SCORES ON THE DOORS!
After a 2 week break it was back to business as usual for Runcorn Linnets U7 Greens, a cup tie against a strong Beechwood team with a place in the semi-final up for grabs, a task made more difficult due to the rainy conditions and a muddy pitch!
After a cagey opening to the game with both teams trying to play to the conditions the Greens took the lead thanks to Matthews’s sublime finish on the half turn and from this point the boys never looked back. Robbie decided he wanted to get in on the action and thanks to Charlie and Adam causing havoc for the Beechwood defence he bagged himself a first half hat-trick (his 3rd goal came from when he was supposed to be in defence but we will let him off)
In the 2nd half Mackenzie came out of goal and quickly got on the score sheet and celebrated by sliding on his knees to make sure his yellow socks didn’t stay yellow for long! The goals kept coming with Charlie and Harrison showing good possession and vision to help Adam get himself a hat trick too, and for all his effort Noah was unlucky not to get in on the act.
There was another commanding display from “at the back” Jack in defence, he was quick to cut out any danger Beechwood had coming forward and find a team mate in space to start another Linnets attack.
Robbie picked up a much deserved man of the match award, although a mention does have to go to the Beechwood goalkeeper who made some fantastic saves throughout the game!
Linnets Yellows U8’s V St Helens.
The return fixture at Halton Sports of this league game v St. Helens, saw a few rain clouds floating about but thankfully they held off for the game on Saturday. The boys kicked the game off and came under some pressure from the first whistle, but some dogged defending from all the team stood strong. The Yellows grew into the game, and some rapid counter attacking football was a joy to watch at times, Yellows player of the month Callum Kerswell did really well to round off some great team moves. The game was a really well contested with both teams battling for the ball like it was the world cup final, not for the faint hearted for sure.
The game saw some great finishes from both sides, none more so than Joe Hunter with his man of the match performance, a mention to the St. Helens keeper also for some brilliant acrobatic saves. Well done lads. Goal scorers – Tommy Loyden x1, Callum Kerswell x 3, Joe Hunter x3, Cooper Norton x1, Reece Perry x1.
Runcorn Linnets Archers vs Seneley & Garswood Leopards: Very good game with hard conditions the bad weather through the week continued into the weekend which made the pitch sloppy and turned up. This didn't stop the usual Arches passing & possession play which stayed and led to some nice goals the first coming from Fin who took his goal well. James added 3 great goals after an unfortunate own goal from the opposition. One of James lobbing the keeper from 20 yards. Linnets did concede but soon replied with Fin getting his second. The second half brought more rain and more goals 3 from jack who scored 2 perfect free kicks. Well done Linnets and Seneley & Garswood Leopards.
U10 Greens turned out a polished performance against Beechwood. Some excellent through balls and finishing was pleasing to watch as was the smiles on the lads faces after a few tough games in recent weeks. Mikey, Bailey and George bagged themselves a goal each which saw out a pleasing performance. Man of the match for his desire to attack and defend was Jacob, excellent performance.
Linnets U16s v Broadheath U17s in the FA Youth Cup.
Excellent team performance by the lads running out eventual winners on penalties winning 4-2 after the game finished 3-3 aet.
Team going in at half time 3-1 up after an excellent football display in the first half taking full advantage of the wind behind our backs, only to let it slip last 10mins of the second half through nerves and lack of composure. Needless to say the lads got themselves back into the game in extra time which could have been nicked by either team with the woodwork keeping both teams at bay.
When it came to penalties the lads looked confident and composed and it showed in their finishing against good opposition.
MOM going to Jamie Coakley coming up with 2 goals in the first half and the composure to seal the game with a Cooly slotted penalty to take us through to the next round.