Scarborough Athletic Under-15s play in the Hull and District Youth Football League Under 15 Myton Division.

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Sunday 11 December

Hull Kingston Tigers 2-2 Scarborough Athletic Under-15s

Scarborough Athletic U15's visited Hull Kingston Tigers in their Hull Boys Sunday Football League fixture and came away with a point after a thrilling 2-2 draw. 
 
Tigers were on the front foot early on and were denied the lead by an offside flag. 
 
Scarborough's first chance came from a corner, an unmarked Harry Coldbeck heading narrowly wide, Coldbeck then set up Tom Wright who fired just over.
 
Mid way through the half a flowing Athletic move ended with Wright feeding Brad Smith who's shot was smothered by the home keeper.
 
Both defences remained on top with Fin Marsh and Jake Standing putting in solid performances at the back for Athletic and Liam Prescott excellently marshalling the Tigers back four.
 
Tigers though would take the lead eight minutes before the break when Cameron Anderson in the Athletic goal parried a long range strike onto the post Dylan Irwin followed up and stabbed home the loose ball.
 
Athletic went close just before the break when Kane Randerson Wray narrowly failed to get on the end of a Dan Simpson cross.
 
1-0 to the home team at the break
 
The second half showed everything that is good about youth football in an exciting and end to end half chances were many with both keepers kept busy, Anderson notably getting down bravely at the feet of the tigers striker to deny a certain goal and at the other end Simpson being denied by an excellent save when through one on one.
 
Athletic equalised midway through the half when Simpson was fouled just outside the box, Smith cleverly found Tom Wright from the resulting free kick and his left foot side foot went in off the foot of the post. 1-1
 
Soon after Lewis McGrath blocked one goal bound Tigers effort and Nathan Parker had to clear the resulting danger.
 
With 2 minutes remaining Simpson worked an opening just inside the Tigers box and squared the ball to Jake Baldwin who fired a thunderbolt  into the roof of the Tigers net 2-1 to Athletic and cue scenes of joyous pandemonium on the Athletic touchline, this was Baldwins first game back after breaking his leg in the summer.
 
However Tigers weren't done let and in injury time found a well worked equaliser with Irwin again the scorer. There was still time for Tigers to hit the post with the last kick of the match!
 
This was a point gained rather than 2 points lost for Athletic who remain top to the league going into the Christmas break.

 

Sunday 4 December

Scarborough Athletic Under-15s 5-1 Bridlington Rangers

Scarborough Athletic U15's beat Bridlington Rangers 5-1 in their Hull Boys Sunday Football League encounter at Bramcote. 
 
Athletic took the lead on five minutes when Tom Wright crossed for George Walmsley to fire in a sidefoot volley past the keeper. 
 
Minutes later Wright himself saw the keeper do well to turn away a goal bound effort for a corner.
 
Next up Jake Standing ran from deep in his own half fending off challenges before firing just over from 25 yards.
 
Athletic were beginning to put the visitors under pressure and Walmsley's header set up Dan Simpson for their next chance but his shot went narrowly the wrong side of the upright.
 
Athletic effectively made the game safe with a three goal burst inside 5 minutes starting on 28 minutes when Zam Deans chased down what looked like a lost cause and his pinpoint cross which caused some 'keystone cops' moments eventually fell to Walmsley who left the keeper with no chance from close in. 2-0
 
The goal of the game followed 2 minutes later when Nathan Vidler brilliantly cushioned a through ball , turned and fed Simpson on the left, his cross found the unmarked Walmsley who smashed a volley in off the post to complete his hat trick and put Athletic 3-0 up. These are exciting times for today's man of the match, Walmsley, who is currently trialing with Hull City.
 
Nathan Vidlers smart finish made it 4-0 shortly afterwards.
 
Rangers had been soaking up some pressure but got reward for their endeavours when pulling a goal back just before the interval. 4-1
 
The second half started as the first had ended with Athletic on the front foot and Vidler  was unlucky to see his thunderbolt brilliantly tipped on to the crossbar by the Rangers keeper.
 
