Youth football

A round-up of youth football played in the area over the weekend of October 19/20

Thursday, 24th October 2002, 3:12 pm

Mickleover Jubilee U15s 2 Heanor MW U15s 3

Stand-in goalkeeper ryan North produced an inspired display in the last 20 minutes to enable Heanor to break the home side's unbeaten record.

The result is even more important as very few teams will come away from Mickleover with anything.

Heanor felt hugely aggrieved at the performance of the home referee with every offside decision against Mickleover seemingly ignored, as were most fouls against Welfare players, before the official's display was topped off by an outrageous penalty decision, which North brilliantly saved.

An own goal gave Heanor a 1-0 half-time lead and when Kyle Bojko made it 2-0 the game looked safe.

However, with the help of the referee, Welfare were forced to hold on as they were pegged back to 2-1 and then 3-2 after joint man of the match Chris Jackson had struck a 25-yarder for 3-1. Ripley Town Colts U10s White 7

Little Eaton 2

Captain Charlie Bamford set Ripley on the way to victory with a hat-trick within 15 minutes and Jamie Hind added another before half-time.

The second half saw Little Eaton put Ripley under pressure, pulling a goal back, but with centre-back Jack Roberts outstanding and goalkeeper Edward Dilks pulling off two great saves, they kept their advantage and went on to complete a fine victory with Bamford getting his fourth, Hind his second and Jake Taylor with the best goal of the game.

Man of the match: Jack Roberts.

Ripley Town Colts Pride U9s 22

Tibshelf Blue U8s 0

Ripley's age and experience advantage showed as they dominated and overwhelmed the visitors who were restricted to one fine shot and a few determined breaks.

The Ripley goals came thick and fast with scorers being: Ben Hart (8), Lewis Parkin (6), Jack Bailey (3), Josh Cummings (2), James Findlay (1), Jack Riley (1) and man of the match Adam Clark (1).

Ripley Town Colts Rascals U9s 2 Tibshelf Yellows U8s 0

After an even start, good midfield work from captain Nathan Cotton and Jordan Brown was rewarded with a goal from Daniel Middleton - on loan for this game from Ripley Tigers.

Tibshelf pressed hard for an equaliser, however, the Rascals defenders James Andrews and Ryan Spencer proved unbeatable.

Man of the match Daniel Middleton scored a second goal later to seal a good win for the Rascals.

Mansfield Chad Knockout Cup, 1st round Rockets 1

Ripley Town Colts U10's Blue 0, aet

An under-manned Ripley went out of the Knockout Cup at Pinxton as Rockets edged a superb game of end to end football which ended with both teams receiving a standing ovation from all parents.

The first half ended goalless as both defences shone, Thomas Richardson and Ryan Cooke going closest for Town. Neither side let up in the second half but again there was no breakthrough and the tie went to extra time.

As tiredness crept in both teams began to give possession away in the second period of extra time.

However, after an excellent free-kick from James Williams had seen the Rockets 'keeper tip it round a post, the home side snatched a late, late winner in a goalmouth scramble from a corner.

Man of the match were shared by Ryan Cooke, Tom Beswick and 'keeper George Sansom.

Next game: away to Codnor Boys.

Derby Community League U9's Group 4

Heanor Juniors 2

Allestree Juniors Lazio 1

Another cold day and Heanor a man short saw an enthusiastic start with long shots raining in on the opponents goal. Right wing-back Thawley opened the scoring with a fizzing drive into the top left-hand corner which left the keeper rooted to the spot.

Shortly afterwards man-of-the match Yeomans saw a well struck penalty saved by the 'keeper's knees.

Allestree gained a bit of confidence from this and managed to get an equaliser when a speculative effort caught a defenders boot and curled wickedly round the entire defence and beyond an unsighted Stone, in the Heanor goal.

The second half started with a changed Heanor line-up forced by an injury to Penny in central midfield. Heanor were awarded a second penalty when an Allestree player clearly blocked a goal bound shot with his hand and Thawley buried emphatically to the 'keepers right.

Heanor still pushed forward and were unfortunate not to go 3-1 up when Davis appeared to have the ball over the line but was deemed to have handled the ball in the preceding melee.

They were even more unfortunate when Thawley delivered a quick free-kick which bulged the net but then fell in front of the goalline and was disallowed by the referee, denying Thawley a spectacular hat-trick. Allestree then almost earned themselves a point but Sharp accelerated to make an excellent interception and preserving the three points for his teammates.

This week: Littleover Dazzlers in the cup (11am).

Nottinghamshire Ladies Knockout Cup Ripley Town Ladies 0

Lowlands United 2

Ripley hoped to gain revenge against Lowlands in the cup after a narrow defeat a few weeks earlier in the league but they again had to settle for defeat.

Both teams battled well for the first 30 minutes with shots coming from both sides and play even but it was a short lapse in the home side's concentration which enabled United to break the deadlock.

In reply Sam Meakin's shot missed the target by inches but Lowlands added a second before half-time with an effort which trickled over the line despite vain appeals for offside.

The second half saw changes in the Ripley formation in a bid to try and pull the score back and a change of 'keepers for Lowlands because of injury.

Top scorer Sam Meakin did have chances but it wasn't her day.

Player of the match: Amy Hibbert. Rowsley & District Youth League Alfreton Town U10 0

Wingerworth Wizards 13

Alfreton came out second best to top of the league Wingerworth and never really got into the game.

Games such as these show what a years experience can do as most of the Wingerworth team have played before, whilst only a couple of the Alfreton team have.

This Sunday Alfreton are at away to South Normanton

Bramcote 0, Alfreton Town U13 2 Alfreton were soon on top from the start of this league game but due to a mixture of bad luck and poor finishing the first half finished scoreless. This was even after turning up late with only 11 players and not having time to warm up properly.

The second half saw Bramcote come into the game more but were soon on the back foot.

Alfreton's first goal came from Arran Waudby, and was scored direct from a corner as the Bramcote defence and keeper collided and allowed the ball to just cross the line.

Midway through the half Jamie Sweeting scored again to finish Bramcote off. Daniel Drakeley did well in his first game at the heart of the defence.

This Sunday Alfreton are away to Wingerworth Strikers.

Unison Ladies League Division 3 North Alfreton Town Ladies 2

Collingham Ladies 1

ALFRETON were again down to 11 players with injuries and work commitments but they still had enough to overturn a 1-0 half-time deficit and clinch victory. After a scrappy opening Collingham took the lead on 18 minutes when a speculative lob from Gemma Coy deceived Brieder and dropped just under the bar. In reply, Skull had a shot blocked on the line and also headed over but the visitors also forced several unproductive corners. Alfreton upped the tempo in the second half and chances fell to Skull and Lorraine Mason before Skull equalised on 50 minutes. Town got a grip on midfield and forced several corners before Skull notched the winner on 60 minutes, beating the advancing 'keeper. Collingham were reduced to ten players when Gemma Coy fell awkwardly and appeared to dislocate a shoulder but still gave Alfreton a scare when Walters shot against the bar.

Player of the match: Christina Skull. This week Alfreton are home again, this time against