Saturday 3rd February
First week of February but still mother nature hampered our fixture schedule. We start our round up with arguably the performance of the weekend. Our Under 13 Girls travelled to face leagues leaders Knowle Girls knowing victory would take them level on points with the hosts. The Bucks blew away their hosts as goals from Leah Davies (2), Elle Morrissey (2), Grace Watkin, Orla Molloy, Niamh Bullock and Rebekah Warner gave them a resounding 8-1 victory.
Our Under 16 Boys were back in league action as they travelled to face Kidderminster Harriers community. The Bucks were in ruthless form as they blew away the hosts with 6 unanswered goals coming from Ryan Knott (2), Adam Mellor, Sam Edwards, Jay Brownfield and an own goal. The Under 12 Boys bounced back from defeat last time out with a 2-0 victory over third placed Chasetown, goals coming from Olly Corbett and a Josh White screamer. Meanwhile the Under 10 Bucks recovered from a three-goal deficit to beat Central Ajax whilst the United side slipped to defeat at home to Rugby Town.
The Under 18 Girls travelled to face Cookley Sports looking to continue their good run of form since promotion to the premier league. In a closely fought encounter, it was captain Caitlyn Smith who led the Bucks to victory with a hat-trick including one from the spot as they edged out the home side 3-2. The Under 16 Girls put in a great performance but were unfortunate to go down by a single goal away at Kingshurst Sporting.
The Under 15 Boys bounced back from going behind early to record their second victory on the bounce. Last seasons leading scorer Jack Ingram led the way with a brace supported by Ben Briggs in a 3-1 home victory over Gresley. It was an equally impressive victory for the Under 14 Boys as they ran out 5-1 winners over Stone Dominoes. Reece Clayton took his goal tally to 24 in just 11 games with 4 more; Reuban Payton on hand with the other goal. The Under 11 Boys fought back from two goals down in their MJPL Trophy fixture at home to CS Colts to gain an impressive draw. Cameron Webb scored both for the Bucks.
We end our roundup with the Under 18 Boys, who progressed to the semi-final of the MJPL trophy with a 6-3 victory over Mickleover Sports. Goals were once again spread out across the team with Armando Wood (2), Reece Taylor, Jamie Bloor, Tom Hughes and Rifat Ata all on hand with goals as the Bucks made it two semi-finals in a week after defeating Allscott in the Shropshire Youth Cup earlier in the week.
Meanwhile on Wednesday our Under 9 Boys hosted a side from China narrowly going down 2-0. The game was streamed live to over 111,000 people back in China.
Saturday 10th February
Penultimate week of fixtures for our Youth sides with 9 sides in action across both league and cup fixtures. We start our round up with the Under 15 Girls who hosted Solihull Sporting in the Open Cup quarter final. It was a dominant performance from the Bucks as they sailed to 9-1 victory thanks to goals from Nykeshia Reed (5), Lauren Pritchard, Finley Bates, Shannon Henny and an own goal. Next up is a home tie against Derby County. It wasn’t to be for the Under 13 Girls as they bowed out of the Open Cup with defeat away to premier league Coventry Girls.
Two local derbies for our Boys sides this weekend. Firstly, despite a Liam Trewartha free kick, the Under 16 Boys went down 3-1 at home to Shrewsbury DC. Meanwhile the Under 12 Boys hosted Allscott knowing victory could take them up the third. In a close fought contest it was decided by a single goal from Olly Corbett. Jay Owen was in superb form in goal for the Bucks keeping the visitors at bay.
The Under 11 Boys secured victory in the MJPL Trophy away at Mercia Juniors. Cameron Webb was on hand with both goals to make it 4 goals in 2 games in a 2-1 victory. The Under 18 Girls went down 3-0 at home to Lichfield City whilst the Under 16 Girls secured an impressive 3-1 victory away at Redditch Girls, Ruby Weston (2) and Lucie Hill with the goals.
Our Under 12 Girls side were edged out in a 5 goal thriller at home to SAHA F.C. Goals came from Krystal Bunce and Poppy Ferme. We end our round up with the Under 15 Boys who have had great turnaround in form. They picked up a 4-0 victory away at Trysull Junior, Jack Ingram with all 4 goals to take them up to 12th.