Thursday, February 14, 2013
Local youth football round up
Spartak 78 Reds 3 Melbourn Dynamos A 1
SPARTAK left it late to secure a deserved win against Dynamos at Herbert’s Farm on Saturday.
Having started very brightly, Spartak missed several chances before a solo run and finish from Henry Clare gave them a narrow 1-0 lead at half time.
Dynamos came back into the game and forced an equaliser midway into the second half, and almost took the lead themselves.
But a strong finish from the hosts, with two late goals from Sam Martin, saw Spartak get the result that their football deserved.
Spartak 78 Blacks 2 Melbourn Dynamos B 3
SPARTAK’S U9 Blacks were desperately unfortunate to lose a very close game between two sides keen to play good football.
Spartak twice fought back to level having fallen behind, with long range strikes from Andrew Kerr and James Watson, but conceded a third goal late on, from which they could not recover.
Spartak controlled the game for long periods and played neat football, and a draw would have been a fair result.
Willingham Wolves 2 Spartak 78 2
AFTER a few weeks off following some wintery conditions Spartak played Willingham Wolves.
Spartak started on the front foot and Andy Amaro opened the scoring from close range when he followed up his own parried shot on goal.
Early in the second half Willingham were rewarded when a well-taken corner landed in the danger area which resulted in an unfortunate own goal.
This setback didn’t last long as five minutes later a superb long range strike from Niall Geraghty gave the Willingham keeper no chance as it went in off the post to restore Spartak’s lead.
Willingham equalised once again with a precise shot from the edge of the Spartak area.
Spartak had plenty of chances to get back in front however they found the Willingham keeper in fine form.
Red Lodge 1 Saffron Walden Town 6
ON a freezing cold afternoon at Red Lodge, Saffron Walden showed some fine form scoring a triple brace in consecutive weeks.
They got off the mark quickly scoring within five minutes with a goal from Harry Calder, followed by first half goals from Luca Riccio and an individual goal from Danny Murphy.
Walden continued to dominate in the second half with further goals from Riccio, Ben Weedon and Jamie Houston Jones.
Red Lodge did find the net late on scoring a consolation goal, but Walden deserved the win and now find themselves at the top of the league with a two point gap.