Cockermouth sting St Bees
Last updated at 01:00, Friday, 28 September 2007
Cockermouth 2 St Bees 0
A hard-fought contest eventually saw Cockermouth overcome St Bees in this under 10 division one match played at Cockermouth school.
Cockermouth had most of the ball in the first half, however clear cut chances were few as the St Bees defence was well organised by R Marr.
Matthew Watson was behind most of the good work for Cockermouth.
Playing on the left of midfield he created a couple of openings only for the St Bees keeper to make good saves.
St Bees still looked lively on the counter attack as the first half ended goalless.
Cockermouth scored in the fifth minute of the second half following an excellent run and passing move involving Watson and Luke Graham, which ended with Watson scoring with his left foot.
Then a rare defensive error saw Watson left alone in the area to score a simple tap in for his and Cockermouth’s second goal.
With both sides tiring, chances came at both ends but nobody could add to the score-line.
Man of the match for Cockermouth was Matthew Watson and for St Bees R Marr.
* Seaton U16s 1 Netherhall U16s 5
Netherhall got off to a great start with two goals in the first 15 minutes by Kieran Nash and Adrian Gartland.
Another goal just before half-time by Lee Burns increased the visitors’ lead to three.
Ten minutes into the second half Seaton replied with a goal but within 10 minutes Nash and Gartland both scored again to secure the 5-1 win for Netherhall.
* Frizington 0 Seaton 5
Seaton played an older Frizington team in the U10s division three league but still managed to take the three points in a 5-0 whitewash.
Seaton’s Jonathan McAllister scored in the opening minutes of the game and although the visitors had all the play in the first half the score was only 2-0 in their favour going into half-time, their other goal coming from Lewis Brown.
Seaton continued to dominate most of the second half but some controversial refereeing decisions kept the score down to 5-0.
Seaton’s goals coming from Macauley Hannah and another two from man of the match Lewis Brown to give him his hat-trick and three of the man of the match awards of the new season.
* Maryport Utd U14s 10 v Windscale U14s 0
Maryport strolled into the third round of the league cup with a 10-0 win against visitors Windscale.
Josh Wilson, who was playing his first game of the season for the home side, bagged four as did Gary Tierney, who has now scored eight in four matches. Conor Brannon notched the other two.
Maryport’s man of the match was David McCallig, who had an outstanding game throughout.
* Cleator Moor Celtic U10s 6 Workington Jnrs U10s 1
Workington were beaten by a good Celtic side in this division three match.
The visitors’ scorer was Jason Burrow. Forward Ben Powell and defender Lee Macallum both had fine games for Workington.
Bigrigg Bulls 2 Celtic U9s 0
The younger Celtic U9s put on an impressive display against Bigrigg Bulls U10s in a recent U10s cup match.
Bigrigg took the lead early when defender Daniel Jones expertly turned in a Lewis Jolly corner.
There were exciting opportunities for both sides, especially when a cracking Celtic shot hit the bar and powered down like a pile driver forcing a rapid reaction by Bulls’s goalie Patrick Cowman.
Late in the first half Matthew Sempill took the ball to the bye line and crossed for Jolly, who put it in at the second attempt.
In the second half there were no more goals, but plenty of thrilling action which was a credit to both sides.
Man of the match for the Bulls was Matthew Sempill and for Celtic Aaron Smith.
* Bigrigg Bulls 7 Bransty U10s 0
Despite conceding several goals in the first half, Bransty fought hard after the break to contain Bulls and put them under pressure.
Matthew Sempill opened the Bulls’ account early in the first half and completed his hat-trick very late with the only goal in the second half. Lewis Jolly and Rhys Miller also found the back of the net twice each.
With some fine individual performances in all areas of the park Bransty, as always, impressed with their indomitable spirit. Robin and Tom both came close to scoring on several occasions, but were thwarted by the Bulls’ tight defence.
Man of the match for Bigrigg was Matthew Sempill. Taylor Amor and Joel Cartmel shared the honours for Bransty.
First published at 16:36, Thursday, 24 January 2008
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