It was a super rainy weekend so many of our games were rained off due to pitch quality. Roll on the summer when we see the sun again!
Reminder – in accordance with FA rules we do not publish the results of teams participating in U7 to U11 games.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.
Crystals (U18) SPONSORED BY J CRESSWELL LANDSCAPING
U18 Crystals travelled for an early kick off, a 9.15 start, away at Ampthill Town, and came away 5-1 victors, with two goals from Rozalia Zycinska, two from Hermione Hilton and one from Alex Read-Simpson. Hope Elverson was POTM.
The girls are now in second place in the Beds Div 2 Spring league, with a game in hand on the leaders, who they face next week.
Sapphires (U12) sponsored by BQI Protection
Sapphires played Deanshanger in the semi final of the league plate. Deanshanger started very strongly putting Sapphires under a lot of pressure, Charlotte Stevens was in good form making a couple of decent saves and the back line of Ruby Harmony, Amelie Taft and Arabella Mantle had to be on top form to keep their opponents out. Deanshanger took the lead following a bit of a mix up though to make it 1-0 at half time.
Sapphires had begun to claw themselves back into the game towards the end of the the first half and they continued that into the second.
Three quality second half goals from Tilly Allen, Shania Ismail and Ava Martuccio made it 3-1 and a well deserved place in the final for the girls.
Lightning (U9) sponsored by Top Diner
MK City Lightning U9 travelled to Wootton to take part in an MKDDL U9 Holland fixture.
Firstly, massive thanks to Gavin at Wootton for going over and above in getting the game on, in the end the teams played on a larger pitch that was correctly sized with cones to enable the match to go ahead.
When the match started, it was certainly worth the effort, both teams agreed to play 8 a side to ensure the slightly larger pitch wasnt an issue. A dominant opening period saw Lightning firmly in control of the game, pressing Wootton and controlling possesion, Lightning got their reward with a neat finish from Barney.
However, Wootton came back strongly and the Lightning defensive unit of Taylor and Harry had to work extra hard, Alfie in goal was in fine form, saving at least 5 certain goals with a variety of top saves, however one of the saves fell to a Wootton player who tapped in for the equaliser.
Lightning battled through the match and managed to get another goal just 3 minutes from the end through Harrison who neatly finished a fine move that included 5 Lightning passes..
The bravery of the Lightning players was so impressive, even facing up to a Wootton free kick on the edge of the box with a full 5 man wall, and Finley taking a knock in the face to stop a shot on goal, very well done and considering these boys are only 8 and 9, they certainly impressed all of the coaches and watching parents.
A very competitive game between two well matched teams, that was played in the right spirit and superbly referreed
Man of the match went to Barney for his opening goal and superb pressing from a Centre Forward position.
Wolves (U9) sponsored by ANV Measurement Systems
MK City Wolves travelled to Bedford Park Rangers for an early 9am kick off with just 7 players so everyone played every minute and everyone gave their all.
Wolves started well and took a deserved lead through Pedro’s chipped shot after he battled hard to regain the ball in the box.
Eden made some good stops in goal in the first half and then used his trickery to combine with Albie, Jensen and Dries for Dries’s goal in the last few minutes of the game.
Riley was supreme in defence again and Elliott was a revelation at the back putting in a fully committed performance, tackling and clearing the ball with determination.
Albie and Dries again took the ball and pushed us up the pitch where Jensen was pressing and hustling their defence.
Man of the Match was Pedro for a superb first goal for the team and also some great saves between the sticks.
Mens ‘A’ Team sponsored by MK Ply Lining and Plan B Brickwork
Waterhall stars 0 vs 3 MK City ‘A’
MK city knew that they had to put in a performance if they were to progress into the quarter final of the trophy after being drawn against waterhall stars who sit 4th in the division above.
From the first whistle to the final whistle every player on the pitch put in 100% and stuck to their roles. Every tackle meant something to them and from the start you knew it was all of nothing.
No. 18 Matty opened the scoring after a great cross in from Kano for Vinny to touch down, cut inside but unlucky to get his shot saved Matty was in the right place on the edge of the box to smash home and take the lead.
There was then some massive tackles from the two city CB’s Jamie and Hayden that had to be won, as city soaked up some pressure but they were solid all game.
The second goal again come from 18.Matty, after a great run from Vinny to the edge of the box where he was fouled, Matty confidently slotted into the corner direct from the free kick to make it 2-0 at half time.
The second half started with city again under pressure but never looking like conceding thanks to the massive shifts put in from the full backs Ross and Raj and the CM’s Gilly Tate and Chad who were non stop running for the whole game.
The 3rd goal came from no.23 Joe after a great ball over the top from Gilly set him free to smash in to the roof of the net to make it 3-0 and seal the game.
Some massive saves from our keeper Robbie to keep the clean sheet and the final whistle went after what felt like an age. Clean sheet 3 goals and progression into the quarter finals. Great team spirit and fight shown from all the lads today well deserved!