Derby City Sunday League
U13 Division Two
Chester Green Cobras U13s 0
Heanor Juniors U13s 5
HEANOR Juniors Under-13s produced another excellent win from an entertaining game played in good spirit by both teams on a difficult pitch.
Heanor started well and went close twice before the pressure told and the excellent Ryan Seale opened the scoring. Evan Morley crossed well from the right for Sealt to score with his trusted left foot.
Heanor danger man Morley doubled the lead before the hard working Kieran Brunnelleschi added a third before the break.
The Juniors continued to exert pressure on the Chester Green defence after the break, and Morley added his second. Heanor’s Man of the Match Aaron Akers tormented the Chester Green down the right all through the game, while James Pounder and Ryan Davey held the centre of midfield together.
Nathan Stone added Heanor’s fifth, after replacing Davey who worked hard throughout.
Heanor Juniors U13s 3
Chellaston Boys U13s 3
Heanor U13s had to settle for a draw after an entertaining match which was a fine advert for local football.
Chellaston started well and with some strong, tall players made it difficult for Heanor to play their normal passing game.
An uneven pitch didn’t help but it was the same for both teams.
Chellaston played the long ball well and won a corner when a through ball was knocked away. Roberts was given a free header it make it 1-0 to the visitors.
Heanor sparked into action and when Andrew Soar’s long shot came back off the bar, the quick-thinking Callum Shelborn followed up to net the rebound and the equaliser.
Both sides had chances before half time with the goalkeepers playing well.
Five minutes before the break another long ball behind Heanor’s defence led to a mix up between two defenders and the keeper to leave Jones to give Chellaston the half-time lead.
Heanor had been sloppy in the first half but they came out with a superb attitude in the second half.
After 55 minutes, Alex March’s long throw dropped to Thawley on the edge of the box and he spun to fire a tremendous left footed shot into the top corner for 2-2.
Thawley, Shelborne and skipper Jack Sweet all went close for Heanor as the looked for the winner.
However, Chellaston always looked dangerous and when Heanor failed to clear a corner Baines shot low past Liam Foster to put the away side back in front.
Again Heanor showed their resilience and responded when Dale Woods fed Isaac Thawley who played the pass of the match to put Jack Sweet clear to coolly slot past the keeper.
Both teams had chances to win but in all fairness a draw was the correct result.
Special mention goes to referee Callum Priest from Alfreton who was excellent.
Heanor Juniors man of the match: Dale Wood.
Heanor Juniors U13s 8
Normanton Allstars U13s 0
In an entertaining match, Heanor applied most of the early pressure on a very heavy pitch against a stubborn Normanton side.
Eventually, Kieran Brunelleschi opening the scoring for the home side 15 minutes into the game.
Ryan Seale doubled the lead five minutes later before Evan Morley scored from the penalty spot and added his second shortly after to put Heanor 4-0 up at half-time.
Top scorer Morley completed his hat-trick shortly after the break and Nathan Stone, not to be outdone, added three more in quick succession to seal a fine result for a confident Heanor Juniors side.
Normanton played their part in the game and counter-attacked at every opportunity, but man of the match Ryan Davey made sure that Heanor’s defence wasn’t breached with a solid performance in midfield.
West Hallam U14s 0
Heanor Juniors U14s 4
Heanor made the short journey to West Hallam and completed the ‘double’ over their local rivals.
With four new additions to their squad, Heanor began strongly and took the lead when a Callum Shelborne through-ball ended with Jordan Smith showing superb strength to hold off a defender before lobbing the ball over the keeper for 1-0.
Heanor continued to press and Isaac Thawley followed up a loose ball to blast Heanor 2-0 up.
West Hallam came back but Matt Yobdibli and James Parkin were solid at the centre of Heanor’s defence.
Debutant Kyle Shelton pushed forward from left back and his ball through to Jack Sweet led to Sweet shooting into the top corner for 3-0.
Heanor missed several chances to increase their lead and the West Hallam goalkeeper made some great saves to keep the score down.
Heanor made changes at half time to give everyone a game which disrupted their flow although Andrew Soar and Nick Potter impressed on their debut with Adam Taylor also showing up well.
Sweet made it 4-0 on 65 minutes before Heanor missed a penalty.
Jack King ,Bradley Sharp and Dale Wood also played well as Heanor Juniors ran out 4-0 winners.
Heanor Juniors man of the match: Kyle Shelton.