Youth teams

Youth report – Sat 10/Sun 11 April 2021

U13 Tigers show great resilience

The long awaited game between Knebworth U13 Tigers and Hatfield Comets was played out on Sunday at Knebworth Rec under blue skies, and on a fast pitch. 

It was self billed as the game of the season for these two teams, and it lived up to the hype. Both teams gave their all, and Hatfield came in at the break with a commanding lead, and looked to have the game sown up. The Tigers however were not finished, and showed great perseverance and tenacity to take the game to the visitors and claim the spoils for the second half. Whilst the Tigers didn’t manage to score quite enough goals to win the game, the effort was more than enough to make their coaches and spectators very proud. A goal by JH direct from a corner was a piece of great skill, MN made several last defender runs to stop shots, and GJ worked tirelessly on the wing both in attack and defence. Well done lads!

Player of the match was JR for some great saves and bravery in coming off his line and diving at the feet of the onrushing opposition.

Thank you to our new sponsors Fenton Engineering whose shirts were worn at Knebworth Rec for the first time this season.

U8s back in league action

Saturday morning saw all three U8s teams back to League fixtures with energetic and dedicated performances from all the players.

U8 Lions pleased to be back

The Lions were first up at home with a feisty game against a talented Wodson Park U8s. The players showed real commitment and desire and there were some slick passing moves on display – well done! Player of the Match was EC. 

U8 Lions player of the match EC

The Tigers followed and showed fantastic spirit, they were clearly happy to be back on the pitch. All of the players were incredibly positive and loved being back at the Rec. They played a hard fought game and showed great determination and positivity. 

U8 Tigers excited to be playing
U8 Tigers in action at The Rec

The Leopards played away at Wheathampsted against the U8 Panthers and thoroughly enjoyed their game. Player of the Match was awarded to Dominic for his excellent all-round goalkeeping. Special mentions to Harry for his goals and Ryan, as captain, led by example. Bradley and Alex made good interceptions in defence and Max and Leon showed good energy and determination in midfield. 

Well done to all the U8s for a fantastic return to football!

U10s Oranges

The U10 Oranges were back in League action at the Rec against Wheathampsted Wanderers Tiger Sharks. The Oranges started well with some good early attacks, some shots hit the woodwork but the Tiger Sharks were clincal. By Quarter 3, the Oranges showed great energy and pressure on their opponents and they battled hard to win the ball. Jacob made some terrific strikes on target, as did Seb in Quarter 4. 

The Oranges never gave up and kept on going but just couldn’t beat a strong Tiger Sharks team with some very strong players. All-in-all it was a great end-to-end game with Thomas player of the week and Tyler back from injury. The important thing was that the 8 players were back playing League games together again. 

U10s Oranges in action

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