley Kain Jaxon Keon Ethan Romario
With a Trophy still up for grabs Town stepped up an age group in preparation for next Sunday’s final against old enemies White Rose , defeating high flying Battyford U16s. A brace from Bradley sealing the victory.
The difference in age was barely evident but the difference in class was, as our boys started on the front foot matching their older opponents for physicality and dominating possession in an impressive first half display.
Luke was first to show on the edge of the box hitting a dipping shot just too high of the target after good work from Toby before Jaxon’s persistent pressing forced a mishit back pass which Bradley intercepted with a first time shot into the back of the net.
One nil up Town turned the heat up on their opponents, Kain particularly giving the hosts a testing time in the Spring sunshine, setting up Jaxon for a volleyed effort which fizzed wide of the post.
Cameron foraged for opportunities to attack from left back and carried the ball from deep before releasing Charlie behind the right back, Charlie’s cross met at the near post by the lively Brad who steered the shot a fraction wide of the upright.
In defence Town remained solid, Ethan and Finlay marshalling the back line expertly, alert to the counter attack but just as efficient with the pass as they drove their team forward.
Kains tracking back was a feature of the first half and his tenacity produced a sublime second goal. Chasing down his opposite number Kain won the ball deep in his own half, Luis acting as pressure valve receiving the short pass and sending Kain back down the right touch line and into Battyford territory. Looking up Kain tracked the run of Bradley through the centre, releasing a perfectly weighted back spinning pass which Bradley lifted over the advancing keeper and into the empty net.
Battyford were rattled, arguing with the officials and each other as they sought responsibility for a lack of cohesion reflected the score line.
Toby orchestrated midfield alongside Luke, both contributing to our impressive possession stats whilst creating numerous chances for the boys to put the game to bed.
Charlie broke wide left from Toby’s pass swinging in a cross to the back post which Kain sliced on the volley to a relieved keeper. Kain then turned the left back inside out before angling in the cross which Bradley flicked up, turned and volleyed inches wide, Luis then taking his turn to send Bradley bearing down on goal but the keeper sprinted out , narrowing the angle sufficiently to block Brads shot on goal.
The half time whistle blew with Town good value for their two goal lead.
Town began the second half much in the same vein, Luke striding into the home penalty area before winning a corner on the left with his deflected shot. Toby swung in the cross, Ethan rising high above the defence to glance a header just wide.
Jaxon who had clocked up another batch of frequent flyer miles in the hot sun for his teammates made way for Keegan to drop into the number 10 slot vacated by Brad who pushed forward to striker in search of a deserved hatrick.
Toby cut inside to shoot high and wide before Charlie found Keegan in space he crossed first time, Bradley rising to nod a bouncing ball over the keeper which was hooked clear off the line.
Cameron and Charlie then played a give and go ending with Cameron’s cross, Luis meeting it with a powerful shot which was hooked clear for a corner.
Charlie left the field to be replaced by rapido Romario who was soon involved, drawing a foul from his opponent on the left. The ball being swept out to the right for Kain to cross with the clearance prompting a quick Battyford transition on the left wing, the inside ball played in to the path of their striker who applied a clinical finish
In light of Battyfords new found vigour, Sam found his goal tested a few times in the remaining twenty minutes holding firm as Fin, Ethan, Cameron and Luis joined forces to maintain the rear guard.
Toby’s fitness and finesse ensured he was a menace to the hosts backline right up to the final whistle as he drove forward with force, getting shots away, holding the ball up and spreading play either side of the pitch to make sure Battyford had to cover the miles if they were to win back possession.
Romario won a corner on the left, Toby driving the cross which was headed straight back to him, he found a gap through two defenders which set Finlay for a shot on the edge of the box but it fizzed inches over the crossbar.
Kain almost set up a goal for Keegan, showing great footwork to turn inside the box then out before delivering an inch perfect near post cross which Keegan diverted agonisingly over the bar with the outside of his left foot.
Bradley went close with a shot gathered by the keeper then Romario also went close. cutting onto his right foot from the left corner of the area before curling a shot just the wrong side of the far post.
