Dowling at the double

UNDER 12s, UNDER 13s

UNDER 12

RAUNDS TIGERS

Lost 5-2 to Soccer Stars

Scorers: Stephen Ellson, Carl Walters

Team: Michael Pettigrew, Nicholas Broadway, Richard Clarke, Scott Tomkins, Stephen Ellson, Marcus Coles, Joshua Davis, Callum Johnson, Carl Walters, Robert Holmes, Robert Walshaw, Luke Avis

Report: Tigers started brightly and a nice move allowed Walters to put Raunds 1-0 up. Tigers then gave away a penalty but fought back as Ellson restored their lead. The Stars retalliated with two goals following sloppy defending, and increased their lead by forcing an own goal.

Opponent’s keeper: Joe Collier 8

Referee: Conny Brown

BUGBROOKE

Beat Welland Valley 3-0

Scorers: Josh Dowling 2, Tom Murfitt

Team: Darren Smith 9, David Baker 9, Tom Davis 9, Tom Retief 9, James Gallus 9, Tom Murfitt 9, Nick Smart 9, Mark Healy 9, Jake Woods 9, Josh Dowling 9, Jordan Tucker 9, Zac Miller 9

MOM: Josh Dowling

Report: Bugbrooke made a great start with a 3-0 first half lead, thanks to two goals from man of the match Josh Dowling and a penalty from Tom Murfitt. Valley came back well in the second half but Bugbrooke held firm with some outstanding defensive performances.

Opponents keeper: Adam Norton 7

Referee: S Ayling

GREGORY CELTIC

Lost 4-2 to Parkland Tigers

Scorer: Courtney Tomey Marsh

Team: Simon East, Daniel Smith, Pearse Flanagan, Jack Graham, James Russell, Sam Regan, Mark Archer, JJ Bodkin, Courtney Tomey Marsh, Karl Batterham, Thomas Whelan, Grant Murphy, Rory Callan, Daniel Lynch, Philip Lord

MOM: Jack Graham

Report: Celtic started poorly but got into the game through two good goals from Courtney Marsh and two near misses towards the end of the match. They all played as a team in the second half and this is only the first game of the season.

Opponent’s keeper: D White 8

Referee: M Desmond

DRAYTON GRANGE COLTS

Beat Billing Colts 6-1

Scorers: Elliott Matty 3, Oliver Dunn 2, Adam Pickersgill

Team: Ben Chard, Oliver Franklin, Luke Aubrey, Reece Quinn, Sam Shortlands, Jamie Cleaver, Matthew Hirons, Aaron Crampton, Elliott Matty, Oliver Dunn, Adam Pickersgill, Anton Bailey, Ben Smith, Lee Childs, Jay Hassett, Tom Batchelor

MOM: Aaron Crampton

Report: A defensive mistake allowed Billing to take the lead. In a competitive match Dunn equalised before Matty gave Grange a half-time lead. With Grange dominating, Matty Pickersgill and Dunn scored before Matty completed his hat-trick. Hirons and Smith had shots cleared before man of the match Crampton was denied by the final whistle.

RAVENS YOUTH

Beat Billing United 6-3

Scorers: Lee Watson, Ross Lament, Jordan Cuff, Paul Caswell, David Falconer, og

Team: Jordan Broxton 7, Nicholas Campbell 7, Jordan Winters 8, Lee Watson 8, Sean Graham 7, Craig Murkovic 7, David Alderson 7, Ross Lamont 6, Jordan Cuff 7, Paul Caswell 9, David Falconer 6, Ryan Williamson 5, Lee Cribben 5, Liam Jackson 5

MOM: Paul Caswell

Report: After a poor start and going 1-0 down, Ravens started to pass the ball around well and went on to lead 2-1at half time through Paul Caswell and Ross Lamont. In the second half Ravens continued their passing game and Lee Watson put them 3-1 up. Billing pulled it back to 3-3 against the run of play, after which Ravens pushed and goals from Jordan Cuff and David Falconer and an own goal sealed the game.

Opponent’s keeper: Greg MacPhail 6

Referee: Jim Scullion

TOWCESTER JUNIORS

Lost 5-2 to Kingsthorpe Jets

Scorers: Adam Finch, Courtney Alistar

Team: Sam Kelly 3, Jamie Wright 7, Tim Spencer 9, Philip Bolton 8, Adam Finch 7, Greg Courtney 9, Martyn Harvey 7, David Sanders 6, Alistair Courtney 9, David Eaton 5, Daniel Spencer 8, Zachary Boyd 7, Angus Marriot 6, Jake Stratton 5

Report: Towcester dominated possession and took the game to Kingsthorpe but trailed to an early goal. Tows equalised and then went two up. A superb performance from Kingsthorpe keeper David Brown stopped Towcester capitalising and Kingsthorpe took every chance. Towcester found it hard to make the switch to 11-a-side after winning the seven-a-side last year.