The scoring was completed with quarter of an remaining when a quick corner routine between George Bramham and Nathan Parker ended up at Zam Deans feet and his cross to the back post found Simpson who smashed a half volley past the stranded keeper.
 
Parker had Athletics last chance but his glancing header was wide of the target.
 
5-1 and 8 wins on the bounce in the league.

 

Sunday 27 November

Scarborough Athletic Under-15s 4-0 Courts FC
 
Scarborough Athletic Under-15s beat Courts FC in their Hull Youth Football League KO Cup Quarter-Final by 4 goals to 0. 
 
The Athletic goals were scored by Jaydan Hindle, an own goal, Zam Deans and Nathan Vidler. 
 
The result however was secondary to a potentially serious leg injury suffered by Athletic striker Jaydan Hindle which caused the abandonment of the game midway through the second half. 
 
Thoughts & best wishes for a speedy recovery go to Jaydan from all at Scarborough Athletic U15s.

 

Sunday 20 November

Mill Lane Wizards 1-2 Scarborough Athletic Under-15s

Scarborough Athletic U15's visited Mill Lane Wizards in a match up of first versus second in the Hull boys sunday league and made it a magnificent seven wins on the trot!.
 
Despite the heavy pitch from all the recent rain the game started at a high tempo and the  first moment of quality came on 4 minutes when Will Webb brilliantly put Mill Lane 1-0 up with a thunderous strike from outside the box that arrowed into the top corner and left Cameron Anderson in the Athletic goal with no chance.
 
This set back galvanised the Athletic boys who having lost last season's cup final to Mill Lane were in no mood to allow a repeat and on 10 minutes Tom Wright played an accurate through ball to the feet of George Walmsley who beat off one defenders challenge, cut inside and fired a shot into the bottom corner for the equaliser.
 
Within 3 minutes the game had turned on its head when Zam Deans would not be denied possession on the right hand side and after fending off what seemed like half the Mill Lane team played in Nathan Vidler who's finish from a tight angle left the keeper with no chance 2-1
 
Athletic were now playing with a lot of confidence and Brad Smith and then Vidler again went close. 
 
Vidler then beat off a couple of challenges got to the by-line and pulled the ball back for Walmsley who's strike was arrowing inside the post but the keeper got down to smother the strike.
 
Wright then tried his luck firing in from the edge of the box again the keeper denying Athletic.
 
2-1 to Athletic at the half.
 
With the wind behind them in the the second half Athletic knew that Mill Lane would come strongly at them but it was Athletic who had a great opportunity to increase their lead when Wright and Lewis McGrath had a neat interchange on the left, Wrights pass found Vidler 10 yards out his shot was superbly saved by the keeper the rebound falling to Deans surely the net would bulge but the keeper made another inspired save.
 
Soon after Wright was through 1 on 1 with the keeper and again the keeper made another great save.
 
Athletic were certainly not having things all their own way and from one Mill Lane corner the striker fired the ball over the bar from very close range, a let off! soon after Anderson had to get down to save a goal bound pile river. 
 
Mid way through the half Jaydan Hindle was the next Athletic player to be denied when having worked himself a yard of space his right foot strike smashed against the post and rebounded to safety.
 
Dan Simpson was then fed in by Smith, Simpson rounded the keeper in the box and appeared to be upended by the keeper, unfortunately for Athletic the referee waived away the penalty claims and pointed for a goalkick despite young Simpson looking as though he'd hit a stonewall.
 
From the next attack Athletic were again denied by the upright when Wrights shot hit the left post and before George Bramham could force in the rebound Mill Lane cleared their lines.
 
But a highly motivated Athletic were not to be denied and with 10 minutes remaining when Harry Coldbeck found Tom Wright just inside the box his left foot strike left the keeper stranded 3-1.
 
In a great team performance, Brad Smith's work rate in midfield on a heavy pitch was superb and McGrath, Nathan Parker,  Jake Standing and Fin Marsh at the back gave assured performances.

