Brooklyn battle back for draw

Brooklyn under-16s travelled to Copmanthorpe and played a great end-to-end game against a team just above them in the York & District Minor League, earning a 1-1 draw.

The visitors started the game brightly, dominating the first 15 minutes.

They then went behind to a great headed goal from a corner,

The teams cancelled each other out with few chances created for the remainder of the first half.

Brooklyn equalised within two minutes of the restart, when a great through-ball from James Sturdy allowed Steve Hoggard to finish well with a great left-foot strike.

Both teams then raised their game with Josh Coulson and the hosts keeper making a few good saves.

Copmanthorpe hit the post and missed a few other chances with Adam Hawes, Hoggard, Joel Preston, Cormac Hopkinson and James Walsh all having great chances to score for Brooklyn.

A draw was a fair result with both teams playing very well on a difficult surface.

The Brooklyn defence was outstanding as was Hoggard, playing up front, who was just edged to the man-of-the-match award by the versatile defender turned forward Hopkinson.

Brooklyn under-12s earned a 3-0 home win against Poppleton Panthers.

Midfielder Josh Wade opened the scoring with an excellent half-volley struck low into the bottom corner.

Fellow midfielder Luke Scott added the second goal with an in-swinging corner that found the net.

Central defenders Joe Tetlow and Ben Nendick kept the Poppleton forwards at bay.

Brooklyn had many more chances to add to their lead but a combination of fine saves and goal-line clearances meant that it took until near the end for a Scott shot from the edge of the penalty box to make it 3-0.

Brooklyn under-13s cruised to a 7-1 win at Woodthorpe.

This was an emphatic Brooklyn victory, and their goals came from Boyd, Cross, Kerr and a brace from Freer and Berry.

Thornton Dale under-12s were 5-1 winners against Goldsborough United in the Scarborough and District Minor League, with Harvey D’Alquin bagging his second hat-trick of the season.

Josh Peel and Johnny Ridler were also on target for Thornton, while there were eye-catching performances from defender Macauley Gibson and Jimmy Weldon-Bee in the centre of midfield.