Opponents keeper: David Brown 9

Referee: James Condon

BRIXWORTH JETS

Beat Sunnyside Warriors 6-0

Scorers: Adam Shuwer 3, Simon Perrin, Shaun Duffey, Alex Williams

Team: Matthew Ireland 10, Ryan Knight 10, Jamie Black 10, Tom Chapman 10, Matthew Farmer 10, Daniel Porter 10, Simon Perrin 10, Adam Shuwer 10, Sam McCallum 10, Robert Franklin 10, Shaun Duffey 10, Alex Williams 10, Ashley Hammond 10, Matthew Moulds 10

Report; New-look Brixworth gave debuts to Tom Chapman, Simon Perrin and Shaun Duffey and although the opening 10 minutes was all Warriors Matthew Ireland did very well in goal. Brixworth woke up and took control to lead 1-0 at half-time and then score five more in the second half as every player hit top form. Good luck Warriors for the rest of the season.

Opponents keeper: T Cheer 7

Referee: A Farmer

WELLAND VALLEY

Lost 3-0 to Bugbrooke

Team: Mark Faulkner, Jamie Bernham, Daniel Green, Aaron Walters, Ed Symmons, Daniel Lumb, Kerrith Belfon, Steve Clifton, Tom Stenson, Joe Westbrooke, Adam Norton, Jamie Teal, Dale Walker

Opponents keeper: Darren Smith

Referee: Pete Ayling 10

BILLING COLTS

Lost 6-1 to Drayton Grange

Scorer: Matthew Silechia

Team: Andrew Curran, Joey James, Ashley Pankewycz, Joe Lucy, Ben Faulkner, Ben Billingsley, Ryan Haynes, Sam Turner, Shaun Marriott, Matthew Silechia, Josh Melling

Report: Colts started strongly and with some good passing play finally scored to go ahead through Silechia. But they then gave away two goals before half-time. In the second half, Colts missed four chances and finally lost the game through playing high balls and allowing Grange to put away their chances.

Opponents keeper: Ben Charde 8

Referee: P Pankewycz

SUNNYSIDE WARRIORS

Lost 5-0 to Brixworth Juniors

Team: James Cheer 7, Ryan Clayson 7, Michael Jamieson 7, Kurt Baker 9, Danny Quigley 8, Daniel Lyon 7, Karl Matthews 7, Alex Godbolt 7, Luke McDowall 7, Ashley Moreson 7, Joseph Fancount 7, Luke Wilkin 7, Joseph England 7, Robert Jones 7

MOM: Kurt Baker

Report: A thrilling start by the Warriors with great crosses by Danny Quigley and a first-rate half by both teams. It was a close-fought game until the first of five goals went in but some good defending by Kurt Baker kept the scoreline somewhat respectable.

Opponents keeper: Matthew Ireland 8

Referee: Andy Farmer

UNDER 12

DUSTON YOUTH

Beat Rugby Town 5-1

Scorers: Chris Dickenson, Tom hillier 3, Dave Griffin

Team: Dan Griffin 8, Steve Moluneaux 8, Mark Hughes 8, Chris Dickenson 8, Mike Malloy 8, Nathan Webster 8, Jason Lowe 8, Tom Willett 8, Tom Hillier 9, Dave Griffin 8, Alex McNellie 8, Bradley James 8, Chris Moore 8, Daryl Hillier 8, Miles Goodson 8.

MOM: Tom Hillier

Report: Both teams competed well early own, then Duston took the lead with Tom Hillier following up a Dave Griffin shot. Rugby equalised then Griffin slotted home the second. Hillier netted two further goals to claim a first-half hat-trick. Duston then dominated the second half and should have scored more, but it was Chris Dickenson who netted the fifth after a good cross by Daryl.

Opponents keeper: J Badger 8

Referee: Chris James

ON CHENECKS

Beat Kingsthorpe Jets 9-1

Scorers: Dan Holman 2, Connor Botterill 2, Mike Eddy, Aaron Chilton, Mike Eddy, Lee McConnell, OG 2

Team: Dean Love 8, Lee McConnell 8, Lewis Humphrey 8, Ryan Bunce 8, Mike Eddy 9, Aaron Chilton 8, David Willey 8, Connoer Botterill 9, Jack Ashton 9, Dan Holman 8, Josh Williams 7, Richard Swann 7, Kane Rednall 8.

Report: An excellent opener for Chenecks. The passing and movement were outstanding. Two goals by Homan and an own goal made it 3-1 at half-time. Eddy Botterill played well throughout, while bunce, Willey and Rednall worked well together as their side scored regularly to win.