 

Sunday 13 November

Scarborough Athletic Under-15s 5-0 Hessle Sporting Harriers

Scarborough Athletic Under-15s made it 6 league wins on the bounce with a 5-0 victory over Hessle Sporting Harriers. 

A pretty comfortable victory for Athletic could have been made a lot harder had Hessle taken advantage of the early opportunities they created. On two minutes Cameron Anderson in the Athletic goal had to be out quickly as the Hessle striker found himself in the clear, the striker hitting his shot straight at Anderson who did well to hold on as the striker looked for the rebound.
 
On four minutes Anderson made an even better save getting down low to his left to save one handed and smother the loose ball before either striker or defender could get to it.
 
In between these two chances, at the other end Lewis McGrath had a long range shot gathered by Hessle keeper.
 
Athletic were quickly growing into the game and when on ten minutes McGraths slide rule pass found Dan Simpson on the right his cross found Jaydan Hindle who slotted coolly past the keeper 1-0
 
McGrath then had a header narrowly miss it's target just sliding wide of the upright.
 
Midway through the half Athletic went 2-0 up when Harry Coldbeck won possession on the left and fed man of the match Tom Wright who beat off one tackle and curled one over the keeper into the bottom corner from outside the box.
 
Hessle were creating chances of their own and should have pulled one back when a great opportunity went wide from close range.
 
Athletic were retaining possession well and following a period of possession Nathan Vidler was very unlucky not to add a 3rd for Athletic when George Walmsley put in a peach of a ball from the right and Vidlers downward header was somehow tipped away brilliantly by the Hessle keeper.
 
Athletic did add a 3rd 10 minutes before the break when Hessle's centre half unfortunately headed the ball into his own net from a Finlay Marsh cross.
 
Four minutes into the 2nd half Hindle's deflected shot from the edge of the box made it 4-0 and a now rampant Scarborough added a fifth when three minutes later Zam Deans accurate cross found George Walmsley who's header nestled in the back of the net. 
 
Walmsley's long range drive soon after narrowly failed to find the back of the net grazing the crossbar.
 
Deans then found Nathan Parker on the left and after beating off the defenders challenge his shot forced the keeper into another fine save.
 
Wright had the last opportunity to add a 6th but his first time volley went narrowly wide. 
 
final score 5-0 and another 3 points.

 

Sunday 6 November

Scarborough Athletic Under-15s 6-0 Hedon Rangers

Scarborough Athletic Under-15s made it 5 wins out of 5 to go joint top of the league a quarter of the way through the season with a resounding 6-0 win against Hedon Rangers at Bramcote.
 
Athletic started well and soon chances were coming, firstly Nathan Vidler played his striking partner Jaydan  Hindle  in, Hindle's lob beat the keeper but went narrowly wide of the post. Zam Deans then played a pinpoint pass into the channel for Tom Wright who beat off a defenders challenge before getting his shot away, the keeper making a great one handed stop to palm the ball away for the corner.
 
It wasn't all one way though and Cameron Anderson had to get down smartly to smother one goalbound Hedon  strike.
 
At the other end Wright went close with a glancing header that juse wenter wide.
 
On 16 minutes Athletic took the lead slightly fortuitiously when Brad Smith played a defence splitting pass through the middle which the keeper just beat Hindle to, however his attempted clearance hit the Scarborough Athletic striker who reacted quickest to the loose ball and was able to fire into the unguarded net. 1-0
 
Four minutes later it was 2-0 when the alert Nathan Vidler rounded the keeper and tapped onto an empty net.
 
Athletic were now in control of the game and added a 3rd when Wright got to the by-line on the left and crossed low for Vidler to finish sweetly from close range.
 
Kane Randerson Wray then went very close to a fourth when he shaved the Hedon post with a fierce low drive.
 
