Under 16s Match Reports, Season 2007-2008

 

9/09/07
Horsforth St. Margarets 3, Whinmoor Juniors 3
16/09/07
Whinmoor Juniors 2, Otley Town 1
23/09/07
Pannal Ash 3, Whinmoor Juniors 0
30/09/07
Whinmoor Juniors 5, Knaresborough Celtic 1
14/10/07
Ripon City Panthers 2, Whinmoor Juniors 2
21/10/07
Halton Juniors 5, Whinmoor Juniors 3 (aet)
4/11/07
Whinmoor Juniors 3, Wetherby Athletic 3
11/11/07
Whinmoor Juniors 0, Wigton Moor Athletic 2
18/11/07
Guiseley White 4, Whinmoor Juniors 2
25/11/07
Whinmoor Juniors 7, Bardsey 2
9/03/08
Whinmoor Juniors 2, Otley Town 0

 

9th September 2007 Horsforth St. M.
3
Whinmoor Juniors
3
League Elliot, Wood, o.g.
Buckley, Thorp, Whitley

Horsforth kicked off and the keeper was quickly pressured into making a mistake, with Nathan Thorp capitalising, making it 1-0 to Whinmoor, however they couldn’t score another despite all the chances. Horsforth then became first to every ball and slowly built up the pressure on Whinmoor. Before long the pressure paid off with them scoring an equaliser. This was a wake up call for Whinmoor! Now at 1-1, Whinmoor started to grab hold of the ball and play it around, which soon brought rewards. A Luke Armitage throw -in to to Stephen Johnson next to the 18 yard box saw the Whinmoor player turn 2 defenders and cross in the ball for Daniel Whitley to put his header into the back of the net : 2-1 Whinmoor. With 10 minutes left in the 1st half, Alex Buckley slotted the ball into the back of the net after a neat through-ball from Daniel Whitley for a third for Whinmoor. End of the 1st half saw Whinmoor leading 3-1.

In the 2nd half Whinmoor tried to further their lead with a couple more chance sailing wide and over. Confusion between Keeper Ross Phillips and Daniel Whitley saw Horsforth pull one back to make it 3-2. With 10 minutes left in the 2nd half again confusion between defenders and keeper saw a Whinmoor defender put through his own goal. 3-3. The last 10 minutes was all Whinmoor, however they couldn’t score, with Alex Buckley and Nathan Thorpe Both going close (SJ - Posted 16/09/07)

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16th September 2007 Whinmoor Juniors
2
Otley Town
1
League Whitley, Johnson
Pank

The game started slowly, Whinmoor went 1 – 0 down and they started to panic and did not play well at all. With poor passing from both teams and little communication half time came and the score remained 1- 0.
At the start of the second half Whinmoor appeared to be in good spirit, their passing improved and chances were being created. After approx. 10 minutes the ball was passed to Danny Whitley and he equalized with a fantastic volley. Otley piled the pressure on but were unable to put the ball in the back of the net.
Whinmoor seemed determined to win this game. A long throw in from Ryan Coupe landed in the box and Steven Johnson put Whinmoor ahead. Otley stepped up their game, attacking at every opportunity but were unable to get an equalizer. They worked hard and a superb shot from their striker looked destined for goal but a fantastic save by Ross Philips - putting the ball over the crossbar gave Whinmoor their first win of the season. (RC - Posted 21/09/07)

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23rd September 2007 Pannal Ash
3
Whinmoor Juniors
0
League  
 

After a slow start, Whinmoor Juniors went two goals behind within the space of twenty minutes to a very organized Pannal Ash team. Both goals were scored during lapses of concentration on Whinmoor Juniors part. The bad luck continued when Daniel Whitley got a knock and had to be substituted for Luke Armitage .Whinmoor managed to keep the difference at 2-0 until half time. After the usual spirited Whinmoor team talk , they came out determined to pull back the goals. They held their heads high and started to play their usual football, winning every 50-50 ball and header and were looking like we could pull this one back, but a rare lapse saw the guard let down once again, and Pannal Ash took advantage to make it three nil. As always, Whinmoor kept on battling hard and nearly put one in the back of the net when Daniel Whitley out-jumped the centre back and headed the ball agonisingly against the post and out, he also took another knock to his head when the keeper punched him in the eye . Throughout the game Ben Smith and Richard Topley played well when called upon, and Nathan Thorp and Alex Buckley had clean games. Final score Panal Ash 3 Whinmoor Juniors 0. (JW - Posted 26/09/07)

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30th September 2007 Whinmoor Juniors
5
Knaresborough Celtic
1
League Cup  
 

Knaresborough started this game the stronger side, but a goal for Whinmoor against the run of play spurred the home team on, and kicked them into life. A second goal quickly followed which then seemed to lift the away team. They received their reward with a goal scored just before the half time whistle. Half Time: 2-1

A strong half time team talk lifted the home side’s spirits, which then led to them totally dominating the entire second half. The highlight of the game was a spectacular individual solo run, covering the length of the pitch, topped off with a calm and collected finish, rounding the keeper, all produced by Daniel Whitley. Whinmoor ran out worthy 5-1 winners in the end and progressed into the next round of the cup!

