Crosby Stuart JFC U15s 2
CROSBY were excellent and deservedly went in front thanks to a 30 yard effort from captain Jasmine.
Crosby continued to attack and had more opportunities to extend their lead. In the second half Crosby went 2-0 up thanks to a deflected shot by Ruby Musker and thoroughly deserved their victory.
Crosby Stuart JFC U13s 4
HONOURS were even in this exciting game between two of the league's top teams.
An early HJC goal was quickly cancelled out when James Walsh got on the end of a great cross from Tom Cain. Crosby then conceded again and it took an own goal from a Liam Riley free-kick to even the score again before half-time. Crosby changed shape in the second half and a Christian Murphy brace, the second of which was an amazing shot from wide right, looked to have sealed the win for Crosby.
HJC remained focussed and scored two before the final whistle to nick a point.
Man of the match Jack Copeland worked tirelessly in the centre of midfield and final mention to Jay Devine for putting on the goalie's jersey for the match.
Crosby Stuart JFC U9s 6
A STRANGE game, the girls lost a two goal lead but also came from two behind to draw the game 6-6. Mia Henderson hit all 6.
Crosby Stuart JFC U11s 0
Manchester City 14
THE girls lost heavily against a ruthless Manchester City side. A special mention must go to Sophie Stevens who showed an outstanding attitude by going in goal as the first two keepers were unavailable.
Crosby Stuart JFC U12s 0
Town Green 4
THE girls were put on the back foot from the first whistle and never really recovered.
Town led 1-0 at half time, the score would have been higher but for a great display from keeper Carla Nevin. During the second period Crosby crept back into the game and started to push on but just as they began to get a foothold Town hit again.
This put Town in control despite the best efforts of Alice Fletcher who never stopped working.
Crosby Stuart JFC U7's
THE game was a really even contest with two evenly matched sides throughout.
The first half was end to end with both teams making chances but both unable to take any.
Both goalkeepers performed well, particularly Steven Austin in the Crosby goal.
As the second half started, Redgate got the upper hand with two quick goals to take a two goal lead.
Shay Matthews pulled one back with a fine strike into the roof of the net. Redgate replied with a further two strikes before Shay Matthews pulled another one back.
Crosby pushed forward constantly in the final ten minutes and did everything but score. Overall a good performance against a strong Redgate side.
Crosby Stuar t JFC U9's 3
Redgate Rovers White 4
CROSBY Stuart played a close game in the Jim Rourke Trophy Cup against Redgate Rovers White, where the lead changed a number of times throughout the match.
Crosby built momentum slowly, putting together some encouraging passages of play, with excellent passing between Lewis Tisdall, Harry Forsyth and Ben Murphy.
This led to a very well struck goal from Danny Lamb.
Crosby goalkeeper Oliver Hadwin made some excellent saves throughout the match, which, along with positive defending from Lawrence Smith and Sam Coupland, kept Crosby in contention.
Crosby started the second half actively with a strong work-rate from the whole team, which saw midfielder Harry Forsyth delivering numerous dangerous balls into the Redgate box. This brilliant team play created many chances, and a precision goal from Harry Forsyth.
Skilful defending from Kieran James and James Fortune produced more chances to counter-attack. Jack Symes added to the Crosby score line by capitalising on some good attacking play from Daniel Forsyth, Danny Lamb and Ben Murphy.
Crosby Stuart JFC u7
CROSBY played really well and got a little reward for their hard work late on when captain for the day Stephen Morgan scored after a great pass by Harvey Turner.
A special mention goes to goalkeepers Hugh Frediani-Bellis and Billy Davies who both saved a penalty in each half.