There was no more scoring before the break but one superb one touch passing move from Athletic set off by a slide rule pass from George Bramham and involving Smith and Randerson Wray set up Vidler who's powerful shot was again brilliantly turned round the post by the Hedon keeper.
 
3-0 at the half.
 
Hedon started the second half well and Anderson had to be alert to block one shot with the Hedon striker through 1 on 1 with the Athletic keeper. Finlay Marsh doing the resulting tidying up.
 
Midway through the half Athletic added a fourth after Tom Wright  was put through by Jake Standing and was hacked down in the penalty area by the away keeper, Brad Smith gave the keeper no chance from the penalty spot. 4-0.
 
Athletic were finishing the game as strongly as they started it and Randerson Wray was unlucky to see his free kick just slide the wrong side of the upright with the keeper beaten.
 
With 6 minutes remaining Athletics fifth goal came following a delightful 1-2 between Deans and Wright that finished with Deans beating the fullback round the outside cutting in and finishing deftly between the keeper and his near post a cracking goal that was the cherry on top the cake that Deans man of the match performance deserved.
 
There was just time for Dan Simpson to cross for Lewis McGrath who's bullitt header left the keeper grasping thin air 6-0.
 
The boys can be rightly proud of this performance and their 100% start to the league season though tougher challenges lie ahead in the coming weeks.

 

Sunday 30 October

Scarborough Athletic Under-15s 7-3 Hessle Rangers

Scarborough Athletic U15's welcomed 3rd division Hessle Rangers to Bramcote for their 2nd round league cup encounter and wasted no time from the kick off in taking the lead, by this reporters olympic standard chronograph inside 9 seconds!! Dan Simpson on the right flank  being fed the ball directly from the kick off and firing in a cross which the unfortunate defender turned past his own keeper 1-0.
 
On 4 minutes a Lewis McGrath corner found Finlay Marsh unmarked in the box and his powerful header found the corner of the net 2-0.
 
Athletic were now camped mostly in the opposition half and chances were flowing, Zam Deans tried his luck with an overhead kick which flew narrowly over the crossbar. Next up Jaydan Hindle cut inside from the left and fired in a shot which the keeper did well to turn round the post.
 
Any thoughts that this may be a potential  banana skin for Athletic were ended midway through the half when Tom Wright picked up possession around half way danced past a couple of challenges and fired a thunderbolt into the top corner from 25 yards 3-0.
 
Brad Smith went close with a header as the first half drew to a close.
 
The second half was more of the same with Athletic enjoying a lot of possession in the opposition half though in the first 15 minutes or so not doing a lot in the final 3rd where too many balls went astray. Notably a Simpson shot and a Harry Coldbeck strike from close range, where arguably he should have been awarded a penalty, were the exception.
 
Athletic did add a fourth though when Hindle shot powerfully from the edge of the box and the keeper allowed the ball to squirm under him 4-0.
 
Hessle were starting to create one or two opportunities of their own and when their striker was brought down in the box a penalty was awarded, the striker sending Cameron Anderson the wrong way from the spot 4-1.
 
Athletic generally create plenty of opportunities to trouble the scoreboard and when with 5 minutes remaing Wright beat his man and pulled the ball back Kane Randerson Wray fired in from 8 yards 5-1.
 
With the last kick of the match Wright rounded off a good morning shooting high into the roof of the net.
 
Jake Standing had a fine game playing mainly in midfield his creativity and range of passing causing the away team problems all morning.
 
Final score 6-1 and into the quarter finals.

 

Sunday 23 October

Hull United Whites 3-7 Scarborough Athletic Under-15s

Scarborough Athletic Under-15s visited Hull United Whites in their HBSFL encounter and came home with the 3 points after a great team performance. 
 
Straight from the kick off Athletic were on the front foot and 2 minutes in a Zam Deans pass found Nathan Vidler who's accurate finish into the bottom corner gave the keeper no chance.
 
On 6 minutes a Kane Randerson Wray cross shot confused the keeper who misjudged the bounce allowing the ball to bounce over him for 2-0.
 
