Junior Football: Howden Clough shut out by Panthers’ ‘purrfct’ ten

Ossett Town Panthers Under-14s.
Ossett Town Panthers Under-14s.
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OSSETT TOWN Panthers Under-14s stormed to a 10-0 victory at home to Howden Clough B Under-14s in Division 4A of the Huddersfield League.

Ben Fishman opened the scoring with a left-foot shot from the edge of the penalty area and it was soon 2-0 when Kasim Mahmood tapped in following a save by the keeper. Two excellent corners then saw goals for the Colley brothers Reece and Edward to make it 4-0 and Reece Cowan rounded off the first half with a goal to make it 5-0.

The second half was once again one way traffic with Jordan Clarke bagging a fine hat-trick, with Reece and Edward Colley each scoring their second goals of the game. In addition, the Panthers also managed to hit the bar four times in the second half.

Elsewhere, Hall Green United Under-16s were edged out 3-2 by visiting Warley Rangers B Under-16s in Division Three of the Huddersfield League.

The home side produced a sound performance for nearly 40 minutes of the first half with Adam Margison putting Green ahead with a well worked goal.

But Green squandered several chances to put them further ahead and in the final few minutes of the first half the good start went sour when Green gave away a penalty that Warley converted.

In the second half hall Green’s performance dipped dramatically, with Warley Rangers taking the initiative by converting two chances to put them 3-1 up.

Hall Green grabbed a late consolation goal with a header from Phil Newsome.

The Hall Green man of the match award went to Lee Turgoose.

Kirkstall Crusaders Under-14s travelled to Stanningley Albion Blacks in Division 3 of the Garforth Junior League and came away with a 3-1 win.

The Crusaders were back to their best as they went level on points with Stanningley.

An impressive pass and move game in difficult conditions saw Blake Berkeley give the Crusaders the lead with a penalty before Barney Mguni sealed the win with a brace.

Jordan Thorne was the standout performer at the back for Kirkstall, combining solid defensive work with some incisive counter-atttacking runs.

Ossett Albion Under-13s went down to a 2-1 defeat against local rivals Ossett Town Under-13s in Division One of the Huddersfield League.

Albion dominated the early stages and took the lead through Sufyaan Shafi before Town equalised midway through the first half.

Town’s winner came from a disputed penalty when Albion’s Luke McGrath felled his opponent who went to ground causing the referee to point to the spot.

Drighlington Juniors Under-13s A and B had mixed fortunes with the A’s running out comfortable winners at Skelmanthorpe and the B’s having their heaviest defeat of the season at home to Warley.

Drig A won 6-2 courtesy of a James Shaw hat trick and one each for Luke Dufton; Jordan Broadbent and Jacob Philips who was also player of the match.

The B’s took an early lead at home through Lewis Taylor but Warley hit back to lead 5-1 at half-time. Drig made a game of it in the second half with Joe Clarke pulling a goal back before finally going down 7-2.

Middleton Park Under-12s excelled in a 6-1 victory at Whitkirk Blues Under-12s in Division Five of the Garforth League.

Middleton got off to a flying start when player of the match defender McKenna Buttle took the ball from his own area with a fantastic solo run and took on five Whitkirk players before effortlessly slotting the ball past the keeper.

Not to be outdone by his twin brother, Mason Buttle then scored from a free kick just after the half way line and another two followed for his second hat-trick of the season.

A corner kick whipped into the Whitkirk area and a brave diving header then put Jesse Haley on the scoresheet before Kaylum Finister put Park 6-0 up when he went one on one with the keeper and smoothly popped the ball into the bottom corner.

Reece Sidebottom was unlucky not to score when one of his many shots hit the crossbar but Whitkirk’s continued efforts scored them a consolation goal in the final minutes of the game.

In Division Four, Amaranth Juniors Under-12s kept up the pressure on leaders Hunslet Greens with a 3-1 success at home to Wortley FC Colts Under-12s.

Amaranth opened the scoring after 18 minutes when Mason Boylan slotted into the bottom corner.

Straight from the resulting kick-off, Wortley scored a fantastic goal from 35 yards out with a thunderous strike.

But Amaranth restored the lead on 29 minutes with a real team goal – the ball passed from one end of the pitch to the other and put away by James Lacey. Amaranth then wrapped up the points when centre back Tony Holman neatly tucked away a penalty on 52 minutes.

Amaranth stay two points behind leaders Hunslet greens with amaranth having two games in hand.

Hall Green United Under-12s sluiced their way to a 6-3 win at Birchencliffe Under-12s in the Huddersfield League.

Played on a pitch that looked more like a lake than a football field, Green took the early lead and once they got in their stride they never really looked like they would lose the game.

Goals by Dovydas Bertulis, Alex Tunningley, Konrad Krok and a brace from player of the match Joshua Topp saw Green complete 11 league games without defeat since the start of the season.

Keeper Davidas Luinys also had a superb game making a number of excellent saves.

Colton Juniors Under-12s cemented sixth place in Division 3 of the Garforth & District Junior League with a 5-1 win at home to bottom-of-the-table Kippax.

Charlie McDonnell, man-of-the-match for the second consecutive week, scored a first-half hat-trick for Colton before William Lobley, with his second in two games, and Luca Amini added to Colton’s tally.