Mixed fortunes for Brooklyn under-13s

Brooklyn under-13s travelled to Brayton on Tuesday in the York Minor League, the visitors losing out 4-3.

After an early Tom Walsh shot came back off the post Brayton took the lead when a long-range shot found the back of the net.

Brooklyn soon levelled when a corner was headed in by Josh Berry.

A Luke Scott through-ball put in Berry to make it 2-1 to the visitors.

An excellent tackle by defender Josh Carter kept the lead intact, but the home side equalised soon after.

Another Brooklyn corner was only half-cleared with a Walsh shot coming back off the keeper for Berry to complete his hat--trick and send Brooklyn in 3-2 up at the break.

In the second half Brooklyn almost added a fourth when Scott volleyed just over, and Berry also saw two shots go narrowly wide with the keeper beaten.

Against the run of play Brayton broke forward to equalise.

Striker Oli Farrow then had a goal disallowed for offside and although Brooklyn had the home side penned in their own half Brayton again broke forward to score their fourth.

The Brooklyn boys, try as they might, were unable to find the equaliser and again on the break Brayton almost scored a fifth, to be denied by a brilliant Ben Pickering save.

The scoreline was not a true reflection of the game and Brooklyn were unlucky not to come away with at least a point.

On Sunday, Brooklyn bounced straight back with a 7-0 home win against Tadcaster.

Brooklyn started well and were soon 1-0 up when midfielder Scott headed in at the far post.

Brooklyn continued to attack and were unlucky not to double their lead when a shot by midfielder Tom Mooring skimmed the top of the bar.

But their second soon followed with midfielder Berry finding the back of the net.

A corner taken by Scott was met on the volley by midfielder Jake Ullah to make it 3-0.

Mooring was unlucky not to score again but it wasn’t long before they grabbed their fourth, after a good passing move was finished by Berry.

The score could have been more with the boys creating numerous chances.

Second half saw the home side again on the attack, a through ball from Berry to striker Tom Walsh saw him round the keeper to get a deserved goal.

Tadcaster were kept at bay with defenders Carter, Joe Tetlow, Ben Nendick and James Allan defending well. Nendick made several brilliant challenges to halt the Tadcaster forwards in their tracks, leaving the keeper Pickering a virtual spectator.

Brooklyn again created many chances but they didn’t capitalise on them, but a fantastic left foot shot from Ullah took the score to 6-0.

Striker Oli Farrow, as well as fine link-up play, was unlucky not to score.

Kieran Shaw played his part in the win after returning from a long-term injury. Ullah ended the match getting his deserved hat-trick and man of the match for Brooklyn to win 7-0.

Brooklyn under-15s battled hard but lost 4-2 at home to a fitter and better organised Fulford side.

Brooklyn’s goals came from a header by man of the match James Barret and a 12-yard volley from Ryan Gaughan.