By Paul Blythe
A round-up of this week’s football from Newton Aycliffe Junior Section, at the business end of the season some of our teams are playing multiple fixtures as they close in on League titles and promotions.
Under 7’s Red’s – Faced Billingham United and produced some magnificent defensive display with great passing. MOTM was Thomas.
Under 7’s Juniors – Played Kader FC Rangers, it was a fantastic game with lots of good goals scored by Felix K (3), Reign, Colton, Lincoln (2). MOTM went to Fletchers for great link up play and decision making.
Under 9’s – Played against Bedale with Aycliffe created some good chances through Andrew, Koa, and eventual goal scorer Joseph. Aycliffe battled hard with Jayden playing extremely well in defence. MOTM was Joseph.
Under 10 Whites – Played against Sunderland West End Blacks and worked hard throughout the game with Kai grabbing a brace. MOTM was William R.
Under 10’s Blacks – Travelled to Greatham, after a tough first half, Aycliffe went close in the second half through Max after good build up play from Fin and Jarrod but could not find a goal. MOTM was Liam.
Under 11’s Juniors – Were away to Spennymoor, Aycliffe could not find the goal they wanted but went close when Dom hit the post. POTM was shared between Jensen, Charlie & Marley. The team travel to Flamingoland tournament next weekend.
Under 12’s – Entertained Thirsk Falcons, grinding out a 1-0 win in what proved to be a tough test. MOTM was goal scorer Evan.
Under 12’s – Entertained Billingham juniors, eventually running out 5-1 winners in a game Aycliffe controlled. Goals scored by Jack, Layton, Zach, Rhys, and Sam. MOTM was Zach.
Under 13’s – Were edged out 3-2 in a five-goal thriller against title chasing Kader. Huey scored both goals for Aycliffe. MOTM was Jamie.
Under 14’ Whites – Travelled to Mount Pleasant Rangers, with the league title still a possibility Aycliffe come away with a valuable 3-2 victory. Aycliffe started well and pressed. Noah opened the scoring for Aycliffe before Jake G doubled the lead. The hosts pulled two goals back to equalise before Ethan shot from outside the box to win the game for Aycliffe. MOTM was Ethan.
Under 15’s Reds – Travelled to Redcar today to play the form team in the league, with Redcar having won 7 of their last 8. Aycliffe put in the best performance of the season so far, controlling the game from start to finish and running out 3-0 winners. Goals from Will, Harry C and Olli. MOTM Caleb.
Under 15’s Reds – Hosted Norton, still battling at the top for a chance of promotion. It was not Aycliffe’s prettiest performance, but they managed to grind out a gutsy 1-0 win, with Harry C grabbing the winner. MOTM was Sam.
Under 15’s Whites – Hosted high flying Boro Rangers Whites, putting in a fantastic display and ran out 3-2 winners with goals from McKenzie (2) and Brad. Joint MOTM was awarded to Jackson and Zach.
Under 15’s – Played against top of the table Boro Reds, losing 3-2. Aycliffe’s goals were scored by Jake and Jack C. MOTM was Jake.