Scarborough Athletic Under-12s play in the Hull and District Youth Football League Under 12 Drypool Division.
Manager: Chris Kendall
Assistant: Andrew Hide
Shirt Sponsor: Vanguard Caravan Services
Sunday 19 December
Scarborough Athletic Under-12s 1-2 Long Riston
Sunday 12 December
Scarborough Athletic Under-12s 0-4 Beverley Whitestar Dragons
Scarborough Athletic Under-12s were beaten 5-1 away at Beverley Whitestar Dragons. Boro failed to turn their dominant possession into clear cut chances in the first half and were well beaten by the Dragons.
Sunday 6 December
Scarborough Athletic Under-12s 5-0 Pelican United
Scarborough Athletic Under-12s rode out 5-0 winners over Pelican United in the Hull Youth Football League. The game kicked off with Scarborough keen to get on top early on, and they created some good early chances well saved by the Pelican keeper. Pelican then grew into the game but were finding it hard to get past a stubborn Boro central defence pairing of Frazer Ives and Jack Louth.
It wasn't long though before Boro took the lead as wing-back Alfie Kendell surged forward before calmly chipping the ball over the Pelican defence for forward Josh Kelly to run onto and finish with an expert lob over the onrushing Pelican keeper.
Soon after the home side scored a second after nice wing play from Ted Broadbent to whip in a cross to Bevan Henry, who with his back to goal turned and scooped the ball into the back of the net.
Just before half-time Boro grabbed a third goal as a goal kick from the Pelican keeper landed to midfielder Cameron MacDonald to expertly bicycle kick the ball over the defence for Josh Kelly to race onto and calmly slot past the keeper for his second.
It wasn't long before the fourth goal followed, another chip over thedefence from midfield saw Cameron MacDonald through on goal to finish left footed into the bottom corner. Pelican then had a good shout for a penalty turned down by the referee but as they seemed shocked by the decision, Scarborough took advantage with Ashton Peterson smashing a half volley into the roof of the net to cap an excellent display.
Sunday 15 November
Scarborough Athletic Under-12s 5-3 Hedon Rangers
Scarborough Athletic Under-12s hosted Hedon Rangers at Bramcote in a league match and ended up with a 5-3 victory.
Sunday 16 October
Scarborough Athletic Under-12s crashed out the North Riding County Cup with a 5-1 defeat to Nunthorpe Juniors.
Boro started slowly and quickly found themselves two goals down, with the visitors clinical in taking their chances.
It looked like a comeback could be on when Camo MacDonald finished in style from close range to reduce the arrears to 2-1, but three second half goals were enough to see Nunthorpe through to the next round.
Sunday 9 October
Scarborough Athletic Under-12s 2-2 Elloughton Blackburn
(Boro won 3-2 on penalties)
Scarborough Athletic U12s progressed to the next round of the Knock-Out Cup with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Elloughton Blackburn.
In the first half Boro went a goal down but fought back to grab an equaliser as Josh Kelly scrambled in from close range.
The game was very end to end and Boro were denied on several occasions by some great saves from the Elloughton keeper as they searched for a crucial second goal. With the scores locked at 1-1, the game went into extra time.
The chances continued to slip by for both sides, leading to a dreaded penalty shoot-out.
The key moment came when Boro keeper Seb Smith made an excellent save to keep out the fourth Elloughton penalty and keep the scores locked at 2-2, so it was left to Frazer Ives to bury his penalty into the bottom corner to put Athletic through to the next round.
Sunday 25 September
Scarborough Athletic Under-12s 2-4 Flinton Flyers
The first home game for the new Under 12s, and the pitch was looking great at Bramcote School on a bright morning.
The game started at a frantic pace with both teams putting each other under pressure with no time for anyone on the ball. Boro managed to win two early corners but weren't able to chisel out a clear chance except for a long range shot by Taylor which went wide.
Flinton looked well organised with their left sided midfielder looking dangerous, and following a good build up,'got in behind Boro's defence but shot wide.
It was Boro that would take the lead however, following a mistake by the Flinton goalie, Bevan was first to react and did well to turn into the net with defenders converging.
One thing Boro had lacked last week was some composure in centre midfield, but started out this week looking to play more shorter passes with Jack at the heart of it.
Boro nearly added a second, following a free kick from Taylor which was met on the volley by Camo, but a good save by the Flinton keeper kept out the shot, and the rebound from Frazer went narrowly wide.
Flinton finished the half strongly, with a good shot going wide and then the equaliser, catching Boro's defence wide open, and led to a composed finish.
1-1 at half time but looked like more goals were likely in the second half.
Boro were fast to start again, Frazer kept a ball in down the right, laid it back to Tyson, whose measures cross was met by Camo but his shot hit the post.
Flinton then started to mark their authority on the game as Boro started to give the ball away unnecessarily in dangerous areas. The warning signs were there when a shot was narrowly deflected over, but then a goal which was forced home past Will defending on the line. His vain attempt to save it with his hand brought about a stern warning from the very good referee.
Flinton then had a goal disallowed after Boro's goalie Charles was impeded, but Flinton soon made it 1-3 after Boro again gave the ball away cheaply.
