YOUTH FOOTBALL: Briggs hat-trick secures win for Vikings

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Under 13

Daventry Town Vikings

Beat Welland Valley 3-0

Scorer: Shaun Briggs 3

Team: Jack Ramsden, Jack Gilbert, Harry Norton, James Davey, Min Promjit, Jordan Drew, Nathan Windsor, Ben Robinson, Blaine Chatwin, Jamie Holmes, Callum Blackmore, Tom Brown

Report: Shaun Braggs second hat trick of the season was the difference between the two teams in the first round of the Alan Robinson Cup this weekend. The first half found both sets of defenders playing superbly with chances limited to long range shots only, with Daventry’s Harry, James, Min, Jack. However, in the second half Daventry started to find their way through Wellands defences with some excellent passing between the midfielders Ben, Blaine, Jamie and Callum and the 2 strikers Tom and Shaun. The pace and tackling of the substitues Nathan and Jordan also helped Daventry’s cause. Shaun’s strength on the ball in the penalty area ked to all three goals of his hat-trick. A double save from a penalty from Jack kept Welland out in the last minutes of the game.

Under 12

Daventry Town Vikings

Beat Byfield 3-2

Goals: Christopher Gunter, Oliver Starling, William Bellis

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

Report: Daventry took the lead with a well taken goal from Oliver Starling after 17 minutes, and William Bellis made it 2-0 10 minutes later. Byfield hit back but there was some fantastic defending by MOM Joseph Bannister. Byfield continued to press though and goals after 52 and 54 minutes made it 2-2. Then, a cross from Joshua Harding fell to Chris Gunter who slotted home to made it 3-2.

Under 11

Daventry Town Vikings

Lost 15-0 to Hackleton Harriers

Team: Daniel Ward, Megan Critchley, Keenan French, Reagan Gibson, Lee Smith, Finn Hourigan, Ben Kaye, Max Adams, Daniel Brown

Report: A battling performance form the team, however it was not enough to prevent the A league team running out comfortable winners. Everyone ran their socks off with Megan and Dan W standing out. It was 4-0 after 11 minutes, and 7-0 by half-time. Physically, Daventry gave a good account of themselves, but they were left short in certain areas. But for man of the match Dan W, it could have been worse.