By Gary Beacom
Many of our teams were back in action last week. Here’s a round-up…
U8’s blacks played another friendly game today against Middleton Rangers, the game started off a bit sluggish going down within the first 5 minutes, then they started to keep their formation passing nicely to see them being the better up to halftime. Unfortunately the game did not go the way Newton Aycliffe wanted it to due to tiredness in the second half but overall a good performance and still a massive improvement from last season. Regan was a goal scorer.
The U9 blacks played out a tough game today. We took the lead twice through goals from Rhys and Max. Some nice passing play but they seemed a little nervous and tired. First 50 minute game and some tired legs with only one sub.
The U9 Juniors (pictured above) played away to Darlington FC Feethams. It was a very slow start saw Newton Aycliffe struggle in the first half. Aycliffe came out fighting in the second half and played much better. Newton Aycliffe’s goal came from Dom. All looked very smart in their new strips.
Newton Aycliffe under 11s played at home again this morning against Richmond Town FC in Newton Aycliffe’s ninth pre-season game.
With players missing Aycliffe played with a back for for the first time, they started very well and Thomas opened the goal fest with a cracking half volley from just past the half way line. However two unfortunate errors saw Richmond go ahead at the break despite them playing very well.
Aycliffe went back to 3-4-1 for the 2nd half and they continued to press and pass the ball well, James who was excellent all morning did a fantastic job was solid at the back.
Aycliffe scored three cracking goals with JJs free kick and Liam’s fine shot being the pick of the bunch.
Under 12 blacks played against Chester le Street, their first league match started off with Chester getting an early goal and went 1-0 up, this never got the blacks down and they pushed on to getting 11 goals none stop. They played some fantastic football and played them off the park, some outstanding assisted football for all the goals and it ended 12- 1, all excellent team work.
Newton Aycliffe whites won 4-2 at home to Boro Rangers. Aycliffe battled fantastically against a team that won division one last year, playing some good football at times. It was 1-1 at half time with Aidan scoring a delightful chip after just beating the offside trap Boro Ranger equalised just before half time.
In the second half Newton Aycliffe were brilliant, Boro Rangers couldn’t get out of their own half. Newton Aycliffe scored 3 great team goals in the second half. Tyler scored a hat trick with 2 left foot finishes and a right foot finish which came from high pressing. Boro Rangers did pull one back but Newton Aycliffe thoroughly deserved their victory against one of the best sides in the TJFA.
It was great to see Newton Aycliffe playing out with confidence, pressing high and playing through the thirds, and their second half performance in particular was excellent. Well done to all the kids on a battling performance and for not getting involved in any off the ball incidents.
The U15s started with a home fixture against Prudhoe, but things didn’t quite go to plan with only 11 players available, and the now 80-minute match length took its toll, the only bright spot being Bo rattling the cross bar from near halfway trying to chip the keeper. Final Score: NAFC 0, Prudhoe 8.