A big thanks to all none players who helped out yesterday morning enabling our club to have 6 games at home. It reminded me of when we held our first tournament earlier in the year. The game I refereed was the under 9's and they did ''very well''!!! With some great football been played and some great goals. The other games I watched later was of similar quality and the future looks good for our football club. Also what was pleasing at the end was a couple of new faces help take down the goals and roping. Any assistance on a Saturday morning by anyone is much appreciated. Our under 14's were playing away and it was great to hear that they were only narrowly beaten losing by the odd goal. Well done to all players who represented our club yesterday. Lastly we now have got all the signing forms in and with the mini soccer section the club has now over 100 junior players on its books. Truly remarkable how quickly the club has grown over the last couple of years. When will it stop?
Holme Rovers Forum
Holme Rovers Juniors
Richard Brook |
U14s Against Cliffe
Ken Wood (Kit Sponsor) |
Well done, it felt like a win. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Sculcoates Res. 2 Holme Rovers 1sts 7
Richard Brook |
What a difference from last season when Holme lost 3-2 and probable gave their worst display of the season.
It was nice for a chance for our supporters to have a relaxing second half with Sculcoates well beaten and Holme well in front with the scoreline.
Holme started quickly with Gareth Saltmer crossing the ball invitingly to Nick Cage who blasted the ball way over the crossbar from close range and there was me thinking Nick Cannot finish!!! Against the run of play Sculcoates went into the lead but this did not stop Holme playing football on the ground and using the width of the pitch. Just before half time Holme got a very important goal making it 4-2. In the second half Sculcoates ''did not come out'' and Holme added a further 3 goals with no reply. Well done Holme that's a 100% record so far in league and cup. Oh by the way Nick Cage did get his shooting boots back on and ended up with 6 goals which has cost his mum a fortune at £1 a goal!
Lastly well done to our 2nd team who won their cup game yesterday and so maintain their 100% record.
Richard Brook |
thanks for setting up Mini Soccer page.
Holme Rovers v Brayton
Under 9's Reporter |
U9's Match Report v Brayton (H) Saturday 17th September
Holme Rovers U9's Brayton
Goalscorers: Buddy Dunham (3), Logan Cox, Harvey Sedman, Harry Goodwin, Josh Hinch
Man of the Match: Buddy Dunham
Brayton started the game well and their early pressure paid off when they took an early lead from a shot just inside the area. This setback seemed to spur Rovers into action and only two great saves by the Brayton keeper denied first Harry Goodwin and then Logan Cox goals. The home team were not to be denied and a beautifully flighted corner by Will Pearson was turned in for the equaliser by Logan Cox.
A skilful Brayton team responded well and goalkeeper Billy Wilson had to be alert to keep out a goalbound effort. Will was solid in breaking up Brayton attacks, aided by some good defensive work from James O'Driscoll.
Rovers then began to exert more pressure themselves and Buddy Dunham gave them the lead with a deflected shot. Rovers continued to press and Buddy was unlucky not to extend the lead when he hit the bar with a vicious strike. Moments later he had more luck as his well placed shot.
Ethan Ashley and Harvey Sedman both went close before great work from Logan allowed Buddy to complete a well-deserved hat trick. Rover's defence stood firm and James Huddlestone was on hand to make a number of important tackles.
Brayton started the second half on the front foot and Billy needed to be on his toes as they strove to reduce the deficit. However, it was the home side that again began to threaten, Harry executing a Cruyff-turn to wrong foot the Brayton defence before a one two with Buddy presented Harvey with a great chance that deserved a goal but was well saved. Josh Hinch, playing through the pain-barrier, added the fifth goal before a defensive mix-up allowed Brayton to pull a goal back.
As the game moved into it's final quarter Logan's direct running and pinpoint pass meant that Harry got the goal he deserved. He almost made it two when the keeper pulled off a great save but Harvey was there to make no mistake with the rebound.
Brayton continued to press and their efforts were rewarded first by a great headed goal from a corner and then a shot from distance made the final score **** Holmes Win
A great performance from the team today and we'll be looking to continue with this good form when we visit Garforth next week.