Junior Football: Understrength Crusaders blast Mars out of orbit

Action from 'Farsley Celtic Juniors and Ossett Town Under-15s.
Action from 'Farsley Celtic Juniors and Ossett Town Under-15s.
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Kirkstall Crusaders Under-12s were on another planet in an 8-1 romp at Horsforth Galaxy Mars Under-12s in Division Five of the Garforth League, despite playing with eight men against Horsforth’s nine.

Adieb Elgallai and Jesse Mboma both bagged hat-tricks for Kirkstall with Elliott Beaton and Callum Fletcher also adding a goal each.

Kirkstall’s Charlie Davies, Alex Barrow-Smith and Sam Williamson were superb in defence with Shaun Kane making some great saves in goal.

Elsewhere, Hall Green United Under-16s regressed back to their old ways with a lack-lustre performance in a 2-2 draw with Huddersfield League Division Three visitors Shelley Under-16s.

Shelley dominated the first half with Green fortunate to go into half time 0-0.

Shelley then scored early in the second half against the run of play but Green replied with a goal from man of the match Ethan Bale. Substitute Pongsakorn Chumpho came on and soon scored for Green to put them 2-1 up but Shelley snatched a late equaliser.

Ossett Town Juniors Under-15s slipped to a 6-1 reverse at Farsley Celtic Juniors Under-15s in Division One of the Garforth League.

A Bailey Holderness goal and man of the match display from Connor Ryan proved in vain for the visitors.

Dan Fletcher slammed in a six-goal haul to inspire Ossett Town Panthers Under-14s to a 7-1 defeat of visiting Rastrick Bulldogs Under-14s in Division 4A of the Huddersfield League.

Chris Colley also netted for Panthers for whom Kasim Mahmood shone with me strong physical challenges despite been a year younger.

Ossett Albion Under-13s moved off the bottom of Division One of the Huddersfield League thanks to a convincing 9-3 defeat of visitors Batley Under-13s.

Thomas Mee struck a first-half hat-trick for Albion with Luke McGrath, William Spiers and Ben Clarke - directly from a corner - also adding to the first-half tally.

Batley improved after the break but a brace from Sufyaan Shafi and a Jack Holland strike sealed the Albion victory.

In the same division, Drighlington Under-13s A had an off day in a 5-4 loss at home to lowly Gomersal Under-13s. Defeat came despite another Ross Mchale hat trick and a Harry Carney penalty.

Drighlington Under-13s B lost 2-1 at home to a physical Ossett Town Under-13s in the quarter final of the Secker Cup.

Drig took the lead in the first half with a wonderful volley by Harrison Smith but in the second half pressure told and Ossett took the lead. Despite Drig pressing they couldn’t find an equaliser.

Middleton Park Juniors Under-12s continued their title challenge with an 11-1 cruise at Amaranth Juniors Colts in Division Five of the Garforth League.

Amaranth were awarded an early penalty put goalkeeper Lewis Gregg savedcoolly with a dive to his righ. Within minutes Kaylum Finister scored from outside the area with a cheeky chip when he spotted the Amaranth keeper off his line.

From there on it was one-way traffic with James Head slamming in a four-timer, supported by two goals each from Mason Buttle and Charlie Ingleson, a Reece Sidebottom strike and magnificent long awaited goal from man of the match Callum Ibbotson.

Amaranth clawed back a consolation in the dying minutes of the game with a penalty.

Hall Green United Under-12s enjoyed a 3-1 triumph at Dewsbury Rangers Under-12s in Division 5B of the Huddersfield League. Stand in captain Dovydas Bertulis, Joshua Topp and Kane Hey all netted for Green with Dovydas Bertulis taking the player of the match award.

Hall Green United Under-11s were seen off 5-1 by visiting runaway leaders Cumberworth in Division 4B of the Huddersfield League.

Green gave a decent fist of things by holding their visitors to a goalless draw at the break with some great saves coming from the player of the match Sam Clements.

Cumberworth then netted three goals without replay in the second period but Matthew Patterson pulled one back for Green before Cumberworth went on to score two more.

Hall Green United Under-10s twice fought back from trailing to claim a 3-3 draw at Hade Edge Under-10s in Division F of the Huddersfield League.

Green’s player of the match Daniel Duffy hit the target with Harley Owen and Joseph O’Brian also netting.

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