UNDER 13

WELLAND VALLEY

Beat Harlequins 4-2

Scorers: Seamus Roche 2, Matthew Pollard, Luke Rehle

Team: Stuart Bell, Matthew Pollard, James Cumiskey, Guy Knight, Gavin Clarke, Scott Behan, Seamus Roche, tom Marsh, Aaron Munchergh, Adam Carr, Luke Rehle, Aidan Cunningham

MOM: Guy Knight

Report: Welland produced an excellent team performance to come from behind against a disciplined Harlequins side. Superb performances from James Cumiskey and Guy Knight kept Harlequins at bay. Debut goals from Seamus Roche and Luke Rehle and a good goal from Matthew Pollard ensured the victory.

Opponents keeper: Dean Townsend 9

Referee: Steve Clarke

SYWELL UNITED

Beat Gregory Celtic 4-3

Scorers: Jamie Parnell 2, Robert Desmond, Callum Vango

Team: Jamie Milligan, Alex Kirby, Jake Desmond, John Bulmer, Dean Gray, Danny Bradfield, Callum Vango, Francisco Iannuzzi, Jamie Parnell, Robert Desmond, Robert Brown, Mark Swann, Nick Calbourn

Report: Sywell started life in the top flight with three goals in the first 15 minutes as Celtic began slowly. However, by the break the deficit had been reduced to 3-2. a fourth Sywell goal on 55 minutes seemed to kill the game off, but Celtic hit back soon after to set up a tense finish.

Opponents keeper: A Symondson 8

Referee: I Smith

DUSTON YOUTH

Beat billing United 9-0

Scorers: Kiel Billingham 2, Jason Beckwith 2, Christopher Griffin 3, Robert Twigg, Tony Linnell

Team: Philip Clarke 10, Andrew leslie 9, Luke Russell 9, Craig Dorrill 9, Robert Twigg 10, Tony Linnell 10, Christopher Griffin 10, Stephen Bland, Jason Beckwith 9, Iain Young 9, Kiel Billingham 10, James Callis 9, Matthew Callis 9.

MOM: Christopher Griffin

Report: Duston won the toss and used the wind advantage to take a 4-0 lead through Jason Beckwith (2), Bobby Twigg and Chris Griffin. Second half saw Griffin completing his hat-trick, while completing the scoring was Kiel Billingham (2) and Tony Linnell.

Opponents keeper: D Leslie 8

Referee: Dave Johnson

BILLING UNITED

Lost 9-0 to Duston Youth

Team: Danny Leslie, Peter Norris, Vincent Johnson, Thomas Hovell, Jay Morehen, Ben Batsford, Luke D’Avilar, Ben Chambers, Luke Turner, James Ambridge, Adam Price, Thomas McPherson, Chris Cottman

Opponents keeper: Phillip Clarke 8

Referee: D Johnson

UNDER 13

GREGORY CELTIC

Lost 4-3 to Sywell

Scorers: Luke Borer, Edward Bannister, George Hunt

Team: Matthew Symondson 7, Will Gibson 7, Thomas Regan 7, Ben Perry 7, Alex Willett 7, Paul Hartley 7, Jamie Podkowka 7, Luke Borer 7, Edward Bannister 7, George Hunt 7, Jordan Cameron 7, Adam O’Connell 7, Harry Evans 7

Report: A typical start to the season for Celtic saw them go 3-0 down in the first ten minutes. Goals from George Hunt and Edward Bannister before half-time gave them a chance but were unable to take it after the interval. Sywell netted before Luke Borer made it 4-3 but the Sywell defence stood firm.

Opponent’s keeper: J Milligan 8

Referee: Ian Smith

WHITEFIELD NORPOL

Beat Rugby Town 5-0

Scorers: Barry Hamilton 3, Tom Mulgrew, Rossi Arundell

Team: Carl Stanton 7, Ryan Fowkes 7, Wayne Spicer 7, Martin Feasey 7, Mick Murby 7, Tom Mulgrew 7, Ricky Knight 7, Chris Carroll 9, Barry Hamilton 8, Lance Allen 7, Rossi Arundell 7, Danny McCoach 6, Danny Cambridge 6, Niall Glynane 6, Ashley Gale 6, Ashley Barham 6

MOM:ChrisCarroll

Report: Whitefield started as they left off last season as they totally dominated proceedings. Barry Hamilton scored a superb hat-trick, with Tommy Mulgrew and Rossi Arundell grabbing one apiece. But for some superb keeping from the Rugby stopper the winning margin would have been much greater. Well done Whitefield.

Opponent’s keeper: DTimms 7

Referee: Martin Arundell

SPENCER

Drew 1-1 with Ravens

Scorer: Courtney Laws

Team: Bobby Leah 8, Ross Dawkes 8, Courtney Laws 8, Christopher Wells 8, Liam Chamberlain 8, Joe Moriarty 8, Daniel Carly 8, Robbie Bushell 8, Ashley Nestor 8, Lewis Evelyn 8, Danial Rednall 8, Mark Cahill 8, Billy McSweeney 8, Luke McKenzie 8

MOM: Courtney Laws

Report: A very competitive game for the first encounter of the season. Both teams had chances to win the game but both keepers played well.

