YOUTH FOOTBALL: Pursey hits five goals as Saxons hit the goal trail

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Under 11

Daventry Town Saxons

Beat Kingsthorpe Buccaneers 11-1

Scorers: Luke Barker Poole 3, Joseph Pursey 5, Taylor Noel 2, Joshua Adams

Team: Deckyn Hartley, Charlie Trayford, Alex Smith, Dylan Overton, Luke Barker Poole, Joseph Pursey, Dan Faulkner, Taylor Noel, Joshua Adams, Nayan Bryce, James Currivan, Hannah Ridgewell

Report: Man-of-the-match Luke started the scoring lofting the ball over the advancing goalkeeper before blasting home another from the edge of the box. Taylor made it three just before the break leaving trailing defenders in his wake. Saxons stepped up a gear after the interval with an attacking masterclass when Taylor made it 4-0 following a neat pass from Joe, who then got on the score sheet himself five times in a memorable second half performance. He also and found time to set up Luke for his hat-trick as Saxons ran riot. Josh then completed the scoring.

Daventry Town Vikings

Lost 2-0 to Thorplands Club 81

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: Both defences were on top overall and the game fizzled out to a 0-0 at half time, although Thorplands were starting to push through the centre. Two minutes mins into the second half Thorplands got a break and scored a penalty. Thorplands then made it 2-0. DTFC pulled it together but found it difficult to get any real chances. DTFC huffed and puffed but the missed opportunities in the first half led to their downfall. Megan battled bravely and Cameran ran his socks off so man of the match went to both of them. Another battling performance.

Under 13

Daventry Town Vikings

Beat Wootton St George 3-2

Team: Jack Ramsden, Jack Gilbert, Jordan Drew, James Davey, Min Promjit, Blaine Chatwin, Ben Robinson, Thomas Clements, Jamie Holmes, Tom Brown, Shaun Bragg, Nathan Windsor, Archie Martin

Report: Goals from Ben Robinson and Blaine Chatwin ensured Daventrys 100 per cent record continued. Daventry controlled the game for much of the first half and it was a great pass from Thomas Clements that put Blaine in to score the first. However, Wootton equalised just before the break. In the second half constant Daventry pressure resulted in Ben’s two goals , both taken from well outside the area. Wootton scored a second but Vikings held on.

Under 10

Daventry Town Danes

Lost 2-1 to Grange Park Yellow

Scorer: Jamie Ridley

Team: Daniel Ramsden, Morgan Bradshaw, Corbin Mazzone, Jamie Ridley, Harvey Walker, Charlie Olive, Ciaran Allibone, Freddie Price, Oliver Edginton

Report: Danes played their best football of the season so far. Dan in goal played really well, and Danes went ahead when Charlie found Jamie in spaceand he slotted home his first goal of the season. Park pressured hard but the Danes were more resilient than in previous games, clearing their lines well and enabling good counter attack’s. In the second half, Danes held Park until the last 10 minutes when they scored the equaliser. Both teams battled hard then the Danes conceded an own goal in the last few minutes.