With the end of the the game closing in Battyford thought they had sprung the offside trap to get an equaliser. A quick counter attack ending with the ball in the back of the net, the linesman flagging three Battyford attackers offside to justify our back lines perfectly timed step up.
With seconds remaining it was Town who had the last opportunity to add to the score sheet, great work by Kain resulting in a cross for Luke on the edge of the box, he flicked the ball up with his left foot before lashing a right foot volley fractions wide.
As news filtered through of White Rose eclipsing our boys to secure the division 1 League title after a win against Westend the final whistle sounded with our lads celebrating a hard earned victory to launch a week of preparation for next Sunday’s showpiece District Cup final.
Players MOM went to Kain for terrific industry and creativity against opponents two years above his age group. Bradley securing the Parents vote for great movement and two well taken goals.
One last push boys, on the way to Ovenden’s Wembley. Up the Town!
Wilsden home (Friendly)
Sam, Jacob, Keegan, Luis, Bradley, Luke, Toby, Charlie, Kain, Cameron, Jaxon, Ethan, Romario.
After the double disappointment of back to back defeats to White Rose, Town looked leggy and surprisingly lacking in confidence against a Wilsden side who they had previously beaten 6-1 earlier in the season.
A reshuffling of the pack and a different formation brought a new challenge for the boys on our familiar yet unfamiliar Farnley Tyas home pitch which played its part in the result.
Town got off to the perfect start taking the lead in the opening two minutes, the ball working out wide right to Kain whose quick feet set up a crossing opportunity for Bradley to pick out Luis at the back post who volleyed home.
Wilsden hit back immediately from the restart, a ball down the centre splitting our back line as the blues striker capitalised on a fortunate ricochet into his path which he swept past Sam for the equaliser.
The rest of the half saw Town on top, bossing possession and creating much the better chances without finding the net.
Luis and Charlie working openings down the left whilst Jacob supported Kain down the right to make full use of our extra width , Luke orchestrating the attacks from midfield with Toby linking play to both our strikers.
Luis, Kain and Charlie all went close with shots from distance which cleared the crossbar, Jacob worked tirelessly with lung bursting runs into the box and crosses which bounced frustratingly away from our attackers or were hooked clear by the visitors defence, the exception a slotted pass into the path of Luis who struck the ball low and true only for the keeper to parry around his near post.
Excellent work by Kain to charge down a centre half clearance on the edge of the box bounced away from goal to make the angle that much harder to strike on the second attempt, which was easily blocked and cleared as the luck of the bounce once again favoured the visitors.
Cameron ensured our back line stayed alert to the break, sweeping up anything down the middle whilst his two compadres at either side Ethan and Keegan dealt with the Ariel threat of long ball clearances to either wing. Sam was called upon once to palm a shot clear after a quick counter attack, the score remaining 1-1 at the halftime break.
The second half produced more Holmfirth chances but the team all too often lacked that essential zeal and fighting spirit when out of possession that saw our visitors grow in confidence.
Jaxon who had replaced Toby as No10 busied himself to create shooting opportunities bringing out two fine saves from the Wilsden keeper, the second one gathered squarely on the line.
Charlie and Luis continued to attack the back post, both of them side footing volleys into the outside netting from Kain and then Jacobs crossing and Kain came closest of all lashing in a right foot shot from just inside the box which the keeper tipped round the post at full stretch.
With ten minutes remaining Wilsden struck a decisive second goal, the No9 beating Sam to the ball as he came to clear then following up to nod the ball into an empty net.
Romario replaced Charlie for the restart immediately getting a shot away which whistled over the bar and then winning a free kick on the edge of the box, Toby beating the wall with a curling shot which the keeper easily gathered.
Wilsden then created a golden opportunity to put the game to bed, the blues striker running in to a back post cross only to power a shot towards the heavens with the goal at his mercy as he fell victim to the dreaded curse of our bobbled pitch.
Soon after, the final whistle blew with Wilsden celebrating a victory which clearly meant alot to them. Town trudging off disappointed and in desperate need of the kind of spark which ignited the first three quarters of the season.
Luis claimed Parents and Players MOM, the boys having this week off to recharge their batteries before the Cup final countdown to May 1st.
Heads up boys, one more game 👊⚽️