THE last weekend of junior football in the Kerry Gainsborough Youth League for 2011 finished with several clubs postponing fixtures as players were not available.
Five games were lost due to clubs being unable to field a team.
In the U10s League Forrest Rangers moved within nine points of league leaders Gainsborough Trinity with a 10-0 home win over Ordsall Rangers.
Scorers for Forrest were S. Hutchinson (four), A. Clayton (three), R. Bull (two) and B. Hill.
Blyth and Marshalls completed their 2011 fixtures with an entertaining 2-2 draw.
In the U9s League Saxilby came so close to the result they deserve but were finally defeated 7-6 by Blyton. Not many teams score six goals and lose.
Saxilby scorers were P. Cook (three), W. Vickers, M. Wright and N. Allum. Finding the net for Blyton were J. Wardle (four) and B. Jenkinson (three).
The game between Babworth and Blyth finished in a creditable 1-1 draw, T. Tomlinson on target for Babworth and F. Moody for Blyth.
In the U8s League the game between Babworth and Marshalls also ended in a draw, this one 3-3. L. Tindall gave Babworth the lead before L. Sivek equalised for Marshalls.
L. Smith then scored another two goals to give Marshalls a 3-1 before L. Spittlehouse pulled a goal back and H. Millership equalised for Babworth.
In the closing minutes of the game Millership had a shot cleared off the line but in the end a draw was a fair result for two entertaining teams.
Gainsborough Trinity’s indifferent season continues as they were defeated 5-0 by Forrest Rangers for whom P. Hudson (two), G. Blackburn, J. Wilson and D. Hearn were the scorers.
Results for 17th December: U8s - Babworth Rovers 3, Marshalls 3; Walesby v Midtown (postponed); Retford Utd v Misterton (postponed); Forrest Rangers 5, Gainsborough Trinity 0. U9s - Saxilby 6, Blyton 7; Misterton v Marshalls (postponed); Babworth 1, Blyth 1. U10s - Blyth 2, Marshalls 2; Gainsborough Trinity v Misterton (postponed); Forrest Rangers 10, Ordsall Rangers 0.
JACK KALSON LEAGUE
U14s Divisional Cup
Gainsborough Trinity 14s 3
TRINITY U14s made the journey to Brigg at the weekend to take on rivals Wrawby Rovers in the Divisional Cup with a small squad due to illness.
However, they started the first half very strong, but their efforts were in vain as Wrawby found the back of Trinity’s net in the first 10 minutes.
But all wasn’t lost as five minutes later Trinity’s forward Corey Drummond found the space and chipped Wrawby’s keeper to put the visitors back on equal terms.
Trinity forward Brandon Scrimshaw then made it 2-1 before the interval with an excellent strike.
The second half started well with both teams fighting for the win with the introduction of Spencer Hare to Trinity’s midfield.
Wrawby pushed for the equaliser and with only two minutes left of the match they found it and took this cup game into extra time.
Extra time was in Trinity’s favour as they played the better football on the day, and when a great through ball played by left back Craig Andrews found forward Scrimshaw it was all over for Wrawby and took the final score to Trinity 3, Wrawby 2,
Thank you to team sponsors Fosco On Site Services, Edf Energy and Road Base Ltd for their continued support.