Junior football round-up

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Daventry Town Saxons U9s 0

Parklands Tiger Ambers 5

Saxons were unable to tame the Tigers on Saturday.

Wave after wave of attack from the slick passing Tigers kept the battling Saxons pegged back for much of the match and having to defend deep.

Goalkeeper Decklyn Hartley kept Saxons in the game making a string of fine saves to keep the Tigers at bay and was deservedly awarded man of the match for his outstanding performance.

Special mention should also be made for the players of both sides for respectfully observing a minute’s silence for Remembrance Day.

Drayton Grange Blades U14s 3

Gregory Celtic 0

A very good team performance from Blades saw off a determined Celtic outfit. Well organised from the start, Blades took the lead just before the break with a Connor Keating close-range strike. The second-half saw Blades power on and two quick goals, both headers, from Kai Sanderson, capped an excellent display.

Dylan Jones sealed the win for Blades and Celtic continued to press throughout forcing Blades to work hard for what was a very good win on the day. Man of the match Curtley Street provided great cover for his back four, superbly marshalled by captain Josh Hutchinson.

Up front Matthias Nyakanyanga’s workrate was exceptional.

Weedon Juniors U15s 1

Towcester Town White 2

This was an evenly-matched game which could have gone either way. The first-half ended 0-0. Darragh Davis scored for Weedon in the second-half but Towcester went on to score a further two goals getting them through to the next round of the knock out cup.

Danes U13s 0

Heyford Athletic 17

The Danes came up against a very good ‘A’ league side in Heyford Athletic in the Knock-Out Cup. Credit to the Danes who never let their heads drop. Frank Allinson gave a committed performance as did Adam Grogan and Jay Reesby who shared man of the match.

Daventry Town Vikings U11s 1

Towcester Town U11s 6

A slow start for Daventry with a game of two halves – Towcester dominated the first and Daventry the second.

Vikings played good football in the second-half with a captain’s game from Aidan Crawley. Ed Moyes, Oliver Brady, Callum Pentice, Thomas Clements and Brandon Holmes worked hard tracking and attacking. Mathew Ridgewell was outstanding in midfield and defence.

James, Alex, Blaine and Jack all played well and deserved more out of the match with Towcester winning in the end. Man of the match went to Mathew Ridgewell.

Drayton Grange Blades U12s 2

Moultonfields Mosquitos 1

Both teams started well with end-to-end football. Jack Raeside made a good save to keep Drayton even.

Drayton created great chances and Sam Hennessey and Owen Morton scored two great goals putting the score 2-0 at half-time. Moulton went on the attack and pulled a goal back.

Drayton Grange Blades U13s 1

Ise Lodge 0

A thrilling cup tie saw the Blades edge through against a good Ise Lodge team.

Blades were solid throughout with the back four and keeper excellent. The first-half saw a few chances for both teams go by but the stand out moment was the fantastic save Jacob Ireland made for the Blades to keep them level at the break.

The second-half saw the Blades midfield take control and they scored the winner with 10 minutes to go with Nathan Butler dribbling into the box, pulling the ball back for Joe Squirrell to fire in. Man of the match was Luke Warwick with a faultless display at the back.

Daventry Town Vikings U9s 1

Bilton Ajax 0

A last-minute winner against Bilton Ajax resulted in a hard-fought 1-0 victory for the Daventry Vikings.

This was a close encounter against fellow promotion-hopefuls Bilton Ajax.

It was even in the first-half with both sides having chances to take the lead.

Bilton came closest to opening their account with a fierce shot that hit the Vikings’ bar.

In the second-half Finn Hourigan, Ben Sefton, Josh Hook and Sam Collins all had shots which went just wide. But in the last minute, Dan Ward latched on to Ben Sefton’s through-ball and coolly slotted the ball home to win the match for the Vikings. Ben Sefton was named man of the match.

Drayton Grange Colts U10s 1

Kingsthorpe Jets Hunters 1

Colts tried to play decent football throughout this match and created chances, but found Jets’ goalie in great form.

Jets took the lead with a breakaway goal before George Iacovides’ quick reactions from his saved penalty put the Colts level.

Man-of-the-match Owen Thorneycroft always looked dangerous upfront, but Colts could not find another way around the keeper.

Daventry Town U13 Vikings 7 Towcester Green 0

Daventry worked hard and kept a disciplined shape to cruise past Towcester in the first round of the cup. Towcester defended deep in numbers to limit the Vikings’ score to seven.

Goals from Domink Szewozykoski, Charles Gillet, Bradley Osborne Wells, Blaine Evans and Sam Flockhart (3) did the damage while Tristan Dangerfield took man of the match among a host of good individual performances.

Drayton Grange U16s Colts 1

Gregory Celtic Green 3

Colts played well from the start, but were two goals down by half-time after defensive errors.

Ryan Bowyer replaced Lloyd Pay in goal and Colts pushed again. Daniel Murdoch pulled one back, but Colts could not capitalise on great positional play.

Gregory Celtic scored from a direct free-kick to take the points. Ryan Johal played superbly and was awarded man of the match.

Daventry Town Saxons U10s 1

Moulton Fields Diamonds 3

One goal down after 10 minutes Saxons equalised just before the break through Hugo Caldeira.

But Moulton took the lead again early in the second-half.

There was good support play from Tom Durkin, Robbie Meadows, man-of-the-match George Holloman and Lewis Allford.