Colts hit eight against Hebden

Crossley Colts under 12s continued their fine start to the season with an 8-1 away win over a resolute Hebden side.

Crossleys started the game on the attack and within two minutes were one up when Josh Martin won the ball and passed to Regan Armstrong. He sent Lewis Spinner away whose cross found Kyle Baxter to fire home at the back post.

Crossleys soon doubled their lead when Lewis Spinner scored from a Kyle Baxter through ball. This woke Hebden up and they pegged one back through the ever alert Jake Bogacki.

Crossleys rode their luck and had to thank their ever alert goal keeper Luke Millar who raced off his line a couple of times to thwart the danger. Crossleys scored their third goal midway through the first half when Euan Geleziunas won the ball in the field and sent Jamie Sykes away. His cross found Kyle Baxter who grabbed his second of the game. On the stroke of half time Crossley Colts scored their fourth goal when Adam Riding’s through ball found Connor Richardson to fire home. Hebden were awarded a penalty just before the break but Luke Millar was equal to it.

The second half saw Crossleys attacking at will and they went further ahead from a Lewis Spinner corner which Adam Riding headed home then increased their lead further when Max Harlsworth picked up a Luke Newcombe pass and he crossed for Lewis Spinner to fire home.

As the game drew to a close Crossleys claimed a seventh when Jo Schofield won the ball and passed to Kyle Baxter who found Jamie Sykes to fire home.

Adam Riding then got his second of the match after an exquisite through ball from Max Harlsworth.

HALIFAX Irish Whites under 12s lost their unbeaten record as they went down 5-2 to a very impressive Ryburn United side.

Irish started well with Brandon McGibbon forcing the Ryburn defence to clear before a Jack Chesters cross was spilled by the keeper and Joe Batty tapped in for a 1-0 lead. Nathan Brown and Alfie McGrevy both cleared as Ryburn attacked and Jack Chesters turned a defender but shot wide.

Ryburn were now getting on top with James Langley making a couple of good saves, one from point blank range, and Nathan Brown headed a goal bound shot over his own bar before, in the last minute of the half, Ryburn were awarded a penalty and converted it to make it 1-1.

Irish started the second half on the attack with Jack Chesters clean through but his goalbound chip was scrambled clear. Ryburn then took hold of the game scoring four goals with most on the break, with the Irish defence all at sea. Jack Chesters did manage a consolation goal, chipping the ball into the far corner from a tight angle.

HONOURS were shared in the North Halifax derby match between Boothtown Juniors Under 13s and Crossley Juniors following a 2-2 draw.

The game was played in heavy conditions and it was the bigger more physical Crossleys team that started the brighter, However they failed to create any clear cut chances due to the strong defending of Dan Hildred and Jack Helliwell.

Winger Lewis Oldridge was causing plenty of problems down the left wing for Crossleys, whilst for Boothtown the lively Tom McGregor started to get his side back into the game.

It was against the run of play when the ball broke to Boothtown left winger Jordan Kilvington on the edge of the box and he calmly curled the ball over the keeper to make it 1-0.

Crossleys hit back and a swift counter attack saw the ball break down the right for Lewis Oldridge to pass the ball into an empty net with keeper Bradley Madin stranded.

Crossleys grew in confidence and it was no surprise when Reece Cuthburt added a fine second to put them in from for the first time.

However, just before the break some good play from the back by Jake Tait found Nicky Meade in space and he finished superbly to send the sides in 2-2 at the break.

The second half was hard fought with both sides creating chances but try as Boothtown did they found the centre half pairing of Josh Pearson and Alex Abson in outstanding form.

At the other end Crossleys created numerous chances due mainly to a shaky Boothtown defence but Bradley Madin made some great saves whilst the Crossleys strikers were guilty of missing a few golden chances.

BOOTHTOWN Juniors Under 16s maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with an excellent 14-2 win over a spirited Beacon Rangers side.

Elliott Core and Brandon Field continued their excellent early season goal scoring form whilst Ben Fox was on hand to add to the tally.

Jamie Randall and Robbie Wardle did everything but score whilst the goal of the game came at the end when defender turned striker Jonny Higgings hit a stunning over head kick to complete the scoring.

More junior football in Thursday’s Courier Sport