The lockdown eased on 29th March, meaning our Russell Foster teams had only one training session to prepare, but the anticipation and enthusiasm from players was there for all to see.
Our TJFA teams restart 11th April.
U10 Angels v Hartlepool Pools Youth.
A tight first half with both teams having an equal time in possession and creating opportunities on goal. Our Angels where unlucky not to score when Lyra’s free kick was kept out by their keeper. HT arrived all square. The second half saw the Angels growing in confidence, moving the ball well through midfield, which was our focus for the game. However we conceded two scrappy goals before the end. This was the strongest performance seen from this developing team.
Coaches Star Player: Annabelle
Players Star Player: Lyra
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U16 Girls v Shincliffe Girls.
The match was evenly balanced throughout, then from a corner Shincliffe took the lead, but the girls continued to play football. Then in a great 3 minutes, Gracie puts a through ball to Hattie who was jostled by both centre backs but stayed on her feet and blasted past the keeper. Then Olivia, similar ball, same result, as Hattie finds the corner. Several chances for both sides before a cross ball finds a Shincliffe player to tuck away. HT 2-2. With only one sub available the girls needed to dig deep. A surging run gets Jess into the box and she puts it away. Aycliffe seemed to find a second wind. A loose ball finds Morgan on the edge of the box, and she buries it, 4-2. We now needed to control the game, but Shincliffe were not giving up as a long range shot dipped under the bar 4-3. But the back 4 of Alex, Kate, Macy, Lilli kept their composure and dealt with several attacks with well timed tackles and positive clearances. FT 4-3
Consett 5 v U12’s Eagles 0
First half was tough and we found ourselves under pressure constantly, unable to get the ball up the pitch. Kian made some fantastic saves but we left him exposed at the back. We went in at half time 2-0 down. Second half was more positive and Aycliffe started to pass and look for each other, attacking in numbers. We had chances in front of goal. Liam, Adam, Will and Hamza all having shots but just couldn’t find the net. Being out of football for so long took its toll on the players and Consett scored another 3 goals. MOM Kian,
U11 Angels Yellows v Spraire Lasses.
After a bright start and opportunities to score it was Spraire with two quick goals against the run of play. The Angels got a goal before HT from a Holly corner that Daisy side footed home. The second half started slowly for the Angels who were another couple of goals down before they could catch their breath, however, the girls heads did not drop and the space was there for them to exploit to set up a fantastic finish. A great one two resulted in the ball falling to Amy, who smashed it into the back of the net. Amy then went on a solo run to score again to set up a nervy finale. Spraire held on, despite more chances for our girls.
Aycliffe Women 0 v Gateshead Ladies 5
A tough restart for the women, playing unbeaten Gateshead who sit top of the Development League.