Under 13s Match Reports, Season 2006-2007

 

10/09/06
Whinmoor Juniors 2, Pannal Sports 3
17/09/06
Horsforth St. Margarets 0, Whinmoor Juniors 3
24/09/06
Whinmoor Juniors 2, Ripon City Panthers 2
01/10/06
Ilkley AFC 4, Whinmoor Juniors 3
15/10/06
Whinmoor Juniors 4, Wetherby Athletic 1
29/10/06
Killinghall Nomads 5, Whinmoor Juniors 3
05/11/06
Boroughbridge 2, Whinmoor Juniors 3
12/11/06
Pannal Sports 3, Whinmoor Juniors 4
19/11/06
Whinmoor Juniors 6, Horsforth St. Margarets 1
03/12/06
Whinmoor Juniors 4, Otley Town 2 (Cup)
14/01/07
Pannal Sports Panthers 2, Whinmoor Juniors 7 (Cup)
04/02/07
Whinmoor Juniors 1, Boroughbridge 1
25/02/07
Ripon City Panthers 1, Whinmoor Juniors 2
11/03/07
Wetherby Athletic 1, Whinmoor Juniors 3
18/03/07
Whinmoor Juniors 4, Knaresborough Celtic 1 (Cup)
25/03/07
Whinmoor Juniors 3, Ilkley AFC 1
01/04/07
Whinmoor Juniors 2, Killinghall Nomads 3
22/04/07
Pannal Ash 3, Whinmoor Juniors 1 (Cup)

 

22nd April 2007 Pannal Ash
3
Whinmoor Juniors
1
Cup Final  
Cairns

Whinmoor came into the game as massive underdogs, as Pannal Ash had taken the league title without dropping a point, but faced higher league opponents for the third time on this cup run, and had a huge crowd which had come up to cheer them on.

Whinmoor started with more energy, whilst Pannal Ash took time to settle down.

On 6 minutes, Whinmoor's hearts were almost broken by the woodwork. A ball from Kershaw found Uttley in the area, and his shot hit the bar. It came out to Squires, who promptly did the same, and Pannal Ash cleared the danger.

Whinmoor started to make themselves chances, and Jowett went close with a free-kick, whilst Squires put a shot narrowly wide. On 11 minutes, and totally against the run of play, Pannal Ash took the lead. A ball from the full back bobbled through the midfield, leaving the lively no. 19 with time, and he finished superbly. That goal knocked the wind from Whinmoor's sails, and Ash began to take control, and Ling had to be off his line quickly to snuff out a through ball. On 24 minutes, a superb run from Uttley was squared to Squires, who looked on in disbelief as his delicate shot hit the post again and was scrambled away. Ash still looked dangerous on the break, and a long range lob from No. 11 went narrowly wide, and Clarke was then needed to put an excellent tackle in to prevent Ash from extending their lead, On 29 minutes, ‘Ash no. 9 was all on his own, 8 yards out and picked his spot. Ling threw himself low to his left and pushed the ball away for a world class save. This inspired the Leeds lads, and they pushed forward again, Ash scrambled away as Whinmoor surged forward, but they drew level on 33 mins. A free-kick to Whinmoor beat the offside trap and cup specialist Joe Cairns was on hand to finish emphatically to give Whinmoor a deserved equaliser. They were level for only a minute though, as some crisp, precise passing found the Richardson with a yard of space, and he squeezed the ball inside the far post to restore the lead. Both sides then had decent chances, but half time came with Pannal Ash leading 2-1.

The 2nd half couldn't possibly live up to the first, and so it proved. Uttley and Squires made a chance from nothing, which led to the Ash keeper foiling Uttley from 12 yards, but 11 minutes in, some great passing led to Richardson again having room, and put in a superb shot from 22 yards to score his second and Pannal Ash's third. Walker put in a superb tackle, and good work by Duree and Ling mopped up another Pannal Ash attack. Whinmoor then started to ring the changes, with Bligh and Johnson coming on for the reliable McMahon and busy Bozzo, and Quinn replacing Squires. Bligh had his usual barnstorming impact on the game, but Ash were passing the ball beautifully, denying Whinmoor any time on the ball. In the closing minutes, Pannal had a couple of chances, but were prevented by resolute defending by Walker and Jowett, whilst Kershaw managed to put a shot over the bar when put through by Uttley, denying Whinmoor a deserved second. In the end, Pannal Ash deserved to win with their precise passing game, but they were given a hell of a fright by Whinmoor, whose determination and heart brought praise from all present, including the Pannal Ash supporters. Chris Ling in goal had a faultless game, but every player in a yellow shirt gave their all today. (JMc - posted 22nd April 2007)

