Harvey’s double fires Dale to home victory

Kirkby under-nines, red kit, take on Hunmanby at Sands Lane
Kirkby under-nines, red kit, take on Hunmanby at Sands Lane
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Thornton Dale under-13s continued their impressive league form with a 2-1 win at home against Scalby.

The hosts conceded within a minute of kick-off after a mix-up in defence, however they soon came into the game and Harvey D’alquen equalised just before half-time.

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The game could have gone either way in the second-half, but for a touch of class from D’Alquen, again chipping the Scalby keeper from the edge of the box to secure the victory.

Pickering Town under-11s played a league double header against Flixton.

In the home game Pickering started brightly and were soon 1-0 up when Jordan Anderson finished well after a neat through-ball from Owen Ellis.

The villagers fought back and were soon level, they then hit the post from the penalty spot before taking the lead early in the second half with a tremendous strike.

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Anderson levelled from the spot for Pickering late on after Matty Nicholson was pushed over in the box.

In the away fixture Flixton deservedly won 3-0 despite Matty Ridley in the Town goal making several good saves. two up at the break Flixton added the third in the second half with another penalty.

Over the two games Luke Shepherd and George Ridler impressed for Pickering.

Pickering Pikes also played a double-header at Ayton, both sides winning one game each by a 1-0 scoreline.

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Heslerton under-eights played host to Kirkbymoorside.

The hosts continue to improve but struggle with the finishing touch, however star players Noah Garnett, Hayden Williamson and Charlie Richardson came close.

Oliver Barnett shows evidence of becoming a talented footballer and seems to be reading the game very well for a seven-year-old.

Dylan Fawcett stepped up to help his team out in the absence of the regular goalkeeper and did his team proud.

Charlie Blades was strong in the centre, fighting fiercely to win the ball and get it through for his teammates and coming close himself to finding the net.

Jalen Welburn supported the team, relentlessly battling and tackling, while Jake Shepherdson returned with a great performance but the star man was Brandon McCann.

Heslerton under-nines hosted Scholes Park Raiders in an entertaining 1-1 draw.

After the early midfield exchanges Park scored from the first real chance as clever passing led to a looping header which left the home keeper stranded.

Heslerton took the setback well and fought back with Josh Dolan creating a chance for Brad Spiller to crash a shot off the crossbar.

The home side continued to build pressure on the Park goal forcing a series of corners, until eventually Spiller volleyed home from 20 yards for a deserved equaliser.

With the wind at their backs in the second half the visitors forced Sam Owen into a string of fine saves.

The Heslerton defence again had to show its quality with stand-out performances from Will Maud and man of the match Logan Craggs, and their hard work held the Park attack at bay to ensure the points were shared.

Heslerton under-10s lost out 1-0 at home to Eastfield.

The hosts looked the more comfortable on the ball in the first half, however Heslerton failed to convert good chances with Tom Stockdale and David Hayward both hitting the upright with the keeper beaten.

With four minutes of the first half remaining, a scrappy clearance fell to Eastfield and a first-time half-volley flew into the top corner for a potential goal of the season.

Heslerton battled on in the second half but Eastfield broke well on the counter and keeper Ty Wood had to be at his best with two good saves.

The hosts pressed for the final minutes with an equaliser on the cards, the last kick of the game saw Eastfield clear off the line.

Sam Booth and Ethan Smith shared the man of the match for many timely interceptions and tackles.

Heslerton under-12s lost 6-1 at Scholes Park Raiders.

The visitors had a few clear chances on goal but were unable to score and it was Park who used their strength and were 4-0 up by half-time.

The second half saw Park score twice, then after a lot of Heslerton pressure William Dawson scored for the villagers with a great header from a corner.

Park could have had more but some good goalkeeping from Abbie Fredrickson and some impressive defending from Zak Hutchison, who kept the score respectable.

Man of match was Mark Newman, who worked hard in the whole game.

Heslerton under-15s got back to winning form with a 3-2 success at Holt.

A scrappy first half saw Holt take advantage of a flat-footed defence and take the lead early on, but Billy Garbutt burst forward to make it 1-1.

Holt pressed forward again and took the lead only for Rob Green to level again.

Heslerton finally took control and worked the ball well for Garbutt to fire in his second of the game.

The last five minutes saw Holt pile forward, including the keeper, for the final corner of the game, but Heslerton defended well.

Josh Till took to his defensive role well. There was some hard work from Matthew Pickard and Harry Walmsley gave Heslerton the edge. The man of the match award went to Jack Sawdon.