JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Flixton young stars hammer Holt to round-off league title success

A Phoenix under-11s player attacks the Flamborough defence
A Phoenix under-11s player attacks the Flamborough defence
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Flixton under-14s rounded off their unbeaten Minor League campaign with a emphathic 13-0 home win against Holt FC.

Goalscorers for Flixton under-14s were Cameron Alexander and Jay Elsdon with a hat-trick apiece.

Phoenix under-11s on the ball against Flamborough

Phoenix under-11s on the ball against Flamborough

Harry Ward bagged two, Alex Johnson, Ryan Marshall, Finley Ward, George Davies and Logan Henderson also got on the scoresheet.

Credit must go to Holt, who battled right through to the final whistle. Flixton now look forward to two cup finals both against rivals Goldsborough.

Boss George Roberts said: “I’m very proud of all 16 players in the squad and all the people behind the scenes at the club for their support.”

Another side who celebrated finishing their league season unbeaten and lifting the title were Cayton under-12s, who drew 2-2 with Seamer.

Cayton struck first with the pacy Marshall Nock slotting home, though Seamer equalised before half-time.

Seamer then took the lead tapping home a fine move, before Cayton hit back with Mike Cairns firing in to seal a draw and the title.

Coach Paul Ainsworth said: “It takes desire, commitment and attitude to win any league title at any level and these lads have it in abundance.”

Scarborough Athletic under-14s hit back for a 1-1 draw at AFC Kingston Tigers.

Tigers were out of the blocks quickest and led through Dylan Irwin.

Scarborough eventually got going and began to enjoy more possession.

They created a great chance to equalise from a flowing move involving Finlay Marsh, Zam Deans, Nathan Vidler and Dan Simpson. The ball eventually fell to Harry Coldbeck 15 yards out, but his shot was saved.

Scarborough began to pile the pressure on the home defence after the break in search of an equaliser.

A corner then saw the Tigers keeper flap at a Lewis McGrath effort only for the ball to come back off the post and Jake Baldwin’s follow-up effort went agonisingly wide .

Scarborough were not to be denied a goal though and Jaydan Hindle expertly found a yard of space and fired in.

Scholes Park Raiders under-16s won 13-0 against Holt.

Holt only managed to field eight players but still battled hard in this one-sided game.

Raiders took the lead after 15 minutes through Kieran Wade.

Cameron Hunter rifled in from 15 yards 10 minutes later to put them 2-0 up at half-time, despite Holt’s strong defending.

Raiders finally found their rhythm after the break, Oliver Dixon and Tom Wade netting a hat-trick apiece, Charlie Birley and Morgan Beal bagging braces and Ryan Furnell also scoring.

Cayton Corinthians Athletic under-16s won 4-2 against North Cave Warriors.

Cayton took the initiative from the off with Liam Child and Aiden Thurston driving forward from midfield creating chances.

They were soon rewarded when Benny Davis picked up a through-ball from Ben Atkinson before spinning and shooting in one move to rifle a shot into the top corner.

Spurred on by this it was not long before Chris Reddish drove into the box and fired a low shot in off the post to double the hosts’ advantage at the half-time break

Another fine move involving Jake Ward and Nathan Coulson ended with Davis repeating his earlier effort with yet another fine turn and shot to make it 3-0 .

The goal of the game came when man of the match Cal Button beat two men on the left on a mazy run before crossing for Reddish fire in.

Cayton looked home and dry but the loss of Cailum Webster, who left the field with a serious ankle injury, unsettled Cayton and North Cave pulled two goals back.

However time was on the home team’s side as they collected maximum points .

Scalby under-16s had a busy week, playing four games in eight days.

They started with an 11-0 victory over West Pier, Jack Eyres,Adam Davis and Chris Wanless having great games and Max Loy, Callum O’Keene, Brandon Diston and Josh Williams all scoring hat-tricks.

On Wednesday they took on Scholes Park Raiders, winning 6-0, three long-range shots from Ben Dolan, Ross Lazenby and Ben Quilter sealing the win.

Friday saw the top two, Scalby and Eastfield, play out a goalless draw.

Scalby really needed the three points to leapfrog over their rivals, but the deadlock couldn’t be broken .

Brilliant goalkeeping by both keepers, especially Scalby’s Adam Quilter, and strong midfield play by Matty Bourne and Finlay Davison-Ward quashed the visitor’s attacking play.

Finally on Sunday, they travelled to third-placed Thornton Dale and came away with a 2-0 win.

Man of the match Tyler Beck and Jack White netted for the Otters and Jack Lochlin also had a fine game

Phoenix Colts under-11s travelled to Flamborough Vikings on Sunday as both teams played out a thoroughly entertaining game.

On the front foot from the start, Phoenix’s passing game saw them pin the home team in their own half early on.

Despite some heroics in the Flamborough goal from Dylan Hopkins, the Phoenix pressure paid off with some great first half goals, the pick of which saw Bobby French notch from Zach Forster’s pinpoint 25-yard pass.

Flamborough were always dangerous on the break and pulled a goal back when lightning quick Dylan Deeming outpaced the Phoenix defence before slotting in.

The second half followed a similar pattern, with Rhys Hooson’s slick link up play and Harry Mortimer’s trickery causing Flamborough lots of problems and more goals followed as the Phoenix pressure took its toll.

A 20-yard Oliver Cooper dipping volley was the pick of the second half goals.

Defensively, Phoenix had clearly learned from the first half as Forster and Jack Blakemore doubled up on Deeming as they sought to nullify the threat posed by the tricky winger.

Flamborough never let their heads drop and they were rewarded with a goal.