Youth football - Tigers eat Saints alive in bad weather

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OUR latest comprehensive round-up of the Sudbury area’s youth football scene.

UNDER-18s

AFC Sudbury Tigers 4

CFC Bury Saints 0

POOR weather conditions played their part in making this game a scrappy affair, although the final outcome was never in doubt for Sudbury.

The deadlock was broken when Luke Nicoll curled a 20-yard free-kick round the wall and into the corner of the net and Nicoll then turned provider for Will Wingfield.

Wingfield got a second after the break, finishing from close range and Jack Hubbard hit the bar.

A deep corner from Nicoll found Dan New at the back post and his well-placed powerful header gave the keeper no chance.

UNDER-15s

Honington Youth 2

AFC Sudbury 6

AFC had all the ball in the first period, but it was not until the second half that they made it count.

Trailing 1-0 at the break, AFC levelled within two minutes when Tom Wingfield finished from a throughball before he doubled his tally shortly afterwards.

Josh Welsford got a deserved goal after a great spell of build-up play and Wingfield and Harry Fryer added to the score before Honington pulled one back, while Harry Thraves danced by two tackles to wrap up the game.

Next up is the league cup final at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich on Sunday (3pm).

UNDER-12s

Bures 0 AFC Sudbury 4

A FIRST-HALF stalemate was broken by an unfortunate own goal and from then on AFC were unstoppable.

With their noses in front, Sudbury came out strong in the second half of this end-of-season cup match and it was not long before Rhys Nuttall got the second closely followed by a superb shot from Kade Ivatt.

Bures had some good attempts on goal, but Sudbury’s Jack Purkiss was on fine form.

Nuttall got his second just before the final whistle.

Player of the match: Jack Cole

UNDER-11s

Frinton & Walton 4

Long Melford 10

MELFORD got back to winning ways with this decisive win after a dip in form.

Harrison Nunn opened the scoring for Melford on six minutes with a lobbed shot.

Frinton got back on level terms for the briefest of moments, Freddie McCracken netting for Melford within a minute of the restart.

On a roll, McCracken scored another four before the interval. Joe Skillicorn secured a hat-trick, with the final goal of the game coming from Bryn Gartland two minutes from time.

UNDER-10s

AFC Sudbury Blues 1 Lawford 1

ALTHOUGH neither team could take the win there was some great football played, with AFC pushing forward straight away.

Ben Turner made the most of a chance to put the home side in the lead, just before half-time.

James McGregor made a good save before Lawford were awarded a free-kick which was blasted at the home team’s goal.

McGregor got a touch, but in the goalmouth confusion the ball was knocked in.

Player of the match: Alfie Gittings.

AFC Sudbury Reds 0 Lawford 1

ALTHOUGH the defence of Adam Jeggo and Alf Powell were under the cosh from the off, it was not until late in the game that Bures got through.

There was good midfield play from Peter Shipley and Ben Cox for Sudbury, with Jacob Gilbert putting a shot wide.

The visitors’ goal came in the second half from a powerful free-kick that keeper Theo Kurtz tried in vain to save.

It was a great game of football not really reflected in the score.

Player of the match: Adam Jeggo