YOUTH FOOTBALL: Walker the man as Danes down GLK

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Under 10s

Daventry Town Danes

Beat GLK United 1-0

Scorer: Harvey Walker

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

Report: Danes had to dig deep to grind out this victory. It was end-to-end and both keepers were kept busy. At times ball watching from the Danes gave GLK more opportunities, but by continually clearing their lines, winning second tackles and moving the ball quickly and accurately down the wings to the final third, Danes kept the score at 0-0. GLK dominated the second half but Danes took the lead as Charlie got behind the GLK defence and drove a low ball across the box for Harvey to slot home. GLK kept up the pressure for the final 10 minutes but the Danes responded well. Goalkeeper Daniel Ramsden was MOM.

Under 11

Daventry Town Vikings

Lost 4-3 to Long Buckby

Scorers: Kian Humpage, Isaac Parkinson 2

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: After an even start, Buckby took the lead with a penalty. It was still end-to-end but it was DTFC who were looking the more likely to score with Ben rampaging down the wing with both Regan and Isaac almost scoring. Isaac then connected with one of Ben’s crosses to score the equaliser. DTFC then went in 2-1 up at half time after a throw somehow found its way to Kian who netted. The second half started in the same way and some good triangular passing from Ben, Reagan and Max put Isaac through for his second and Dav’s third. DTFC pushed to kill off their opponents, but a breakaway goal made it 3-2, before Buckby quickly equalised. Buckby were now looking dominant , and their hunger and energy lead to DTFC’s defence being overwhelmed by numbers and they eventually crumbled four minutes from the end when Buckby scored the winner.

Daventry Town Saxons

Beat Billing United 3-2

Scorers: Josh Adams 2, Dylan Overton

Team: Decklyn Hartley, Charlie Trayford, Josh Adams, Dylan Overton, Luke Barker Poole, Joseph Pursey, Dan Faulkner, Alex Smith, Jack Hancock, Nayan Bryce, James Currivan, Jonathan Fletcher

Report: Saxons scrapped for their lives to edge home. The sign of a good side is one that wins when they do not play at their best, and this was just one of those days. In the first half Saxons dominated but were wasteful in front of goal. All Saxons had to show for their superiority was an opportunistic long range goal from Dylan Overton. Saxons presented Billing with a gift goal at the start of the second half. Saxons withstood more Billing pressure and Jonny Fletcher’s pass fed Josh Adams to score to put Saxons 2-1 in front. Saxons conceded another poor goal but just when it looked like it wasn’t to be Saxons day, a long free kick from Alex Smith led to Josh finishing superbly. Man-of-the-match went to Luke.

Under 12

Daventry Town Vikings

Lost 2-1 to West Haddon

Scorer: Christopher Gunter

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

Report: Daventry set out well and were very much holding their own in the first half but just needed a bit more edge. On came Chris Gunter in the 20th minute on the right hand side and within two minutes a great cross by Oliver Starling set up Gunter to make it 1-0 at half time. Daventry sat back in the second half and allowed Haddon to find their feet and they equalised on 50 minutes.Some sloppy football at the back from Daventry helped Haddon to score a second on the 58 minutes. The Daventry boys were really disappointed with themselves, but well played West Haddon .