Youth football scene
CROMER YOUTH U11 entertained highly-rated Old Catton A. Cromer took an early lead when Nathan Foulser danced through the defence and stroked the ball home.
CROMER YOUTH U11 entertained highly-rated Old Catton A. Cromer took an early lead when Nathan Foulser danced through the defence and stroked the ball home. Cromer then bombarded the Old Catton goal until Jake Tritton broke through and made it 2-0. A fine first-half display for Cromer was rounded off when sub Stevie Foster slotted home with his first touch of the match to make it 3-0. The second half proved to be a much tighter affair. It was 10 minutes before Cromer went 4-0 up with a fine individual goal from Jake Zelos but Old Catton pulled two back for 4-2, the second a fine strike. They piled on the pressure but excellent defending by Cromer, notably Sam Stubbs, who had a superb game, and a stunning save by Alfie Woodrow, meant Cromer held on. MoM: Sam Stubbs.
EAST COAST WARRIORS U10 were away to Taverham U10 at a very windy Felthorpe. C Craske and L Goodrum defended well, and with S Howell in goal they kept another clean sheet. A Little, A Galley and J Boggis were all brilliant in midfield with some lovely link-up play with J Stearman and B Candlish up front. A good solid team display gave the Warriors a 7-0 win. The scorers were A Little (3), J Stearman (3) and A Galley.
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EAST COAST WARRIORS U11 laid down a marker with their highest score this season away to Worstead Wolves. Most of the action fell to midfield with captain Lubbock leading the battle. The few balls that got through were mopped up by a solid back four with Reid and Smith particularly notable for being everywhere, and Paterson putting a good display in goal. Coast capitalised on their stronger tactical and passing play, and Lozeau scored a scorcher. Brown was unlucky to go inches wide, then Glasgow raced down the wing and rifled home their second. Three more shots were taken wide by the wind before Lozeau volleyed his second, followed three minutes later by a fantastic chipped cross into the top corner for his hat-trick. Glasgow made it five with his second. Lubbock opened the second period brightly and lobbed over the replacement Wolves keeper in the first couple of minutes for Coast's sixth. Lee stepped up to tap in Lozeau's cross for a seventh. Wolves broke from the restart to put in their most spirited attack and it took Coast's defence several attempts before the ball was finally gathered. A long clearance route one set the in-form Lozeau up for a perfect cross in front of goal for Lee to tap in on the rebound. He followed up with a fine far-post headed goal from a corner and another excellent header for a 10-0 win.
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EAST COAST U9 played host to Hindolveston. Lewis Simmons got the first goal when his shot deflected off the goalie and rolled over the line. East Coast maintained the pressure with good work in midfield from James Hunter and Jordan Riley. Reuben Macmillan made it 2-0 when his shot found the bottom corner. Ally Sheridan and Jack Long in defence won some crucial tackles and Simon Cooper made some important saves. Lewis Simmons made it 3-0 when he put the ball through the keeper's legs. Jack Long made a fantastic run down the right and was rewarded with a brilliant individual goal. East Coast made it 5-0 when Liam Copeman flicked the ball with the outside of his foot into the net. Hindolveston scored a late consolation.
STALHAM U10 played Soccer Stars at home on Sunday. Once they got going they played some very good football for most of game. Their manager is very proud of them. Troy, Harry and Sean were good linking up going forward and Jake, Chris, Daniel and Joseph were fantastic at the back. Ryan, Matthew and William all did a good job when they came on. The score at half-time was 1-1. Disappointingly, Stalham conceded four goals in the second half from set-pieces and lost the game by a score which flattered the opposition.
STALHAM U12A played Sprowston and scored after just five minutes with some excellent passing between Will, Dom M and Aiden who finally laid it off to Adam to smash into the roof of the net. Stalham kept up the pressure but just could not find the net. Sprowston's keeper was outstanding and their defence worked hard to keep Stalham out. Second half Aiden made it 2-0 when he went on a brilliant run, battling through to smash home. Ryan went through and placed the ball home for 3-0. Jake put in a super corner that Ryan attacked brilliantly to make it 4-0. A nice one-two between Aiden and Ryan allowed Ryan to make it 5-0. Will then laid a good ball off to Aiden to finish in the bottom corner. Adam passed a great ball to Ryan who played Jake in to make it 7-0. Finally, Ryan won the ball from a goal-kick and placed it past the keeper to make the final score 8-0. PoM: Will Bennett for a good solid display.
CROMER YOUTH U14 had a hard task on their hands when they entertained East Coast Warriors, and found themselves down to nine men after 15 minutes, with Dom Davison and Ryan Neeve going off injured. With no subs to call on and playing against good opposition, the odds were stacked firmly in favour of East Coast. Cromer managed to keep it goalless at the break, thanks to good work in the middle of the park from Hadley Warner and Joe Leah. Lone striker Josh Marshall was having an excellent game. East Coast, with the wind on their backs after the break, were doing most of the attacking, and were only being held at bay by the resolute defending of Dan Cooper, Chris Hills, Alex Robinson and Liam McCarthy. Stand-in keeper Chris Winterbone was having a superb game in the Cromer goal, but continuous pressure paid off for East Coast, running out 3-0 victors. This was a brilliant display from nine-man Cromer and manger Dave Wiltshire would not pick a MoM, so he gave it to the whole team.
EAST COAST WARRIORS U14 continued their unbeaten run with a hard-earned 3-0 victory against a hard- working opposition. The game started evenly with both teams battling hard but neither finding a breakthrough. Unfortunately after 15 minutes Cromer were reduced to nine players due to injuries. Despite the advantage the Warriors could not find the net and it remained goalless at half-time. In the second half East Coast went on the attack and were rewarded with three goals, all scored by J Swann. Credit must however go to the home team who battled well throughout the entire game despite the injuries they suffered.
HOLT UNITED U10 entertained Worstead Wolves and won 5-4 after an end-to-end match. Holt started the game attacking from the start and in the first five minutes was rewarded with a goal from Tyler, her second of the season. Holt continued to attack with the midfielders Cameron and Louie putting an impressive performance in and Louie made it 2-0 with a great solo effort just before the break. A mix-up in Holt's defence gave away an own goal with Jack tapping the ball past Joe into his own net, half-time 2-1. The second half saw Holt score again with a great individual goal by Terry 3-1 but all credit to Worstead as they scored twice to level the game, but Cameron made it 4-3 after beating two and calmly slotting past the keeper then Terry made it 5-3 before Worstead scored at the end 5-4 and made it a nail-biting finish. Well done to the rest of the team Bobby, Kyle, Ed and Harvey a great team performance. MoM: Terry Hall.