News Archive - May 2013
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Results Round-up 21/05/13
U17s v. WetherbyWhinmoor under 17s bowed out with their best league finish - runners up - after a wonderfully polished performance against Wetherby. Whinmoor dominated possession, with superb passing and running off the ball, but they just couldn't find the knockout punch in front of goal. 'Keeper James Neale was a spectator for the whole of the first half, and right on half-time, he watched Max Lee take the ball down beautifully and crash the ball home to open the scoring. Whinmoor continued to press in the second half, and on the hour Billy Hayes powered one of his trademark 25 yarders into the roof of the net. Wetherby were chasing shadows as Welsh, Guy and Douglas found space out wide, and Wallace, Hayes, Lee and Robinson were causing havoc down the middle. With 20 minutes left, a Gartland goal-kick went 85 yards to Cameron Wallace, who slotted the ball past the keeper for 3-0. Whinmoor relaxed a little then, conceding a soft goal with ten minutes left before James Neale made a superb save to keep the score at 3-1. This was Whinmoors best perfomance of the season, and that it finished 3-1 flattered Wetherby. Billy Hayes, even by his own usual high standard, stood out to take the MOM
Results Round-up 19/05/13
U17s v. Horsforth Our U17s started their 4th match of the season again Horsforth slowly, and found themselves a goal down after 10 mins. They soon found their feet, however, and two fine goals from Jordan Whitaker got them back on track. Goal Machine Joe Welsh forced the 3rd over the line before Callam Gartland converted a penalty. A classic 1-2 between Aiden Guy and Billy Hayes saw Aiden crash the ball home for 5-1. Unlike Manchester United, Whinmoor didn't throw this lead away, and despite the heat and the lack of competition making for a lethargic second half, Cameron Wallace managed to complete the scoring with a fine finish. The Horsforth 'keeper once again kept the score to a respectable 6-1, making a number of superb saves, but Joe Welsh took the man of the match for a devastating turn down the left wing.
Results Round-up 12/05/13
U9s v. Ilkley Well done U9s, superbly supported by our special U8s. Not only did we give 2nd placed Ilkley a decent game but the lads beat them 4-0 in the league and narrowly missed out 2-0 in the other game. Then in the other games another win followed, this time 5-1 and a 3-0 defeat. Scorers aplenty and loads of great performances. The U8s held their own and even found the target and collected MoM awards. Well done everyone.
U13s v. Harrogate Railway (League Cup Final) Our under 13s played their first cup final today, and did themselves and their manager Mark proud, valiantly going down 1-4 to the runaway champions. Kyle Farrar frightened Railway to death by getting on the end of Max Johnson's pass to give Whinmoor the lead, and Harrogate had to be at their very best to turn the scoreline round to 2-1. Max once again was the provider to give Cameron Liddell a great chance to equalise, but Harrogate were saved by the woodwork and went straight down the other end to make it 3-1. The Harrogate coaches complimented Whinmoor on their efforts, saying it was their hardest game all season. Well done lads - you know what you have to do to win it next year now!
U14s v. Ripon City Panthers Our U14s made the long trip to Ripon today for an afternoon kick off with only 10 players. Despite that we put in a spirited team performance and it paid off with a great 4-1 win to secure 4th spot and a Champions League place for next season (That's how you do it, Tottenham!). Liam coolly put us ahead with a delicate finish after a precise through ball from Ben and Max doubled the lead shortly after with a Hernandez style backwards header. Ripon were back in it with a goal after half time but Jack A managed to bundle the 3rd in and Liam wrapped things up with the 4th and his 2nd of the game. All the lads ran their socks off today, really proud of them all. The back four were solid as always and Ben had a strong game in the middle, Sam deserved a goal for his hard work and link up play with Jack. A special thanks to Dan again who played in goal again and pulled off a couple of quality saves. A great win and another successful season. Well done lads.
U17s v. Horsforth Our U17s put 10 past Horsforth including 2 hat tricks. Horsforth did get 2 in the second half which they truly deserved and their keeper was outstanding despite the score line. Goals for Whinmoor: Jake Douglas(3), Cameron Wallace(3), Joe Welsh(2), Jordan Whitaker(1), Max Lee(1). Max put in a solid performance through out and his twinkle toes feet, the like only seen before on strictly come dancing saw him get a good goal and was a deserved Man of The Match. Well Done Lads
Results Round-up 5/05/13
U9s v. Pannal Sports Tigers Cracking day for watching football, not sure about playing it. The U9s enjoyed themselves against Pannal Sports Tigers in drawing the first games 0-0 & 1-1, with Jacob's last gasp equaliser. They then won the next 3-1 in an end to end game, with goals from Ethan (2) & James. In the final game they fought back superbly with 2 late goals from Bradley for a 2-1 win. Great morning. Well done everyone.
U14s v. Pannal Sports Is there anywhere better than Skelton Woods on sunny Sunday morning? Not when your team puts in the effort like today! Once again with just enough players to play it the same core that showed their worth today. Whinmoor, needing a win to help secure 4th spot, took the lead through Jack Atkinson. A lapse in concentration gave the visitors with a scrambled equaliser. Pannal seemed to be playing for the draw, whilst a Whinmoor tactical switch paid off with a goal 3mins from time from Liam Flanagan. Key performances from Max & Keenan, Kyle and Cameron battled their hearts out and Jack Fordham needs some new socks after trunning his off up and down the wing but without doubt it was a stand in keeper Dan the Man Hill who deserved the MOTM Award with a couple of superb saves. Well done to you all you got exactly what you put in and came away with the points in the bag!
U17s v. Guiseley Our under 17s saw their faint hopes of the title fade away today as they were vanquished by a well organised Guiseley side. Aiden Guy forced the ball over the line to bring the score to 2-1 just before the break, a scoreline preserved by James Neale's fourth penalty save of the season. In the second half, Guiseley used their pace and organisation on the strangely long and thin pitch to pull away, and the game ended with a thoroughly unrepresentative 5-1 scoreline. Jake Douglas took Man of the match after covering every blade of grass. As usual!
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