It started off foggy (see the photo from Lions below!) and ended up sunny … what a strange weekend! Another busy one for the club and it’s great to see so many young (and not so young) people out there whatever the weather!
Reminder – in accordance with FA rules we do not publish the results of teams participating in U7 to U11 games.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.
Lions (U16) played Towcester Tigers U16 in a good game that started in very foggy conditions. Within 20 mins we went 2-0 down , pulled it back to 2-2 by half time . After the first 10 mins of 2nd half we conceded a 3rd goal to Towcester.
Lions fought hard in the 2nd half but just could not connect with the net.
Final score 3-2 , one man down with a possible broken nose 😱
Lightning (U9) were involved in yet another classic match, this time against a talented and organised Woburn Whirlwinds.
Lightning struck twice early on with yet another goal from Liam, closely followed by a first Lightning goal from the dangerous Theo. Woburn forced their way back into the game and heading into the last 12 minutes there was nothing to separate the teams.
Alfie producing a number of saves and the defence looking solid, marshalled superbly by Taylor. A late double from James ensured the game swayed towards Lightning towards the end, but had to battle to the final whistle.
Well done to all players, coaches, and supporters from both MK City and Woburn, this was a classic.
Finally thanks to the calmest person on the pitch – Simon – great job as usual with the whistle.
Hawks (U16) boys continued their unbeaten run today, winning away 1_3 against Halse U16 of Northampton. Two special goals from Keanan Allman and 1 from Femi Shobowale to put the game to bed. Absolutely great game all round from the beginning to the end. Man of the match was Archie Binfield as solid as ever at the centre back position. Abel Damoah’s defensive midfield role was flawless. Well done U16 Hawks.
Tigers (U7) had an absolutely smashing match this week against the fantastic City Colts Lions. The epic Tigers vs Lions match was a high scoring match with goals coming thick and fast from both sides. Man of the Match was Frankie who scored an epic six goals! Rafi was a great captain, keeping the team motivated and on track. The whole team was brilliant this week! Well done Tigers!
Crystals (U17) first match at our new venue at Woughton today, with a later 11.30 kick off, and after starting brightly, Crystals will wonder how they went in at half time trailing 2-0.
They came out fighting in the second half, Hope Elverson curling in a 30 yard free kick to make it 2-1 to the visitors. Hermione Hilton added a brace, to round off a fantastic comeback, and despite not being at their best, a great battling display from all the girls, and particularly Player of the Match, Kiera Footman, earned Crystals the points, moving them third in the table.
Jaguars (U12) started slowly (on a very foggy Saturday) against a strong Yardley side who capitalized on an early defensive error to take the lead. Yardley played some exceptional football throughout the first half with Jaguars mounting some strong defensive and counter attacking play. The first half was end-to-end and despite the repeated chances for Jaguars it was Yardley who went in at half-time 4-0 up.
The 2nd half was a different game altogether! The Jaguars were even more hungry for the ball and kept a good level of possession, challenging for the 50/50’s & intercepting passes in all areas of the pitch. Yardley continued their strong game but the Jaguars matched them for the entire half with some great pressing play. Amazingly there were no goals scored until the 48th minute when some fine passing put Yardley through on goal and the player finished with confidence. Only 2 short minutes later and Yardley were through again for number 6. Some might have thought that the Jaguars would lose heart but if anything, it had the opposite effect. They rallied round and within 60 seconds of the restart they had scored – an instinctive through ball from Haydon to Lewis who took the chance and buried the shot into the top corner from the edge of the box! Less than 2 minutes later the Jaguars scored again – this time a floating cross from Riley, Yardley were unable to clear and Haydon pounced on the loose ball to finish with confidence! The Jaguars continued to dominate and came close on a number of occasions but the score remained 6-2 until full-time.
Yardley were great hosts, a very strong team and a real challenge for us. The Jaguars showed their strength in yet another tough match and didn’t stop playing until the final whistle. All of the players from both teams finished the games with smiles on their faces knowing they had tried their best and that’s what grassroots football is all about.
The Jaguars have made massive progress in only a short space of time. They know that elusive first win is just around the corner and when it happens, it’s going to be something special. The coaching staff and I are all so proud of this team – it’s a privilege to be part of it.
Tiger’s Eye (U14) were in Wixham, Bedfordshire on a very foggy morning !! The Tigereye found themselves chasing the game quite early when Wixham took a 8 minute lead. We went in 2-1 up at half time but were far from playing our best.
A few choice words from manager Lauryn seemed to do the trick and the team emerged stronger in the second half.
Defender Madison was solid all game, chasing every all that came her way and never giving up. Ava was outstanding on the wing battling hard and making some good runs.
The final score was 2-4 to Tigereye….back to winning ways.
Kacey in goal was awarded oppositions player of the match.
The parents chose Amelie for their award and Madison received the managers award.
Sapphires (U12) followed up last weeks win with another very good performance against Toddington. Hat tricks from Shania Ismail and Ava Martuccio, a brace from Tilly Allen and one for player of game Grace McCormack ended up a 9-1 win for Sapphires. Really good effort from all the girls, they played some great football and kept working hard for each other.
Saints (U8) played away with Linslade Galaxy U8 Bayern on a foggy morning.
There were goals galore at both ends. The home team opened with two goals. Saints responded beautifully with their passing game and equalised with goals from Daniel Milford & Jude Warren. Saints went ahead with a goal from Vivaan Udyawar.
Linslade Galaxy came back strongly in the 2 and 3 quarters, before Saints responded with two more goals courtesy of Jude & Rishaan Agarwal.
Saints continue to improve as a team and today was another milestone on the journey!
Lots of good play and learnings from the game as we go into Training for our upcoming home game against Bedford Town FC. Thank you everyone, especially parents for braving the foggy conditions this morning 👍👍
Saturday Men’s team stay joint top after a 3-0 win over Twyford. We took the opportunity to rest some of the more experienced squad members with an eye on some big fixtures coming in the next few weeks.
The boys that came in took their chance to stake a claim to a starting spot well and we went into the half time break with a 1-0 lead after Justin had slotted home from a good move down the left. The first half was a little too scrappy for the managers liking so I made a few changes at half time (a well as a bit of a rollicking) second half was much more fluid and we added 2 more through a Monk penalty and a Summerlin header but should have added even more as we created a plethora of chances.
All in all we will take the 3 points and make it 5 wins on the bounce. We now look forward to 4 away games on the spin with first up against Newport Athletic next week.
Thanks to all those that came along to support the boys, a decent sized crowd today.
Man of the match – Cameron Keep-Worrel
Pearls (U8) are currently playing fantastic attacking football, today learning their new formation. Tring Tornadoes put up a tough physical match, but the Pearls held their own. Getting better and better each week!
Magpies (U14) got their first home win in the league today, beating MK Utd Tigers 3-1. A sloppy goal given to them for the equaliser in the first-half but we redeemed ourselves by going in 2-1 up.
We got a third goal in the 2nd-half to make it safe but could easily (and probably should) have got a couple more on possession and chances. The campaign to make Tattenhoe Lane a fortress starts here…
Ladies come off back to back wins, winning 6-4 today and we roll into a big cup game next week with some solid momentum.
Rubys 2-1 Shefford Saints U14
Solid performance from the Rubys who have been getting stronger as a team and are getting used to playing on a bigger pitch.
Diamonds (U15) had another solid victory taking us to 3rd in the league. Fantastic defensive performance with our CB Kelise getting player of the match.