Youth Round Up
Saturday 2nd March
With the end of the season fast approaching their were some important fixtures for a number of our Youth sides. We start out round up with the Under 16 Girls who faced a tricky away trip to Coventry Girls in the Open Cup. It was a convincing performance from the Girls as they booked a place in the semi-final courtesy of goals from Nykeshia Reed, Maia Heywood-Richards and Kaitlyn Richards. The Under 18 Girls were also back action after a long layoff. The break didn’t stop them recording a convincing 4-0 victory over Stratford Girls. Tyla Richards grabbed a brace with further goals from Lydia Dainty and Mia Williams.
The Under 16 Boys faced Coventry United looking to make further inroads on the leading teams. After a quiet first half, an assured performance from the Bucks gave them the 3 points. Regan McArthur, Dan Gormley and Scott Binnersley the scorers in the 3-0 win. Ryley McPartland grabbed both goals for the Under 12 Boys as they got back to winning ways against Redditch Borough.
Our Under 13 Boys were in MJPL Cup Quarter Final at the home to Solihull Moors. Much like the last round, it was a close run affair that went all the way to penalties. It wasn’t to be for the young Bucks who were edged out from the spot; Preston Whinnerah with the Bucks goal. Meanwhile the Under 17 Boys suffered a first home defeat of the season, being undone by two set pieces against Tamworth. Despite a Jake Powell goal they went down 2-1.
The Under 18 Boys moved to within 6 points of the league title with a confident 3-1 victory over Bugbrooke St Michael. Lee Kenny, Tom Hughes and Rif Ata on target for the Bucks. A 32nd goal of the season from Reece Clayton wasn’t enough for the Under 15 Boys as they went down 2-1 away at Walsall Wood Saints.
Our Under 10 Boys moved 4 points clear at the top of their MJPL Trophy league with a 1-0 victory over Evesham thanks to a Mikey Buckley strike. It wasn’t such fortune for the Under 11 Boys as they were edged out by a single goal in 9 against Easington. The Bucks goals came from Murat Sulley (2), Jack Davies and Charlie Evans.
It was a solid victory for the Under 10 Girls against Newport Goals courtesy of goals from Rosie Davies, Caitlin McCoole, Jessica Thomas, Jasmine Cooper, Addison Davies and Darcy Fulcher. An Ellie McCallum goal wasn’t enough for the Under 12 Girls who fell to defeat against top of the league SAHA. The Under 9 Boys continued preparation for next seasons MJPL campaign with a close fought contest against Kidderminster Athletic.
Saturday 9th March
Despite a week of torrential rain, all scheduled fixtures for our youth sides went ahead as planned but were severely hindered by the gale force conditions.
We start our round up with the Under 13 Boys who faced the long trip to Leicester to face Aylestone Park, looking to get their league campaign back on track. It was a strong all round performance from the Bucks as they ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Dylan Millington and a 34th goal of the season for Preston Whinnerah. The game also included a penalty save from Telford keeper Jay Owen.
Our Under 10 Girls picked up another victory against Shifnal Europeans courtesy of goals from Rosie Davies and Jasmine Cooper. The Under 12 Girls bounced back from defeat last time out with a 5-0 victory over Whitchurch. Mai Mckenzie led the way with a hat trick with further goals from Eden Wallace and Frances Creen.
Once again the Under 16 Boys picked up 3 points after a strong second half performance against Coleshill Youth, Ben Briggs and Kai Ata with the Bucks goals. It was a day to forget for the Under 15 Boys as they fell to a heavy defeat in the MJPL Cup against Alvis Juniors. The Under 17 Boys returned to winning ways away at Leamington were made to work for the victory. Down 3-1 at the break and with keeper George Scott injured, they fought back to run out 5-4 winners, with centre half George Glover in goal. Goals coming from Mike O’Toole, Kaleem Hodgkinson, Sam Edwards and a Marcus Dillon brace.
It was a return to league action for the Under 10 Boys who drew at home to CS Colts, Isaac Bateson, Ethan Rowland and Tyler Roe with the goals. Meanwhile the Under 11 Boys picked up a convincing victory at home to Solihull Moors. Ben Corfield, Murat Sulley and Bayley Bateman all grabbed braces with George Cruise also in the scoresheet. Meanwhile the Under 14 were beaten convincingly at home to high flying Aylestone Park.
We end our round up with the Under 18 Boys who faced fourth placed Newcastle Town. Their 18 game winning streak came to an end but they still avoided defeat in a 2-2 draw. Reece Taylor and Liam Walton with the Telford goals who played the second half with 10 men due to unavailability. They remain 3 points clear at the top of the league with 2 games to go.