Under 16 Yellows keep rolling
Wednesday 23 October 2019 - by Joshua Carey (Updated on 23 October 2019 at 10:12)
Two teams went into this past weekend's youth section fixtures defending perfect starts to their seasons. However, only one would come out with this intact.
To start, the Under 18 Yellows unfortunately lost their 100% record this weekend, as they suffered their first defeat of the season to Wanborough Juniors FC Yellow. They were beaten 3-2 as goals from Tomas Warren and Matthew McDonack were not suitable this time around for a win.
On another note, the Under 16 Yellows retained theirs. This weekend they were victorious in the North Wilts League Cup versus Fairford Youth Revenants, booking a quarter final tie against Cirencester Town Youth. They progressed to the next round with a 3-1 victory on home territory. Sam Kendrick, the on-form Tristan McKay and Ben Williams were all on target for the squad.
Reaching the last eight of the competition is a fine achievement given their Division Three status – here's hoping they can spring an upset and reach the final four.
The Under 13 Blue Side were victorious once again this season. They heroically beat Malmesbury Youth FC a whopping 8-1 away from home! In-form striker Beau Hicks put himself on the scoresheet four times, Roberto Cinquegrani was on target twice, while Finlay Hyde and Noah Cranswick-Coates also squeezed onto the scoresheet as they completed the tally of eight goals for Bassett.
Despite cruising to an 8-1 away win, Bassett manager and perfectionist Martin Jeffries is nevertheless demanding more from his team, who were clinical in-front of goal but gave up too many chances.
Their Sibling side, the Under 13 Yellows, were not so successful away from home. They were beaten 8-2 by Stratton Youth FC. Goals from main man Finlay Marshall and mini-maestro Zaeem Yousaf did not prove to be enough to hold back the Stratton attacking force. Marshall's goal now puts his tally up to ten goals in seven games!
Manager Joshua Carey praised his squad for their efforts: "Despite the scoreline, we were by far the better team. Once again, we were without our goalkeeper and once again the boys played their hearts out. We've cut our last deficit of nine goals down to six and hopefully our next game will produce a win for us. The players are fantastic in both training and matches but they just need to want it a little bit more!"
The Under 15 Blue side experienced their first draw of the season this weekend. They were held to a stalemate of 2-2 away to Lydiard Youth Black. Joseph Rouse made the headlines with two goals to his name.
The Under 14 Whites suffered a heavy defeat at home. Ferndale Rodbourne YCFC Rebels were victorious by 9 goals to 1 as the Ferndale attack were second to none compared to the Under 14s.
The Under 12 Whites also fell to defeat once again this week. However, the deficit they suffered by was much lower than n recent weeks. As a positive from the game, they were only beaten by six goals to nil at home against South Cerney Youth. As they continue to train hard every week, this positive will hopefully push them into winning ways in the weeks to come. Everyone in the youth section is rooting for them!
Their sibling side, the Under 12 Yellows were not more successful than the Whites. They also suffered defeat, being beaten 4-1 on away territory versus Ferndale Rodbourne YCFC Red. Shaun Walker hit the headlines for Bassett's only goal of the game.
The Under 15 Yellow squad matched Under 13 Yellows as they were also beaten 8-2 away from home. Stratton Juniors FC Jaguars were under no threat from the Bassett team. Two goals from Bassett were the only thing to cushion the blow of Stratton's eight goals.
Well, that is that from this weekend's action. As always, every team has played their hearts out and scored lots of goals. However we're yet to have a flood of wins in the competitive youth section.