Youth football round up - Stingrays need extra players

A CLUB for young footballers is on the hunt for new players as they start looking towards next season.

A CLUB for young footballers is on the hunt for new players as they start looking towards next season.

The Stingrays are the top Under 10 team playing at Great Notley Football Club and play in the top division of the Blackwater and Dengie League. As the they move through the age groups they have to add players to their already successful side.

Next season sees a switch from 7-a-side to 9-a-side for the under 11 league campaign.

Team spokesman Marcus Hogg said: “We have been playing together for the last five years and train on Saturdays. This takes place on the village green in Great Notley or on the Discovery Centre all weather pitch.

“Games take place on Sundays and none are too far away. We have a great time together and there is a good team spirit.

“For next season we will be playing 9-a-side instead of our current 7-a-side and will need extra players, so if your lad is 10 before August 31 and would like to move up to the top league come and give us a try.”

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If you are interested call the team manager on 07825 150073 for a chat.


Chelmsford City Clarets 2

Dunmow Rhodes 3

THIS clash of the titans saw unbeaten City forced to play at their very best in order to contain a back in form Rhodes side.

A very wet and slippery pitch caught Rhodes off guard in the opening minutes and they were immediately punished with a set piece goal. Rhodes steadily got into their stride with a Tucker tap pass to Gilbert who fired home a sweet finish.

Rhodes climbed to the ascendancy playing the passing game with Tucker striking from deep a curving sweeping ball to put Rhodes ahead. City fought back and managed an equaliser from a well worked set piece. A rebound from a corner kick saw Tucker smash a shot almost from halfway but to be denied by the crossbar. Wood then pulled off the save of the match stretching across the goal mouth to deny at the top corner. Manley scrambled home the winner from a seated position in the goal mouth. A fine a well deserved victory for a complete team effort in which every player played as well as the next.


Barnston Youth 5

Galleywood Eagles 0

BARNSTON put in another useful performance against a hard working Galleywood side on Sunday, and came out with victory that keeps them well placed in the Blackwater and Dengie Divison 2.

Barnston pushed forward straight from the kick off when Sam Duberry found the back of the net, only for the goal to be ruled offside. Jake Lander then saw his shot go wide of the post, but Barnston did take the lead when Adam Griggs found Sam Duberry in space, he rounded the keeper and fired into the net. Moments later he outpaced three defenders and scored again to make it two-nil. Matthew Green made it 3-0 before Christian Roles and Frank Luckin saw their shots go wide of the post. Just before half time, Barnston keeper Joey Reed pulled of a good save when he found himself on a one-on-one situation just before the break. The second half started with Galleywood coming more into the game but Barnston took a 4-0 lead when Roles fired a shot over the keepers head. Galleywood kept picking up chances to score but their final touch let them down. Just before the end the home side made it five. Domonic Roles found his brother Christian who fired home.


Dunmow Rhodes 5

Great Notley Juniors 0

RHODES put on an impressive display against an under strength Great Notley in this Chelmsford Youth League Division One tie at the Dunmow Recreation Ground.

The home side stamped their authority on the game from the start and opened the scoring in the 8th minute when captain Charlie Broom headed home a corner.

He secured his brace eleven minutes later in a similar fashion with a right foot volley. The goal of the game came in the 26th minute when Thompson and Mann combined some intricate one-touch midfield play before feeding Wise out wide on the left who crossed first time for Wells to slam home from eight yards. The second half saw Rhodes continue to press and they were awarded a penalty on the hour when Wise was brought down in the area – Broom stepped up and coolly converted for his maiden hat-trick. The rout was completed when Gould hit a pinpoint pass to Baxter who floated a cross to the far post for Sutton to head home from close range and round off a good performance.