Comeback for the ages gets Under 13 Yellows off the mark
Monday 30 September 2019 - by Joshua Carey (Updated on 30 September 2019 at 18:38)
Another weekend of action comes to a close as twelve of our competitive teams were all faced with tough opposition. Again, plenty of goals were this past weekend, which adds even more goals to team tallies and also personal records!
The Under 13 Yellows finally got their season underway as they beat Marlborough Youth Falcons a cracking 8-4 at home! Coming from 4-1 down at half time, the boys and girls showed immense character to bring the scoreline into their favour and tremendously put the ball into the back of the net seven times before the final whistle. Finlay Marshall, the skipper, bagged himself another four goals, Daniel Seedall netted two times, while Lethabo Blackie was also on the scoreline to make it seven. An own-goal completed the eight goal haul. Marshall's four-times now boosts his personal record up to eight in three games! The win puts the Yellows off the bottom of the table and into a tie for sixth place in North Wilts League Division Four.
The Under 14 Yellows were also victorious as they beat FC Chippenham Youth Warriors 5-2. Ewan Painter and Patrick Otoo-Mensah netted doubles and Poppy Wannell completed the five.
The Under 15 Blues were victorious away from home this weekend as they won narrowly 5-3 against FC Chippenham Youth Blues! Joseph Rouse made the headlines with two goals, whilst Matthew Brandon, Charlie Stammers and Harrison Crook completed the day's scoring with once each. They are now up into seventh place after their first win of the season.
The Under 16 Yellow side extended their 100% win record this season with another win away from home. They narrowly, but deservedly, beat Wanborough Juniors 4-3! Harry Collins, Jacob Davidson, Ben Williams and a Wanborough own goal made it four for Bassett. This win puts them in second place in Division Three. They are now one of the only two youth sides to have a 100% win record this season after three games. Promotion to Division Two is looking very likely given their current form!
Fellow perfect side, the Under 18 Yellows, got their third league win of the season as they destroyed opposition Cricklade Youth 6-1 at home! Hat-trick hero Dylan Grother led the way. Mini maestro Callum Flay made it, Logan Plumley and Thomas Warren also netted to complete their tally of six. Still holding a game in hand over league leaders Blunsdon Youth, the Under 18s have an amazing opportunity to go top and stay perfect as they play Cricklade Youth again in mid-October. We'll all have our fingers crossed for that.
Against their current run of form, the Under 13 Blues narrowly lost 6-5 at home against FC Calne Youth Galaxy. On form striker Beau Hicks netted four, and Thomas Nicholls also got on the scoresheet. However it didn't prove worthy for a win this time around. Hicks' tally adds to his personal record to make it seven goals in just two league games - an excellent record to have when entering your third game of the season!
Despite their sibling side continuing their 100% record, the Under 16 Blue team were narrowly defeated at home 2-1. A Rory Ryan goal was not enough to hold back the attacking force from FC Chippenham Youth White, last season's champions.
The Under 14 Blues lost narrowly by the same score against AFC Newbury Reds. A Harvey Fulton goal didn't prove to be what the squad needed to get thre points. Sibling side, the Under 14 Whites, also suffered defeat as they were thumped 5-0 away from home by Wroughton Youth Leopards!
The Under 12 Blue side lost heavily 8-0 at home against Highworth Town Juniors T. There was also an eight goal tally at their sibling side, the Under 12 Yellow's, game as they also suffered defeat. Despite a Cameron Lillis strike and an own goal, they were still beaten 6-2 by FC Abbey Meads Youth Grey.
That completes another weekend of football. After the first month of the season, plenty of goals have been scored and managers are delighted. Hopefully, next weekend proves to be exactly the same!