Opponent’s keeper: J Wake 8

Referee: Peter Honeywell

PARKLAND TIGERS

Lost 5-2 to United Youth

Scorers: Jack English, Ryan Perkins

Team: Jamie Leahy 7, Daniel Payne 7, Mark Scott 8, James Martin 8, Scot McHugh 7, Jack English 7, Adam Loftus 7, Adam George 8, Nick Proctor 7, Ryan Perkins 9, Drew Edwards 7, Aiden Kinloch 7, Jack Rayment 7

MOM: Ryan Perkins

Referee: M Wells

CORBY RAVENS UNITED

Drew 1-1 with Spencer

Scorer: Gregor Simey

Team: Jason Wake 8, Jamie Tait 7, Robert Chalmers 9, Callum Morrison 7, Dale Wilson 7, David Miller 8, Gregor Simey 8, Liam McInally 8, Anthony Lamond 7, Dean Mitchel 8, Stephen Coleman 7, Brodie Biddle 7, Dean Cook 8, Robert Ritchie-Smith 7, Alan Honeyman

MOM: Robert Chalmers

Report: A very hard fought match with both sides giving no quarter and with scoring chances at a premium. Spencer scored from a corner on the stroke of half time. Ravens scored 10 minutes into the half and should have gone on to win.

Opponent’s keeper: Bob Leer 8

Referee: Pete Honeyman

KINGSTHORPE JETS

Beat Towcester 4-0

Scorers: Steven Smith 3, Ashley Percival

Team: Alex Naylor 8, Lee Abrams 8, Jamie Pankewycz 8, Jamie Middleton 8, Luke Waddy 9, Steven Smith 10, Ashley Percival 8, Kieran Flower 9, Liam Doolan 8, Naz Sargent 8, Russ Aitken 8, Jamie Lane 8

Report: A great opener with both teams playing well. Jets had the upper hand in the first half and scored a great goal through Steve Smith. Jets pushed forward and a good one-two with Aitken gave Sargent an easy chance. The early second half saw Flowers find Smith to score. Towcester came back but Percival netted from the spot as Jets continued to create chances.

Opponents keeper: Brian Smith 7

Referee: R Smith

BUGBROOKE

Beat Rothwell Aztec Warriors 3-1

Scorers: Thomas Leatherland, Shane Green, Royston Macmillan

Team: Thomas Wood, Nathan Wood, Shaun Daly, Jonathan Ashley, Jed Palmer, Nick Moore, Luke Reeve, Grant Jones, Thomas Leatherland, Shane Green, Royston Macmillan, David Watt, Adam Moore

MOM: Luke Reeve

Report: Bugbrooke took advantage of the wind as they scored after 15 minutes through Shane Green. Bugbrooke made it 2-0 at half time through Tom Leatherland thanks to Grant Jones’ precise pass. Bugbrooke made it three through Royston Macmillan, but Rothwell pressure was rewarded with a Tom Drage goal.

Opponents keeper: D Patterson, T Yeomans

Referee: Brian Curtis

AZTEC WARRIORS

Lost 3-1 to Bugbrooke

Scorer: Thomas Drage

Team: Daniel Patterson, Joel Smith, Daniel Hearn, Sam Lewis, Ricky Langley, Thomas Dragg, Harry Richards, Matthew Richardson, Lee Rowbotham, Jack Spencer, Billy Wright, Toby Yeomans, Adam Rowland

MOM: Rickey Langley

Opponents keeper: Tom Woods

Referee: Brian Curtis

RUGBY UNITED

Lost 4-2 to St Georges

Scorers: Chris Waller, og

Team: Sean Hanlon, Matty Walker, Carl Malkin, Daniel Boult, Jonathan Gove, Adam Treen, Matty Downes, Chris Waller, Todd Sawko, Tom Price, Richie MacDonald

Opponents keeper: S Cooksammy 8

Referee: W Chalmers

ST GEORGES

Beat Rugby Utd 4-2

Scorers: Sean Evans 3, Kevin Moore

Team: Steffan Cooksammy 10, Bradley Davis 10, Daniel Higley 10, James Gristwood 10, Ryan Moule 10, Sam Davies 10, Michael Pinto 10, Stuart Leahy 10, Tom Parfitt 10, Kevin Moore 10, Sean Evans 10

MOM: Ryan Moore

Report: A solid start for the Saints with a debut goal from Kevin Moore and a hat-trick from Sean Evans. A lack of concentration gifted Rugby two goals in the final five minutes but it was too little too late.

Opponents keeper: S Hanlon

Referee: W Chalmers