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1st April 2007 Whinmoor Juniors
2
Killinghall Nomads
3
League Kershaw, Uttley
Taylor, Temple, Donnelly

A bright and windy April Fools day saw a lacklustre Whinmoor slip to their first defeat of 2007. The bumpy pitch didn't help, but Whinmoor must have had their minds on the forthcoming cup final when Killinghall weathered an early Whinmoor attack before taking control of the game. The electric James Purkiss was superb in the first-half, as Killinghall loaded the numbers down their left hand side. On 14 minutes, Purkiss crossed for Taylor to finish after Whinmoor failed to clear. More slack defending gave the visitors another chance, when Temple was given a free shot in the area. From the resulting corner, Temple's shot took a wicked deflection past Ling to give the Nomads a deserved 2-0 lead. It was 27 minutes before Whinmoor started to assert themselves, but Uttley's shot from wide on the right was held by the Killinghall keeper. Killinghall still had time to test Ling with a free kick, but the defence coped with it well.

Whinmoor started the second half looking more like the side who had gone 10 games without a defeat. In the first minute, Uttley drilled the ball in, forcing the keeper to his knees to keep the ball out. At the other end, a freak shot caught in the wind and was well held by Ling. On 44 minutes, good work from Squires put Cairns in a good position, but the bumpy pitch caused him to put it wide. Almost immediately, Cameron Kershaw took the ball in the centre of the pitch and put an unstoppable shot into the top corner. This gave Whinmoor the impetus to push on, and Uttley put in a dangerous cross which was narrowly deflected wide, before Killinghall narrowly headed wide from a corner. A goal kick from Bozzo led to a deft flick from Squires, but again the pitch caused Uttley to screw the ball wide. With 5 minutes left, Killinghall broke back into the Whinmoor half and forced a number of throws down their left hand side. After the last of these, the ball fell to Donnelly on his own 12 yards out and he stroked the ball home. Almost immediately, a Joe Cairns maze-up resulted in the midfielder being flattened in the area, and Harry Uttley made no mistake, crashing the ball into the roof of the net. An improved second half, in which Purkiss was kept much quieter, wasn't enough to prevent the defeat. Walker and man-of-the-match Duree worked tirelessly in defence as Whinmoor ended their league campaign on a low note, as Killinghall became the only team to do the double over them this season. (posted by JMc - 1/4/07)

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25th March 2007 Whinmoor Juniors
3
Ilkley AFC
1
League Quinn, Uttley, Bozzo
Driver

Ilkley arrived in Whinmoor needing to avoid defeat to keep their hopes of the title alive, and started well in the sunshine as Whinmoor took time to settle. However, after 7 minutes, a superb cross from Uttley found Andy Quinn in the area, and he smashed the volley home to give Whinmoor the lead. Ilkley fought their way back into the game, and a when the Whinmoor defence failed to clear a corner properly, Driver was on hand to bring the visitors level. The first half became very tight. Chris Ling did superbly well to hold onto a fiercely hit cross, whilst Squires at the other end was unlucky to have his shot saved after chasing a Jowett clearance. A long free kick from Ilkley then almost crept in under the bar, but Ling again worked wonders by hanging onto the ball whilst falling backwards. Half-way through the first half, some great work from Quinn saw the ball fired into the area, Clarke did well to knock the ball back, and Harry Uttley, finding himself a yard of space, slammed the ball in to give Whinmoor the advantage again. Half time came with Squires again going close, after charging down an Ilkley clearance, whilst Ling was at full stretch to tip a free-kick over the bar.

