Junior football: Colton freeze out Phoenix to lift Selby Autumn Cup

Selby Autumn Cup winners Colton Juniors Under-8s

Selby Autumn Cup winners Colton Juniors Under-8s

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COLTON Juniors Under-8s are celebrating winning the Selby League Autumn Cup.

Colton blitzed Gilberdyke Phoenix Red Under-8s 8-0 with Juniors on the ball from the first whistle in frosty conditions.

All but one of the team found the net against a Gilberdyke side who were unbeaten until Saturday.

Sam McBride, Luke Byrne, Max Murray, Ernie Haigh, Jack Jeffreys and Liam McBride all lifted the cup together, much to the delight of Colton’s Scott McBride.

“The result was absolutely fantastic and just rewards for the way the boys have played this season,” said McBride.

“Same in the second half of the season please boys!

Colton Juniors Under-13s will now look to continue the winning momentum this Sunday when they take to action in the third round of the Leeds FA Millennium Trophy.

McBride added: “They have had a reasonably first half of season after going 11-a-side.

“They have had some excellent wins in the league most notably a resounding 5-0 win to local rivals Whitkirk Wanderers.

“All the players were given their new match jackets and goodies from manager Anthony Murphy and all are looking forward to a month off before the second half of the season.

Elsewhere last weekend, Drighlington Under-13s B stormed into the next round of the Huddersfield Cup with an 18-0 hammering of Overthorpe Under-13s.

Khubayb Majid led the way with a five-goal haul for Drig whose Krysten Gregory and Luke Marshall both added hat-tricks.

Harrison Smith and Ben Harris also netted braces with Matty Hazelwood, Noah Cage and Ben Boocock adding a goal each to the tally.

As part of a fine afternoon for the club, Drighlington Under-13s A also progressed with a walkover against Dewsbury Rangers Under-13s who were unable to raise a team.

Amaranth Juniors Under-12s moved top of Division Four of the Garforth League with a convincing 12-1 win at home to Horsforth Galaxy Meteors Under-12s.

The goals started flowing after only six minutes with Jonas Ndombasi getting the first.

And Amaranth went on to lead 7-2 at the break through a first half hat-trick from Mason Boylan plus two goals from captain and man of the match Brandon Morgan and a Jack Crossley strike.

The scoring didn’t stop there with Amaranth knocking in another five goals in the second half.

Two were netted by James Lacey plus one apiece by Krisitijonas Joksas, Callum Milsted and Ben Lumley.

Amaranth are now on top heading into the Christmas break and with a game in hand on their main rivals.

Hall Green United Under-11s’ cup run came to an end with a 7-2 loss at Shelf A Under-11s.

Put under pressure from the start, Green’s defence held firm and they took the lead against the run of play when a Cian Small pass found Keaton Harrison who slid the ball into Shelf’s goal.

But Shelf hit back to level the score and added a second to take a 2-1 lead at half-time.

Green started the second half looking to level the score but shelf caught them out and increased their lead.

Despite Shelf adding four more goals to open up clear daylight, Green never gave up and Keaton Harrison added his and green’s second to end the game 7-2.

Greens man of the match award went to Harrison with supporters naming Harry Saville as the best attitude winner for another outstanding performance in defence.

On the friendly front, Kirkstall Crusaders Under-18s took on the club’s senior side in the spirit of 1914 to commerate the fallen at the beginning of the great and worst war ever. Kirkstall enjoyed a 6-4 victory.

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It was a disappointing morning for Leeds City Boys Under-11s as they lost 1-0 at Yorkshire rivals Hull to crash out of the Green Un Trophy, writes OLIVER ROBY.

Much fancied Leeds began the season in fine form but confidence is low after a poor run of results in recent weeks. Up against a tough and resilient outfit, Leeds started well in the final fixture before the Christmas break, enjoying a good share of possession and creating the better chances in the first period, including an effort from both Josh Stones and Charlie Costello.

But there was a sign of things to come in the closing stages of the first stanza as City Boys’ keeper Fin Wade was forced into an excellent save with his legs to keep the game scoreless.

Both coaches made substitutions in the interval, but in the time it took for the Leeds replacements to warm up and get into the pace of the game, the re-shuffled home side found their rhythm and the momentum markedly shifted in the tie.

The winning goal came as a result of strong Hull pressure and was tucked in at the far post by a home striker following a low ball across a crowded box as the Leeds defence stood still.

Hull were notably lifted by the goal and began to dominate the second period as Leeds – unusually – struggled to keep hold of the ball. And the home side were unfortunate not to extend their lead.

Billy Carroll kept the visitors in the game with a heroic double block on the goalline as the final third approached. The final period was a more even affair as Leeds chased the game and Hull looked to wind down the clock. Apart from a late effort from Josh Stones, Leeds never looked close to an equalizer.

Hull went into the game as underdogs but showed a desire and physical commitment that Leeds were unable to match.