Athletic were rampant and a pinpoint delivery by Randerson Wray from the corner found the head of George Walmsley who's effort grazed the crossbar.
 
Hull United were a threat going forward and in one such attack they were unlucky to see a goal bound effort strike the top of the cross bar and away for a goal kick. 
 
Harry Coldbeck who along with Jake Standing was dealing for the most part comfortably with the threat from the home teams front line got a key block in when the home teams striker was through on goal.
 
Chances were now flowing for Athletic and Brad Smith went close with another effort from close range the home keeper making a brilliant save to palm the ball away to safety.
 
But Athletic got a third goal that their play deserved on 26 minutes when Zam Deans having another good match cut in from the left and fired a low shot past the keeper the defender only able to bundle it over the line in his attempt to clear it.
 
Athletic weren't done yet and as half time approached when a Deans corner was only cleared to the edge of the box Jaydan Hindle put in his bid for the goal of the season award when he volleyed in superbly from the edge of the box.
 
Hindle tested the keeper with another great strike the keeper pushing this effort round the post.
 
4-0 at the break.
 
Although the home team started the second half well it was Athletic who went 5-0 ahead when Vidler robbed a dithering defender of the ball and curled one into the top corner from just inside the box.
 
Almost imediatley Hull United pulled one back  with a smart finish from a through ball.
 
In what was becoming a Playstation game! A minute later Vidler completed his hat-trick with a tap in from a Dan Simpson cross 6-1.
 
Simpson went very close himself after beating a couple of players and shooting narrowly wide with the keeper beaten.
 
Next to try his luck for Athletic was Harry Coldbeck who's lob went narrowly over the crossbar.
 
Fin Marsh deputising in goal for Athletic had to rush out and make one brave stop going to ground at the feet of the home striker. His bravery costing him some stud marks on the hip.
 
With 10 minutes remaining Hindle  got his second, finishing neatly after a good team move involving several Athletic players 
7-1.
 
The home team added a couple of late goals but this couldn't take anything away from a cracking performance by the Athletic lads, the final score Hull United Whites 3 Scarborough Athletic 7.

 

Sunday 16 October

Scarborough Athletic Under-15s 1-4 Polton Allstars

Scarborough Athletic U15's entertained Polton Allstars from Middlesbrough in the First Round of the North Riding County Cup. Polton won this trophy last season and they would leave Bramcote with their chance of a follow up still intact.

Athletic started well enough with Brad Smith going close, but the visitors produced a move of quality on 7 minutes to open up the Athletic defence, allowing the Polton striker to sidefoot the the ball past Finlay Marsh in the Athletic goal. 
 
Things would get worse for the home side when Polton went 2 up on the quarter hour.
 
Athletic kept plugging away and were very unlucky when a Zam Deans piledriver rebounded off the visitors crossbar midway through the first half. 
 
At the opposite end Harry Coldbeck had to be alert to clear one through ball to deny Polton another goalscoring opportunity.
 
Polton added a 3rd goal just before the half-time whistle to give Athletic a mountain to climb in the second half.
 
After the interval it was more even despite Polton adding a 4th goal ten minutes into the half through a long-range effort that rocketed into the top corner giving Marsh no chance. 
 
Some credit is due to the Athletic boys that kept on until the final whistle in the driving rain and when a Lewis McGrath effort was saved Dan Simpson followed up for a consolation. There was just time before the final whistle for a Tom Wright free kick to slip the wrong side of the post.
 
Good luck to Polton, who were worthy 4-1 winners on the day, in the next round.

 

 

Sunday 9 October

East Riding Rangers 0-25 Scarborough Athletic Under-15s

Scarborough Athletic travelled to East Riding Rangers in the KO Cup 1st Round.
 
With Rangers playing in the third division and Boro plying their trade in the first division, it turned out to be a mismatch as Athletic comfortably saw off the hosts to make it through to the next round.
 
