YOUTH FOOTBALL: Barker-Poole snatches victory for Saxons

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Under 11

Daventry Saxons

Beat Roade 3-2

Scorers: Johnny Fletcher, Josh Adams, Luke Barker-Poole

Squad: Decklyn Hartley, Nayan Bryce, Dylan Overton, Joseph Purcey, Alex Smith, Luke Barker-Poole, Johnny Fletcher, Charlie Trayford, Taylor Noel, Joshua Adams, James Currivan, Jack

Report: Saxons rode their luck to edge past higher league opposition. This match was a good test for Saxons and they had man-of-the-match Decklyn Hartley to thank for a string of outstanding saves. Saxons had to soak up early pressure from Roade. However, against the run of play, Saxons took the lead through Johnny Fletcher. Within minutes of the restart Saxons were behind, conceding two soft goals. Saxons responded magnificently and were back on level terms when Josh Adams netted, and they claimed victory when Luke Barker-Poole notched.

Daventry Town Vikings

Beat Kingsthorpe & Cogenhoe Cobras 4-1

Scorers: Reagan Gibson, Ben Kaye 2, Isaac Parkinson

Team: Daniel Ward, Megan Critchley, Keenan French, Reagan Gibson, Lee Smith, Cameron Waldock, Finn Hourigan, Ben Kaye, Max Adams, Kian Humpage, Daniel Brown, Isaac Parkinson

Report: Vikings scored early through Ben Kaye, and the same player was on hand to make it 2-0. It was 3-0 after 11 minutes thanks to a goal from Isaac Parkinson. At the start of the second half Kingsthorpe pulled a goal back, but Vikings quickly restored their three-goal cushion thanks to a goal from Gibson.

Under 12

Daventry Town Vikkings

Beat Irchester Romans 3-0

Scorers: Oliver Starling, William Bellis, Lewis Allford

Team: Ryan Adams, Thomas Kempster, Thomas Brentnall, Joseph Bannister, Christopher Gunter, Thomas Fish, Oliver Starling, Oliver Bates, Joshua Harding, William Bellis, Harry Maund, Riley Marklew, Alex Clift, William Bellis, Harry Maund, Lewis Allford

Report: Daventry took the lead after just three minutes through Oliver Starling. Irchester pressed hard but were deinied by good saves from the Daventry keeper. In the second half Daventry sealed the win through William Bellis and Lewis Allford.

Under 13

Daventry Town

Beat Thorplands 3-0

Scorers: Tom Brown, Jamie Holmes, Oskar Challice

Team: Jack Ramsen, Jack Gilbert, James Davey, Jordan Drew, Oskar Challice, Archie Martin, Callum Blackmore, Jamie Holmes, Nathan Windsor, Tom Brown, Tom Clements, Ben Robinson, Blaine Chatwin, Greg Fisher

Report: Daventry made it through to the quarter finals of the Alan Robinson Cup. Goals from Tom Brown and Jamie Holmes in the first eight minutes gave the Vikings a cushion. Rugged defence and great goalkeeping from Thorplands kept Daventry at bay for the rest of the first half. It wasn’t until 10 minutes from the end that Oskar Challice’s goal wrapped up the win.