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Results Roundup - 24th November
Our under 8's played Knaresborough Celtic away today and it was a fantastic performance from every player - huge improvements from match to match. We've already received a very complimentary e-mail from the home manager, everyone should be very proud. If we had as many subs as the teams we're playing the second matches would be so much easier! Keep up the good work
Our under 10s headed off to play Pannal Ash but had just 12 men. Although Tom's lads conceded 5 goals, they made chances and played some lovely stuff, with skills aplenty and switching play, but it was tough against the cup winners a man down and with a stand-in keeper. Bailey battled for his MoM award. The next game the lads were cheeky enough to take the lead and were great up to halftime but just overpowered with some late goals. Josh B got MoM despite staying up to watch the boxing! Stuart's lads were 3-0 down at HT but on getting an extra Pannal player matched them, leaving the 2nd half scoreless. JP inspired again for MoM. I saw the second game which was a tough encounter. The lads fought back to 1-1 at HT & it was backwards and forwards before they sneaked 2 late goals. Still time for Bradley to smash one in the top corner for a narrow 3-2 defeat. Great performances but Bradley (both goals) was simply superb.
Our Under 14s travelled to Pannal and were frustrated by some fussy officiating but came away with a point, having drawn 2-2. Dominic Claxton marked his debut by powering a header home, and Max Johnson slotted home a neat half-volley.
What a difference a win makes after a difficult start to the season! Our U15s finally got the rewards today for all their hard work. Whinmoor dominated from the first whistle to the last determined this was their day. The team was solid with Joe winning the midfield battle, linking up play with Liam who ran his socks off and finally getting his reward with a cool finish to open the scoring. Jack F attacked the flanks latching onto a lovely ball and finishing superbly past the opposing keeper, who kept the scoring to a minimum after pulling off some great saves. The pass of the game came from Max who spotted the run from Joe gave the keeper no chance. But that was only a tiny glimpse of the effort and hard work that the team put in. Both Connor's played through the pain barrier, and when called upon Josh Lucas and Dan came into a high tempo game doing themselves proud. It was nice to see an old mate help us out today too covering for Adam n Keenan, cheers. MOTM went to Joe.

Chief Kid Wrangler Steve Speaks
Our under 10s manager Steve Rayner led the invasion of Elland Road on Saturday - here is a brief summary, in his own words :
"We've had worse days! Great to see the lads having a laugh with their team mates and taking everything in their stride. Sorry everyone couldn't do the Guard of Honour but well done to those that took part and for all the youngsters doing themselves proud on the walk around the pitch. They behaved superbly. What angels we have!!! The result helped too!"

Whinmoor Storm Elland Road in Force!
Over a hundred people will be at Leeds Uniteds game with Middlesbrough this Saturday (23rd November). They will be parading around the pitch, so be sure to give 'em a wave, even if our kit is suspiciously like Norwich City's! (actually, THEY copied US!)

Results Roundup for 17th November
Our U9s gave a great exhibition of effort and some great passing football today v Pannal Ash Eagles who brought an A and B team today, we mixed ours up as usual, got 2 massive wins 8-1 and 9-0 a 4-1 defeat and a 4-4 draw which I was really proud of as we were 4-2 down with 2 mins left and the boys never gave up! MoM's Joe,Morgan, Aaron and Josh. Goals for Bradley (6) Callum (5) Nathan (3) Daniel (2) James Connor Joe Max Aaron and Lewis.
Our U10s played really well away at Pannal Sports Tigers today. Kieran's 2 stunning goals gave us a 2-0 win which earned the MoM and Ethan scored in the 2nd game to secure a 1-0 win, with Ben picking up his first MoM. Well done lad! Stuart and I didn't worry so much about a clean sheet as the lads entertained the fans with goals! They drew the 1st game 2-2 after a superb header by James from a pinpoint Mason corner and Mason smashed home when a cross deflected out to him. We were one man short and they couldn't quite hang on as Pannal scored late in the game. Noah MoM for composure and tackling everything that moved. The second game looked a lost cause after a stunning left foot volley from Brad tied the scores but we then conceded 3 late in the half to go in 4-1 down. Somehow the 6 men dragged themselves into the game, with Bradley scoring again, James, Noah and James to lead 5-4. A late equaliser was a shame but everyone played v well and went home happy. James picked up the MoM for non-stop battling and huge amount of skill. Great afternoon. Well played everyone.
Our U14s are now in semi final of Leeds & District Cup with a great performance against Calverley Utd - apart from the last 10 minutes! Whinmoor were 5-1 up with two goals apiece for Kyle Farrar and Koby McNamara and a piledriver from skipper Bailey Mannion. Calverley came on strong at the end, but Whinmoor edged home 5-4! Not all good news, though - hero 'keeper Josh Bullamore ended the game with a broken arm.

Results Roundup for 10th November
Our U9s survived the weather and some dubious refereeing today at Ripon, coming back from a 60 mile round trip with 2 victories (8-1 & 4-2) a 1-1 draw and a 3-2 defeat. Goals for Bradley (5) James (3) Callum (2) Max (2) Nathan, Lewis and Connor. MoM's went to Nathan, Leon, Connor and James. More good football today from the boys, keep it up!

Results Roundup for 3rd November
Our U14s got underway against Yorkshire Lions today after a delayed start. On a heavy pitch and against some adverse weather conditions, we survived an early penalty scare after Josh gave the taker his Wildman Stare (tm) and went on to lead 2-1 at half time after a great lob from Kyle Farrar and a well worked corner tucked away by Bailey Mannion. The visitors fought hard in the second half but we managed to stretch the lead to 3-1, Kyle Farrar again with a neat finish. The Lions came back strongly and scored a terrific goal to apply some late pressure, but Whinmoor held strong and kept hold of the lead for a tense, hard fought win! Well done lads!

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