Junior Football: Pannal Sports romp to hefty 25-1 cup victory

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Pannal Sports U-15s cantered through the first round of the Main Cup, beating third division Beckwithshaw Braves by an incredible 25 goals to one.

Sports were very comfortable with the ball, and kept possession, stopping Beckwithshaw getting into the game.

In very windy conditions, Pannal got on the score sheet, and it was constant pressure from then on.

The biggest cheer of the day however arrived when Beckwithshaw broke through, and scored.

No ‘Shaw player let their head go down, and they never gave up.

Pannal goal scorers were: Harry Robertson, Christian King (4), George Mills (3), George Gardner (3), Sam Cowham (2), Hugh Lewis (2), Josh Willard,Joel Fireman (4), Luke McAvoy, Ben Smith, Phil Milsom, Dec Hall and Adam Shay.

Man of the Match was Hugh Lewis.

Kirk Deighton Rangers U-17s started their defence of the League Cup title with a 2-0 victory against Pannal Panthers. This was never going to be a classic, footballing cup-tie due to the combination of a sticky pitch and a howling, bitter wind.

However, KDR mastered the conditions and progressed to the next round. This was thanks to another goal from top scorer Matty Johnson, taking his season tally to nine goals from 13 appearances. And another for Harry Stobert, taking his total to 5 from 12.

The Kirby Builders’ Merchants Man of the Match Award went to debutant Daniel Romans-Hay (or ‘Doc’ to his mates). Doc was unlucky not to have scored on his debut after a thunderous shot rebounded off the post.

KDR resume their league campaign this weekend, coincidentally with another fixture against Pannal Panthers

Kirk Deighton Rangers U-12s played their first league game in two months in high winds at Grange Park. The hosts dominated the early exchanges, but good defending by Otley and some poor finishing kept the scores level. KDR finally got the break through a Lucas Abusin strike on goal, beating the keeper, with a cruel deflection. However, Otley responded and got a good equaliser from a quick counter attack.

A cool header from Aaron Morrell, another goal from Lucas Abusin and tidy finish from Harry Boyer joining the fray down the left, put the hosts in command by the interval.

Kirk Deighton had much defending to do when playing into the strong wind and Josh Kessel was called on to make some fine saves. Aaron Morrell got his second to extend Kirk Deighton’s lead but a late Otley penalty reduced the deficit before the end.

Josh Malatesta, on his debut, has an assured game in defence with Harry Watson and Matthew O’Connor. Josh Kessel was named man of the match for some smart saves and competent handling. in difficult conditions.