Under 12s Sunday
Sunday 9th Nov 2008 Home @ Lynden Ave K.O. 10.30am
Great Harwood Rovers v Crown Paints Yellow
This was Gt Harwoods 4th game of the season and apart from a really lacklust performance last week, they havn't had any luck with the other results losing by the odd goal. Gt Harwood started the game bottom of the 1st division and they were playing last years champions, for the 1st 15 mins it was tight and very nervous from Gt Harwood but slowly and surely they got to grips with the game, Reagan Bolton coming close with a 20 yard drive just the wrong side of the post. Then football being as cruel as it can be Crown scored a pin ball of a goal finishing up in the net off the Gt Harwood defender, 0 - 1. Gt Harwood's heads never dropped knowing full well they were the better side a few chances went begging but nothing clear cut, Domonic O'Brien coming close with a header from a corner, Half-time. Second Half Gt Harwood got stronger and more confident as the game progressed 2 or 3 shots were well saved by Crowns keeper, then Jack Hargeaves won the ball in midfield and found striker Reagan Bolton who looked up saw the keeper off his line he found the top corner with a cracking strike 1- 1. Crown pushed for 10 mins but to no avail, the back 4 were outstanding the whole game, then a great tackle by Ryan Mitchell in defence fell to Joe Blackledge who pushed it through to Charlie Feeney he rode a tackle, saw the keeper off his line again and lobbed him from 20 yards great goal, 2 -1. Gt Harwood could have gone further ahead but Crowns keeper saved well, Full-time. This was a deserved victory and hopefully Gt Harwood can push on from it. Final Score Great Harwood 2 Crown Paints Yellow 1. Man of the Match Reagan Bolton
Sunday 12th Oct 2008 @ Home Lyndon house K.O. 11.00am
Great Harwood Rovers v Huncoat Utd
Great Harwood played only there 2nd game of the season against Huncoat Utd and they started the brighter of the 2 teams , pressing all the time in the first 20 mins they got a breakthrough, a scramble in the box after a corner the ball fell to Raegan Bolton who held the defender off to set up the oncoming Jack Hargreaves who smashed the ball into the bottom corner, great goal. 1 - 0. very few chances for both teams, one falling to Raegan Bolton who hit a side footed shot from 20 yards only to see it go narrowly wide. The 2nd Half there was plenty going on, Huncoat getting an equaliser from a scrappy goal after a mix up in Gt Harwoods defence 1 - 1. Huncoat then had the edge for the next 15 mins and it payed off, a free kick from 20 yards was floated into the top corner nothing the Gt Harwood keeper could do about it, 1 - 2. It was backs to the wall for Gt Harwood and they conceded a 3rd goal, again a mix up in the defence the keeper out of his goals, Huncoat Utds midfielder shot towards goal and Gt Harwoods defender saved it 'Penalty'. Huncoat converted 1 - 3. 10 mins to go Gt Harwood threw everything at Huncoat and it payed off Arron Phillipson scoring a cracker 2 - 3, another chance went begging but Gt Harwood ran out of time. Final Score Great Harwood Rovers 2 Huncoat Utd 3. Man of the Match Scott Sykes
Sun 21st August 2008 Away Huncoat Utd u12 v Gt Harwood Rovers u12
Gt Harwood went down in a close opening game of the season which on balance of play it could of gone either way. Gt Harwood only had a bare 11 players available, the game started with Gt Harwood playing up the slope both sides were probing, Huncoat were playing over the top for the speedy forwards to run on to but a combination of excellent defending from especially Ryan Mitchell and alert keeping coming off his line from Scott Sykes kept them out. At the other end excellent work from Karl Sutton and Billy Hargreaves who began to click down the right causing problems but the ball just would not break or was cleaned up by their M.O.M the goal keeper. Just as it looked the first half would end in a stalemate huncoat played a lovely ball through between defenders and keeper and the attacker slotted the ball past the outstretch Scott 1-0. HT. Second half saw a few changes of position Charlie Feeney went in goal Scott sykes to left back and Arron Philipson to left midfield and it almost paid off in the fist minute when good build up play from Karl sutton, Raegan Bolton and Bradley Allen found captain marvel Arron Phillipson free at the back post, his fierce shot zipped just past the post. Most of the pressure was now coming from Gt Harwood, Billy hargreaves fired in a lovely free kick which was headed over by Jack Hargreaves a number of corners were swung in which were some how cleared. Then a breakaway at the other end seemed destined to see huncoat go 2 up but a brilliant save from Charlie Feeney and brave interceptions from Ryan Mitchell and Dominic O'Brien cleared the ball. Chance for 1 last push and a great through ball to Arron Phillipson who appeared to be fouled by the keeper in the box but the ref did not deem it an offence and the final whistle blew.
Effort could not be faulted and on another day surely the goals will flow. M.O.M Karl Sutton.
Final Score Huncoat Utd 1 Gt Harwood Rovers 0