We certainly felt the bite this weekend for the early matches where parents and supporters were a little more well wrapped up. Keep brining those flasks of coffee to keep you warm on pitch side … we love it! I received a comment from another coach about MK City FC supporters recently where they said we were “always so well supported” and that MK City FC parents were “always really positive to both teams playing”. That’s great to see … keep it up!
In other news our U10 girls teams, Jade and Topaz, had an amazing opportunity to go to Wembley to watch England Ladies vs Northern Ireland. They represented MK City FC amazingly in their kits, flying an England/MK City flag. Well done Jade and Topaz!
Reminder – in accordance with FA rules we do not publish the results of teams participating in U7 to U11 games.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.
Jaguars (U12) sponsored by Matrix
Jaguars played away this week to Shenley Hawks. The Jaguars started the match positively with some good pressing play. A well organised Shenley side hit back on the counter attack but the Jaguars took the lead with a fantastic long range pass from King to Cameron, who finished in style. It was an end-to-end first half with both sides playing some good passing football. Shenley proved to be slightly stronger in this half as they equalised after 16 minutes and then took the lead on 23 minutes, 2-1 at half-time and a great game so far.
The Jaguars came out in the 2nd half determined to up their game. Some more good pressing play signaled their intent and they were rewarded with an equalising goal 5 minutes in. A great turn and pass by Cameron who threaded the ball through for Cherub to bury in the bottom corner. Only 4 short minutes later, Shenley hit back with a great effort on goal to take the lead again. The game continued at a fast pace with both teams having opportunities. Haydon came close to equaling the scoreline again but found himself just offside. Just 6 minutes before the end Haydon found himself in the middle of the action again, playing the ball through to Jeremy who made a great run down the right wing, cut inside and finished with confidence. More opportunities arose for both sides but the match ended 3-3 – a very fair result on the day and the first points for the Jaguars this season.
Thank you to Shenley FC Hawks who were great hosts and a very strong team. It was the most entertaining match the Jaguars have taken part in so far and there were smiles all round after the match. Thanks also to our referee, Jakub, who did a great job.
The Jaguars journey continues next week with a trip to Wingrave Juniors – we are all looking forward to it!!!
Lions (U16) sponsored by Makewell
Lions played Heelands Rangers at home and this is always a great game of two good teams and always a good fun. Lions took the lead in the first 15 mins Chris lobbing the Goalkeeper with an assist to Aidan.
Second half Heelands fought back hard levelling up and the in the 50th minute then scoring again. Lions then got their tails up and took the match to Heelands and in Chris levelled the game in the last few minutes with Max giving an assist. Final whistle game ended 2-2.
Sapphires (U12) sponsored by BQI
Sapphires played top of the table Deanshanger away. Sapphires started the game very well, creating lots of chances and limiting Deanshanger chances. City went in at the break 2-0 up (Tilly Allen and Shania Ismail getting the goals).
Deanshanger came back into the second half and got one back but some great defensive performances from Amelie Taft, Emily Thompson, Maisie Burchmore, Arabella Mantle and backed up very well by goalkeeper Charlotte Stevens meant they held on to win 2-1.
Another great performance from the girls to extend their winning run to four on the bounce.
Lightning (U9) sponsored by Top Diner
Lightning welcomed Dunstable Town over for a MKDDL fixture at Tattenhoe Lane.
Lightning were dealt a blow in the warmup when Goalkeeper Alfie had to withdraw from his place in goal due to a thumb injury. So a massive well done to Finley, Eden and Mason who all took turns in goal and performed really well.
Dunstable Town were great opponents and had a team full of talented players, but Lightning more than matched them during the first half of the game, great goals from Theo and Barney gave Lightning the edge at the break. Superb work all over the pitch from Lightning, every player gave there all but Dunstable came back strongly and played really well in the second half.
Players of the match for Lightning were Barney and Eden -well done boys
Thanks to Simon who controlled the game really well.
Tigers (U7) sponsored by DH Construction
Tigers played away this week to Winslow United Lions. In an epic battle of Tigers vs. Lions both teams had only five players each so no substitutions for either team throughout. The first half of the game was evenly matched with no goals from either side, Rohan putting in a great shift as goalkeeper.