Ilkley started the second half in determined fashion, and forced a superb save from Ling right at the start from a corner. The tackles started flying in from the visitors, as they saw their chance of the title ebbing away, but a superb Clarke ‘maze-up' ended with Squires inches away from extending Whinmoor's lead. Ilkley then put the home side under concerted pressure, aided by some lenient refereeing, and Ling almost blotted his copybook by diving over a horrendously mis-hit shot, but it trickled against the post and he managed to dive on it. Grayson then put the ball over after a clearance from McMahon was knocked through by Kershaw. With 8 minutes left, as Ilkley fought for the title (literally in some cases), a Jowett free kick fell to Cairns in the area. His shot was blocked, but fell to Emilio Bozzo, who drove the ball home from five yards. Ilkley still forced Whinmoor back, and only a Duree header off the line kept the score at 3-1. The game decended into farce as Ilkley took the impending defeat badly, but Whinmoor made sure of the victory and rightfully moved ahead of their opponents in the table. Great performances on the day by Josh Clarke, Will Duree and man-of-the-match Chris Ling in goal. (posted by JMc - 15/3/07)

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18th March 2007 Whinmoor Juniors
4
Knaresbrough Celtic
1
Cup Semi Final Cairns, Bligh, Uttley, Kershaw
Emmet (pen)

This much anticipated cup semi-final started in horrendous conditions with gale force winds and a hail-snow mixture which was blowing straight into the faces of the Whinmoor players. Knaresborough settled quickly, and only good work at the back from Jowett and Uttley prevented the visitors pressing home their advantage. As the weather eased, Whinmoor started to play some superb football, with Cairns at the centre of everything. On 7 minutes, a corner from Uttley was only half cleared, and Cairns was on hand to smack home his first of the season.

Whinmoor now dominated the game, with Kershaw playing some lovely through balls, and Squires and Uttley working very hard up front. The second came on the quarter-hour, with a scramble leading to Tom Bligh scoring with pure determination at the back post. Another player notching his first of the season! Knaresborough worked hard to get back into the game, but Walker and Jowett stayed big at the centre of defence. It was a Walker tackle on the half hour which saw the ball fall to Kershaw on the half-way line. He turned and knocked a beautifully weighted pass to Harry Uttley, who placed the ball past the keeper for his 23rd of the season. Whinmoor finished the half utterly dominant, with only a few over hit long balls to keep Ling occupied in goal.

As the second half started, with Bligh departing injured, Knaresborough broke away five minutes in, and after a skirmish on the edge of the area, the visitors were awarded a very questionable penalty, which the energetic Jack Emmett despatched. Within minutes, Whinmoor had their own penalty claims waved away, and Uttley was narrowly wide after latching on to two through balls. 15 minutes into the second half, a foul 25 yards out led the Cameron Kershaw putting a perfect free kick over the keeper to make the score 4-1. Knaresborough now had the air of a beaten side, and Uttley, Squires, Duree, Kershaw and Bozzo all went close in the time remaining, whilst Chris Ling was a spectator.

The game finished to huge cheers from the home spectators, and Knaresborough can count themselves lucky that Whinmoor only converted a quarter of the chances they had. Every one of the Whinmoor side can be rightly proud of themselves after a stunning result which in no way flattered them, but special mention has to be given to Joe Cairns and Josh Clarke, who never stopped running; and Tom Walker, who mopped everything up at the back. (posted by JMc - 18/3/07)

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11th March 2007 Wetherby Athletic
1
Whinmoor Juniors
3
League  
Kershaw, Uttley(2)

A very bumpy pitch and long grass weren't enough to prevent Whinmoor completing the double over their nearest rivals, who were playing their last game of the season. Whinmoor dominated the first half, with Uttley and Kershaw both going close, but the solid defence, led by Jowett and Walker, ensured that Ling was mostly a spectator. After half-an-hour, the dominance finally told, as a scramble in the area saw Uttley sit the ball up for Cameron Kershaw to nod the ball in. Whinmoor one up at half-time. The home side started the second half with the slope and a little more vigour, and five minutes in Wetherby equalised, with a superb lob which sneaked in under the bar. Whinmoor then started to exert themselves, with Wetherby attacks limited to long balls forward. Half-way through the second half, a quick throw in from McMahon found Harry Uttley in acres of space 25 yards out. Spotting the keeper out of position, Uttley lofted the ball over him and into the net. Whinmoor then continued to pressure, with man of the match Bligh giving a superb performance wide on the right, getting able support from the hard-working Cairns and the ever dependable back four. As Wetherby tried to get a second equaliser, the ball fell to Grayson on the half-way line. He played a superb ball through, and with a deft flick past the last defender, Harry Uttley took the ball past the keeper and rolled the ball in into the back of the empty net to complete the scoring. The pitch prevented any flowing football, but Whinmoor worked hard and this game was perfect preparation for the cup semi-final next week. (posted by JMc - 11/3/07)

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25th February 2007 Ripon City Panthers
1
Whinmoor Juniors
2
League  
Uttley, (o.g.)

