Burlington Jackdaws and Bridlington Rangers Scorpions U11s met for their second derby of the season and produced another brilliant game of football.
Jackdaws, using a new formation for the first time this season, looked strong from the start with solid defending and they had a number of chances in the first half.
It was starting to look like they were never going to get on the scoresheet until just before half-time when Declan Tindall gave the Jackdaws the lead.
The second half saw Rangers continue to make Jackdaws work hard.
TJ Lownes soon extended Jackdaws’ lead with a screamer of a goal from distance followed quite quickly by a skilful goal from Max Aitken.
Defenders Benson Carter, Shane Tyers, Rhys Granton and Jason Shields kept Rangers away from goal throughout the game but Rangers continued to work hard until the end.
However, Lownes finished the scoring after great passing play from Jake Tindall and Ashton Dowson.
Jackdaws U13s’ march towards the Wyke Division title continued, but they were given one of their toughest tests to date.
They dug in and gave a brave performance, winning 2-1 against a very strong and physical Pelican side.
Bradley O’Connell’s deflected strike put them in front but they were pegged back by the Hull team just after the break.
Both sides created chances, though the back four of the home side seemed stronger as they held firm and the man of the match Luis Stead battled through to force the winner as an unlucky own goal sealed the points.
There were more tough game for the Burlington Jackdaws U10s as they took on Costello Stingrays.
They worked hard and didn’t give up even after going two goals down, keeping their heads up and battling on to the end.
Man of the match went to Owen Grainger for some fantastic saves when he went into goal and to Billy Ripley for his efforts all over the pitch.
The club’s U8s played after a week off and struggled to get going against a good East Riding Rangers side.
However, Lewis Shields broke the deadlock with a fine strike and East Riding couldn’t find their way through a solid defence.
The second game saw the Jackdaws start to play a neat passing game and make holes in the defence of the away side, leading to some fine strikes from Shields, Sam Davis and Lauren Barker, while Ben Blackford kept the away team at bay with some excellent defending.
Flamborough Vikings U9s continued their good form with two wins against West Pier Panthers, in a game switched to Flamborough as the West Pier pitch was still unplayable in Scarborough.
Reduced to a squad of just eight players, due to holidays and illness, Boro did themselves proud winning both games comfortably.
An early strike from Jamie Artley brought a great save from the West Pier keeper, before a good passing move between Kai Foster and Dalton Green set Artley up to score the opener
He hit the post shortly afterwards, following a good run and pass from Jay Stockdale.
Boro’s defence held firm as West Pier started to apply some pressure and a good clearance off the line by Stockdale released Freddie Foster who threaded the ball to Green, who shot narrowly wide.
West Pier equalised with a long shot but they weren’t level for long as Green went on a mazy run, taking on several players, before brilliantly chipping the keeper to make it 2-1.
There was still time at the end of the half for Stockdale to bring out a fine save from the West Pier keeper after a rasping shot.
Boro made a strong start to the second half and a great tackle from Stockdale released Kai Foster who squared for man of the match Artley to score his second of the match.
West Pier again began to get back into the game but any hopes of a fight back were dashed as Stockdale but the game beyond doubt with a fine 20-yard shot to make the final score 4-1.
Both teams made a strong game to the second match with Boro’s defence the busier as West Pier applied good pressure without any real attempt on the home team’s goal. An excellent pass from Kai Foster found Stockdale who set up Artley whose shot was inches wide.
Matty McCann then slipped a good ball through to Artley again who this time found the back of the net.
Boro quickly went two up as a good ball from Green dropped nicely for Stockdale to fire home.
With the Boro defence of Theo Dowson and man of the match Freddie Foster standing firm, it didn’t take long for the home team to strike again, Dowson finding a perfect pass for Stockdale to calmly put away his second of the match.
West Pier replied before the break but Boro continued to press in the second half and pressure told when a corner fell to Reed Simpkin to slot home to make it 4-1.
Kai Foster, Simpkin and Artley all squandered chances as the visitors legs grew tired and Boro couldn’t add to their tally as the West Pier keeper pulled off some great saves.
Bridlington Rangers Falcons U9s headed to Courtland Raiders and made a slow start, losing their shape out wide.
Charlie De’ath certainly changed things coming off the bench soon into the first half, but a good move by the Raiders was executed very well and Falcons found themselves 1-0 down just after half-time.
Falcons dominated the game after going behind having great chances and Rylee Blackford equalised after great pressing of the defence.
Soon afterwards, Falcons earned a corner with De’ath delivering a fantastic cross for Blackford to add his second in quick succession.
The second game finished 1-1. De’ath scored again after a great assist from Moore to put the Falcons in front. The rest of the game was all Falcons with the whole team working hard to attack and defend.
Ryan Briggs looked solid at the back, taking responsibility on more than one occasion, but Raiders did well to score from the one chance they had.
There were 11 goals as Bridlington Rangers Tigers U12s travelled to North Cave Tigers in the Kingston Division and the visitors netted seven of them to earn the win.
Rangers Dynamos U12s went down 5-2 at Thorngumbald Barons.
Goals also flowed in Bridlington Rangers Cobras U13s’ game at South Cave Sporting, with the visitors taking the points, with a 5-4 win.
Flamborough Eagles U13s hit eight as they won at Hessle Rangers but Bridlington Rangers Lions U14 had less luck on the road, beaten 5-1 at Longhill Ravens.
Bridlington Town U10s got better as the morning went on as they hosted Hessle Sporting Bombers.
Hit by injuries and illness, the Town youngsters lost the first game 5-0.
They posed more of a threat in the second game and Hadley Taylor, who battled on despite a foot injury, was unlucky not to score when his first shot was saved and his follow-up bounced back off the post.
Hessle were limited to a 1-0 lead at the break in the second game, and eventually went on to hold on 3-2, despite fine strikes by Coby Scotter and Jack Sunley.