Under 14s 2005 / 2006 ~ also penned "Big Nige"

U14's Great Harwood Rovers   v   Haslingden Jnrs. Wed 12th April 2006 Away @ Globe Park K.O. 6.30pm
When the weather was at it's worst, Rain,Sleet and a howling wind, Gt Harwood took the bull by the horns to go top of the league with a very classy and hard working team performance. They scored 20 minutes into the first half with a great right foot strike from Jamie Slater, then they added a second ten minutes later Dexter Gillen-Hunt hitting the ball on the half volley and it bent away from the keeper into the top left corner. Second Half Haslingden made more a game of it, but the defence including a Motm performance from James Hargreaves(Briuser) were brilliant to keep the clean sheet, Harwood Hit the post twice,once from Jordan Allen but the score stayed the same. Final Score Haslingden Jnrs 0  Gt Harwood Rovers 2. Man of the Match James Hargreaves (Bruiser)

Tues 4th April 2006. Great Harwood Rovers v  Accrington Stanley Jnrs. Home Wilsons K.O 6.15pm.

Gt Harwood came up against a well organised Accy side in this 6 pointer, Harwood were the stronger side and took the lead with a scrappy goal from Jonathan Heap. Stanley kept trying to hit us on the break with their pacey strikers just before half time, they caught us on the back foot to score the equaliser. Second Half Gt Harwood started passing the ball about a bit better Dexter Gillen-Hunt picked up the ball deep in his own half took the team on by his self and smashed a left foot shot goal-word the keeper fumbled the ball and poacher Jonathan Heap was there to stab the ball home, The last last 10 minutes Harwood were given a lesson in football and payed the highest price, Stanley scored another 2-2. Keeper Josh Shepard pulled off a wonder save in the last minute to keep us in it. Probably a far result in the end. Final Score Gt Harwood Rovers 2  Accrington Stanley Jnrs 2. Man of the Match  Dexter Gillen-Hunt.

Sunday 26th March 2006. Great Harwood Rovers  v  Langho Jnrs A @ Memorial Park  K.O 2.00pm

Langho A have been Harwood's bogey team over the years but they laid it to rest today with a superb 6 - 0 drubbing. Jordan Allen started the ball rolling with a headed goal, Top scorer Jonny Heap and Motm Chris Walne got in on the act to make it 3 - 0, the goal of the day came from Dexter Gillen-Hunt a sweet bending left foot curler from 30 yards. A second goal for Chris Walne was made by Jamie Slater with good work down the right hand side and a second goal for Dexter Gillen-Hunt finished off a good performance by the lads. Final Score Gt Harwood Rovers 6   Langho Jr A  0 Man of the Match Chris Walne.

Great Harwood Rovers U14's   v   Accrington Stanley U14's. K.O. 2.00pm  Wilsons .  Lge Cup Semi - Final

Great Harwood set their stall out, being the underdogs they played five in midfield against the arguably the best team in this age group.
And it nearly paid off right up to extra time when stanley grabbed 2 late goals to sink Harwood. Gt Harwood could have won the game on numeruse occasions hitting them on the break and inchs away with plenty of free kicks, but it's goals that count in the end. Gt Harwood should hold there heads up high they were outstanding. Final Score Gt Harwood Rovers 0   Accy Stanley 2  aet. Man of the Match Nathan Marsden.

Great Harwood Rovers U14's   v   Langho Jnrs  away  Northcote  2.00pm  K.O

Gt Harwood showed a great deal of passion,grit and determination to win this 6 point battle against a well organised Langho side, Jonny Heap scored a brace , Man of the Match Dexter Gillen-Hunt got 1, Jordan Allen and Jamie Slater also grabbed 1 each.
Final Score Langho Jnrs 0  Gt Harwood Rovers 5
Man of the Match Dexter Gillen-Hunt

U14's Great Harwood Rovers vs Clitheroe Wolves, home Wilsons, ko 2 pm.

Great Harwood had to work hard for this result and never gave up passing the ball, Motm Jonathon Heap scored his second hat-trick in two games, James Hargreaves worked extremeley hard all game and captain Luke Sutton never gave up encouraging the team.  Chris Hindle and Jamie Slater made the game safe with a goal a piece. Final score Great Harwood Rovers 5 Clitheroe Wolves 0. Motm Jonathon Heap.

News Flash !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daniel Hoyle scores his first goal for Gt Harwood Rovers after 6 long seasons of trying, it was a good goal said the manager, he picked it up from a srambled corner and just smashed it in the back of the net. I think he lost his temper after all these years of trying, it went like a rocket a great way to break your duck. well done Danny. 


Sunday 12th Feb 2006  K.O 11.00am Away Roefield, Clitheroe. Gt Harwood Rovers v Clitheroe Wolves. 