Perfect conditions saw a tight and fast moving opening on a small pitch. The well organised Ripon side, with the slope to their advantage in the first half, were first to press as Whinmoor recovered from their long journey north. After 13 minutes, Whinmoor wasted a number of chances to clear, however, when the required thump upfield came, the ball hit a defender and trickled over the line to give the hosts the lead. This seemed to jolt Whinmoor into life, and on 20 minutes some good interplay led to the ball being cleared by the Ripon defence. Jowett returned the ball with interest, and, after a defender miscued his block, Harry Uttley controlled the ball superbly and crashed the ball wide of the keeper to equalise. Whinmoor then started to take control, with Ripon attacking mainly on the break, with both Duree and Walker as solid as ever at the back. Ripon had two great chances to take the lead just before half-time, but the assured Chris Ling was equal to anything thrown at him. The second save, down low at his right-hand post, even brought applause from the opposing supporters. All square at half time.

Without the slope in the second half, Ripon relied ever more on their niggly tactics, but by now Whinmoor dominated the game. Grayson was having a solid game in the middle of the park, linking well with Uttley, and Squires seemed to be everywhere. Grayson put a shot narrowly wide, but a goal was inevitable, and good play from Cairns and Quinn gave Squires a chance to score. The Ripon keeper Jones made a superb save, but could only parry it into the legs of an onrushing defender for the second own goal of the game. Whnmoor then dominated the game, with Uttley and Duree (twice) both going close. The niggles from Ripon finally got a response when a scuffle in the Ripon area led to a forced substitution, but despite a couple of late scares, Whinmoor held on for a very much deserved victory, which would have been far greater but for a superb performance by Michael Jones in goal for Ripon. Chris Ling was awarded man of the match for a very assured and solid performance, but was run close by excellent displays from both Walker and Cairns. (posted by JMc - 25/2/07)

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4th February 2007 Whinmoor Juniors
1
Boroughbridge
1
League Jowett
Coombes

A heavy pudding of a pitch made it difficult for any team to produce any flowing football. Both sides cancelled each other out in a scrappy opening. After 20 minutes, with only one shot apiece to show for their efforts, Uttley went close after good work by Duree. Last ditch tackles by Walker, McMahon and Jowett kept the scores level. On the half-hour, Squires headed a Clarke cross narrowly over, before McMahon and Squires conspired to produce a chance for Clarke himself, which was well saved by the visiting keeper. Lambert was dominant in midfield for the visitors, and almost set up the opener, when his through ball was seized up by the ‘bridge no.7, who put his shot wide whilst in the clear. Right on half time, Whinmoor almost took the lead. Good pressure by Kershaw and Clarke caused confusion in the defence, and the ball was headed off the line to prevent an own goal.

Right at the start of the second half, a superb tack by Jowett pinched the ball from the toes of Coombes up front for ‘bridge. Whinmoor started to have more of the ball, as Squires, Clarke and Uttley all went close. ‘Bridge nearly took the lead with their tactic of the long ball over to the whippet-like Coombes, but Chris Ling stopped his shot comfortably. Whinmoor came straight back, with Jowett having more influence, and his shot was charged down to give Uttley a chance, but he put it narrowly over. The ‘bridge keeper then made a great save at Squires feet, before the deadlock was finally broken. Ed Jowett hit the ball high from all of 35 yards, and the keeper, after initially seeming to have caught it, dropped the ball into the net. Whinmoor had barely finished celebrating, before a Lambert punt forward was misjudged by the Whinmoor defence and Coombes latched on to it to drill the ball past Ling. Both teams then seemed to settle for the draw, as the heavy pitch started to take it's toll on players legs, and the game finished 1-1. Tom Walker and Ed Jowett played well in a strong team performance from Whinmoor, who stretch their unbeaten run to six games. (posted by JMc - 4/2/07)

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14th January 2007 Pannal Panthers
2
Whinmoor Juniors
7
Cup 3rd Round Gregory (2 - 1 pen)
Uttley (3 - 1 pen), Squires, Clarke (2), Jowett

