Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre FC chairman Berni Borsberry rounds-up the weekend’s action…
The season continued for the football club with the girls on Saturday, first up the under 11 girls at their central venue against Hebburn and Spraire Lasses.
Both these games were evenly matched. The girls beating Hebburn 1-0 with a goal from Mansfield from a corner kick.
The second game was even closer with Spraire scoring first but Mansfield equalising before Spraire raced into a 3-1 lead.
Spensley added a second for Aycliffe, but it was too late as the final whistle blew.
The under 13 girls started their season at home v Plains Farm only to find themselves 0-2 down at half-time.
However the girls came out fighting in the second half and goals from Clay (2), Wood (2) and Postle saw the girls run out 5-3 winners.
The under 16 girls had a tough trip to Middlesbrough made even tougher with an early injury taking the girls down to 10 players. The girls never give up but Middlesbrough ran out winners.
It was league cup week for the boys with several of our teams playing opposition from higher divisions, so we were always going to have a mixed bag of results.
Under 9 Eagles, Under 10 Eagles, Under 10 Falcons, Under 13 Falcons and Under 14 were all at home, but only the Under 9 Eagles march into the second round with a fine 3-0 win against Shildon AFC with goals from Lowe (2) and Howarth.
All our other teams were away apart from the Under 16 boys who had a bye into the next round.
Great wins for the Under 12’s at Wynyard and Under 13 eagles at Stokelsey 7-2 and 6-0 respectively.
The Under 9 Falcons had a trip to Leven Athletic and in a game where the lads went 1-0 up and 2-1 down, finally ended 2-2 after extra-time and into the dreaded penalty shoot out, but it wasn’t their day as Leven went through to the next round.