Railway Girls keep pressure on to beat Nomads

HARROGATE RAILWAY U-14 GIRLS shook off the threat from KILLINGHALL NOMADS to win 4-3 in a well-contested game.

The first 15 minutes saw end to end football with Rail’s player of the match Gabbie Onslow working extra hard at left back.

Rail’s Emily Dingley put her side ahead with a well deserved goal through determination, battling against three defenders.

Captain Becky Gamble struck a good hard shot from 12 yards out to make it 2-0 but Killinghall bounced back quickly to pull a goal back at half time.

The second half was as quick with Abbie Wilson making some good runs down the right and linking up with Paige Swales who bagged the third for Rail.

With more pressure on Killinghall, Megan Caughey collected a well earned goal to make it 4-2. The final two minutes saw Killinghall’s last push gain them their third.

A 2-0 win against Hartlepool FC on Saturday sees RIPON CITY YOUTH ACADEMY riding high at the top of the Durham U-18s youth league.

The team has now played eight games and are undefeated beating opposition from Darlington,Willington and Bishop Auckland.

Boys U-16s to U-18s interested in playing at a high standard of football should ring Bob Moffat on 01765677747.

RAILWAY U-14s BOYS continued their tremendous start to the season with a 7-0 win away to Killinghall Nomads.

Despite some strong resistance from a determined Killinghall side, Railway eventually broke them down and at half-time were leading by 4-0, thanks to two goals from Bobby Phillips, one from Rhys Benham and an absolute cracker from 30 metres from Blaine Hobson.

In the second half, Matt Lee and Chris Donoghue added to the score and Bobby Phillips completed his hat-trick.

RAILWAY U-13s retained their 100 per cent record in the league with a convincing 4-1 win over KIRK DEIGHTON.

A tight first half closed at 0–0 but Rail’ came out from the break with a quick goal from Dan Nolan, followed by a Liam Skardon strike to put Rail two goals to the good.

Great individual flair brought Deighton back into the game with a lobbed shot over the ‘keeper.

The last 25 minutes were dominated by Rail’ hitting every part of the woodwork. Goals from James Rathbone and a second from Dan Nolan sealed the points, with Fatlum Ibrahimi picking up man of the match.

HARROGATE TOWN U-13s GIRLS stormed to a 9-0 win over Ilkley.

The first goal was to the amazement of everyone from a corner from Helena Sandles which powered straight in.

The rest were from Sophie Helsby, Helena Sandles (5), Rachel Gillbanks (2)

WHINMOOR JUNIORS U-13s shared the spoils from their 2-2 draw with RIPON CITY PANTHERS.

After going a goal down, Panthers saw Jamie Duncan put them back on level pegging, from a free-kick won by Matthew Cullen.

Barely two minutes after the break Joshua Chandler found himself with the time and space to strike home a wonderful left-footed shot from 20 yards.

Outstanding defending and goalkeeping from Michael Howarth and Michael Jones respectively denied Whinmoor, and both players shared the man of the match award.

Whinmoor finally got the break their play had deserved in the 55th minute, when their striker smashed home.

WETHERBY ATHLETIC U-13s are on the lookout for new players, to train Saturdays between 10-11.30am and play Sundays with home games at the Ings.

For more information call Alan O’Connor on (01937) 587471.

PANNAL ASH U-12s returned after the summer to pick up two wins which sees them go third in their table.

Having beaten Queensbury Celtic 4-0, Ash went on to dispatch Woodkirk Valley 4-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Felix Peach and a strike from Cal Fenn.

PANNAL SPORTS GIRLS U-12Q celebrated after a 6-0 win over SCOTTON SCORCHERS, their first match of the season.

Pannal were 2-0 up within two minutes through Ellie Macleod and a 20-yard screamer from Sorrel Brown.

By half-time Pannal had scored another three, with two more from Macleod and another from Kate Petty.

Pannal started stroking the ball around the pitch at will with excellent wing play from Hannah Sumner and Beth Holden. Pannal added a sixth in the second half with a fourth for Macleod.