Two good saves by Charles, palming over and then turning a shot on to the crossbar kept Boro in the game, and then on the break, a long ball over the top by Will was turned goal-wards by Josh to give Boro still a glimmer of hope with the clock counting down.
Unfortunately as Boro pressed for the equaliser, Flinton broke away to add an easy goal to make the final score line 2-4.
Lots of positives again to take away from the game, with improved passing, but giving the ball away too many times was costly. Some great individual skill was also shown from quite a lot of the lads, but holding on to the ball just a bit too long led to promising moves breaking down.
It seems a great spirit amongst the lads and coaches, and doesn't look long until the first win comes to further increase that spirit.
Sunday 18 September
Elloughton Blackburn 4-2 Scarborough Athletic Under-12s
The start of a big new challenge for all the Scarborough Athletic lads, as we visited Elloughton (near Borough) for the first game in the Hull and District Youth Football League. First impression of the ground were good, with a fantastic set up, with lots of matches being played at the same time, and very good bacon sandwiches (for the parents!)
With mixed results in the three pre-season matches for Boro, it was difficult to know how we would match up against new opposition. In Elloughton Blackburn, we were facing last season's league champions who had remained unbeaten throughout the campaign.
Boro made a slow start to the game with all of the lads looking a bit nervous. Elloughton were immediately on the attack and forced a good save from Seb in goal for Boro.
But within a few minutes, there were clear signs that Elloughton weren't going to have it all their own way, with them looking susceptible at the back due to Boro's pace. An excellent move led to Camo breaking down the right wing, but his cross was just out of the reach of Frazer in the box.
Boro continued to apply the pressure winning a series of corners, and with confidence building, Boro kept better possession. The pace and tenacity of the Scarborough players was causing the Elloughton defence plenty of problems, and a long range shot from full back Will went narrowly wide.
Fresh legs were introduced by managers Chris and Andy, with the ever-active Tyson replaced by Bevan and Camo dropping into midfield. Elloughton's left back was having a lot of problems, and again a corner was conceded, from which Camo just headed wide for Boro.
Elloughton continued to look dangerous though, with their goalkeeper sending long goal kicks down the middle. Jack and Josh were coping well at the centre of the defence, ably supported by Taylor and Will, but endeavouring to play out from the back was bringing unnecessary pressure back on the Boro goal.
On this very warm September morning, Josh and Alfie were replaced by Ashton and Ted, with rolling subs permitted. Bevan made an immediate impression when put through the middle, but a good save prevented Boro taking the lead after good build up play.
Half time came with the score line surprisingly at 0-0, with the feeling on the touchline that Boro had had the better of the chances. There had been lots of good play, but still the need to be more composed on the ball to pick the needed measured pass.
Into the second half, and the game started to open up after ten minutes with end to end action. Elloughton had a goal disallowed for offside, but it didn't take them look to take the lead.
The danger signs had been seen in the first half, and with Elloughton pressing high up the pitch, a misguided goal kick by Boro went straight to the striker who finished with a fine strike.
Unfortunately a second goal was to come in quick succession, when again in trying to play out from the back from a goal kick, Boro were dispossessed and the ball forced home by the Elloughton striker. At times, Boro looked good with the ball at their feet playing from the back, with Ted and Jack (man of the match) happy to carry the ball but it was a little too slow in getting to them allowing the opponents to press.
As had been seen at Burlington in the pre-season friendly, the SAFC heads dropped while the Elloughton spirit increased. It was clear to see how they had won the league last year in such imperious style, and a third goal came after an excellent passing move through the middle.
But Scarborough Athletic weren't out of this still... it's amazing what a goal can do for the confidence. As had been the case throughout, Boro's pace can trouble any defence, and following a long throw in by Will to Frazer, he played in Camo with a defence-splitting pass, who finished with a composed finish in bottom corner leaving keeper no chance. It was great to see the reaction of all the Boro lads, as the belief was back.
Elloughton were to come back strongly though, and the very impressive No.7 in the centre midfield was inspirational in providing a cross from the right which was tapped in to make it 4-1. Charles replaced Seb in goal for Boro and made a couple of good stops including diving on the ball in a goalmouth scramble.
Back came Boro, after the excellent Elloughton keeper made an uncharacteristic mistake clearing the ball, Tyson pounced and a good finish in the bottom corner.
Within a minute it should have been 4-3, again Tyson with a bit of magic but skewing a left foot shot wide when it seemed he'd done all the hard work.
It still looked like Boro could get the two goal deficit back. Ashton had added real impetus down the left and working with Alfie they were gaining a lot of territory.
Two late corners led to a header going narrowly over the bar by Camo and a long range shot by Will easily dealt with by the keeper.
In a game that was goalless after ten minutes of the second half, it could have been six all easily.
Scarborough Athletic Under 12s gave an excellent debut performance and as the Elloughton Blackburn coach said after the game "gave us a real shock". He went on to say that the game could have easily had the opposite score line and said that Boro will be a forced to be reckoned with in the league this season.
All the lads seemed to really enjoy their first competitive match together, and clearly are enjoying the excellent coaching which Chris Kendell and Andy Hide are providing.
The feeling amongst the Boro parents was that the score line flattered Elloughton Blackburn, and on another day it could have been three points heading back to Scarborough.
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