Scarborough started strongly and never looked back as the goals kept on coming. The Boro coaches gave the players the target of a clean sheet, keeping the ball on the floor and trying to play 2 touch football throughout. Leading the game 13-0 at half-time the Boro players were keeping to the targets set and in the second half were just as prolific.
 
Goals came from Nathan Vidler (6), Finlay Marsh (5), George Walmsley (4), Dan Simpson (3), Jayden Hindle (2), Kane Randerson Wray (2), Zamese Deans (1), Lewis McGrath (1) and Harry Coldbeck (1).
 
Among the highlights included Nathan Vidler, who took the ball from centre-back, beat 8 Rangers players with the ball before slotting the ball in. Finlay Marsh also scored a spectacular 25-yard strike. Lewis McGrath then rounded off a great team goal as Boro strung 11 passes together outside the 18 yard box with a patient build up that ended with McGrath turning and finishing in style. 
 
The East Riding Rangers players deserve huge credit for the effort they continued to put in  and the goalkeeper who made several outstanding saves.

 

Sunday 2 October

North Ferriby United Whites 2-7 Scarborough Athletic Under-15s

Scarborough Athletic Under-15s visited North Ferriby United Whites to play their latest Hull Boys Sunday League fixture.

Boro started the game slowly, giving North Ferriby time and space to waltz through the Athletic defence to take the lead on 5 minutes. 

The response from the visitors was provided by Harry Coldbeck who fired wide when well placed and then Lewis McGrath, as he shot over from just outside the box. At the other end Cameron Anderson had to get down low to push away another goalbound North Ferriby effort. 

The home side did extend their lead though on 14 minutes when Boro defensive lapses allowed the Ferriby striker to fire his shot into the bottom corner for 2-0.

This appeared to wake Athletic from their slumber and almost immediately Jaydan Hindle fired wide with just the keeper to beat. Kane Randerson Wray then struck the North Ferriby post with one spectacular effort.

Athletic Under-15s do like a challenge though and after the North Ferriby centre-half handled in his own box on 26 minutes, up stepped Lewis McGrath to slot the ball past the keeper from the penalty spot to reduce the arrears to 2-1. 
 
Just before half-time Tom Wright set up Nathan Vidler but the strikers effort was narrowly off target.

After the break Athletic were immediately on the front foot and within 3 minutes of the restart were level, George Walmsley rampaging down the right flank before crossing with pinpoint accuracy for Hindle to finish from close range 2-2.

Shortly afterwards Harry Coldbeck finished sweetly to make it 3-2 to the visitors, beating the keeper from ten yards to give Athletic a lead they wouldn't surrender. The assist came from George Walmsley, who was creating all sorts of mayhem for the home defence on the right hand side.

Almost straight from the kick-off Nathan Vidler added a fourth goal, slotting past the stranded North Ferriby keeper.

Midway through the second half the home keeper clashed with Walmsley, with both players booked, only for the home keeper to then talk himself into a red card, a lesson for all concerned.

Shortly afterwards Walmsley made it 5-2 with a smart finish. 

Vidler then scored two in three minutes to complete a 22 minute hat-trick, in that time also striking a post, a superb achievement that his hard work deserved.

With the score at 7-2 and under 10 minutes remaining the game had to be finished early on a sad note due to the North Ferriby stand in keeper dislocating his kneecap. Best wishes go to the young lad from all at Scarborough U15's.

 

 
Sunday 25 September
Scarborough Athletic Under-15s 2-1 Driffield Pumas
 
Scarborough Athletic Under-15s entertained Driffield in their latest HBSFL league encounter on the carpet that is Bramcote playing field! In what for the past few seasons has been the closest thing Athletic have to a local 'derby', these games are always fiercely contested with all 22 players on the pitch giving their all and todays game was no exception.
 
Driffield were quickly out of the blocks and had the first opportunities early on but neither effort tested Cameron Anderson in the Athletic goal.
 
Athletic were soon into the game and forced a couple of corners, one of which George Walmsley got on the end of only to see his header slip narrowly wide of the post.
 
