News Archive - May 2012
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Champions! Under 12s win the division by flattening Otley
Manager Mark Johnson was even more giddy than usual as his boys did him proud to take the league with a fine victory at home to Otley, with a brace from Cameron Liddell and one each for top scorer Ellis Ayo, Kyle Farrar and Lee Davis.
"I'm so proud, especially after after finishing near the bottom last season,", said Mark, "but the lads have got better with every game this year, and now they've got something to show for it."
Our boys were very sportingly given a guard of honour by their opponents , and a huge crowd made the day even more special.14/05/12
Under 17s 'blown away' on their big day
Our under 17s lost their cup final up at Knaresborough when the woodwork and conditions conspired with Amaranth to keep yellow and emerald ribbons off the cup.
After conceding an early goal, Whinmoor dominated the first half, and two Tyler Bussue free-kicks (see the new pictures in the gallery) coming back off the bar and forcing the Amaranth keeper into an excellent save.
Two quick breakaway goals just before the interval ended the game as a contest, and the second half saw Amaranth soaking up Whinmoor pressure and launching long-balls into the wind for their hugely quick centre forwards to chase.
Elliot Harris pulled back two during the second half, but it didn't do enough to change the very strange scoreline, and Amaranth lifted (both parts of) the cup to complete the double.
Manager Clem Bartley was totally at a loss to explain the defeat, but vowed to come back stronger next season.14/05/12
Under 14s elected Most Improved team.
Without a single victory before December, Simon's boys have improved steadily as the season went on and lifted themselves off the foot of table.
Their achievement, for a team which only began this season, will be recognised at the Garforth League awards ceremony later this month.14/05/12
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