BORO JUNIORS: Under-13s battle back in eight-goal thriller

Boro Juniors round-up
Boro Juniors round-up

Scarborough Athletic Under-13s battled back from 3-0 down to beat Pelican 5-3 in the Hull Boys Sunday Football League game.

Boro's Under-13s struggled to get a foothold in the game early on and were soon behind when the pacy Pelican forwards caught the defence napping twice in a few minutes to go 2-0 up.

It could’ve been even worse for Boro had goalkeeper Regan Exley not made two great saves.

Just before half-time Boro were caught on the counter-attack and went in 3-0 down at the break.

The second half saw Boro came out fighting, and they were soon rewarded for their great build-up play when Charlie Wright picked the ball up 20 yards out and fired an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

This gave the momentum to Boro with most of the play in the Pelican half.

Five minutes later it was Oliver Hesketh’s turn to find the top corner with a great strike.

Boro pushed for the equaliser and soon got what they deserved when Gianluca Mastrolanardo found space on the edge of the box and hit a sweet shot with the outside of his boot into the corner of the net leaving the keeper no chance.

With Boro continuing to pressure the Pelican defence they were awarded an indirect free-kick just inside the box when a back-pass was handled by the Pelican keeper.

Wright knocked the free-kick to Liam Love, who fired over the wall and into the corner to give Boro the lead.

With five minutes left Boro made sure of a great comeback when Hesketh skipped past three Pelican players, dropped his shoulder and put it past the keeper for a brilliant individual goal to give Boro a 5-3 lead which they comfortably saw out.

Scarborough Athletic Under-15s visited Hedon Rangers and came home with the points after a 2-0 victory.

Boro were soon on the front foot and forced an early corner, from which an unmarked Brad Smith put in a great cross which the keeper did well to gather.

The game was stopped on 10 minutes due to a nasty looking dislocated elbow suffered by Boro player Nathan Vidler.

On the re-start Boro were soon testing the home keeper with firstly Jake Baldwin’s close-range header being well saved, then a Tom Wright piledriver from the edge of the box was well gathered by the keeper.

Cameron Anderson in the Boro goal made one smart save from a rare Hedon counter-attack to leave it goalless at the break.

With Boro ramping up the pressure in the second half, the opening goal duly arrived when Kane Randerson-Wray cut into the box from the right and after beating off a couple of challenges fed Jaydan Hindle, whose shot was well saved by the keeper.

The rebound fell to Jake Standing, who gleefully curled the ball home despite the despairing dives of both keeper and a Hedon defender.

The longer the game went on the more the home team fancied their chances of getting something out of it, but with two minutes remaining Wright’s slide-rule pass found Randerson-Wray and his close-range finish secured the 2-0 win for Boro.

Boro Under-12s drew 2-2 against Kingston Harriers AFC.

Athletic’s Under-14s were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Hull United Reds.