(BS - Posted 22/10/07)

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14th October 2007 Ripon City Panthers
2
Whinmoor Juniors
2
League  
 

Whinmoor were up for this game after a superb 5-1 victory over Knaresborough Celtic. We had a long and outstanding team talk by the manager and everybody seemed focused.Whinmoor kicked off and looked in good shape, we had early chances but not enough to beat the keeper. One minute Whinmoor were on the attack then a counter attack by Ripon, and they take the lead, taking advantage of a rare defensive slip-up Very unlucky start by Whinmoor. With the game staying at 1-0, Ripon started the second half the more confident side, but 10 minutes in Whinmoor made a spell of pressure tell by equalising. Brilliant stuff by Whinmoor .Ripon kick off once again, but it only took another 10 minutes for a second Whinmoor goal. 2-1 up after being behind. Ripon now turned on the pressure and attacked with Whinmoor defendingdeep until the ball was poorly cleared to the Ripon striker, who struck home to make it 2-2. After that both teams pushed hard for victory, but the deciding goal was not coming for either of them .The full time whistle blew with Whinmoor feeling as though they should have been victorious again.

(RP - Posted 22/10/07)

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21st October 2007 Halton Juniors
5
Whinmoor Juniors
3
Leeds & District Cup  
 
(aet)

Whinmoor got the game underway. After 5 minutes, a fantastic solo run and finish by Nathan Thorp made it Whinmoor 1 Halton 0 .Within the next 5 minutes it was 1-1, following a midfield mix up.
Halton moor got the second half underway but with marvellous tackling and determination by Luke Armitage Whinmoor got the lead back with Luke pacing down the left hand side putting a left footed cross in onto the head of Daniel Whitley , who made no mistake. Whinmoor had all the possession and Sam Whitfield when called upon could have extended the lead, but yet again a midfield mix up allowed Halton to equalise. With 1 minute to go Halton Moor scored after a defensive error this time .Whinmoor showed their determination and spirit with ten seconds to go Steven Johnson played a lofted through ball to Daniel Whitley with his back towards goal he shot and scored over the head of 2 defenders and the goal keeper to make it 3-3 at full time.
Extra time came and Whinmoor’s passing came alive, Whinmoor looked in control of the game but still could not score and take the victory, end of the first half of extra time 3-3.
The second half of extra time was coming to an end and Whinmoor settling for penalties but Halton moor had other ideas, as they took the initiative to score two late goals. Unfortunately the better team was defeated and the final score was 5-3. Ben Smith had an excellent game in defence, and was awarded the Man-of-the-Match.

(NT - Posted 24/10/07)

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4th November 2007 Whinmoor Juniors
3
Wetherby Athletic
3
League Johnson, Fairhurst (2)
 

After last weeks hard worked win, Whinmoor were out on the field again looking for more points.

Whinmoor started strong linking up as a team and moving the ball about, a few minutes into the match and a wonder finish from Steven Johnson, from outsidethe area lit up the path way and let Wetherby know that Whinmoor wanted this match more than them. Unfortunately minutes later it was Wetherby's turn to find the back of the net and level out the scores at 1-1. Wetherby held the momentum, and shortly before half time they scored again putting them 2-1 up.

A passionate half time talk from Adrian and Simon really got Whinmoor back into the game and searching for a win again. Whinmoor applied the pressure from the kick off and shortly after BenFairhurst had a goal disallowed for an off-side. Moments later it was Steven Johnson and Ben Fairhurst in the spotlight again linking up with some great football for Ben Fairhurst to equalise and put the game at 2-2. A lack of concentration from the restart let Wetherby run through and score. The Whinmoor lads picked themselves up again and restarted, they went on
the attack with everything they had, a lovely run from the heart of defence up the line from James Wade forced a corner. The ball was delivered by Nathan Thorpe, headed back in to the area and volleyed home by Ben Fairhurst, levelling out the score again at 3-3. Whinmoor did not stop there and carried on giving 110% through out the whole game, a solid defence, fast-paced midfield and a dangerous attack nearly gave Whinmoor the win with Ben Fairhurst hitting the bar late on in the game. The final score Whinmoor 3 Wetherby 3.