Gt Harwood were far to strong for Clitheroe from start to finish, some of the inter-changing one touch football was 1st Class, and on a very muddy pitch, MOTM Chris Walne was always at the centre of it all. Harwood were 5 - 0 up at half time and took the same tempo into the second half scoring a further 8 more goals, Clitheroe grabbed one consolation goal. Gt Harwood scorers Jonny Heap 4, Chris Walne 2, Jamie Slater 2, Luke Chew 1, Aiden Mcintosh 1, Danny Hoyle 1, Nathan Marsden 1, Oliver Mashiter 1. Final Score Clitheroe Wolves 1   Gt Harwood Rovers 13. Man of the Match Chris Walne


U 14's Great Harwood Rovers vs Haslingden Jnrs, at home Wilsons Playing Field, ko 2pm. 

Great Harwood came up against a well organised Haslingden Jnrs side.  It was too tight to call in the first half, with both teams cancelling each other out, Half time score 0 - 0.  The second half Harwood showed a bit more strength and a lot more passing.  With a goal from MOTM Jonathon Heap, a second goal came from good work on the right hand side from Jordon Allen and a third from super sub Luke Raith, finished a plucky Haslingden side off.  Final score Great Harwood Rovers 3 Haslingden Jnrs 0. 


Sunday 29th Jan 2006  Home  Wilsons  PF   K.O. 2.00pm,  Great Harwood Rovers   V   Globe Bullough Park  

The U14's made light work of their opponents, they scored 2 goals in the first 5 minutes from Jonny Heap and Jordan Allen to set the tone of the game, 3 more goals went in just before half time Chris Hindle, Jamie Slater and Jonny Heap getting his second.  Second half was a tighter game, but Gt harwood never gave up working with 2 more goals to their 1, Jamie Slater got a 2nd and substitute Aiden Mcintosh . Oliver Mashiter was awarded Man of the Match with his tireless efforts in midfield. Final Score Gt Harwood Rovers 7   Globe Bullough Park 1 


Gt Harwood Rovers U14's  v   Lammack Jnrs  Home Wilsons K.O.  2.OOpm, Sun 15th Jan 2006

Harwood got back to winning ways against a well organised Lammack side, Jonathon Heap got the first goal and Jordan Allen grabbed a well taken second. The second half was backs against the wall for Lammack but Harwood only managed 2 more goals, the first from hard worker Oliver Mashiter (mashy) and the second from run all day Wesley Ingham. Man of the Match Chris Walne.

Sunday 8th Jan 2006, Great Harwood Rovers U14's   v   Globe Bullogh Park  K.O. 2.00pm

 To say Gt Harwood were well below par was an under-statement, Globe took full advantage with a first half goal. A few strong words from the manager made a slight difference with an equaliser in the second half, but Globe struck again near the end to win the game. MOTM  NONE

Great Harwood u14's vs Lammack Jnrs.
At home Wilsons Playing Fields, 2nd round Lge cup, ko 2.00.

Nobody was giving anything away, in this very tight 2nd round cup tie.  Two strong teams battled for the cause right through to full time, and another twenty mins of extra time.  Gt Harwood just nicked the game with some classic finished penalties and a great save by Josh Shepard the keeper, to win it 5-4.  It was nice to see not only team spirit towards themselves but towards the opposing team, as it is hard to loose on penalties.  Well done lads you did Gt Harwood proud.  Motm Josh Shepard.  Final score Gt Harwood 0 Lammak Jnrs 0.  Penalty score Great Harwood 5 Lammack Jnrs 4.

Great Harwood Rovers U14   v    Whalley Jnrs U14
Away  Queen Elizabeth's  K.O. 2.00pm. 

Gt Harwood were far to strong for Whalley Jnrs, 4 goals from Chris Hindle and 2 goals from Jonathan Heap made it 6 - 0 at half time, Second half Harwood made some changes and Whalley stepping up a gear making it more of a game, but Jonathan Heap got his 3rd goal 7 - 0, Dexter gillen-hunt was relentless in midfield, and centre back James Hargreaves (Bruiser) had an Exellent game.  Undefeated, well done lads.

Final Score Gt Harwood Rovers 7   Whalley Jnrs 0

Man of the Match Dexter Gillen- Hunt


Great Harwood Rovers U14's  v   Springfield Rovers U14's (Wigan), Sun 20th Nov, away K.O. 11.00am.
LFA Cup Round 3

Great Harwood Rovers bossed this cup tie from start to finish, but complacancy played a big part in the result. Gt Harwood were 2 - 1 to the
good with goals from Dexter Gillen-Hunt and Jonny Heap, they thought they had won when Springfield Scored with the last kick of normal time 2 - 2,  In Xtra time Jonny Heap smashed the ball in the back of the net 3 - 2 to Harwood, once again thought they had won it and relaxed a bit, Springfield scored 2 scrappy goals in the last 5 minutes. unlucky lads, a lesson learnt. Final Score Springfield Rovers  4   Gt Harwood Rovers 3
Man of the Match   Dexter Gillen-Hunt.

