Brooklyn pipped by the Hamilton Panthers

First published in Junior Sport

Brooklyn U9s lost by the only goal in a title decider against Hamilton Panthers.

Panthers started the better side and created a lot of chances in the first half, but were unable to get past man of the match Ben Mcdonald.

Brooklyn nearly took the lead against the run of play through a brilliant run and shot by Billy Chapman, but the Panthers keeper kept it out.

Panthers once agiain created chance after chance after the restart, but Mcdonald kept them out.

Brooklyn’s better football looked like it might produce a winner, but Panthers broke and scored with a brilliant finish.

A rearranged fixture against Bishopthorpe on a sunny morning ended with a 3-2 victory for Brooklyn Lions U8s.

The Lions started slowly but with good performances in midfield from man of the match Dylan Dykes and Luke Stannard. Goals from Oliver Towse (2) and Ethan Oakes gave Brooklyn the win.

In the second game the Lions finally came awake and the team started to play their usual standard of football. Once again Captain Will Lightfoot and Joe O’Brien defended well and the Lions could have won by a bigger margin than 2-0, with goals from Towse and Matthew Lock. Brooklyn Tigers U8s were also winners at Bishopthorpe.

The Tigers started stronglyand took the lead with a well-taken goal from Max Farrow.

In the second half, Tigers continued to press forward and doubled their lead with a strong shot from Josh McBurnie. Bishopthorpe pulled a goal back in the dying seconds to make the final score 2-1. After a few team changes in the second game, the battling Tigers went down 4-0.

Brooklyn U9s thumped Haxby Town 9-0. Jake Ullah’s through ball to striker Tom Walsh allowed him to round the keeper to make it 1-0.

A brilliant defence-splitting pass by defender James Allan then put Walsh through for his second, and midfielder Josh Wade netted the third.

A corner caused a goal line scramble which ended with midfielder Josh Carter adding number four. Wade fired in the fifth from the edge of the box.

Walsh completed his hat-trick in the second half and added a fourthfrom a great through-ball from Tom Mooring, Stephen Kerr switched to the right and caused the Haxby defence allsorts of problems. After a surging run his cross was turned in by Ben Nendick for his first goal of the season. Another fine Kerr run and cross was met at the far post by Scott to volley in the ninth and final goal.

Old Malton U10s A returned to winning ways with a comfortable win over Tockwith A. The visitors applied the early pressure but Old Malton keeper Aziz Kir kept them at bay with a couple of good saves. Lewis Pople then scored two quick goals to ensure Old Malton went into the interval 2-0 up.

With 10 minutes to go, man of the match Pople crossed for Von Sumsard to score with a firm header. Another strike from Pople came back off the crossbar, but Patrick Jackson was on hand to put away the rebound.

Old Malton U10s B became the first team this season to take a point off league leaders Tockwith U10s B. An entertaining game of football was played out by both teams but neither was able to find the vital goal.

Pickering U10A team had an emphatic 7-0 win against Aviva Juniors. Pikes man of the match Tom Wright opened the scoring four minutes in, chipping the keeper. Harry Coldbeck added a second with a deflected shot before Wright made it 3-0 at the break.

Coldbeck scored the goal of the game, hitting a screamer into the top corner early in the second half. Wright completed his hat-trick with a cross that nobody touched before adding Pikes netted his fourth with a fierce drive. Mattie Nicholson completed the scoring with a good strike from outside the box.

Pickering U10B beat Aviva Juniors 2-1 Other results: Heslerton 3 Kirkby U9s 2 Berlington Jackdaws 8 Kirkby U12s 0 Fishburn Park 4 Kirkby U13s 0 Kirkby U14s 3 West Pier 1 (semi- final of league cup).

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