JUNIOR SOCCER: Hillmorton

Reports from U9s and U13s

U9s: Hillmorton (sponsored by Paul Treen motor services) 1 Banbury Irish 1: Hillmorton travelled over to second placed Banbury Irish needing only a draw to secure their place as Mid-Warwickshire Division 2 champions. The scene was set for a cracking match. Early on Hillmorton took the lead with a goal from Luke Newey. Banbury equalised mid way through the half. The second half saw both teams creating chances. Entering the last ten minutes Hillmorton were tiring. Banbury threw everything at them but the defence of Josh Jess Gareth and Luke stood up to the challenge with several good tackles and saves. Over all a draw was a fair result with Hillmorton having the best outwide with Jack Tew, Oskar Skuza ,And Reuben Deitch causing the Banbury defence problems all game.

Well done the whole squad for a cracking first competitive season, winning the league.

U13s: Hillmorton Juniors 3 CRC 0: CRC took the game to Hillmorton but went away with nothing, playing some excellent football and having most of the play in the first period were punished for not taking their chances on goal and found themselves 1-0 down from a Jack Curtis strike on the stroke of half time.

The defence of Hillmorton were again outstanding breaking every CRC attack down, also there midfield were working very hard to create the space for Adam and Jack up front this paid off midway through the half when Jack hit his second from distance.

The lads started to have more possession but still found CRC hard to break down, even when Hillmorton got through there defence they come up against a goalie in good form but he was to be beaten once more from the penalty spot in which Jack completed his hat-trick.

Men of the Match: Both teams.

U13s: Hillmorton Juniors 1 Massey Ferguson 3: Again Hillmorton produced a performance to be proud of with only 11 players to field, well 10 for the first 20 minutes.

Hillmorton’s defence of Harry H, Harry D, Bradley and Tom were too strong to break down early on. Archie Pearcey rounded five players and still got a shot off only for the keeper to save. With Jimmy, Toby and Johnnie working so hard to provide, Jack and Matty up front found little space.

George pulled off a fine save and Jack swung the ball into the box, only for Matty to blast over.

The lads never switched on after the break and Massey scored two early goals. Jack unleashed a long shot on goal and scored for 1-2. Heads were high and pushing forward left too much space at the back and were punished with a Massey third.

Men of the Match: George, Harry D, Tom, Harry H, Toby, Alex, Matty, Johnnie, Archie, Bradley and Jack.