23/10/05, Great Harwood Rovers u14's vs Globe Bullough Park at home, ko 3.30, League Cup first round.

With four first team players missing due to the holidays Great Harwood still proved far too strong from start to finish, two hat tricks one coming from Jamie Slater and one from CENTRE BACK Luke Raith.  Two goals from Dexter Gillen-Hunt and one goal each from Jordan Allen, Luke Chew and Luke Sutton, made it a very good afternoon's football.  Final score Great Harwood Rovers 11 Globe Bullough Park  0. 
MOTM Dexter Gillen-Hunt.

16/10/05 LFA Cup  ........ team photo, match action and report

Great Harwood Rovers u14's at home to Leigh RMI Warriors. LFA cup round 2, 1.30 ko, Memorial Park.

First half was a tight game.  Great Harwood struggled to put two passes together but still scored with a left foot shot across the keeper by Aiden
McIntosh, 1-0.  A goal from a corner from Leigh RMI made it 1-1, half time. Second half Great Harwood passed the ball much better and were a lot
stronger, a goal from powerhouse Chris Walne made it 2-1.  Harwood pressed but got caught on the break just before full time 2-2.  In extra time
endurance played a big part in Great Harwood's play, they finished Leigh RMI off with two goals of the highest quality from Luke Chew (Chewy) and Jamie (run all day) Slater.  A superb display, bring on round 3.  Final score 4-2.
MOTM Daniel Hoyle (Waffle).
(run all day) Slater.  A superb display, bring on round 3.  Final score 4-2.



09/10/05 Rovers away to Whalley Jnrs A at Queen Elizabeth Playing fields, ko 11.30.

First half was too tight to call, both sides not giving anything away.  With very limited chances you could tell why Whalley were top of the league.  The second half Harwood started passing the ball a lot better and took the lead with a goal from Jonathon Heap.  A great free kick from captain Nathan Marsden put us 2-0 up.  Keeper Josh Shepherd (MOTM) kept Whalley at bay with some fine saves.  Fine work down the left wing by Aiden McIntosh resulted in a third goal by Jonathon Heap.  Well done lads. 
Final score Whalley Jnrs A 0 Great Harwood Rovers 3.

02/10/05 The U14's were away to Lammack Jnrs at the Old Blacks K.O. 10.30

The first half was a bit groggy to watch with half the Gt Harwood side still  in bed, The second half they woke up giving Lammack a better game, 25
minutes in Nathan Marsden did a real captain's job he slipped past 2 defenders and BANG right in the bottom corner 1 - 0 Gt Harwood, Lammack's
keeper had a great game to keep us at bay, last 5 minutes Chris Walne cracked a shot in the top corner.
Final Score Gt Harwood 2   Lammack Jnrs 0
Motm Nathan Marsden

25/09/05 The U14's played away in the LFA Cup 1st Rnd on Sun 25th 2005 K.O. 1.00pm V   Ulverston Rangers.

A 2 hour journey didn't deter the lads from producing a fine display at Ulverston in the LFA Cup. First half was the team game at it's best, the two touch passing was superb to watch, 3 - 0 up at half time with a goal from Chris Hindle and 2 from Jonathon Heap(1 was a Gem).
Second Half was defending at it's best, Gt Harwood Frustrated Ulverston till they ran out of ideas, then we scored again on the break with another goal from Chris Hindle 4 - 0.
Final Score Ulverston Rangers 0  Gt Harwood 4
MOTM Chris Walne

21/09/05 The U14's played a midweek game away to Langho Jnrs at Northcote, 2005 K.O 6.00pm.

A Gritty performance so Gt Harwood grab their first away win of the season, with goals from Jonathon Heap and Jamie Slater, good defending so the game to a finish, especially MOTM Nathan Marsden.
Final Score Langho Jnrs 1  Gt Harwood 2

The U14's played at home to Whalley Jnrs 18th Sept k.o 11.00am at Highams, Accy.

Gt Harwood proved to be too strong against a spirited Whalley side. Only winning 2- 0 at half time, second half was one way with Harwood getting
another 6 goals, motm Chris Hindle proving to be far too good by scoring 4 of the goals from midfield, Jordan Allen, Luke Chew, Dexter Gillen-Hunt and Jonathon Heap all got 1 goal each, a good first game of the season. well done lads.
Final Score Gt Harwood 8   Whalley Jnrs 0