A bright, but cold and blustery day saw the under-13s take on their hosts from the division below. The six weeks since their last game had not dulled Whinmoor though, as they started off playing some superb football, with the Panthers barely getting a kick. On 5 mins, hard work in midfield saw the ball out to Harry Uttley, and he squeezed the ball in at a tight angle to give Whinmoor the lead. Pannals first attack, after 12 minutes, ended with a harsh penalty being awarded for a foul, and Gregory slotted the equaliser home. Almost instantly, Whinmoor were back in front again. A long ball from Ed Jowett was handled inexplicably by a Pannal defender, preventing Harry a clear run on goal. Harry smashed the penalty home to give the scoreline a more realistic look. Whinmoor were totally dominant by this point, with Chris Ling a spectator. Kershaw and Clarke both went close during a series of corners half-way through the first half, but a lovely ball over the top saw Danny Squires with an inch of space, and he drove the ball in from 12 yards. The half finished with Whinmoor preventing the Panthers from getting out of their own territory.

The second half started in the same way, but a dropped ball was given by the ref after Kershaw was hurt, and Pannal lumped the ball upfield and Gregory got on the end of it to pull the score back to 3-2. Justice was restored when a number of corners led to Jowett getting on to the end of one, which was going past the post till Josh Clarke snuck onto the end of it to tap in the fourth. Whinmoor then totally dominated the game, with Kershaw and Uttley going close, and Clarke hitting the bar. Some stunning build up work from Uttley saw him play a superb pass to Josh Clarke, who calmly side-footed the ball in with 10 minutes left. Pannal were then a beaten side. 3 minutes later, a cross was cleared out to Ed Jowett, who had a punt from 25 yards which slid under the keeper. Just before the end, Harry Uttley put the icing on the cake with some great build up play followed by a long shot which nestled in the bottom corner to complete his third hat-trick in as many games. Manager Wayne Johnson was full of praise for the whole team, who produced a composed and hard-working performance despite the conditions, and can now look forward to the semi-finals with some confidence. (posted by JMc - 14/1/07)

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3rd December 2006 Whinmoor Juniors
4
Otley Town
2
Cup 2nd Round Uttley (4)
Humphries, Cohen

It was a cold, wet, muddy Sunday morning but Whinmoor showed their early intentions after one minute when Joseph Cairns struck a sweet right-footed shot from outside the box, which was pushed away by the Otley goalkeeper. Whinmoor continued to press. Uttley continued to show his class and with a well timed through ball saw a sweet chip, somehow saved by the out coming keeper. Otley began to find their feet and began to pass the ball well. After 29 minutes Uttley again came in from the left and watched his shot from outside the box agonisingly hit the cross bar. Whinmoor continued to battle with Joshua Clarke & Joseph Cairns dominating the midfield. Just before the half time whistle, and totally against the run of play, Matthew Humphries latched on to a through ball and put it to the right of Christopher Ling to make it one-nil to the visitors.

One minute into the second half saw an excellent cross from Cameron Kershaw which was met by Danny Squires whose shot was parried into the feet of Uttley who left the keeper no chance, one all! Three minutes later Kershaw again broke down the left and put another well timed cross into the feet of Uttley who again made the net ripple with a sweet strike, 2 – 1! Cameron Kershaw and Oliver Johnson combined to give Uttley his hat-trick, Kershaw again crossing from the left to Johnson who laid it off beautifully to Uttley who finished emphatically 3 -1!

Otley dug in and began to fight back and on the 70th minute saw Ben Cohen break through and finish well to make it 3 -2. Daniel Squires continued to bemuse the Otley defence and link up well with Uttley. On the 71st minute ‘Man of the Match' Harry Uttley's cross was met by the fingers of the Otley keeper who could only push it into the back of his own net 4 – 2! The full time whistle was blown and again Whinmoor Juniors under 13's had knocked another top flight club out of the cup.

