Junior Football: Whitkirk head off Wigton to net trophy in maiden season

Whitkirk Wanderers Under-11s

Whitkirk Wanderers Under-11s

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WHITKIRK Wanderers Under-11s are celebrating success in their maiden year after overcoming Wigton Moor Under-11s 1-0 in a closely fought Leeds and District Under-11s Cup Final.

An early goal from Harrison Rowley settled the tie in front of a crowd of around 150 next to the first team pitch at Whitkirk. Whitkirk are fourth in Division One of the Garforth League with a further cup quarter final still to come.

Kirkstall Crusaders Whites Under-18s romped to a 6-0 win at Garforth League Divisions 1A & 1B rivals Leeds City Juniors Under-18s under next season’s new manager Dean Lock.

Lock saw Akeel Miller bag a hat-trick, supported by a brace from Kyle Wilcock and a striker from Adam Walwyn. Birthday boy Adam Morris and captain Liam Marshall also shone.

Hall Green United Under-16s fell to a 4-0 loss at leaders Ossett Albion B Under-16s in Division Three of the Huddersfield League. Curtis Preston took the Green player of the match award.

Kirkstall Crusaders Under-14s bagged a last-gasp 3-2 victory against local rivals Leeds City Juniors Colts Under-14s in Division Three of the Garforth League. Two goals from captain Barney Mguni gave Kirkstall a 2-1 half-time lead but City rallied, leaving Kirkstall grateful to a late winner from man of the match Jamaal Whyles.

Kirkstall Crusaders Under-13s skipped into the semi-final of the Supplementary Cup with a 7-1 blitzing of Hunslet Club (Greens) Under-13s. Jay Berkley bagged a hat-trick, supported by a brace from Kyle Baptiste plus goals from Zak Yasir and Maty Mather. Diogo Soares and Jay Clifford excelled on debut.

Drighlington Juniors Under-13s A defeated visiting Rastrick Under-13s 7-3 to move top of Division One of the Huddersfield League. Drig’s James Shaw and Ross Mchale bagged trebles, supported by a Luke Dufton strike. Green’s Kyle Murtagh took the player of the match award.

Drighlington Juniors Under-13s B fell to a 4-2 loss at Shelf Under-13s in Division Two. Drig’ went 3-0 down after 10 minutes before digging in to reply through Harrison Smith and Lewis Taylor. Ben Boocock and Luke Asquith Watson shared the Green player of the match award.

Hall Green United Under-13s were blitzed 16-0 at promotion-chasing Rastrick B Under-13s in Division 5A. Green keeper Courtney Rezvani prevented further damage by saving a penalty. Cameron Gill took the Green player of the match award with Tom Safhill scooping best attitude.

Hall Green United Under-12s stayed in control of Division 5B with a 4-0 victory at home to Dewsbury Rangers Under-12s. Green’s Dovydas Burtulis struck twice in the first three minutes with United’s Konrad Kronk and Emily Sykes netting after the break. Burtulis was made player of the match, edging out keeper Dovidas Luinys.

Hall Green United Under-11s were left heart-broken as visiting Shelley Under-11s struck late to record a 5-2 success in Division 4B. Green led at half-time through Marcus Barrett but the visitors took the lead with two second-half goals before Green drew level again with Mathew Patterson netting.

However, three late goals from Shelley provided a sting in the tail despite Amos Crowther taking the Green player of the match award for his non-stop running.

Kirkstall Crusaders Under-11s enjoyed a 4-1 success at home to Rothwell Town Juniors Under-11s in Division Two of the Garforth League, inspired by a hat-trick from Jermaine Ashby. Hadley Speight also netted for Kirkstall whose Roman Maddern, Maria de Carvalho das Neves and Ava Finister were strong in defence.

Kirkstall Crusaders Under-10s played two games at Carlton Under-10s. Sam West bagged a hat-trick in the second game for Kirkstall in which Elijah Hubbard also netted. Crusaders’ Matthew James, Jamie Fozard, Rohan Tafesse and Brian Ikoe Ngoe netted in the first game.

Hall Green United Under-10s A had their shooting boots on at Cumberworth A Under-10s in Division S of the Huddersfield League. Noah Harding hit a hat-trick for Green for whom Daniel Myers and Alfie Callaghan hit braces to support a Jack Batley strike and an own goal.

Hall Green United Under-10s B were also in scoring form at home to Cumberworth Under-10s C in Division F.

Green player of the match Daniel Duffy struck a brace for Green whose Oliver Mumby also netted. Commendable Green performances came from both Sam Starling and Ethan Auty in goal.

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LEEDS Schools FA Under-11s A strengthened their West Yorkshire League title bid with an impressive 6-1 victory at Sheffield Schools FA Under-11s Blues.

Sheffield took an early lead in the game but the Whites soon levelled.

Dylan Youmbi latched on to a Cole Roberts through ball and blasted a left-foot drive home.

Derek Bello and Cassidy Hanakin then combined to set up Cole Roberts to sweep home Leeds’ second.

And it was Roberts who set up his side’s third for Saul Kane after the break.

Sheffield continued to threaten but Roberts finally put paid to their resistance with his second from Kane’s lay-off after which Leeds went into overdrive.

Dylan Youmbi got his second and the Whites’ fifth of the day as he nonchalantly poked the ball past the on-rushing Sheffield keeper from an exquisite through ball by Josh Stones.

Stones himself then finished off the scoring with an unstoppable freekick from the edge of the box.

Leeds Schools FA Under-13s were also victorious as they came from behind to oblige 2-1 at Wakefield Under-13s.

Joe Turpin, Lewis Branton and Jonah Evans all had early chances for Leeds who were then stung by a Wakefield opener smashed high over stand in keeper Kian Linley’s head.

Owen Lindley hit back by going close to Leeds who were then indebted to a good tackle from Jack Twyford and James Shaw – after the break – to stem further danger.

With Tom Casey breaking up attacks, Branton then saw his close-range effort blocked.

But the equaliser finally arrived when Alistair Thompson fed Branton to find the far corner.

Turpin then went close to bagging the winner while at the other end Thompson produced fine defensive work.

But it was Leeds who had the last laugh when Thompson’s cross found Branton who converted at the second attempt.

Adam Higgins, of Hall Green United takes on Leeds Modernians' Steve Allen. United needed to win to clinch the West Yorkshire League first division title; it finished 2-2 after Mods had led 2-1 at half-time. PIC: Steve Riding

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