Bridlington Rangers Falcons U9 faced a tough challenge in their first match since gaining promotion at the end of last year.
Hessle Sporting Tigers were prepared to do what ever it took to grab a result and it was the first time Falcons had experienced this kind of physicality.
The first game was an even affair with both teams creating chances, A fantastic defensive display by Logan Carter forced Hessle to chances outside the box. Falcons’ midfield worked hard and Rylee Blackford turned defence into attack with a fabulous ball to Charlie De’ath who converted fantastically.
Hessle pushed on for most of the game , battling and often winning 50/50 balls, and Falcons’ defence were defiant until the last five minutes when the visitors managed an equaliser.
Hessle were more dominant in the second game, and went on to win 3-1. The Falcons struggled to keep possession and were punished but Ollie Tudor grabbed a consolation goal with a great individual effort from the left wing.
Bridlington Ranger Panthers U13s’ 3-3 draw with Shiptonthorpe United was an end to end affair with both teams having their chances to take all three points.
Shiptonthorpe took the lead after a defensive mix-up but Panthers were soon on level terms when Jonny Murray won the ball and Elliot Day provided Riley Jemison with a great pass for him to fire home.
Panthers keeper Emily Asquith made a stunning second half double save to keep out a Shiptonthorpe penalty but could do nothing about the goal from the resulting corner.
Their two other equalisers came from good team play, the first involved Declan Potts and Ben Baillie linking well to send Jemison clear for his second. The other goal was well worked with Ted Wray playing out from the back and Lauren Hales making the opening for Alfie Thompson to send over the perfect cross for Cameron Connelly to score the third.
Burlington Jackdaws U13s’returned from Cottingham with three points, winning 4-1 despite snow, wind and blinding sun.
Bailey Chapman headed home from Jed Oyston’s free- kick. Jacob O’Brien grabbed a great solo goal and added along range lob from the half way line, with Tommy Campleman grabbing another.
Jackdaws U11s met Hull United Reds for the third time this season, hoping to avenge two earlier disappointments. New keeper Lewis Storry was tested on early on and kept Jackdaws in the game with strong defending from Jason Shields and Rhys Granton.
Tireless running from Declan Tindall and cool passing play from Jake Tindall, TJ Lownes, Ashton Dowson and Shane Tyres led to a well taken goal from Max Aitken.
After half-time Hull Reds came back stronger and managed to equalise. Kai Parker had a chance on goal that just went over the bar, and Hull Reds soon added another to their score.
A screamer from Shane Tyers looked like salvaging a draw but just before full-time Hull United Reds managed to get another.
Meanwhile, Jackdaws’ U8s looked sharp as they returned to action after a two-month break against Hessle, with man of the match performances from defender Bailey Jarvis and Karime Nasser, who netted three goals.
Flamborough Vikings U9s travelled to McCains at Cayton to play Scholes Park Raiders last Sunday and came away with a win and a loss from two hard matches.
Boro made full use of the wind at their backs to lead 2-0 at half-time in the first game. The first goal came after excellent work from Theo Dowson and Jay Stockdale who exchanged neat passes down the right hand side and set up Dalton Green who slid the ball across the keeper into the bottom corner.
The second goal came not long later from defender Josh Harvey who latched on to a clearance from a corner and rifled off a first-time shot from 25 yards out which sailed over the keeper and into the top corner.
Scholes Park pulled a goal back after the break but couldn’t find an equaliser.
The second match, which was bizarrely reduced to 10 minutes per half by the hosts, saw Boro go down 2-1. The visitors were 2-0 down within five minutes but Boro got back into the game on the stroke of half-time with a fine individual effort from Green who took on three defenders before curling a shot into the roof of the net.
The second half saw Boro with the upper hand, Jamie Artley, Matty McCann and Kai Foster all going close but it wasn’t to be as the hosts held out.
Flamborough Tigers U12s recent good form continued with a hard fought 3-1 win away at Hessle Girls.
They started brightly and were soon 1-0 up when defender Kate Stadler intercepted the ball and played it forward to Ocean Garcia who left the Hessle defence standing to fire Tigers ahead. Tigers then doubled their lead when Garcia scored again after some good football from Eliza Lowe and Rachel Pearson.
The second half saw Hessle come out fighting, with a long range strike making it 2-1. With the game finely balanced, the next goal was going to be vital, Isabel Charlton and Kaitlyn Hagan won some crucial midfield battles with Hagan putting a good through-ball to Garcia, who made a fine individual run to complete her second consecutive hat-trick.
Bridlington Town U10s adapted semalessly to life in the top group, drawing 1-1 and winning 3-1 at Wyke Spartans, with Coby Scotter bagging all four goals.