Litherland Tigers’ under-8s lose their bite against Ormskirk

Under 8s (Hightown League) 1 Ormskirk WE 9: IN AN evenly matched first half the Tigers saw lots of the ball and created chances and could consider themselves unlucky to go in 3-1 down.

A neat bit of football saw the Tigers win the ball after some excellent work by the ever improving Seddon who won the ball well before passing to Dominic Kemp-Ellis (inset) who found Markham but his shot was saved. Slightly against the run of play Ormskirk found an opening to punish the boys 1-0.

A long throw from Clark sent Kemp-Ellis away on goal; he took a couple of touches and finished coolly for 1-1 despite being under pressure.

This stirred the opposition and it was soon 2-1 after some good work by Ormskirk. Just before half time, too many players were attracted to the ball leaving a player to drift into the box and calmly slot for 3- 1.

The second half was one to forget for the boys as they conceded three goals trying to get back into the game and with legs tiring conceded three more in the final few minutes.

Under 9s (Bootle League) 5 Maghull 0: THE under-9s started very slowly but soon warmed up and started to play their football with lots of good passing. They deservedly took the lead through Joe Nuttall in the first half to go into the break at 1-0.

The second half started great after The Tigers were told to start shooting more and it paid off with further goals from Adam, Callum and two from man of the match Dylan – one after a great turn to get past the defender – made them 5-0 winners.

Under 11s (Sunday Bootle League) 2 Maghull 0: THE game started evenly and it was evident that Maghull had strengthened their squad since the last game between the two teams, defending well and breaking with strength. Neither side settled quickly and the first 20 minutes were scrappy with neither side dominating.

Just before half time though, Dan Carthy showed determination and strength on the ball, out running a Maghull defender on the right and he cut inside to bury the ball in the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Tigers.

In the second half, the Tigers gained the momentum and put continuous pressure on the Maghull defence, but they were finding it difficult to get that second goal, the icy wind and rain didn't help either.

It was about five minutes from the end before the Tigers managed to score their second and book their place in the next round of the cup. Tigers took a corner, the ball was cleared but only as far Joseph McGivern who smashed it into the top corner from about 25 yards out with a goal of the season contender.

Under 13s (Hightown League) 3 Ursuline 1: WITH the boys on the offensive from the start it wasn’t long before the first goal came. A quick defensive clearance was collected by King who took a brilliant first touch before hitting a terrific ball into the box where Niall Watson gambled, made a great run in behind the defender and met the ball with an audacious flick of the boot to steer the ball up into the top corner of the Ursuline goal on 25 minutes.

But Tigers lost concentration almost from the restart and a great strike by the Ursuline forward gave the diving Carr no chance.

On 35 minutes the boys’ hard work again paid off when Lewis King, cutting in on his left foot, fired goalwards as the defender directed the ball into his own net to restore the deserved lead at 2-1.

It was still evident that the strength and power of the older Ursuline players was causing problems at times and the Tigers continued to grit their teeth and were again rewarded after a long punt up field from Carr was collected by Lewis King who took aim and with sublime ease planted his shot past the keeper to guarantee his team mates their hard earned three points.

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