Junior football round-up

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DTFC U12 Vikings 0 Welland Valley 2

Daventry started well, creating good chances and pressurising the Welland goal. With the breeze having a big part to play, both sides struggled to find the net. Credit to both teams for keeping the ball down in an even encounter. Welland scored twice as the Vikings lack of games showed late on.

Josh Graham took the man of the match plaudits for his domination of the Vikings’ penalty area.

Drayton Grange Blades U13s 1

Gregory Celtic 5

An uninspiring and lack-lustre Blades got what they deserved in this game.

Played in windy conditions Blades failed to maintain the good form of recent weeks and were deservedly beaten by a very good Celtic outfit.

Three-nil down at the break Blades rallied slightly in the second-half and pulled a goal back through Connor Aldridge’s poached finish. But it was not enough to spur Blades on and Celtic scored again late on to see the game out. On an otherwise grey day all round for Blades man of the match Greg Anayiotos provided the only bright spot.

Daventry Town U11s 4

Flore 4

Flore settled first with a goal from a corner to put them in the lead.

In the second-half Daventry applied pressure on Flore from the start but a mistake from defence let Flore in for 2-0.

With good pressure, Daventry were rewarded with a corner from which Charlie got his head to it for his first making it 2-1.

Daventry kept the pressure on and from a throw in Brandon got a goal 2-2. But Daventry let Flore back in to make it 3-2. Good saves from Jake kept Flore out. Daventry got another goal through Aston for the equaliser at 3-3. Daventry scored another through Charlie for 4-3 but with another mistake Daventry let Flore in for an equaliser making it 4-4.

A very good game from both teams saw man of the match going to the whole team.

Drayton Grange Blades U12s 2 Billing United 0

In blustery conditions Blades produced a workmanlike performance to see of a hardworking, organised Billing side.

Blades created early chances but could not convert and found themselves level at the break. The second-half saw an immediate improvement with Joe Squirrell squeezing a low shot into the corner of the net. Blades continued to press but could add only one more with Nathan Butler going clear to finish neatly.

Man of the match was Sam Williams who produced a faultless defensive display for the Blades.

D Grange Panthers U16s 2 Heyford 2

Panthers maintained their unbeaten league run in very difficult windy conditions.

Heyford had the breeze on their side in the first-half and went 1-0 up from a corner.

The Panthers defence were very resilient and they levelled the score when Cameron Broomfield passed to Logan Roberts who crossed the ball to Jack Collins who smashed the ball in with an acrobatic scissor kick.

Panthers took the lead when Louis Quinney headed in from close range. Heyford levelled with a soft penalty in the second-half. Man of the match went to Owen Ayres who was superb at left back.

Daventry Town Saxons U9s 1

Parklands Tigers Amber 0

A close-fought game saw Parklands taking advantage of the breezy conditions.

With Walker and Witherington at the heart of defence and Griffin making some fine saves, Saxons held on until the break.

A cross from Walker was met by Clements who volleyed home the winner to give Saxons their first points of the season.

Drayton Grange Diamonds U15s 2

Roade Youth 3

A much-improved performance but two goals down after 10 minutes, they started to play and pulled one back through Chris Berrevoets before half-time. The whole team were playing well, but a mix-up in defence brought a scrappy third for Roade.

Diamonds pressed on and got one back from Daniel Murdoch after great forward play from Tom and Sam.

Elliott Hynes played his first game in 10 months and deserved his man of the match.

Daventry Town U13s 1

Falcon Stripes 6

Daventry started the game well and created a few chances and should have scored in the first-half.

The Falcons were awarded a penalty and scored a couple more before half time. All the Daventry team played well but were beaten by a good few strikes from the opposition.

Liam Meadows scored a good goal and received man of the match.

Drayton Grange Colts U9s 2

Grange Park Blue 3

Colts were slowly putting the pressure on with good work from the midfield and forwards and looked the more likely to score when Grange Park went one up before half-time.

After the break both teams battled well against the conditions and played impressive football.

Park scored two more to make it 3-0 down for the Colts, despite fine play from all of the squad. They never gave up and got their rewards late on with a Brandon goal and a well-struck penalty from George, for 3-2. Dominic Earle earned the man of the match award for his battling performance.

Daventry Town Saxons U10s 3

Woodford United 0

A hat-trick from the free scoring Tom Brown capped an excellent team performance from the Saxons with superb football played at times.

Tom opened the scoring with a fierce strike that went in off the crossbar. Strong defending by Callum Prentice, Daniel Fox and Kain Brill kept the score at 1-0.

Ryan Maxwell broke up the play half-way through the second-half and played in Tom for the second. Some neat build up play by Taylor Gibson created chances and when Greg Fisher crossed shortly before the end, Tom completed his hat-trick from close range. An excellent display from all.

Drayton Grange All Stars U10s 4 Blisworth Black 1

The All Stars dominated the first-half creating several chances with Ethan Hart opening the scoring with a long-range shot and Ben Robinson added a second. Blisworth were restricted to two or three chances on the break. In the second-half Blisworth rallied and saw much more possession. They were rewarded with a goal midway through the half.

The All Stars came on strong in the final quarter of the match and Fionn Doherty and Ethan Hart both scored to finally settle the outcome.

Daventry Vikings U9s 1

Falcons Blue 8

A very blustery day meant it was difficult for both sides to control the ball during the match.

Some good play by Daventry and a goal from William Bellis, but the score ending with a loss for the Vikings.