Midway through the half a through ball caught out the Athletic back four and the Driffield striker gleefully placed the ball past the stranded Anderson, 1-0 to the visitors and cue excitement from the away section of the large Bramcote crowd!
 
This seemed to galvanise the Athletic boys and a slide-rule pass from George Bramham set up Dan Simpson with a 1 on 1 against the keeper, but the keeper got a hand to Simpson's goalbound effort which then went out for yet another corner.
 
Soon after, Harry Coldbeck set up Brad Smith but his 25 yarder hit the top of the crossbar and bounced down into the hands of a very relieved Driffield keeper.
 
At the half-time whistle the Athletic boys could have been forgiven for thinking that this was going to be one of those days, but one thing this team seems to be learning about is resilience and the spirit that goes with it. One thing you have to do with this very hard working Driffield team is match them and in the second half Athletic certainly did that. 
 
Soon chances were starting to flow as Zam Deans was having another fine game on the left, feeding Walmsley who beat his man just inside the box, turned sharply only to see his shot shave the wrong side of the post. 
 
Deans would have the next chance when played in by Nathan Parker but the defender made a great goal saving tackle before Deans could get his shot away.
 
The equaliser did come 15 minutes after the break when Dan Simpson played in Walmsley who beat the keeper to the ball and placed the ball into an empty net.
 
Some of the Athletic play was very pleasing on the eye with some good moves between Simpson, Jaydan Hindle, Coldbeck and Smith. The winning goal came midway through the half after one of these moves, with the ball finding its way to Walmsley on the right. His cross found an unmarked Deans at the far post who slotted it into the corner of the net to make it 2-1 to Boro.
 
Just to show that Driffield were very much still in the game the away team spurned one glorious chance of an equaliser when they missed an open goal.
 
As time ran down Finlay Marsh, who was having a great game at centre half, had one rasping effort that shaved the crossbar and Harry Coldbeck went close with another shot from the edge of the box.
 
Driffield's last chance came when Anderson saved a close range shot and secured with it three well earned points from a cracking match.
 
Sunday 18 September 2016
Sproatley Juniors U15s 1-4 Scarborough Athletic U15s
 
Scarborough Athletic U15's started their league season with a 4-1 victory away at Sproatley Juniors. The match which was played in weather more like Spain than Sproatley! The hot weather would test the stamina and resolve of all the players involved.
 
Scarborough were soon into their stride with Jaydan Hindle forcing a good save from the home keeper. Scarborough though did take the lead on 10 minutes when Kane Randerson Wray was fouled, Zam Deans caught the defence napping taking the free kick quickly finding George Walmsley who fired in from close range for 1-0.
 
Sproatley did create a chance of their own but Cameron Anderson in the Athletic goal raced from his line to clear the danger.
 
On 30 minutes Scarboroughs counter attacking skills were then shown when quick thinking from Tom Wright found Walmsley on the right who then beat the left full back with pace and power and put in a pinpoint low cross to Hindle who beat the keeper with a neat first time finish for 2-0.
 
Further chances followed for Athletic and it didn't take long for the 3rd goal to arrive, again from Hindle who's clever glancing header from Randerson Wray's cross was typical of his excellent all round play.
 
Jake Standing had to make one goal-line clearance for Athletic just before the half time whistle when a Sproatley forwards effort rebounded off the post.
 
3-0 at the break.
 
Sproatley started the second half in determined fashion but solid performances in defence for Athletic from Standing, Finlay Marsh, who made one particularly well timed challenge and Harry Coldbeck kept the home teams opportunities to a minimum.
 
Zam Deans put the result beyond doubt when he added a fine fourth goal midway through the 2nd half beating 2 defenders inside the box and neatly slotting into the corner past the diving keeper.
 
Sproatley scored a consolation goal with 5 minutes remaining.
 
A good start to the league season. The boys dedicated the victory today to one of their team mates Jake Baldwin who suffered a broken leg in pre-season and will miss several months of the campaign.
 

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