YOUTH FOOTBALL: Noel and Hancock are in at the double for Saxons

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TAylor Noel and Jack Hancock both scored twice as Daventry Town Saxons Under-11s saw off Billing United 7-1 in the John Henry League.

Scorers: Charlie Trayford, Dylan Overton, Dan Faulkner, Taylor Noel 2, Jack Hancock 2

Team: Deckyn Hartley, Charlie Trayford, Alex Smith, Dylan Overton, Luke Barker Poole, Joseph Pursey, Dan Faulkner, Taylor Noel, Jonathon Fletcher, Nayan Bryce, Jack Hancock

Report: Saxons scored seven goals for the second successive Saturday. After a sluggish start, Saxons soaked up early Billing play with Joe Pursey commanding in the centre, before Dan Faulkner was the man in the right place to score. Saxons were not ahead for long though as they conceded a soft equaliser. At the start of the second half, Saxons took control, with Jack Hancock curling in a tremendous debut goal. Taylor Noel made it three and Dylan Overton was then alert to score from a follow up to make it four, before Charlie Trayford scored the fifth. Taylor Noel and Jack Hancock then completed the scoring.

Kaye strikes to seal win for Vikings

DAVENTRY Town Vikings Under-11s sealed a 3-0 win over West Haddon Superstars.

Scorers: Ben Kaye 2, Max Adams

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: A weak kick from West Haddon’s keeper was collected by Ben Kaye who hit it low back past him to make it 1-0. Vikings had other chances, but failed to take them, and West Haddon started to get a grip in the middle putting pressure on DTFC. Eventually, a corner produced their second goal with Reagan Gibson slinging in a rebound, which Max Adams managed to bundle home. Kaye then made it 3-0 with a curling shot. Haddon piled forward to try and get back into the game, but the defence were comfortable.

Teamwork steers Daventry to victory

DAVENTRY Town Vikings Under-12s turned in a steady performance as they beat Wootton St George 3-0.

Scorers: Christopher Gunter, Thomas Fish, Oliver Starling

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

Referee: After an even opening 20 minutes, Daventry played some really good football and Chris Gunter made it 1-0 after 21 minutes. Wootton came out fighting in the second half but Daventry’s midfield and defence played superbly and centre defender Tom Brentnall MOM made some excellent tackles to keep Daventry in front. Two great breaks by the midfield saw two more goals from Daventry, with Tom Fish scoring on the 40th minute and Olivia Starling scoring in the 42nd. Daventry did really well to keep their shape and clean sheet.

Town get season off to a winning start

DAVENTRY Town Under-13s’ first competitive game of the season saw them get off to a winning start as they beat Welland Valley 2-0.

This was due to some excellent passing , gritty tackling and a determination to be first to the ball.

Team: Jack Ramsden, Jack Gilbert, Harry Norton, Nathan Windsor, Ben Robinson, Oskar Challice, Shaun Bragg, Tom Brown, Jordan Drew, Jamie Holmes, Blaine Chatwin, Min Promjit

Early pressure paid off as Shaun Bragg swept the ball into the back of Welland Valley’s net after only three minutes. This early domination of possession was to last throughout the game and only excellent defending by Valley kept the score to only the single goal at half time.

The second half carried on in the same way with Oskar, Blaine,Jamie and Ben keeping up a steady stream of inviting passes for both Shaun and Tom to run onto.

Indeed it was one of these passes from Ben that allowed Tom to score Daventrys second goal with ten minutes to go.

In the centre of defence both Harry and Min were excellent and were ably supported by Jack G, Jordan and Nathan leaving Jack R with very little to do in goal.

Overall a great start to the season with all the players doing everything that was asked of them.