Manager Wayne Johnson quoted ‘Every player on the pitch today should go away with their heads held high, it goes to show what can be achieved when every player plays well & battles hard, I am so proud of every one of them”. (WJ - Posted 3/12/06)

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19th November 2006 Whinmoor Juniors
6
Horsforth St. Margarets
1
League Uttley (3), Squires (2), Jowett
Staniland

Horsforth St. Margarets came to Whinmoor keen to avenge their home defeat earlier in the season, and they made a perfect start, when, in the first 5 minutes, Staniland's speculative shot was lost in the sun by the keeper and found it's way into the back of the net. This spurred the home team in to life, and within 2 minutes Uttley went close after great work by Squires and Cairns. Harry went one better and equalised on 10 minutes. A short corner with Squires was played to Uttley who stroked the ball home. Whinmoor then took command of the game. Clarke put the ball narrowly over when set up by Kershaw and Squires, but after 14 a cross from Clarke found Harry again, and he made no mistake in giving Whinmoor the lead. The home team now dominated the game, Uttley and Kershaw both going close after some classy build-up play. On 27 minutes, a Whinmoor corner was cleared to the edge of the area, where Danny Squires lashed the ball home. The half ended with Andy Quinn going close three times. First, he was denied by a fine save from keeper Staithes, then he got on the end of a Kershaw cross to head the ball against the bar. From the resulting corner, Quinn again got his head to it, but it hit the base of the post and was scrambled away.

The second half started with Whinmoor continuing their relentless pressure. 10 minutes after the restart, a superb Uttley run ended with a ball across the six yard box, which man of the match Danny Squires gratefully tapped home. Horsforth started to have a bit more of the game now, but Chris Ling was equal to anything that their forwards could throw at him.

After 52 minutes, a long ball from Jowett was picked up by Harry Uttley again, and he dribbled around the defence to slip the ball past the keeper to complete his hat-trick. Kershaw was unlucky to have a goal disallowed for offside, following a Bozzo cross, but with twelve minutes left, Ed Jowett completed the scoring by picking up a clearance and having a punt from 25 yards. The keeper, who had otherwise had a decent game, misjudged the flight of the ball and it trickled underneath him and over the line. Right on full time, Kershaw again went close, hitting the post from a tight angle after a corner, but Whinmoor go into the cup game with Otley next week with their biggest win of the season so far. (posted by JMC 19/11/06)

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12th November 2006 Pannal Sports
3
Whinmoor Juniors
4
League Hare, Dennis, King
Uttley, Squires (2), Clarke

Whinmoor edged out Pannal in a thrilling game at Harrogate grammar school between two very well matched teams. The visitors started quickly, with Cairns and Squires combining to put Harry Uttley through after 3 minutes. Harry then put a superb lob into the roof of the net to give Whinmoor the lead. Pannal forced their way into the game, and after 5 minutes forced a defensive mix up which Hare capitalised on to equalise.

The game became end to end, with Pannal putting a header narrowly over the Whinmoor bar, and Kershaw forcing the keeper into a good save. From a succession of corners, both Uttley and Jowett went close before a superb cross from man-of-the-match Bozzo from the right was met at the far post by Danny Squires, who nodded the ball over the line. Two minutes later, a Kershaw cross, this time from the left, was met by Squires again, who sent a looping header over the keeper into the net. In attempting to save, however, the keeper collided with the post and was taken to hospital with a nasty looking head injury. Pannal regathered themselves, and started to exert some pressure on the visitors, resulting in an unfortunate bounce which was handled in the area by a Whinmoor defender. Ling got a hand to Dennis' penalty, but couldn't prevent it from going in. Half-time, and Whinmoor led 3-2.

Bligh came on at half time, and was immediately involved in a last ditch tackle to get the ball back to the keeper. A minute later, Bligh set off on one of his characteristic runs upfield, and caused the keeper to scramble the ball away. After ten minutes, with Pannal under pressure, a clearance caught the Whinmoor defence on the hop, and King fought his way through to round the keeper and roll the ball into an empty net for the equaliser. Whinmoor then began to assert themselves, and restricted the home side to long through balls and shots from distance. Great play from Uttley and Kershaw led to the latter shooting narrowly wide.

With 15 minutes left, a Whinmoor corner resulted in a melee in the Pannal goalmouth, but Josh Clarke kept his head and slammed the ball in the back of the net. The last fifteen minutes saw chances at both ends. Last man tackles by Jowett, Duree and Bligh prevented Pannal equalising, whilst Uttley, Kershaw and Johnson all went close at the other end, and Clarke had another chance cleared off the line with the ‘keeper beaten. Whinmoor held on to record their second away win on the run.