In the second half Lions got some good goals in which unsettled the Tigers given their recent performance. Great defending by Teddy, with some great shots that nearly made it from Hudson, Ryan and Rafi. All players put maximum effort in but it wasn’t to be this week. Those are the ups and downs of football!
Man of the match had to be our amazing goalkeeper Rohan who worked his socks off. Apologies to whoever does the laundry in his house as his kit was filthy at the end … but he clearly loved it!
Tiger’s Eye (U14) sponsored by WAC agency
Away in Stotfold today, the Tiger’s Eye had most of the possession in the first half with only a couple of chances falling to Stotfold. One resulting in a penalty from a very unfortunate handball just inside the box.
Keeper Kacey, arms out stretched trying to make them-self look bigger made it look easy with a diving one handed save to the right, pushing the ball out for a corner; which was easily dealt with by the Tiger’s Eye defence.
Coming out of 0-0 at half time, it didn’t take long for Caitlin to put the Tiger’s Eye 0-1 up. Amelie followed shortly after, adding to her goal tally for the season with a powerful drive across the goal into the net. Holly added two more.
Coach Lauryn took her opportunity to move some of the players around. Great day for the tigereye which ended with a singalong for Amelie whose birthday it was.
Oppositions player of the match Kathlyn.
Parents player Lauren.
Managers player captain Sophie.
Diamonds (U15) sponsored by Autotech Recruit
Diamonds had a home 4-0 win today. Great solid performance from all of the girls. And perfectly ended with a penalty goal scored by our keeper who is sadly leaving us. 💎💎
Jets (U11) sponsored by WAC agency
Exciting game for the Jets today against Stotford. After being two goals down we fought back but struggled later in the game due to a lack of subs to put more fresh legs on. Amazing goals from Kitty, Eloise and Aiva.
Rubys (U14) sponsored by Matrix
Another great morning for the Rubys who won 4-2 against Bedford.
Strong performance by the whole team, from some great saves by Michelle our goalkeeper to plenty of opportunities for the midfield and strikers to score.
Topaz (U10) sponsored by MK Loftboarding and CC Landscape
Topaz had a brilliant game against a good team MK United. They celebrated Kacie’s birthday and Layla got player of the match and Poppy got parents player.
Jades (U10) sponsored by TCS
Jades played really well against a strong well known team, Deanshanger Colts. There was a brilliant effort all round and Emma and Rosie achieved player of the match.
Mens (North Bucks)
WHAT A RESULT!!
We had a cup game today v MK Wanderers who sit two divisions above us and MK City only went and killed it!
First half saw City pressuring for the whole half and had the better chances. Halfway through the first saw Summers pick the ball up on the edge of the box and slotted home.
Second half saw Wanderers coming closest hitting the post 4 times however MK City held on for an impressive away win!
On to the next round now Lads 💪💪. #upthecity
Saints U8s had an early morning trip to play Great Horwood U8 Ravens. It was a tricky venue to reach, with no definitive postcode and several Saints players, including the coaches got lost/delayed for the warm-up session 🤦🏻♂️😜
The game started on time though, with Saints able to field a full team of five, with two substitutes. Saints dominated possession in the 1st quarter, but couldn’t score off some good chances near the goal, with the quarter remaining goalless. On the other side, our goalkeeper Tommy made some fantastic saves, whenever Ravens threatened to sneak a goal!
The 2nd quarter looked likely to remain the same, but Ravens scored the first goal of the match with a brilliant counter attack, catching the Saints midfield and defence by surprise. Mid-quarter also saw our main striker Daniel coming off the pitch following a head bump with a Ravens player.
The 3rd quarter pep talk and return of our striker Daniel, saw a determined Saints take the game deep into Raven’s half. Some superb goals were scored in this quarter, all by Daniel, with superb support from the midfield. Meanwhile, Sai in defence & Kaison doing goalkeeping duties superbly blocked some Ravens attacks and pulled off some brilliant saves.
In the spirit of an even game for both sides and to give chances to all players, Saints packed the midfield with substitutes for the 4th quarter. The player in this new set-up showed great skill and determination to ward off Ravens attacks and in fact threatened to score more.
The match ended well with a brilliant comeback from Saints. Smiles all around, as we had a team huddle for debrief and player of the match ceremony (to Daniel, for his brilliant performance after being injured early on) and a note to parents reminding them of the half term break.