We’re starting to see the last of the matches for the teams as we go into the final weeks of 2021. The round ups may start to get shorter but it means lots to the players in the teams that people read and engage with them. Thank you!
Have you seen that MK City FC is working in partnership with Berks & Bucks FA as one of four Ally Clubs across the region to support LGBTQ+ inclusion in football? Read all about it!
Reminder – in accordance with FA rules we do not publish the results of teams participating in U7 to U11 games. We celebrate effort, teamwork and participation in the younger teams.
Lightning (U9) sponsored by Top Diner
MK City Lightning welcomed the Newton Leys Lions to Derwent Drive for a MKDDL Holland encounter.
Before kick off all spectators, players, officials and coaches performed a splendid minutes applause in memory of Football mad Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.
When the game got underway, Lightning started strongly and launched wave after wave of attacks.
This theme continued throughout the match, with Lightning removing some players and the goalkeeper to balance things out.
Very pleasing to see both teams get on the scoresheet, and a fun penalty shootout was held at the end.
Thanks to Kian for being a superb ref, and to all the coaches, players and spectatots for making this an enjoyable morning for both teams.
Lightning man of the match went to Harry for his commitment to the cause and non stop work on the right wing.
Goal scorers for Lightning were James (3) Mason (2) Finley, Barney, Theo, Harrison
Thanks to our friends from Newton Leys for coming over
Jades (U10) sponsored by TCS
Today the girls faced a strong Bedford Blues side. All the girls played so well and I am so proud of them. The girls started the game quick and putting the pressure on Bedford, all this pressure led to Emma opening the scoring from Ava is great pass. The girls kept the pressure up on Bedford and soon after Emma scored her second. There was few more goals in the game from Mk city and Bedford. All the girls played with smiles on their face and enjoy playing and working hard for each other.
Player of the match: Shanae was POTM, amazing defending from her and Hannah once again.
Hawks (U16) sponsored by ARO Installations
Mk City U16 Hawks played a draw (1-1) vs Bradwell U16 at home. Another tough game as the visitors came to fight back after losing (1-3) to the Hawks at the beginning of the season. A well deserved draw as the boys really worked hard. Imran Mohammed got the Hawks the equaliser.
Well done Hawks. Still unbeaten 💪!
Hawks (U16) sponsored by ARO Installations (again!)
MK CITY U16 Hawks played again this morning at home against MK Warriors U16 Eagles in the County Cup. The JPL side was strong and took the lead in the first half. We lost 0-1 in the end but our boys pinned them in their half most of the 2nd half but couldn’t get a goal. Hats off to these soldiers who played a league game yesterday and were excellent today too. Well done Hawks 👏✔
Mens (B) sponsored by Guys Barbers
Newport 1 – 1 City B
Good effort from the lads this morning despite some being tired! 🍻
City B took the lead in the first half with an absolute worldie from Miles and was leading up leading right up until roughly 75 min when tired looks kicked in. Overall Good point gained and a decent match to watch.
Good luck to Newport for the rest of the season 💪 #upthecityb
Tigers (U7) sponsored by DH Construction
The Tigers had a tough final match of 2021 against a formidable Mursley. They had some great opportunities and goals but Mursley were able to hit the back of the net a few more times than Tigers.
Amazing goals from Frankie and amazing saves from goalkeepers Rafi and Rohan. The whole team pulled together and passed well.
Man of the Match was Ryan who had some amazing shots from the defence almost to the other end of the pitch!
It was a chilly 9am kick off but the sun was shining and both the Lions & Jaguars were ready to go!
The match started quickly with Lions looking for the early goal. Jaguars were just as eager to take the lead and hit back with some quick counter-attacking plays. After some very entertaining football it was Lions that broke the deadlock – 1-0 to the home team. Both sides continued to play some very creative football with plenty of sprints down the wings, some excellent work by both sides to break through the middle but by half time the score remained the same.
With the 2nd half underway, the Jaguars were determined to be the first to score – and they did after 5 minutes. Rio, collecting the ball on the left of midfield, cutting diagonally across the middle and firing a thunderous shot into the top right hand corner!!! 1-1!!!!! Both teams continued to press and challenge each other with each side having more opportunities to score. Despite the hugely entertaining attacking play the match finished 1-1.
Performance of the Match awards went to Samuel (who deputized in goal at short notice and did a fantastic job) and Riley (the magical winger) but it was an amazing team performance – the best from the Jaguars this season.
A big thank you to our hosts MK United for a warm welcome and a great matchday environment. The players, parents, coaches and managers for both teams all contributed to what is one of the best atmospheres we have ever played in. Competitive yet respectful with some fantastic football on show – exactly what grassroots football is all about.
The Jaguars journey continues…
On a very cold Saturday morning, Saints regrouped at home, after being on road for the past 4 weeks, to face Mursley United U8. The ground was wet with moisture from the recently melted snow and with a fair amount of grown grass, it was tricky to control and pass the ball.
The match started on a high tempo with end to end football from both sides. The goalkeepers on both sides were brilliant in saving many a chance. Mursley also had a very good defender, who thwarted our striker and midfielders time and again.
Mursley opened scoring with a fast-paced attacking goal, by end of the 1st quarter. Saints responded with a goal of their own in the 2nd quarter.
The 3rd quarter saw a couple of very good goals from Saints, accompanied by some good passing and tackles. Mursley responded with a couple of their own and the match was on an even keel, till the end.
Due to the tricky nature of the pitch, we subbed the entire set of 4 outfield players after every quarter. Even our goalkeeper Tommy got some game time as a defender, with Kaison in goal during 4th quarter.
Our goalkeeper Tommy was player of the match for his super keeping skills. He saved many a shot at the goal, with his alertness and goalkeeping skills.
For Saints, this match was a continuing demonstration of their improvement as a unit. Their ball control, passing and individual strengths continue to improve. During our trainings, we will continue to build on these emerging strengths and work on formations.
The boys continue to enjoy their trainings sessions and matches and take great pride & joy in playing for ‘Team Saints’.
Well done boys.