This was a fantastic match, and the players from both teams should be given great credit for the spirit in which it was played. (JMc posted 12/11/06)

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5th November 2006 Boroughbridge
2
Whinmoor Juniors
3
League Lambert, Coombes
Jowett, Uttley (2)

A depleted Whinmoor side came back from two down to take a deserved win in windy Boroughbridge. The visitors started well, creating pressure early on without carving out any clear chances. After 18 minutes, a rare Boroughbridge attack resulted in a harsh free kick being awarded 22 yards out. Lambert stepped up to put the ball high into the net to give the hosts the lead. Five minutes later, it was two. The tactic of long balls over the top paid off when speedy striker Coles got onto the end of one. His initial shot was parried by Ling, but the ball fell to Coombes who put the ball into an empty net. 2-0 to the home side.

The game had evened out, with the slope helping to put Whinmoor under pressure. Cairns and Clarke put in a lot of hard work midfield. Whinmoor fought back on 28 minutes, when Ed Jowett placed a half-cleared corner into the bottom of the net from 20 yards out. The inconsistent referee made another poor decision, giving Boroughbridge a free kick in the 'D', but this time it was charged down.

The second half began as the first had ended, with Whinmoor edging the possession and pressure, and Boroughbridge looking dangerous on the break. After six minutes, Jowett broke up an attack and fed Squires wide right, who nicked it to Harry Uttley on the edge of the area, and Harry lobbed the keeper to level. This drove Whinmoor on, and they started to exert more pressure, with Bozzo hitting the post, and Uttley drawing a smart save from the home keeper. Boroughbridge's long ball tactics started to have more effect, and fine last ditch tackles from Walker and McMahon helped keep the scores level. With eight minutes left, Harry Uttley pounced on a miscontrolled clearance by the Boroughbridge defence, and coolly put the ball beyond the keeper to give Whinmoor a deserved lead. Boroughbridge then threw men up front, and started to pile on the pressure. Another long ball led to Coles drifting the ball narrowly wide, and just before the end, Chris Ling capped a man-of-the-match performance with a superb save down to his left, and then miraculously tipping the ball over the bar from the resultant corner. Boroughbridge couldn't find a way through and Whinmoor took the spoils. (JMc posted 05/11/06)

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29th October 2006 Killinghall Nomads
5
Whinmoor Juniors
3
League  
Squires, Uttley (2)

Whinmoor started off at a blistering pace on a heavy pitch as Danny Squires ignored the claims for offside to round the keeper and put the visitors a head. Before five minutes had gone, Harry Uttley smashed in the second to silence the home team. Whinmoor then sat back and allowed their opponents to come back at them, and half-way through the first half Killinghall had come back to level the game. Then came the incident which decided the game. The referee ignored a blatant push and several incidents of shirt-pulling before the Nomads attacker lost his balance under pressure from the Whinmoor defence. The referee, a long way behind the incident, inexplicably gave the penalty, which was converted at the second attempt. Whinmoor's sense of injustice was compounded when a Killinghall cross trickled over the line for an own goal off a Whinmoor defender. Whinmoor then got their act together, and closed the game down to thirty yards from the home goal. Lovely play by Josh Clarke and Cameron Kershaw led to the ball being lashed home by Harry to pull the half-time score back to 4-3.

The second half begain as the first had ended, with Whinmoor all over their hosts, and in honesty, the visitors made enough chances to bury the game. Fifteen minutes from the end, Killinghall broke upfield and their striker was left all on his own in the area to score. After that, some of the fight left Whinmoor, and the home team finished the stronger, with Danny McMahon throwing himself in the way of a shot to prevent Killinghall scoring again. Josh Clarke again stood out with a dynamic display. (JMc - posted 29/10/06)

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15th October 2006 Whinmoor Juniors
4
Wetherby Athletic
1
League Uttley (2), Kershaw , Squires
 

A hard fought local derby ended with Whinmoor the victors in heavy conditions. The home team started the brighter after their week off, and Harry Uttley fired them into the lead with a sweetly hit 20-yarder. Not to be outdone, Cameron Kershaw did the same within five minutes to double the lead. Wetherby looked bewildered as Whinmoor piled on the pressure, and it was no surprise when Harry came in off the touchline to beat the keeper at the near post. This third goal seemed to spur Wetherby into life, they scored within two minutes of going three down. An uncleared corner was lobbed into the net. Now it was Wetherby's turn to pile on the pressure. And they took control of the rest of the first half. The second half reflected the tight games between these two well matched teams last season, but Whinmoor regained their composure and began to make the pressure tell. Kershaw, Grayson and Johnson all went close, but it was Danny Squires, reacting quickest to a defensive error, who rounded the keeper to close the scoring. This was a very solid team performance from Whinmoor, with Ed Jowett and Tom Walker especially impressive at the back. (JMc - posted 15/10/06)