HARROGATE RAILWAY U-12s battled it out for a 2-1 win over KILLINGHALL NOMADS.

Rail’s revamped squad, which lost two girls to Leeds and is now under a new manager in Helen Mercer, started the game well.

But they were soon put to the test when Killinghall shot past the defence and went 1-0 up.

The second half saw Rail equalise with a storming goal from captain Natasha Plummer and in the last ten minutes Railway’s defence of Jo Parkes, Alice Mercer and Beth Taylor were soon rewarded by a second goal.

This was set up by new girl Beth Clayton allowing Natasha Plummer to chip the ball in once more.

Girl of the match was Fern Summerton.

KNARESBOROUGH CELTIC travelled to BECKWITHSHAW SAINTS for their first away match, returning home with a 4-2 win.

Fielding a slightly changed team from the last match Celtic started with high energy and passion.

The deadlock was broken by a rapier-like strike from Ross M glanced on by Kyran S.

The second goal came from a terrific individual run from Edward G, who left the Beckwithshaw defence in his wake.

As half time approached Edward G’s mazy run was coolly finished off by Jonathan T, before the second half saw Lewis C pop in the fourth goal.

Beckwithshaw finally started to show some form and strung together some passes leading to a goal shortly followed by another from a well taken free kick.

RAILWAY U-11s kept up last week’s momentum, playing COLLINGHAM away at their East Keswick home to come away with a well deserved 12 points from four wins.

Rail’s A team won 5-0 and 2-1 while the B team won 3-0 and 8-1.

Men of the matches for Rail were Luke Broadley and Matt Rogerson both given for some excellent defensive displays.

Matt also scored twice the best of which was an exocet missile strike from in his own half. Joe Davies also bagged a brace for the A team while Joe Goodsall and Brad Walker got three each for the B team.

PANNAL SPORTS U-10S PANTHERS lost out 4-1 to WETHERBY at home.

Pannal lost the second games 3-2 and 4-3, but Jack Jacobs in goal and Lee Wells excelled.

Pannal goal scorers were Jamie Grinrod (2) one a great long range effort, Dan Cooper (3) Matt Suffling and Rory Dennis from a fantastic free kick.

Men of the Match awards went to Jamie Grinrod and Dan Cooper.

RAILWAY U-10s were back on form this week with three wins and a draw against Kirk Deighton.

Goal scorers were Callum Milburn (4) Mathew Cliff (4) Jacob Fincham-Dukes (3) Luke Sands (2) Reece Robinson (2) Ben Parker, Joe Collinge and George Binns. Men of the match were Ben Kempley and Ben Lawrence.

PANNAL ASH U-10s took on Lawnswood Lasers in what proved Ash’s toughest test so far.

Both defences worked very hard keeping the attacks out, but after a nail-biting set of matches Pannal Ash managed to win two and draw two, continuing their great start. Congratulations go to Joseph Williams for scoring on his debut, following William Nimick’s goal kick.

PANNAL SPORTS U-10s beat Huddersfield St Joseph’s 5-0 in their first game, George Mills geting his first hat-trick of the season.

His first two goals were firmly struck shots from the edge of the box, both beating the goalkeeper in the bottom corner of the net.

The game was put beyond St Joseph’s when Jack Finlay headed the ball in off the cross bar to put them three up.

Although St Joseph’s worked hard in the second half they were unable to penetrate the solid defence maintained by Jack London.

Team B fought out a 2-2 draw, and the game was fiercely contested with St Joseph’s working hard to try and kill off Pannal’s passing game.

Joel Firemen scored both of Pannal’s goals, his first a sweetly stuck shot from well outside box and his secondthrough the keeper’s legs.

St Joseph’s finally got a hard fought equaliser to secure a draw late in the second half of a game of quality football.

BOROUGHBRIDGE U-10s lost all four matches away to Killinghall, first two games 0-6 and 1-6.

The goal scorer was Aaron Weinhardt, and man of the match awards went to Daniel Knowles and a split vote for Harry Maltby and Weinhardt.

The second two games ended 0-4 and 0-6, men of the match going to Olly Foreman and Harry Maltby.