Crosby Stuart U13s 7Stanfield 0
THIS S&D Shield final in the Scotland Road League certainly brought out the best of Crosby Stuart with every player putting in a fantastic performance.
Man-of-the-match Luke Wilson-Jones scored the first of his five goals midway through the first-half and that settled the team down.
He netted his second after Tom Cain delivered a great cross with pinpoint accuracy and his third came from a Sam Hepworth long throw which he controlled and slotted past the Stanfield keeper.
The second-half brought more of the same with Crosby dominating most of the play.
A superb triple save from goalkeeper Travis and a clearance off the line from Sam Hepworth kept Stanfield at bay.
Wilson-Jones claimed his fourth and then Liam Riley scored an outstanding header from a Christian Murphy corner to make it 5-0.
Cain rocketed in a free kick from just outside the box to make it 6-0 and still Crosby applied the pressure.
Great work from Jack Copeland set up Wilson-Jones for his fifth and the final goal.
Charlie Hughes played with great confidence at left-back and Luke Williamson was composed in the centre of defence, alongside Jay Devine who played well on the right.
Luke McClelland and Tom Riley were strong in the centre of midfield, winning crucial tackles and laying on great passes.
Providing effective support to the Crosby offence were James Walsh and Verdell Nza who both made a huge contribution to the play.
Congratulations go to all the squad who should be very proud of themselves after such an emphatic win.
Crosby Stuart U12s 1Active Soccer U12s 8
A VERY disappointing display saw the boys go down to a heavy defeat in their Hightown League encounter.
They started the game brightly with Josh Charnock forcing a save from the Active Soccer keeper and Jacob Johnston shooting wide.
At the other end, Joe Holbrook got in the way of a series of Active chances as an even game saw another chance touched away from Johnston.
Olly Garbe, man-of-the-match for his efforts to play football on a quagmire of a pitch, also went close to scoring.
Active took the lead after 17 minutes as a long range shot bounced in front of keeper Ciarán Brady and the rebound was tapped in.
They scored again two minutes later on the break but, if the two goal lead flattered them at the interval, they ran away with the second-half as Crosby folded.
The basics seem to be forgotten as Active scored at will, with a beleaguered defence offered little protection from the midfielders.
The tidy moved between Lewis Halpin and Charnock to set up Johnston for the consolation goal four minutes from the end showed what they are capable of but, by then, the damage had been done.