Football: Dunmow youth football round up

Youth football round up


Flitch Youth Blues 2 Boreham Village 1

FLITCH secured a narrow victory that meant the twin 2011/12 league and spring league campaigns ended without a home defeat.

From the start Flitch looked to play there usual style of flowing football but Boreham took the early lead following a goalmouth scramble.

Flitch though, were in control, with Sam Barnes and Harry Bowley both going close before the pressure told – from a George Gilbert pass and Kasib Chowdhury knock down, Jacob Morgan showed great control in keeping his volley low enough to ripple the back of the net.

Gilbert hit the bar before the half time whistle, and the chances kept coming after the break for Flitch, with Chowdhury and Jak Weston going close.

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Boreham presented little threat from open play but there corner kicks continued to trouble Flitch and more than James Mitchell needed to demonstrate electric reactions to keep the scores level.

With moments left of the season, Harry Bowley was first to a loose ball. He beat his defender with a burst of pace and sent in an inch perfect cross into the box. A smart dummy from Barnes left Weston with the simple task of netting the winning goal.

With the coming of the final whistle the celebrations could begin.


Barnston AFC 4 Sporting 77 Kestrels 0

THE last league match of the season saw Barnston secure an emphatic win over visitors Sporting 77 Kestrels.

The home side took the lead after only five minutes when Jonah Carter, having received a fine pass from midfielder Harry Brown, went on a skilful solo run and finished with a well placed shot.

Striker Joe Picton almost put Barnston further ahead on 20 minutes, his shot being well saved by the away team’s goalkeeper.

On 24 minutes, Thomas Fobbester crashed home a fine shot to double the lead.

The Kestrels stepped up their pace as the second half began, and saw a fine effort crash off the Barnston cross bar.

But, on 48 minutes, Ollie Ashton’s flighted free-kick found Fobbester in space, and he fired home shot to give Barnston a comfortable 3-0 lead.

On 55 minutes, and from a set-piece corner, Tommy Barrington headed the home side’s fourth goal.

In an exciting season, the Barnston boys have made considerable progress and made an impact in Division 3, having won promotion in season 2010/2011.

Player trials

DUNMOW United FC will be holding trials for age groups U8-U14 for season 2012-13.

Come along and meet head coach Scott Forbes (UEFA Qualified- Level 3), team managers and players at the club’s home ground in Laundry Lane, Little Easton CM6 2JW.

TRIAL DATES: Saturday May 19, 9.30-11.30am; Saturday May 26, 10am-12noon; Sunday June 17, 10am-12noon.

Registration day for the new season will take place on Saturday July 7 at the ground. Contact the club secretary on 07427 159 799 or visit the website at for further details.

New players wanted

WITH the current season just about complete, thoughts are already turning to next season.

Great Bardfield U14, after a very successful championship winning year, are looking to further improve and are in search of players to enhance the squad. Lads who will be in school Years 9 or 10 after August 31, 2012 are required for what will be the U15 next season. Call Andy on 07831 616410 for details.