Junior football round-up

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Daventry Town U11s 4

Hackleton Harriers 0

Both teams started a bit shaky but eventually Daventry found their feet with Freddy opening the scoring with a goal 1-0.

Daventry got their passing going and a good pass from Lewis found Ben who scored a great goal making it 2-0.

Hackleton put pressure on Daventry but with good defending from Euan Daventry were able to clear it. In the second half Daventry started better with Ben forcing the Hackleton keeper into making a good save. With a good pass from Rueben into the box Charlie got to it first making it 3-0.

Great passing between Euan and Rueben couldn’t keep Daventry out and Ben got his second goal making it 4-0. Man of the match went to Rueben.

Drayton Grange Blades U13s 1

Wootton St George 1

Blades thoroughly deserved their point against table-topping Wootton. With both teams fully committed what ensued was a hard-fought battle with both defences hard pressed right from the off.

Blades’ back four were magnificent and special praise to centre-half Josh Hutchinson who was excellent in goal as a late replacement for the regular keeper.

Blades played passing football with man of the match Dylan Jones superb throughout. Blades deservedly took the lead with a fantastic Connor Keating strike only for Wootton to equalise before half-time.

The second-half saw both teams go for the win with chances at both ends.

Blades almost snatching it at the end but for a good save from the Wootton keeper.

Drayton Grange Blades U12s 4

Ise Lodge Youth 3

Blades moved into the semi-finals of the County Cup in a thrilling cup tie in Kettering.

Blades were out of the blocks from the start moving into a two-goal lead within the first 20 minutes.

The first goal came after concerted pressure ended up with Layton Billson firing home at the back post.

The second-half saw Christian Harper burst through to slide the ball past the on rushing keeper.

Ise drew level after indecision in the Blades’ back four.

With the game looking like it would be level at half-time Nathan Butler was dragged down in the box leaving Joe Squirrell to calmly score from the spot to regain the lead.

The second-half saw Ise pushing forward and they equalised to make for a tense finish. Blades were rewarded with a Joe Squirrell poacher’s goal to seal the win. Blades’ man of the match was Joe Squirrell who was a constant thorn in the side for the Ise Lodge defence.

Daventry Town U12s Danes 2

Gregory Celtic 11

The Danes started this match slowly and thanks to some excellent finishing were quickly 6-0 down. Ethan Thomas was unlucky with two efforts going narrowly wide. Ollie Reeve scored with a well-placed shot for the edge of the area. Dominik Szewczykowski scored his first ever Danes goal and deserved his man of the match award.

Daventry Town U13s 1

Woodford United 3

Daventry went one behind in the first-half with the game looking tight between the two sides. Woodford increased their lead 3-0 up in the second-half.

Daventry got one back 10 minutes before the finish with Ollie heading home from the corner and Daventry finished with a spurt but could not get back into the game. Man of the match was Charley Spree.

Long Buckby U11s 0

Eastern Eagles 10

Buckby were meant to be playing at home but a frozen pitch meant a venue change to the home side.

With four players at Scout camp the Bucks started slowly and were three down in 10 minutes. Most of the players struggled to get in the game and Eagles played some good passing football. Alfie ran his socks off in defence and there were good saves by the two keepers in each half.

Owen’s strong tackles and talking could not lift the team but secured him man of the match. There were good tackles by Alex and passing by Cameron in the second-half.

Drayton Grange Blades U15s 3

Obelisk Black 3

Blades dominated the first-half and goals from Ryan Goodman and Nico Parfitt gave them a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Obelisk found themselves back in the game and took a 3-2 lead.

Drayton missed numerous one-on-ones before Lewis Collins grabbed a deserved equaliser. Man of the match was Kris Anderson.