A tremendous effort from all especially from Ben Smith in defence, picking up Man Of The Match.
(BF - Posted 4/11/07)

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11th November 2007 Whinmoor Juniors
0
Wigton Moor Athletic
2
League  
 

After a 3-3 draw against Wetherby the week before, Whinmoor were hoping for a win against Wigton Moor Atheletic. Whinmoor started slowly and looked like they didn't want to play, and so conceded a goal early on in the match. As usual the team picked their heads up and attacked with everything they had but couldn't find the back of the net.
At half time the manager gave a great team talk getting the team ready for the second half. Whinmoor had more chances but neither of the strikers could beat the Wigton Moor keeper. Wigton Moors strikers were looking for more goals but couldn't beat the keeper, Ross Phillips. Towards the end of the the match, Whinmoor knew they would have to attack with everything they had, but were inevitably caught on the counter attack which finished Whinmoor off.
Losing this week will only make Whinmoor more determined to win next week against Guiseley White.

(AM - Posted 8/12/07)

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18th November 2007 Guiseley White
4
Whinmoor Juniors
2
League  
Buckley, Fairhurst

The game started off badly for Whinmoor in the freezing weather, but there could be no excuses, as both teams had to deal with it. The game started off Guiseley not letting the weather get to them and playing the better football, on the other hand Whinmoor did the absolute opposite. Whinmoor were under pressure straight away, and after 10 minutes Guiseley were 1-0 up. Whinmoors heads dropped, giving Guiseley the opportunity to play some good football. Keeper Ross Phillips kept Whinmoor in the game, pulling off some outstanding saves.
Whinmoor were restricted to the odd attack which showed Guiseley up, and one of these attacks
saw Nathan and Luke to find a chance for Alex Buckley, who finished well to bring Whinmoor back to 1-1.
Half time came at the right time for Whinmoor, though, and a five minute team talk with the manager Adrian Thorpe, give one of his patented rousing speeches to bring Whinmoor's confidence up.

Despite this, Whinmoor started the second half as poorly as they had the first, and Guiseley pressure led to the hosts re-taking the lead. Whinmoor were a different team this half, though, and they battled back well enough for Ben Fairhurst to finish well after a spell of Whinmoor pressure. At 2-2, Whinmoor started to boss the game, physically dominating their hosts. Guiseley were getting intimidated by Whinmoors aggression so they started playing
dirty, fouling and diving into challenges, one of which saw Daniel Whitley off injured. Guiseley pressed on, scoring 2 more goals which finished the game, Whinmoor finished on a high note, keeping the ball away from Guiseley
and pressuring them when possible. Maybe a win next time lads!!!
A great game from Ben Smith, Nathan Thorpe and Danny Whitley.

(RT - Posted 25/02/08)

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11th November 2007 Whinmoor Juniors
7
Bardsey
2
League Cup Buckley (2), Fairhurst (2) , Johnson, Seabourne, Topley
 

Whinmoor started brightly in the quarter final of the cup, and it was just 15 minutes into match when Ben Fairhurst scored. The score was doubled by Mark Seabourne, who slotted it past the keeper after a great ball from Danny Whitley. Just on the stroke of half time a corner was whipped in by Nathan Thorp which Steven Johnson connected with and headed it past the keeper. The second half commenced and Whinmoor fell asleep as they conceded two sloppy goals. Whinmoor hit back instantly and a well timed through ball from Steven Johnson found Alex Buckley, who latched on to it and slid it into the net. Whinmoor where now running away with the game as Ben Fairhurst scored his second goal of the game. A long throw from Ryan Coupe found its way to Alex Buckley, who hit the ball on the bounce and see it crash into the net for his second goal of the game and Whinmoor where comfortably heading for the semi finals of the cup. Whinmoor got a free kick about 20 yards from the centre circle which Richard Topley hit a speculative ball into the area, hoping someone would get a touch, but no one did and it went all the way into the net!

Well done Ryan and Ben - another solid game at the back. Bring on the semis!

(AB - Posted 17/01/08)

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11th November 2007 Whinmoor Juniors
2
Otley Town
0
League Whitfield, Thorp
 

Whinmoor were slow to start again this week, but they still dominated the first half with a lot of shots on target from Nathan,Stephen,Ben.f. and Alex, just not hitting the back of the net. Whinmoor were playing fabulous football, and some neat one touch passing even crept in to the game, and although the effort was there the goals were just not following. As the second half began Whinmoor saw their back four put under pressure from the Otley Town front two, but their shots did not trouble the in-form keeper Ross Phillips as he kept the shot out and cleared the ball out wide to Nathan. He then ran up field, playing one-twos with Stephen Johnson before putting in a cross right onto the foot of Sam Whitfield, who executed the shot superbly to make it 1-0 Whinmoor. As the match was coming to an end Otley Town were becoming tired but Simon Topley’s (coach) fitness drills seamed to be working as Whinmoor push on for a second and surely the winner as Stephen played a ball out wide to Mark Seaborne, who drew the keeper out before playing the ball across to Nathan Thorp, who finished the move and the game. Final Score 2-0 Whinmoor. Man of the Match well earned by James wade (well played Wadey).
(NT - Posted 13/03/2008)
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