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1st October 2006 Ilkley AFC
4
Whinmoor Juniors
3
League
Kershaw (2),Grayson,

Whinmoor were the better side in a tight first half, with the Ilkley ‘keeper called into action numerous times, so it was a surprise when the home side snatched the lead. A break down the Ilkley right led to the Whinmoor defence failing to clear the cross and Ilkley slotted the ball home (HT 1-0). Whinmoor dominated the opening of the 2nd half, and within five minutes some lovely football led to Kershaw placing the ball beyond the keeper into the far corner of the net (1-1) . Almost immediately from the restart, Whinmoor gained possession again, and Kershaw got onto the end of a long cross from Bozzo to give Whinmoor a deserved lead (1-2) . Ilkley were now resorting to a single tactic of the huge kick upfield, and it was that which led to the equaliser (2-2), and a misjudged bounce let the home team in again (3-2). Whinmoor came back almost immediately, however, when Grayson smashed a stonker into the roof of the net from 25 yards out (3-3). The home team were then under siege, as Whinmoor bombarded their area, and as Whinmoor pushed forward for the winner, Ilkley caught them with a sucker punch five minutes from time, as again the huge kick upfield was misjudged by the defence and the home striker caught Ling off his line to steal the points. Whinmoor pushed forward to get the draw, and went close several times, but outrageous timewasting and Ilkley pulling seven men into defence kept the score at 4-3. Josh Clarke was outstanding in a very good team performance, and Whinmoor were very unfortunate to come away with nothing from a game they fully deserved to win. (JMc - Posted 01/10/06)

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24th September 2006 Whinmoor Juniors
2
Ripon City Panthers
2
League Squires, Clarke
 

Whinmoor U13 got off to a flying start when Danny Squires picked up a clearance which found it's way into the visitors area and finished clinically to give them the lead. Whinmoor held the upper hand in a tight first half until a Ripon free kick five yards outside the area took a deflection and then squirmed into the net. Both sides then went close in the remainder of the first half. The visitors started the second half the stronger, and took the lead five minutes in after a rare defensive lapse by the home team. This startled Whinmoor into work, and they dominated the remainder of the game. Some excellent interplay between a number of Whinmoor players saw the ball find debutante Josh Clarke in the area, and he smashed the ball into the net to give the home team a deserved equaliser. Both teams went close in the remaining few minutes, but the score remained 2-2. William Duree continued the trend of defenders being named man of the match, after a commanding display which was almost capped with a spectacular goal, which went narrowly over the bar. (JMc - Posted 24/09/06)

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17th September 2006 Horsforth St. Margarets
0
Whinmoor Juniors
3
League
Uttley, Henderson, Kershaw

Whinmoor Under 13's got their campaign underway with a 3-0 away victory at Horsforth St. Margarets, despite still missing a few players. There was very little between the sides in an entertaining first half, with Chris Ling commanding his area well, and both defences on top. Whinmoor missed a few chances however which should've given them an interval advantage. Early in the second half, a precise through ball from Danny Squires gave Harry Uttley time to pick his spot and he chipped the ‘keeper beautifully to give the visitors the lead. Whinmoor coped better with the large pitch and the bright sunshine, and extended their lead half-way through the second half when Callan Henderson got on the end of a Harry Uttley corner to nod in the second. The game then opened up as Horsforth fought to get back in the game, and some excellent defending kept the home team scoreless, with man-of-the-match Emilio Bozzo especially impressive. Five minutes from time, Cameron Kershaw found himself with a yard of space in the area and slid the ball under the keeper for the third to underline the victory. (JMc - Posted 17/09/06)

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10th September 2006 Whinmoor Juniors
2
Pannal Sports
3
League Squires, Uttley
 

An injury hit Under 13s lost their first game of the season against Pannal Sports. Missing five players, Whinmoor were always playing catch up after conceding an early goal, and despite Danny Squires and Harry Uttley finding the net, it wasn't enough to prevent the visitors taking the points. (JMc - Posted 11/09/06)

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